...Please move this to the right forum category if this is the wrong place to ask. I have a dilemna (alt. "dilemma") that I hope you can help me out with. My site was making $3000 average per month without any work besides the initial investment of some coding, graphics, and business supplies. However, with the availability of information from other sites at lower quality and at a free of charge for access, I am not sure how to proceed. With an upgrade being developed to refresh the site with a new design and better frontpage SEO, I still feel this won't be enough to make ranking and make sales for access if bots cannot spider membership pages that are blocked without first buying access to the forums. What is your view on try to make income from paid advertisers if they see high PR from high SERPS and page visits versus no paid advertisers because of low PR and lower page visits because of membership fees and low SERPS? When relying on thread titles to win the payment by site visitors was once working, I'm afraid this might need to change due to the "free" competition that is offering the same service at less service and quality. My goal is to maintain operating capital without doing all the work in a community driven space that has once been easy to maintain. I am willing to self-fund hosting if it comes to it for a short time - this is no problem, but my partner is against the idea of "free' access when contributions are nothing more than a member posting the same shit as another site that has "free" access. All responses appreciated. Thank you.