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How can a blog have 5 million pages of good content?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by livapetr, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. livapetr

    livapetr Regular Member

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    Hi. Here you go: sfgate.com

    Sitemap shows 5 million pages. G shows around 1,7 Mil indexed pages.

    Seem to rock on stable & increasing traffic, content is damn fine also - definitely not an AB or garbage spin, even not a retarded manual spins from 3rd class countries.

    I try to imagine how many man-hour can that amount of content require and it's huge - like 5 million man-hours at least. But the site is alive only for 5 years or so. That's 43800 hours. So... 114 people working 24/7 ??

    Want to tell me they buy content? Ok. According to semrush, during last 5 years they have had on average 162 Mil visits. Monetized via adsense, so lets take $15 of eCPM: 162M / 1000 * 15 = $2 430 000. Lets assume that 1 article costs $10 (which may not be the case with quality texts though). With those 2.4 million bucks of profit they could invest in 243 000 articles only - and sit tight without any profit so far. Impossible.

    Any ideas?
     
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  2. Panther28

    Panther28 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good question, do they have external authors too?
     
  3. Adore

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    You cannot be seriously asking about this site. It isn't a normal blog (as in talking about your dog Charlie type blog). Think Huffington post. Huffington Post started off with giving writers exposure rather than paying them for their content.

    see:
    http://www.jobmonkey.com/blog/freelance-doesnt-mean-you-should-work-for-free.html


    As for SFGate

    read:
    http://www.sfgate.com/submissions/

    http://www.sfgate.com/aboutsfgate/

    If you have money, you can always pay decent/great freelance writers for content. If your site is popular and/or gets great traffic (talking about millions of hits per day), most writers would submit content free of charge for a link back to their blogs, exposure, etc.
     
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  4. livapetr

    livapetr Regular Member

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    Cool, well done. Good answer.
     
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    Yeah and a lot of it is curated news type content too so that would explain the high number of indexed pages.
     
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    best and most interesting thread I have read all day // cheers
     
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    i think this normal web
     
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    it is a hard question. anyone have ideas?