Ok guys I just wanted to give everyone an update on how the site is doing… obvisouly you can see that its doing well simply by seeing that we’ve gotten 15 members in the last 4-5 days! But I wanted to break down the traffic numbers for those of you who are intested and for those of you running banners or who are thinking of running banners.
Below is an screenshot of our unique visitors over the last 14 days…
You can cleary see where in the last 6 days I started running the Google and Yahoo Adwords campaigns. The traffic has really kicked in! At the rate that we are currently running ads on the search engines its going to cost about $100.00 a month. To help suppliment some of that cost I started running GoogleAdsense ads yesterday on the forum but in the beggining I only expect that these may generate about $20-$30 a month at most so I’m counting member banner ads to fill in the rest of the cost. As of now I have about $40-45.00 a month of current ads running for our members and we really need to double that.
The cost to run a banner is now $10.00 a month (unless you were part of the original 8 that joined…your rate is locked in). We are now getting double the traffic we were then too when I started the $5.00 ads so I think its totally reasonable to bump it up to $10.00 … with no comitment of course.
Also…I expect that in one months time our traffic will have increased 50% – 75% over what it is now so… its a good time to sign up. When we are getting 1,000 visitors a day the ads will be much more then $10.00 a month (-: but that will be all the more money I can dump back into advertising thus increasing the traffic even more!
My goal as of today… is 1,000 members by 2010… We can do it guys! And I just wanted to thank all of you for your support becuase without you this place doesnt exist.