I wonder how much money these sites actually rack up?
Wed May 18, 2022 5:46pm
Or is it one of those things where they just host SO many pages that even if each site only gets them a small amount of ad money, the number of sites makes up for it. Also, I wonder if you get paid for a click done by a web crawler? I get those on this site clicking buttons and links all the time. Maybe I should set up a hidden page on this site that just has a billion banner ads and see if I get any clicks. haha
I've been trying to use DuckDuckGo as my default browser on my personal computer for about a month or so now instead of Google. I was curious to try something different and wondered if it would give better results. It doesn't. They're different, but they're usually not as good. For now, it's still my default but I find myself searching and then not finding what I'm looking for in the first two pages and going to Google and having it at the top of my results. It probably boils down to Google curating the results based on my search history. Ex: "Oh, Erik searches COBOL stuff a lot, if something has results is a page related to COBOL, even if COBOL is not in the search term, put it higher on the list".
But I guess DuckDuckGo's whole thing is data privacy and not mining user info.
like actually make a purchase before they pay out. They pay a lot per action because the action is so rare. Most are per-click, though. I'm just not sure I'd even trust a site I go to because of clicking on a banner ad. They just seem so sketchy. It's kinda interesting how there's all this money... more
I wonder how much money these sites actually rack up?- Erik_,Wed May 18 2022 5:46pm
Maybe the ads and clicks are so cheap they can't make any money with just one thing, so it takes a whole host of them to make things work. It's kinda like phone and e-mail scams, the message is so cheap they don't lose any money but if they just get one sucker it pays for annoying hundreds of thousands... more
search engines that use logged in accounts to help mold searches for you. They could then take the total data of all the user's input to give a general trend to everyone. It would need some sort of down vote spamming/brigading correction/prevention which I'm sure would be possible given that Reddit does... more
engine would work. Like how DuckDuckGo uses Bing and others user Google. Same idea, but just implement the upvote/downvote/block system on the results. Doing it that way might actually be simple enough to throw together a proof of concept depending on home easy it is to "borrow" the actual search results... more
as there's a lot of sites vying for that top spot. I've seen entire pages of search results that are rip offs of each other. Might still be worth it, though. Especially for things where you need to go more in depth on.