Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ten most expensive website's ever

As of the 25 of September 2009 these are the ten most expensive website ever. (Keep in mind when reading this that this valuation is for that particular website only and not for ever website that the company owns. e.g. google.com will only be for the website google.com and not other website's it owns such as youtube.com,Also keep in mind that most of these websites have not been sold just valued)


10. Youtube.com-1,500,341,232
YouTube is a video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos. Three former PayPal employees created YouTube in February 2005. In 2006 you was sold to Google for $1.65 billion

9. Statcounter.com-$1,633,485,033
Stat counter is a free yet reliable invisible web tracker, highly configurable hit counter and real-time detailed web stats. Insert a simple piece of our code on your web page or blog and you will be able to analyze and monitor all the visitors to your website in real-time!

8. Photobucket.com-$1,666,954,309
Photo bucket is an image hosting, video hosting, slide show creation and photo sharing website. It was founded in 2003 by Alex Welch and Darren Crystal and received funding from Trinity Ventures. It was acquired by Fox Interactive media in 2007.

7. Facebook.com-$1,862,845,593
Face book is a global social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Face book, Inc

6. Ebay.com-$1,933,295,570
Ebay.com is an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide.

5. Myspace.com-$2,101,422,635
MySpace is a social networking website. Its headquarters are in Beverly Hills, USA, MySpace became the most popular social networking site in the USA in June 2006. According to Comscore.com

4.Blogspot.com-$2,238,990,172
Blogger is a blog publishing system. It was created by Pyre labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. The service itself is located at www.blogger.com, and blogs that do not publish to their own websites are hosted by Google at sub domains of blogspot.com.

3. Amazon.com- $3,470,944,933
Amazon.com is an US-based multinational electronic commerce company. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, it is America's largest online retailer.

2. Google.com- $5,964,434,191
Google was founded by Larry page and Sergey Brin while they were students at Stanford University. Google has continued its growth through a series of new product developments, acquisitions, and partnership. Environmentalism and positive employee relations have been important tenets during the growth of Google. Alexa ranks Google as the most visited website on the Internet

1. Yahoo.com- $7,415,127,703
Yahoo! was founded by jerry yang and David filo in January 1994 and was incorporated on March 1, 1995.
According to Web traffic analysis companies the domain yahoo.com attracted at least 1.575 billion visitors annually by 2008. The global network of Yahoo! websites receives 3.4 billion page views per day on average as of October 2007. It is the second most visited website, After Google, in the world in May 2009.



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Does Google ad sense still work?

Does Google Ad Sense still work?

In 2003 Google introduced a free program call "ad sense" which let website owners and bloggers make money from their website or blog by putting ad's related to the content that is on that particular website or blog, these ad are from other companies who pay Google a certain amount of money every time someone clicks on that ad, Google then shares some of the profit with the website or blog owner.


Following the launch there has been hundreds of stories of people that have made hundreds of thousands, even millions, from ad sense. Google then added new programs which work in a similar way such as, Ad sense for domains, Ad sense for feeds and Ad sense for search as well as a few other types.


Now 6 years on, and with some many website owners and so many blogger out there, knowing that these adds are sponsored ads from other companies whose goal is to get you to buy their product, Is ad sense still pull in the same amount revenue for the people using them or have people adapted to staying away from them. In other words, Does ad sense still work.


I recently put out a discussion on geeks asking people if they still click on ad sense ads. One person commented “I have trained my eye to spot ads on websites. I never click the ads". This shows that some people stay away from ad's knowing that they can find what that are looking from buy simply looking it up on Google itself.


Is it time for Google to rethink the way in which it uses the ads and the way they pay people. Instead of having to chick the ads it might work better if they put a picture of a brand on the website or blog. Then pay a certain amount for every hundred or thousand people that view your site or blog.

I must add that this blog post is not here to discourage you from using Ad sense. Allot of people still make allot of money from it. I made this blog to try and explane why i think ad sense should change.


Let me know if ad sense is working for you, or if you think if should change
- Leave a comment or e-mail me at dave.leary.blog@gmail.com

For more information on this topic watch the video below " Is Ad sense dead "By lisa from 2 create a website one of the best website owners and bloggers out there.





Monday, September 21, 2009

How to make money from unused domain names.

Are you making money from unused domain name, domains that you never got around to using, if not. Then why not?
You could be making a nice amount of money be simply having a few unused domain names.

A program by Google called "Ad Sense for domains" lets you make money from your domain by putting Google ads onto your domain.This is called "parking" your domain .
Here’s how it’s done. First you will have to have a domain name that has no website attached after you change some off the setting with your domain Registrar so that the domain name points to the page of ads that Google sets up. Then when people type in the address into Google, instead of it going to a blank page it will show a page of ads. Which are to do with certain "keywords" that you give Google? Then when someone clicks that add Google shares a percentage of the revenue with you.

This program is not only useful for making some money from your unused domain. It also shows you how many hit's you get to that site per day, week and month. which means that if you find that one or more of your domains are getting allot of hits per day you can then sell that domain letting buyers know of its popularity, Which mean's more people will be interested in buying the domain, or you can make a website out of it knowing that it's going to get allot of hits without much advertising work from you.


Google is not the only website that will park your domain. See at the at the end of this blog for more parking (And selling) website's


Click here to see an example of a domain name that is using “Ad Sense for domains”

Click here to sign up for Google Ad Sense.

Some people also make money from buying and selling domains,And with the most expensive Domain name ever business.com sold for $350,000,000, There's allot of money to be made(For a list of the 10 most Expensive Domain Names Sold click here). If you would like to do sell your domain my advice is to park your domain wile you have it up for sale on a domain selling website. Some of the website's will take a small commission off the selling price but it's worth it if you want the money. I would'nt sell with a free domain selling website as there is little protection if something happens.

Here are some helpful site's were you can sell your own domain name's, Or buy domain name's that have all ready been taken and park your domain's

Here are some helpful site's were you can sell your own domain name's, Or buy domain name's that have all ready been taken and park your domain's

1.Names Pro.
2.sodo.
3.DomainState





Why Australia doesn’t have unlimited broadband.

Because of it position on the globe and the amount of people living there, Most of Australia doesn’t have unlimited broadband.

Instead people who want to go on the web must buy a certain amount of internet "quota". For example a ten GB download per month would cost in the region of 40-60 Australian dollars depending on the download speed. Let me put that in perspective for you. That would let you download ten to twenty movies, or a few hundred songs. Compare that to the European cost, Unlimited broadband at 512Kb/s that comes to around 30 euro or 60 Australian dollars, there’s a big difference.


The reason that Australia doesn’t have unlimited broadband is because of the fact that it is an island and the pipes that would have to be laid to connect it to the internet servers would cost millions of dollars. Those pipes would have to connect up to the EU or the USA were most of the data is stored.


So I ask you this.
Could you live with an internet download limit?