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How does sites like 9gag earn money?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by NikoNikic, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. NikoNikic

    NikoNikic Regular Member

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    So I guess sites like 9gag earn money via adsense am I right? Any other methods?
     
  2. loedown

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    Adsense, traboola, etc.
     
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    They have their own advertisements system they don't need Adsense.

    9gag receives about 1.2 Billion page views per month. They sell these page views/impressions for the base price of $100.00 for 100,000 impressions. They are making a maximum of $1.2 million per month.
     
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  4. gibi1234

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    probably by posting ads in the site, company would love to be published there :)
     
  5. beingink

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    They have huge funding because of there reach and also they work privately with many companies along with adsense. No magic formula just simple business and advertising.
     
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    As of 2015 the company raised $2.8 million in total funding. Amongst others, investors include 500 Startups, Benjamin Ling, BoxGroup, Adam Rothenberg, David Tisch, Freestyle Capital, James Hong, Philip Kaplan, Scott Banister and Y Combinator.[6]
     
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    Why do these pages always get outside funding in exchange for equity? I don't get it...
     
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    Rapid growth, if they do not have the funding to scale to the size they need to be they have to get funding soon or someone WITH funding will do the same thing.

    It's a race once you've proven the concept.
     
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    But why not get a shareholder loan instead of equity? That's what I don't get... that they give away parts of their company forever to people that (in most cases) want to profit by going IPO or selling it. With each $hare of equity, they give up a piece of control...
     
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    Didn't they get funded like $2 millions or something from someone?
     
  11. beingink

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    The concept of funding and equity cannot be explained in one post here, its something you will have to research on your own. But basically a loan is risky for companies specially tech companies who don't make any money for years. Investors are a better options as they understand the risk and if it works the payout is great.

    For the owners they get someone experienced, they get to give themselves a salary and some peace of mind. There are many more reasons but as I said it just can't be explained in a post here. Google and learn about it more or watch a season of shark tank..
     
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    haha as if I were a n00b... I'm reading these stories since years already and still can't wrap my head around it why you would give up control for faster growth.
    A lot of these sites (and especially the mentioned example 9gag) was growing and making money already for a long time before they got funding. There are a lot of companies that do make profit already and still get investors. As for knowledge they get, knowledge has a pricetag and can get hired.

    Let's keep this to 9gag as example and not general equity vs shareholder loan, because then the topic will get out of hand for sure ;)
     
  13. blackbrooke

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    adsense and cpm
     
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    Because if they don't someone else will...
     
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    9Gag's way of making money is completely from viral publicity & user submissions.

    The types of ads they have are a mixture of PPC / CPM... Normally that's the majority of it, but there are also private deals regarding numerous offerings by shareholders on a continuous basis due to investment over time.
     
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    Dude they have lots of users,they can easily earn money via adsense etc.