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Youtube's Hosting Fee.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Gupnup, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Gupnup

    Gupnup Regular Member

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    Has anyone ever stopped and thought, I wonder how much youtube spends a month on hosting?

    I mean Im pretty sure they have their own hosting lol, but having all those videos and people constantly streaming them....


    DAMN.

    I mean they get 1Billion video views a day which is like over 40M views an hour. How can youtube be profitable lol.
     
  2. MrSmith

    MrSmith Newbie

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    I believe Youtube just barely makes enough to run around on its own with their ads. I think they've been more aggressive lately in putting the ads into the tubevideos. Also google has them targetted, so they should be able to pull through with a bit of $$$. Remember who owns them anyway :)
     
  3. andre09

    andre09 Junior Member

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    My networking teacher, who has worked for Microsoft and some big name web companies, told me that Google is actually losing money at the money with YouTube, and quite a good bit. I wouldnt be surprised if they became much more aggressive with ads very soon.
     
  4. Gupnup

    Gupnup Regular Member

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    Yah, lots of "Big" websites are barely profitable, including facebook :p

    Youtubes prob the biggest memory hog in the whole internet
     
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    When big G bough YT I heard they were losing $25Mill a month on hosting.
     
  6. MrSmith

    MrSmith Newbie

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    That's the thing about staying on top...You offer sh*t for FREE because people like FREE sh*t. As soon as you charge them a little they whine, cry and bitch like little girls - a lot of them! However, there's a lot who would pay a little fee too to further support the site. Think how much they would save & make if they started charging a one off fee of 10 dollars? Look on the other side, see how many people they'd lose too....

    It's a game of finding a way to make $$$ while still keeping your leeches happy. The leeches bring traffic, so in terms of that, they still need those people :)