I own a website that has all user generated content. As a result, it sort of turned into a user submission site for girls in thongs, etc.
The site gets lots of traffic.. Around 250K page views per day (7.5M/mo) and more than 5K unique visitors a day. Users spend a long time on the site and average like 37 pages per visit..
The revenue this site generates is soooo little.. around $300/mo which is also the cost of operating the site (colo & bandwidth fees)..
2 years ago our traffic was higher and we would generate around 2K/mo in profit, which I still felt was too little for the traffic we have. THen google changed some things and we went from the 1st page for very important keywords to like the 14th page.. Crazy!
Obviously, with this type of website, the demographic is going to be a lot of teenage boys.
The current revenue is all from text ads (we use adbrite and adengage). Back when our profit & traffic were higher, we also sold ads directly to customers (they would seek us). Since the google change, that dried up.
Just looking for ideas if anyone has this sort of website and is doing well monetizing it.