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Challenge: 1 million pageviews/month, with $5000, in 1 year

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by jorge, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Solicitors Mortgages

    Solicitors Mortgages Well-Known Member

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    #21
    never doubted it.
    there are many ways to promote business, some work for one, but don't work from others.
    G
    SEMrush
     
    Solicitors Mortgages, Apr 20, 2005 IP
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  2. Googles76

    Googles76 Peon

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    #22
    It is more achievable if it reads:

    5000 pageviews/month, with $1 million, in 1 year :D

    But in all seriousness, I would try to get some off-line advertisments going to be less dependable on search engines.
     
    Googles76, Apr 20, 2005 IP
  3. john_loch

    john_loch Rodent Slayer

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    #23
    Here's the thing..
    I read it as 'page views' and not unique visitors. And to be honest, it's not all that impossible to achieve. You will need a number of sites, and if page views are your goal, (and not necessarily uniques), you can set up a few galleries of images etc associated with popular search terms. I can cite at least one example where I did this, and met my objectives, but pulled the box down in the process (too much overhead, it was stupidly set up on a shared host, MSN rolled their beta out to production, and wham !). So don't overlook your hosting resources.

    The site above climbed to well over 500K page views before going south. If you want unique visitors in those numbers however, it's an entirely different ballgame.

    Basically, if you generate revenue per impression, it's dooable. If by conversions, well, I won't repeat what everyone else has already said :)

    Cheers,

    JL
     
    john_loch, Apr 20, 2005 IP
  4. bloodwrath

    bloodwrath Active Member

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    #24
    How's this for an idea
    you have $5000
    give $1000 away every month CASH...

    I have heard pizza hut give's away 1 free pizza per month if u link to them
    and thier king in the SE's for pizza
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&rls=GGLD,GGLD:2005-16,GGLD:en&q=pizza

    have a great site, offer great products & services
    have email newsletter to capture thier email and send them info & product updates
    send out a PR with prweb and others. telling them your offer...

    hows that for an idea's
     
    bloodwrath, Apr 20, 2005 IP
  5. nevetS

    nevetS Evolving Dragon

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    #25
    You can do it for nothing if you have the right site.

    I think the difference between $5K and Nothing is pretty close. I would spend the entire 5K on some sort of brand recognition campaign. If you truly can get labor for $100/month and they speak good english, an astroturf campaign might be in order. Otherwise, the funds should be spent on one or two high traffic resources that can help put the word out.

    Getting those kind of page views is all about having a quality site. There's no cheap advertising that will bring you those numbers.
     
    nevetS, Apr 20, 2005 IP
  6. AfterHim.com

    AfterHim.com Peon

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    #26
    I think everyone has missed a crucial aspect of this.

    All we need is page views? And you can hire labor that cheap? I would hire 10 people, and have them posting in my forums. Forum will get you huge page views, and with that many dedicated people posting, you will have a great influx of people.

    Then I would have them go to other forums and post with my forum in their sig. 10 posts per forum and you are set!

    Shouldn't be too hard, did you want to send the money by check or money order?

    Brandon
     
    AfterHim.com, Apr 21, 2005 IP
  7. lovethecoast

    lovethecoast Peon

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    #27
    It takes money to make money. Our clients generally spend a minimum of $500k per year on their promotional materials, and all of those materials push their websites. Of course, our smallest client still does more than 1 million pageviews a week.

    It may be possible, but I think it's short-sighted. You generally get what you pay for, and I can't imagine an ROI on $5k being that high.

    We have one client who ignored our pleas to spend more in online promotion a couple of years ago and now they're paying for it by having a competitor come out of nowhere in sales. Now they've basically written us a blank check to get them back to where they were a couple of years ago.
     
    lovethecoast, Apr 30, 2005 IP
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    samm27 Peon

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    #28
    I think it's possible to do and I will tell you how.

    1) Start with a few sites that already have a decent pagerank - I sometimes have some of these available for a small fee :)

    2) Decide what you want to sell on these webpages - possibly something that matches the names of the site.

    3) Plan 2 or 3 viral marketing campaigns - for example humourous flash presentations or goofy videos that will appeal to your target audience and they will email to everyone they know. put your sponsored by message before and after the presentation.

    That's the direction I reccomend.
    I have seen it work really well recently.

    regards,
     
    samm27, May 3, 2005 IP
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    samm27 Peon

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    #29
    Another idea is to make a contest where you will give $5,000 to the first person who can bring you 1,000,000 page views (and qualify what kind of views etc.),
     
    samm27, May 5, 2005 IP
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    yo-yo Well-Known Member

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    #30
    It's not hard to do. I have a car forum, that's specific to an exact make model and generation. After 6 months i was getting 150k pageviews a month and my only cost is hosting :)
     
    yo-yo, May 5, 2005 IP
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    Weirfire Language Translation Company

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    #31
    I reckon if you sat at your computer refreshing the page all day then you could probably get those pageviews for free. Bit of a boring way to achieve your goal though ;)
     
    Weirfire, May 5, 2005 IP
  12. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #32
    I'd take the $5k and buy a used 450IL or a used Sportster, then spend time working on my site and promotion, without spending a dime outside of my time that is.
     
    Mia, May 24, 2005 IP
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    Kasparoff Peon

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    #33
    You want to say that your website: http://www.truevision3d.com receives 4+ million pageview each month? darqSHADOW, you must teach me!
     
    Kasparoff, May 25, 2005 IP
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    shrkscn Peon

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    #34
    Whats with the Japanese market???:confused:
     
    shrkscn, Apr 26, 2007 IP
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    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #35
    Holy crap this is one old thread.
     
    Mia, Apr 26, 2007 IP
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    Weirfire Language Translation Company

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    rofl I was just thinking that. I hate to see stuff I've written years ago.
     
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    soj Well-Known Member

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    #37
    as it has been 2 years since asking the question, how much traffic/page views did you get while spending under $5000 on advertising
     
    soj, Apr 27, 2007 IP
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    stefffff Active Member

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    #38
    1000 a good design and very good scripting....
    100 a reliable hosting
    rest of the cash use for link exchange directory submission.. and payd advertising -adwords for example!

    If i were u i would make a site like youtube ... or something...
     
    stefffff, Apr 27, 2007 IP
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    #39
    one of the sites i run receives between 1,000,000 and 2,000,000 pageviews a month and i have spent no more than $200 on the site including registering the domain name

    the key is that it has quality content and a forum related to the subject of the site, it's a subject that only a few thousand people would be interested in (music in a particular area), it has been online for 5 years and established a great user base and membership area. it only has pr3 and no more than 100 backlinks
     
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  20. Skouk

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    #40
    It can be done in one month. But you need to have to good website.

    If you website generate 20 pagesviews/visitors (like myspace or some forums).
    1 millions page/view -> 33 000 day -> 1650 visitors/day
    0.10$ on Adsense (or other ads) per Visitors = 5000$/months.
     
    Skouk, May 14, 2007 IP