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Old 03-21-2014, 08:27 PM   #1
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look what I found a report on linuxquestions.org


looks like some fan of this web site has written a report
http://linuxquestions.org.w3snoop.com/
this part is almost the most outlandish of the whole thing
"The website linuxquestions.org is expected to be earning an estimated $2,607,806 USD on a daily basis "
WHAT? WHERE? HOW?

I guess w3snoop.com is not the place to go for creatable information
 
Old 03-21-2014, 08:33 PM   #2
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I'd question whether it's ethical to link to a site like that and help it generate ad revenue. Here's the "report":

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This is a free and comprehensive report about linuxquestions.org. The domain linuxquestions.org is currently hosted on a server located in Dallas TX, United States with the IP address 75.126.162.205. In Dallas TX, United States the local currency is USD ($). The website linuxquestions.org is expected to be earning an estimated $2,607,806 USD on a daily basis. The sale of linuxquestions.org would possibly be worth $951,849,148 USD. This figure is based on the daily revenue potential of the website over a 12 month period. According to our google pagerank analysis, the url linuxquestions.org currently has a pagerank of 6/10. Our records indicate that linuxquestions.org receives an estimated 599,795,347 unique visitors each day - an unbelievable amount of traffic!
This "let me google that for you", which I've shortened because it's long, should show you that the "report" on LQ was software-generated, and the numbers are randomized:

http://bit.ly/1gka1SV

Last edited by dugan; 03-21-2014 at 08:42 PM.
 
Old 03-21-2014, 08:46 PM   #3
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Wish I owned LQ.
 
Old 04-01-2014, 12:30 PM   #4
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$951,849,148 / 5,000,000 total posts = $190.37 per post

so that means the site owes me $656,775.91 for my 3,450 posts.
 
Old 04-01-2014, 01:04 PM   #5
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$951,849,148 / 5,000,000 total posts = $190.37 per post

so that means the site owes me $656,775.91 for my 3,450 posts.
LOL, that would be over 2.8 million $ for me, I think I have to talk to Jeremy about that
 
Old 04-02-2014, 06:56 AM   #6
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While you're talking to Jeremy, rounding num posts down and rounding down to $190/post => $3,040,000 for me
Jeremy can keep the rest
 
Old 04-02-2014, 11:56 AM   #7
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Our records indicate that linuxquestions.org receives an estimated 599,795,347 unique visitors each day - an unbelievable amount of traffic!
Totally ! 600 million hits per day ? Definitely hard/impossible to believe.

On the LQ main page I see around 3000 active users at any one time. That's plenty but certainly cannot add up to 600 million per day. You would need around 7000 new active users every second to get that per day.
 
Old 04-02-2014, 12:21 PM   #8
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Honestly, how would that website even know?
 
Old 04-05-2014, 08:56 PM   #9
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Well, this is the closest thing that Linux has to an official help-and-support website...

But seriously, how do they come up with those numbers? Put a monkey in front of nano and use grep to filter out the non-numeric characters?

But I bet that even if that number is remotely accurate that it forgets about the costs of running such a huge and successful website.
 
  


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