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QuestionHosting cost vs Ad revenue Pin
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Some of my website-owning friends worry the hosting cost might get higher if they start to get more visitors. As they have to naturally step up the bandwidth & resources in server.
Does this make any sense? The more popular a site becomes, wouldn't it naturally lead to better ad-revenue ? What are the things to watch out here?

Assume their sites completely depends on the Ad money & they don't offer any other direct service, products to the visitors. Like for example, it's a site that showcases popular videos of the web.

Will one be able to meet up the hosting cost with advertisement money generated by the site?
(I know there are various models- like pay per view, pay per clicks, order completion etc, but just asking by an average stats. Assume you've just hosted Google ads)

The possibility of a site popularity making negative impact on revenue might include these factors:

1. The site exposes more of WebAPIs than visible page content with ads.
(Basically you are hosting APIs as charity) where you cannot host any ad or piggy-back an ad content on API result payload. And it doesn't make any sense to do too.

2. Most visitors are perfectly using Ad-blockers on their browsers

3. If the visitors are uploading large volume files/data like video contents. Naturally this will make the hosting cost overtake the revenue earned by the visitors page views/clicks.

What are the other things that might affect the revenue in negative, despite having a good site popularity?

requesting the service of your wisdom!

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