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URL Shortner sites, how do they make money?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by dripdrop, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. dripdrop

    dripdrop Junior Member

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    Quick question: we know people can make money from using url shortner sites such as ****** but how do such sites make money? ok more so tinyurl or bit.ly ones that dont use ads
     
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  2. bartosimpsonio

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    Some shorteners are provided by some bigger company which collects traffic stats on the urls, so they're not making money from the shortener service directly.
     
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    adfly makes money through advertisers , Lots of advertisers uses adfly.
     
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    Bit.ly sells its stats such as how many people when to which site, and from where. Other sites lead people to a page that is 90% iframe of the desired URL and on the top of the page, there are ads.

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    Adfly pays the publisher $4/1000 views, but charges $5/1000 views.