Thursday, November 03, 2005

What's With This Thing?

So, I've been doing this blog thing for about a year. Blogger.com has been kind enough to give nice page to post whatever I want. I haven't been able to figure it out, but I've seen others put up pictures, links, and all kinds of other stuff. Our pages are always available and reliable.

Now here is what I can't figure out. Who pays for this thing? I may be missing something, but I don't see any advertisements on my page or anyone else's. I haven't paid anyone anything for the use of their server space, or page formats. So how does their business work? Anyone? Where's the money?

11 comments:

Lisa said...

That is the genius behind Google and all its entities.

They offer numerous free services to the general public (though some of the pro stuff is sold to organizations) and yet have no lack of fund-age. They are an information/communications streamlining company with a great deal of creative wow.

Drop over to Google, then click on "more" beside the search bar for more of their free tools and services. Amazing, huh?

sherry said...

You can choose to allow ads at the bottom of your blog and, hopefully, share in some of the profits. But, I agree, it doesn't seem as if it would cover the costs of operation. I don't get it, either. I always wondered about Hotmail. If you find anyone who knows, be sure to let us know:)

Jason said...

Ads are Google's primary source of income, if not the only source. Blogger itself was developed by other people and Google bought it (read about it here: http://www.blogger.com/about). It's only a few people working on Blogger, so whatever ads people are choosing to allow on their blogs could be paying for the expenses. Or maybe not... regardless, I'm sure it's more a long-term investment. t

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Tom said...

its all one big scheme....its all paid for one way or another via advertising.

Mark said...

Wow. thanks for all the input everyone. It almost sounds like Lisa works for Google, but I'm fairly sure you don't. So when are you going to put up advertisements on your blog Sherry? You could get rich quick. I wonder how much I'd make based on the 8 people that look at my blog.

You know what, before I asked this question I didn't even know this was a Google deal. It really is all one big scheme.

Lisa said...

Haha! Reading back over my post, it does sort of sound like I am a public relations/marketing person for google.

But (unfortunately) I am not, though I would not mind banking in on their success...smile. I have two brothers who are neck deep in business related computer/web marketing, (etc) and I'm always hearing about this stuff.

sherry said...

Not only do people have to visit your Blog, but they also have to click on the ads. Double wammy. I guess I will continue my quest for supplemental income, rather than pausing too long on the google ads plan. :)

The Vagabond said...

I post my pictures using flickr.
Flickr hosts pictures (I guess now they are owned by yahoo). So if you have an account there is a section where it allows you to post pictures to your blog, and subsequently write an entire entry.
Its quite nice really.

Matthew said...

They get ya addicted and then start calling in "favors" that's how they getcha. :)

Tmproff said...

When you see Google's stock going for over $300 you get to understand the value of advertising. Eblogger is owned by Google isn't it?