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Old 10-17-2001, 03:00 PM
Fremont Servers Fremont Servers is offline
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Message Board (vBulletin, UBB, phpBB, and etc)

Can someone tell me how you generate $$ with message board like vBulletin, UBB, phpBB?

Do they (those who have vBulletin, UBB, phpBB) make $$ just from selling impressions?

I know some are doing it for fun, but it consumes a lot of bandwidth as you have more members. Some people just get a dedicated server to host message board like vBulletin, UBB, phpBB,..but where do the $$ to maintain it?

Can someone explain to me the logic of making $$ behind this?

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Old 10-17-2001, 03:07 PM
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I don't know, but I would guess banner ads. I mean, just think about it... there are what, like 21887 threads, with probably an average around 400-500 views each. Then you have 163372 posts, where people have to go to a new page to reply, view, edit, or whatever.... It adds up!

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Old 10-17-2001, 03:37 PM
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A lot of the open source software companies also get sponsorships from web hosting companies in exchange for advertising..

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Old 10-17-2001, 05:01 PM
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I think you're making an assumption that people are trying to make money off the MBoards.

I'm sure a lot of people are doing it just for name recognition/credability (spelling?). People know and respect the people who give good answers. This can then help in their service/product/consulting.


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