Hello, I'm starting a new classified website and I'd like to hear your guys view on the idea. I hope you'll take a minute to read the post and write a comment. SOME INFO So I'm living on an island with a population of around 41000 people. They are all using the same website for classified ads, and the website is like 5-10 years old, the script is definitely missing some key functions and the design is horrible. But the guy who own the website earn $2000+ /month from advertising. I'm making a new classified site, but of course it needs to be better than the old site, and I'm going to need some good advertising. HOSTING (problem) - I'm very worried about the speed of the website though! The old site is getting thousands of views each day. - Every day 100-200 new classifieds are posted on the page (with pictures!) - How good hosting will I need? I got a budget of course, but what would be the minimum hosting in order to make the site run smooth? THE WEBSITE - I'll use the open source script, OsClass (what's your thoughts on this?) - I'll modify a template myself, to get a nice looking design. - It'll of course be free like the old site, but also no ads at first. - The page will be integrated with facebook (hopefully) - More ideas for the website? ADVERTISING - SEO: I'll try to rank for the main keyword, but the old site have exact match domain and have been in the top for years, so I'm going for second spot. - Facebook: I'll make a group for the page, make people share it, and pay for advertising. (got some good ideas here too) - It's a little island, so I can probably get in the local news if I start to get some serious visitors. - Again, it's a little island and stuff like this go viral fast, if it's a good product. - Will maybe add some PPC advertising. Keyword is pretty cheap. - More ideas on advertising? Thank you!