How much $ does Macrumors Make?

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  1. fivepoint macrumors 65816

    fivepoint

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    I sincerely hope this isn't breaking any rules. If it is, I apologize. Please delete the post, and I'll leave it at that. I am doing some research for a paper I am writing, and was just hoping to get some insight on community driven sites. I couldn't think of a better place to start than my favorite community driven website, and favorite forum... MACRUMORS!!!

    Anyway, I was wondering, of you with any educated guesses out there... how much revenue and/or profit do you think Macrumors and companies like Macrumors can pull in on a community driven site like this?

    Also, is Macrumors only source of income advertising on the site, or is there something I am missing?

    Any insight on the business model in general, or expert links, would be most helpful! Thanks so much guys!
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I think you would be better off sending a note to Doctor Q or WildCowboy to get information like this instead of gaining the speculation from members who have no clue.

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Since this was widely reported, I'm going to post the link to a recent story about MR in the NY Times. The OPs question may be answered there.

    As for the site's revenue, I think it comes from advertising, commission on product sales and contributions. I have no way of knowing this for sure.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/21/technology/21blogger.html
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I thought of the story too, but didn't remember the link and was too lazy to go looking :eek:

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    Nice article I haven't finished reading but it is very interesting & wow at the screen.
     
  6. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Can't believe no-one went for the obvious... :p

    [​IMG]

    1 MILLION DOLLARS!!!
     
  7. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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  8. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    There is also the income to support the site by user contributions (demi-gods/godesses, contributer titles).
     
  9. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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  10. nakamuramori2 macrumors regular

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    i dont think anyone can answer for your question.
     
  11. OutThere macrumors 603

    OutThere

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    The median salary for nephrologists (kidney specialists) is $200k. The site was turning enough to pull him away from that, apparently.
     
  12. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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    That is such a cool story.
    I'm glade I came across this post.

    I love Mac Rumors. It's nice to learn a little about it's history.
    Thanks DOC.., you rock.
     
  13. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    No, no, no, it's more like 1 billion, gagillion, fafillion, shabolubalu million illion yillion...yen, silly :p
     
  14. mixmacface macrumors regular

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    DAAH! i LOOOOVE dr. evil! haha! oh man, that quote just made my evening.
     
  15. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    As a current Medical student who is into technology and the interwebs ( previously a computer Technician) I don't understand why Arn would go into Nephrology

    I'm considering Radiology or Interventional Radiology, where hopefully new technologies will make our jobs easier, and more effective =)
     
  16. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    I dated a girl the changed her mind from pediatrician to radiology because she found out it was a much easier job for much more money... women:rolleyes:

    its cool that arn went to columbia:cool:
     
  17. donga macrumors 6502a

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    dude, wouldn't you want to get paid more for an easier job than what you have right now? it's not a woman thing
     
  18. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Being a Paediatrician is a calling.

    Money rarely enters into it.
     
  19. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    I would love to get paid more but my job is my life so no I would't want an easier one.
     

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