[FoRK] Should we add some ads to FoRK-archive? At 60K hits/day...

Stephen Williams sdw
Wed Oct 5 21:04:54 PDT 2005


I'm not sure, but it tends to run hot.

sdw

Damien Morton wrote:

> What kind of bandwidth do you get out of your natural gas line?
>
>> Something innocuous like Google ads would be fine with me.
>> How much bandwidth does that use?
>>
>> Next week I'm having a full T1, 100% CIR, 29 static IPs, and 
>> unlimited commercial use installed. It's a replacement for my 
>> now-flakey DSL. I also have a natural gas line powered backup 
>> generator and, for the office, redundant cooling. Plus, two racks 
>> below grade all on GigE backbones. Plus, I have something of a backup 
>> link with my cablemodem and I know that my ISP will could tunnel my 
>> IPs if the main link was down.
>>
>> I have two other sites (Sprintlink T1 and Road Runner commercial) I 
>> should be using as a backup, at least a read-only backup, if I can 
>> get around to it.
>>
>> I certainly could use some subsidising. I've been thinking of adding 
>> ads to http://www.skatedc.org for instance.
>>
>> sdw
>>
>> Rohit Khare wrote:
>>
>>> During the 34 hours from 02/Oct/2005:06:36:21 to 05/Oct/ 
>>> 2005:16:54:22, xent.com had 146782 "hits", of which 55399 were for 
>>> xent's users (~) (of which 54645 were Ben Sittler! :) and 1530 were 
>>> for robots and 3645 were for favico.ico -- so almost one hit per 
>>> second overall, and 60K hits on FoRK-archive per day. Now, some of 
>>> them are robots spidering the site. But this is a significant leap 
>>> over 25K page views per week I last found when I analyzed the logs 
>>> long ago... During that same period, 10K of those were hits referred 
>>> by search engines of one stripe or another (actually, 48% of those 
>>> were google alone). So that's a floor of 6K visitors per day, I'd say.
>>>
>>> Like everyone else, we have server and bandwidth costs -- it's 
>>> headquartered at Adam's house, and we'd like to go somewhere, er, 
>>> "cat-free" -- so what do the various voices on FoRK suggest?
>>>
>>> Last I checked, by the way, a disappointingly large fraction of 
>>> pages I tested on googlesyndication.com ended up with links to 
>>> "complete your china set -- replacement cutlery warehouse..." :( 
>>> Today, almost all the pages I tested would end up with Email 
>>> archiving & compliance ads. Basically, it's possible that AdSense 
>>> would still suck immensely because it *still* doesn't know what 
>>> pipermail/hypermail output templates look like?
>>>
>>> Rohit
>>>
>>> PS. to quote my seatmate at Web2.0, "1.8 million hits a month? If 
>>> you could only get a flamewar on mortgage refinancing going, you 
>>> could get VC backing for that!" :)
>>>
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