Ok, so as of 10:30 EST SUN, I've gotten few bids already. Someone also requested exact stats, so here is the most recent update:
# of users- 260
Total Files- 1,105
Total Space Usage- 113,112.78 KB (~113megs)
Bandwidth so far this month- 5469.67MB (~5.5gigs) (I would estimate that the estimated bandwidth used this month will be more than double this number because of the new search engine rankings)
Current Hosting allows for 3gigs of storage and 40gigs of BW.
# of unique IPs for FRI- 178
# of pageviews for FRI- 418
Current bid: 300USD
I give you my word that all the information I just presented to be true and double checked.
I will try to have another update of bids and reply to all PMs and questions tonight, although it may be delayed until tomorrow morning- I'm studying for the Pathology Final (it's a bitch)
Please be serious about your bid. I expect a transfer of funds immediately after this ends on Wednesday. I don't have time for "second thoughts" or "Just realized I don't have enough funds"...etc. Thanks :-)
(I always see this on EBay--> could help boost the amount i can get for this sale, so bear with me )
Here is just a hypothetical situation (not saying that this will happen)-
Let's say you get about 1,000 unique visitors a week (not far fetched, that's only 150 unique IPs/day). Of those 1,000 visitors, 00.5% of them decide to subscribe to a reasonable $5.00/mon. subscription to ImageHostingSite.com (like through KTools.net). That's $25 worth of a monthly subscription from only 5 people for that one week. You multiply that by 4, for a month, and you have a steady income of $100/month ontop of the banner and text link ads.
hmm.. now that i think about it, i am having second thoughts of selling it too :-p.. well, I promised myself to get rid of this site for the sake of having more studying time and getting into Surgery in the future. I guess it's like a punishment for me for failing my last exam.
"How is this site hosted?"
It is definitely not dedicated, so I suppose it is co-location/ shared on Lunarpages.
*** the following is basically a reiteration of what was posted in the beginning- however, some people seem to want me to repeat what was stated ***
I've also been getting questions like, "How long has this site been established" or "How much do you get from advertising"...etc. I don't mind answering them again, but please read my first post- most of the information is there.
The site was established in Oct. 2004, and has been indexed by all the search engines and ARCHIVE.org since that time. This site uses a free script so I was not able to integrated any paid hosting, so obviously there is potential for paying members (especially with the organic listings).
Stated bluntly, there are no paying members, and the only revenue is from the minimal ad spots that I sold and a little in Adsense. There are 260+ free members.
The value of the site is in its age, organic ranking and natural traffic (search engines). Please note the positions this site holds in Yahoo and MSN.
NOTE: I do not want to wait until Wednesday for the completion of the auction.... it's getting too close to exams.
NEW auction deadline: Tues, 11:59pm Highest bid: $300
Serious bids only!
Post questions here (but read my posts first please- your question may already be answered here)
Actually, if the winner doesn't mind, I would like to continue linking to ImageHostingSite.com, granted that there is still some free image hosting. The users at my main site needs a website to upload diagrams and graphs for their homework questions.