Ok, I am pretty astonished at how fast my little website has grown. I built/finished the site about 3 weeks ago.
In the past seven days, I have had over 32K unique visitors and blown through over 70 GB of bandwidth (I host about 70 flash movies). I was on a 25Gb plan, then upped it to 100GB, and upped it again to 200gb, and now may have to up it to 400-500 gb a month. Which is cool, yet costly.
I slapped on an adsense campaign, and only made about $3.00 in the last day and a half.
It seems our traffic doubles every two days or so. On friday we had served about 16,000 unique visitors.
Im at a loss as what to do. I want to keep the traffic coming, but make some money so I can afford to keep the site up. The way things look now it may get pretty expensive.
So, as far as ads (aside from adsense) how is it best to go about selling them. Who do I target? How do I do this? We dont even know if thats enough traffic to warrant advertisments. This is all new ground to me. For the past five years I have really only worked on corp sites that dont allow stuff like this. Bt this is my own deal (and a buddy).
The funny thing is we really arent ranked well with google yet. I can only imagine what will happen then. Although the #1 guy (for the primary keyword) has a link to our site and he thinks our site is awesome (he even says it next to our link). I cant imagine what will happen when we are in the top ten.
Aside from the ads, Im not even sure what else to do with a site that seems to be this popular. Aside from keeping the bandwith requirements met and keeping the site fresh.
Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!