Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Webmaster Income (1 of 2)

As a webmaster you will want to recoup the costs of your hosting bill, and may want to cover the time you have spent on your website.

The most common way to do this is to place advertising on your webpage. Unless you own a huge site with hundreds of thousands of daily page views advertisers will not contact you.

Instead, thousands of webmasters of small and medium sized website are using agencies to provide them with sponsors to cover their hosting bill.

These agencies stike deals with major advertisers (and some small ones) and provide webmasters with codes to place in their HTML to display these adverts. The agency then pays a percentage of their income onto the webmaster who are displaying the ads (also known as publishers).

The most common types of advertising are contextual and graphical banner ads. In the past pop-ups were popular but nowadays most of these are blocked.

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