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Effective traffic builder?



12:37 am on Jan 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

Has anyone had any experience with using a webcam as a traffic generator?

I'm curious if it would be an effective traffic builder for resort area site.


Edited by: jk321


12:52 am on Jan 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

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No experience jk but I can't remember too many times I've gone to a site to peer thru their web cam. How often do you do that?


1:06 am on Jan 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

Hmmm....good point

I was just remembering a conversation from several years ago where this guy was telling me their webcam was generating 5,000,000,000,000,000+ hits a day and it was just what HE thought my site needed.

BTW, he was a webcam salesman...


1:57 am on Jan 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

It all depends on your web content.

If you have a sports/vouyeristic/pet/ site, I have learned from such webmasters that your webtraffic goes way up.

Assuming you do not run your web server at home, keep in mind that if your site's transfer rate goes through the roof, your webhost will either make you upgrade or get your own server.


2:03 am on Jan 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I'm told this webcam on a fishing pier [avalonpier.com] nearly smoked the server when they first put it online about 2 years ago. (I have no affiliation with this site.)

Though I don't run one myself, I have a reciprocal arrangement with a webcam directory. They provide fair traffic, but it seems to be trending down. Like web pages, there is a whole lot more competition among cam sites now.


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