Monday, September 22, 2008

Hard to Build Large Advertising Support Business

Found this via Ben Kuo - The math behind Internet advertising businesses

The advertising equivalence principle?
So if we assume that a $1 CPM is about right and figure out what audience is required to build a $100MM annual revenue business, we find out that we need 8.33 billion monthly page views and over 300 million monthly unique visitors creating 25 page views per user.

With these assumptions, we would need a site that ranked fourth globally. Of course we could assume that we get 10x the page views per user, but we’re still at 33 million unique visitors per month. It’s a non-trivial feat to develop a $100MM annual revenue business through online advertising.

Great point that you would have to have massive traffic, highly valued traffic, or some other factor involved in order to build a $100MM business which is normally the hurdle used as part of investment decisions.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Web 2.0 Strategy

Fantastic post by Dion Hinchcliffe - Ten Aspects of Web 2.0 Strategy That Every CTO and CIO Should Know. Raises some interesting points, but the general theme is: just figure out ways to get it to happen.