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Old 06-01-2001, 08:19 PM   #5
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A word of caution... BANDWIDTH!

Seriously, if you're thinking of taking up this (or any similar offer) you need to do some careful math.

If the main page you will be loading from the offer is 25KB in size, including all graphics and text, etc., then 1,000,000 impressions of that page will be 25GB of additional traffic you didn't have any other month.

On many shared hosting plans, that will cost you a lot of $$$ - or get you shut down for overloading their servers.

Of course, 25KB for a page is actually pretty low these days, so make sure you do the math for all elements of your first-loading page, including banners (if you serve them yourself)

On top of that, you're going to have to allow for traffic to other pages (hopefully!) but of course by then the traffic should be starting to pay for itself and then some - otherwise, why bother in the first place?


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