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How do I monetize my file hosting site with over 280k+ uniques daily?

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by Dyscrete, Nov 17, 2010.

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    I have a file hosting site that receives over 1 million downloads and 280k+ unique pageviews a day. I make a decent amount off adsense, but at the end of the month, I put all my money into our servers. My site contains mostly music downloads, a lot of hip-hop and R&B. Any tips on monetizing my site?
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    Dyscrete, Nov 17, 2010 IP
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  2. JWestwick

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    Very simple suggestion that could easily be implemented, add a content unlocker where the user has to fill out a survey or submit (cpa) before they can download the chosen file.
     
    JWestwick, Nov 17, 2010 IP
  3. Dyscrete

    Dyscrete Member

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    That's an obvious idea, but that will drive away almost all my traffic. Uploaders will leave, downloaders will leave.
     
    Dyscrete, Nov 17, 2010 IP
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    Well, how about making them wait. Either they fill out one survey per week or they can just sit around wait, say 5 minutes for each donwload to start.
     
    Mioni Krakel, Nov 17, 2010 IP
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    evelinawilliams007 Notable Member

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    #5
    Not sure if anyone here can help you out.

    You need to optimize your site to increase your earnings. (definitely hosting isn't cheap)

    At some point file hosting/video hosting websites won't bring any profit margin - that's the way it works, probably if you double the traffic you'll start seeing some results.

    Why didn't you post a link? ;-)
     
    evelinawilliams007, Nov 17, 2010 IP
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    JZK721 Member

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    sell it you noob. No offence.
     
    JZK721, Nov 17, 2010 IP
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    Do some distro to some other businesses and sell ad space. Maybe monthly slots? Sounds like you've already identified at least some of your traffic, so target hip hop companies.
     
    mbreezy, Nov 17, 2010 IP
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    Check out buysellads. You can sell advertising space and get paid via paypal. List ad space here at DP. There are a thousand ways to monetize your site.
     
    gaddisjw, Nov 17, 2010 IP
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    Since your website is within music niche. Maybe you can try to put Amazon Widget that selling Mp3 player...
     
    swasts, Nov 17, 2010 IP
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    you probably have tried pop up/under ads such as from clicksor..
    you could try cpa lead then..surveys are still profitable.
     
    etc, Nov 17, 2010 IP