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Youtube and Imgur not profitable

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mladja3, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. mladja3

    mladja3 Regular Member

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    Many people think Youtube and Imgur make millions of dollars per day but in reality they are not profitable because bandwidth is enormus and almost all money they make, they spend on maintaining it. Can you believe it?
    3rd biggest website in the world is not profitable. So dont be sad if you dont earn money with yours.
     
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    albimorkal Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Lol proof? I would like for you to offer some sort of data to back what you are saying. No lol. I'm pretty sure pulling some 100 million people into their website and collecting their personal information can produce a pretty penny
     
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    Checkmate Elite Member

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    Reddit said they where not profitable also, I'm pretty damn sure YouTube is as it has shit ton of ads.
     
  4. mladja3

    mladja3 Regular Member

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    http://www.neowin.net/news/youtube-still-not-profitable-but-its-close
    http://www.timacheson.com/Blog/2009/apr/youtube_not_profitable
    http://gigaom.com/2010/01/14/analyst-youtube-could-turn-a-profit-in-2010/
    "It's been really hard to make a profit with Imgur because both the running cost and the amount of money made seem to scale up equally with the amount of users who use the site. However, the only out-of-pocket expense was the original $7 for the domain name. The pro accounts are certainly helping out, but honestly, making a profit is second to becoming the best image host on the net. I like programming and implementing new features much more than I like talking and negotiating with advertising agencies."

    Enough? :p
     
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    lol this is the biggest joke ever.
    I am sure they are becoming billionaires :). At least YouTube.
     
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    Nobody wants to tell there users how much they are making off them, so dont worry about them they are making money
     
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    codexehow Power Member

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    Hmmm..I know this isn't true but it does make me wonder about all of the monetization YT uses. I for one have never been subjected to their ads as I use AdBlock.
     
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    Did you saw the office of imgur? Well, if they don't make a lot of money, they should save some money there. That goes for all companies.