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Cost of running pf

  1. Aug 9, 2011 #1
    Is it ok to ask how much would it cost and the profit involved to maintain pf? Just a ballpark number, not looking for a quarterly balance sheet/cash flow statement. Also what are the day-to-day challenges you face when you are running this site?
    I was also curious to how Greg manage to get the ads? Do PF approach companies for ads, or they approach PF?
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2011
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  3. Aug 9, 2011 #2


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    PF earns three-fiddy a year

    The day to day challenges involve fending off CIA intrusions into the site, excess penguin poop, and moderators going ban happy.

    On a more serious note, PF uses Google's adworks I believe?
  4. Aug 9, 2011 #3
    The server costs several hundred a month. The ads are managed by ad network companies. I just post them.
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    We recycle the electrons and jokes.
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  8. Aug 14, 2011 #7


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    You have some good questions.
    If I may summarize from the above replies & PF https://www.physicsforums.com/library.php?do=view_item&itemid=83".
    Preliminary balance sheet:

    The server costs several hundred a month.
    The staff: owner, administrators, mentors, advisors: No monetary compensation

    income: advertisements with Adsense, pf gold memberships

    balance: net loss or profit (red or black) - ball park figure? (incomplete data)
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