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Re: Did steve even go to E3?
« Reply #45 on: September 06, 2008, 07:06:47 pm »
I just saw our Gamingsteve on Discovery Channel! A picture of him w/ Will Wright at least.
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Re: Did steve even go to E3?
« Reply #46 on: September 06, 2008, 07:09:22 pm »
Really? Is it in the "I Videogame" show?

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Re: Did steve even go to E3?
« Reply #47 on: September 06, 2008, 09:08:30 pm »
I just saw our Gamingsteve on Discovery Channel! A picture of him w/ Will Wright at least.



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Re: Did steve even go to E3?
« Reply #48 on: September 07, 2008, 05:38:49 am »
I am completely serious, two or three pictures of Will and Steve popped up during the "The Future Is Wild and Making of Spore" program that was on Discovery last night, when I saw him up there I almost fell out of my chair.
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Re: Did steve even go to E3?
« Reply #49 on: September 07, 2008, 08:39:09 am »
They were saying he was in the whole "making of" video that comes with Spore. Chances are they took clips from that and his pictures were some of the ones that made it in.

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Re: did steve even go to E3?
« Reply #50 on: September 08, 2008, 07:01:39 am »
The sad fact is that I try to keep up with the site and the podcasts, but I make zero money from them and just do them for fun.

I mean this in the nicest possible way, and unless I'm seriously overestimating the popularity of the Gaming Steve Forums... the fact that you're not making money from this site says to me you need to get some part-time marketing help. You're missing out on a serious opportunity here if other folks can live off the ads they get from their blogs and this forum isn't earning you income. The google ad view traffic alone should be enough to... well, I don't know your numbers, but if MY piddly site made me $100 cash just posting a couple comics, a forum as lively as this should be earning you enough to pay for itself, even without new podcasts.

Am I missing something? I know I've clicked on ads I saw on the forums. The popularity here isn't enough to garner some sponsors for the site?

This is actually something I was wondering about, but it was just sitting in the back of my mind until now.

Something to consider would be the amount of traffic this site gets. Look at the pageviews for the last couple of months:
August: 1856876
July: 2059201
June: 2227289
May: 1475869

And the pages querying the database:
Forum Index: Page created in 0.033 seconds with 13 queries.
Everything Else: Page created in 0.193 seconds with 20 queries.
Posting Form: Page created in 0.04 seconds with 16 queries.
Stats Page: Page created in 0.104 seconds with 25 queries.

So there's around 40-50 million database queries a month, added to picture hosting and so forth. I don't know how much bandwidth that eats up, but it's not a small amount, I'd imagine.

However, almost all of those pageviews serve one or two ads. So that's a lot of ad views and there must be a fair amount of clickthrough as well, I'd guess.

Draw your own conclusions from that. I doubt Steve is going to wander in and tell us the facts, but you could draw conclusions either way from these data.

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Re: Did steve even go to E3?
« Reply #51 on: September 08, 2008, 10:18:34 am »
Try this thing out, it's called Website Value Calculator. I think someone here posted it once. Anyway it's a pretty nifty tool.

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Re: Did steve even go to E3?
« Reply #52 on: September 09, 2008, 07:09:15 am »
Try this thing out, it's called Website Value Calculator. I think someone here posted it once. Anyway it's a pretty nifty tool.

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Re: Did steve even go to E3?
« Reply #53 on: September 09, 2008, 07:11:34 am »
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Re: Did steve even go to E3?
« Reply #54 on: September 11, 2008, 09:21:33 pm »
Try this thing out, it's called Website Value Calculator. I think someone here posted it once. Anyway it's a pretty nifty tool.


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Re: Did steve even go to E3?
« Reply #55 on: December 11, 2008, 02:16:09 pm »
Try this thing out, it's called Website Value Calculator. I think someone here posted it once. Anyway it's a pretty nifty tool.

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It's worth $34930.5 now, so it's gained 10k in value in the last few months!

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Re: Did steve even go to E3?
« Reply #56 on: February 05, 2009, 06:55:18 am »
Holy frickle, check out sites like gamespot and google with that thing. Yikes!

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Re: Did steve even go to E3?
« Reply #57 on: February 10, 2009, 02:07:17 pm »
google is worth 1.2 BILLION according to that tool.
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Re: Did steve even go to E3?
« Reply #58 on: February 10, 2009, 03:09:37 pm »
Try this thing out, it's called Website Value Calculator. I think someone here posted it once. Anyway it's a pretty nifty tool.

Gamingsteve.com Estimated Worth $24615.6 USD

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It's worth $34930.5 now, so it's gained 10k in value in the last few months!

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Re: Did steve even go to E3?
« Reply #59 on: February 14, 2009, 11:01:46 pm »
http://www.gamingsteve.com

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Net Worth : $15395.7   Last updated 9 Days ago    
Daily Pageview : 6362
Daily Ads Revenue : $21.09


So, the gain in views was due to the power of Spore's release?
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