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How much is the big girls thread worth to Bikeradar.

brianonyxbrianonyx Posts: 170
edited January 2014 in The bottom bracket
The main revenue generation for a site like bike radar is advertising and my understanding is that traffic statistics are the key determinant for pricing and selling advertising space.

Just between the two girls threads on crud catcher and here have generated around 4 million views (and presumably more before the various threads were merged) I wonder how much of an impact does that have on the bike radar advertising revenue?

Anyone have any ideas on the value of the thread?

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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,001 Lives Here
    Depends how many wider br views don't occur because they're put off by the threads.
  • RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
    There are adverts in that thread?
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    RDW wrote:
    There are adverts in that thread?

    More to the point, there are threads other than Big Girls :shock:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

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  • lucan2lucan2 Posts: 293
    There's a girl thread in Crudcatcher? Link?
  • Lucan2 wrote:
    There's a girl thread in Crudcatcher? Link?

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  • morstarmorstar Posts: 5,060
    Depends how many wider br views don't occur because they're put off by the threads.
    An impossible question. Fantastic. I have the same sort question regarding ice hockey. A brilliant game tarnished by the side show fighting. Ban fighting and you lose a huge part of the revenue stream. But how much bigger could this brilliant sport be if a wider potential audience wasn't put off by the sideshow element. Sorry for going off on a tangent but it's the same sort of question.
  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    Don't like big girls, they scare me.... Small is the new big
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    Lucan2 wrote:
    There's a girl thread in Crudcatcher? Link?

    It's shite compared to the BB version which surprised me with the crudders.
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,141
    morstar wrote:
    Depends how many wider br views don't occur because they're put off by the threads.
    An impossible question. Fantastic. I have the same sort question regarding ice hockey. A brilliant game tarnished by the side show fighting. Ban fighting and you lose a huge part of the revenue stream. But how much bigger could this brilliant sport be if a wider potential audience wasn't put off by the sideshow element. Sorry for going off on a tangent but it's the same sort of question.
    Slightly different as you can choose not to look at the BR sideshow, should you be so inclined.
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  • I'm suprised to see the mods allow it on at all, tbh.
    This is the internet. If you want tits, they're easy to come by. This is a cycling website, i'm not sure what benefit nsfw semi porn is to me - the re is better porn on other, non cycling websites.
    Mind, i have / had the same opinion re. The pit girls threads on pistonheads, which also seems more popular than the btcc threads in the uk racing forum. Clearly, i'm just less of a fan on multitasking on forums..
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,359
    The arguments about the Girls threads have already been had some time ago (the 'Communtergate' thread is still around somewhere) and decision was made to keep them. So no point rehashing that.

    Only someone in Future Publishing is likely to have an estimate of the value, but whatever it is it's probably a lot more than the Mary Whitehouse crowd and PC wannabe killjoys would like :)
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  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    It would be possible to suffocate in there... But what a way to go
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,337
    It's 'modded'. There are rules. There are pictures you can and can't post. If any website has a forum, then there is always going to be some threads that one might not agree with or condone.
    personally, I would delete all the banal threads but BR manages to accommodate everybody and by being non-partisan, probably attracts many more than eclectic sites.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 31,636
    As it seems to have only had a regular handful of contributors since it all got merged I doubt it's worth anything. At least when it was Girls in Lycra it had a tenuous link. These days it's just a load of pictures anyone could find for themselves.
  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    Just a google add alone values the thread at $2,590,000 over a given year.
    Thats not to say BR would get anywhere near that, but the value of a hit is averaged at $0.74/per hit/per year.
    I have friends/equaintances that make on average £0.02 per view on their youtube yet make high 6 figure salaries yearly over the past 2 years which is growing rapidly.
    Do no underestimate the value of people visiting your site. There is no way a business would lose a 3,500,000 hit rate unless it was hugely negative for them.
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  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    VTech wrote:
    Just a google add alone values the thread at $2,590,000 over a given year.
    Thats not to say BR would get anywhere near that, but the value of a hit is averaged at $0.74/per hit/per year.
    I have friends/equaintances that make on average £0.02 per view on their youtube yet make high 6 figure salaries yearly over the past 2 years which is growing rapidly.
    Do no underestimate the value of people visiting your site. There is no way a business would lose a 3,500,000 hit rate unless it was hugely negative for them.

    So what you're basically saying VTech is that Big Girls is here to stay as it adds value to this place?

    Excellent, I always knew an unhealthy interest in tits and censored had value :lol:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,359
    arran77 wrote:
    VTech wrote:
    Just a google add alone values the thread at $2,590,000 over a given year.
    Thats not to say BR would get anywhere near that, but the value of a hit is averaged at $0.74/per hit/per year.
    I have friends/equaintances that make on average £0.02 per view on their youtube yet make high 6 figure salaries yearly over the past 2 years which is growing rapidly.
    Do no underestimate the value of people visiting your site. There is no way a business would lose a 3,500,000 hit rate unless it was hugely negative for them.

    So what you're basically saying VTech is that Big Girls is here to stay as it adds value to this place?

    Excellent, I always knew an unhealthy interest in tits and ars* had value :lol:
    Interesting financial stats there. So if we really want to support BR, we need more t1ts and ar5e. Get posting lads, your forum needs you :D
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  • goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    arran77 wrote:
    VTech wrote:
    Just a google add alone values the thread at $2,590,000 over a given year.
    Thats not to say BR would get anywhere near that, but the value of a hit is averaged at $0.74/per hit/per year.
    I have friends/equaintances that make on average £0.02 per view on their youtube yet make high 6 figure salaries yearly over the past 2 years which is growing rapidly.
    Do no underestimate the value of people visiting your site. There is no way a business would lose a 3,500,000 hit rate unless it was hugely negative for them.

    So what you're basically saying VTech is that Big Girls is here to stay as it adds value to this place?

    Excellent, I always knew an unhealthy interest in tits and ars* had value :lol:
    Interesting financial stats there. So if we really want to support BR, we need more t1ts and ar5e. Get posting lads, your forum needs you :D

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  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    And donkeys?
  • sungodsungod Posts: 14,360
    if br uses adsense, or similar, big girls probably makes it very little

    google adsense pays for clicks on an ad, not for looking at a page with ads on it

    awkward people, like me, who use bad locker, could ogle big girls all day without generating a penny of revenue
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,359
    sungod wrote:
    if br uses adsense, or similar, big girls probably makes it very little

    google adsense pays for clicks on an ad, not for looking at a page with ads on it

    awkward people, like me, who use bad locker, could ogle big girls all day without generating a penny of revenue
    Maybe, but if you're going to click on an ad then you're more likely to do it in a thread that you look at a lot. If you use blocking software then that means no thread generates revenue from you. So threads with big viewing figures are more valuable. In any event I reckon you're more likely to click on an ad when the blood has flowed away from your head :wink:
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • I'm a censored and can be an censored at times, can I have some revenue pleeze ?
    I don't mean to brag, I don't mean to boast, but I'm intercontinental when I eat French toast...
  • nevmannevman Posts: 1,611
    How much do the girls get? Many of them could use a clothing allowance.And an osteopath .
    Whats the solution? Just pedal faster you baby.

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  • nathancomnathancom Posts: 1,567
    Vtech's figures made no sense whatsoever. 3.5million hits is tiny when you consider the age of the thread, pages driving serious amounts of revenue are generating that hit rate, and well north of that, per day. I imagine BR are using a mix of DFP and Adsense. DFP generates higher margins.
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