View Full Version : CollegeHumor.com traffic

07-17-2004, 06:47 PM
I thought this was a good story to tell to the community here. My site Survive Outdoors has some good pictures of brown recluse spider bites (http://www.surviveoutdoors.com/emergency/spiderbites_recluse.asp). A friend of mine runs goyk.com which is how I found out about collegehumor.com. I don't remember the exact day, but it was either Wednesday or Thursday when I submitted the brown recluse spider bites page for their 'hot links' section. It's important to come up with clever titles to help get your submission accepted, and to help bring attention to the small text link that eventually appears. The link was accepted some time today (Saturday). You can see it under the Hot Links area.

The average traffic Survive Outdoors receives is about 4,000 to 4,500 unique visitors a day. So far today (saturday) we are at 11,832 unique visitors! It's insane! Of course this won't last, but it's a great marketing tool if you have some content that would appeal to collegehumor.com. There are other sites out there, but I think collegehumor.com is one largest.

07-17-2004, 07:20 PM
Wow, those are some nasty looking spider bites.

I'll make sure not to get bitten by one of those critters.

Good advice, btw.

07-19-2004, 08:49 AM
How are visitor numbers now?
How do you submit a link?

07-19-2004, 08:58 AM

Those are unique visitors. The average according to that is calculated from when i first started the site 4 years ago... so it's low. The recent average over the past few months is around 4,000 to 4,500 unique visitors.

If you follow this link http://extremetracking.com/open;unique?login=surviveo
you'll see the unique visitors for the past 20 days.

The link on collegehumor.com to submit sites is easy to find in the navigation. What were u going to submit?

07-19-2004, 10:15 AM
I'm not sure... I've got loads of entertainment sites there is bound to be something on at least one of them...

07-19-2004, 12:30 PM
The games won't be accepted. They don't just link to sites. They look for specific things generally considered adult humor or shocking images (theo one I sent). There are tons of sites like this that link to funny/interesting things on a daily basis. It's also not a permanent link.

07-19-2004, 12:41 PM
A guy on my old metal site made that infamous MP3 with the two Nickelbak songs dubbed over each other, and put it up on his user webspace (then used a URL like www.domain.com/~user/ that I hadn't set up limitations on) that did the rounds of this site and all the others... Within 2 weeks it'd used up 150GB of bandwidth, so you can imagine how much traffic these places send out!

(And no, I wasn't happy about it LOL)

07-19-2004, 02:18 PM
I've got some original quite-adultly flash cartoons...

07-19-2004, 02:26 PM
Awesome. Ya that's the kind of stuff they're likely to accept.

07-19-2004, 05:33 PM
My survival site was once farked. It got 160k impressions that day and like 120k the next.

07-20-2004, 02:08 AM

If we think that traffic is good, get your site listed at the top of the hun for a day...

07-20-2004, 03:07 AM
farked, www.fark.com

08-14-2004, 04:20 PM
My site got farked and I got 6k visitors from it in 2 days.

08-14-2004, 04:21 PM
Nowhere around 120k.

08-14-2004, 08:44 PM
now, i'd be surprised if those fark visitors are people interested in buying stuff.

08-15-2004, 02:58 AM
I submitted sometihng to college humor, let's see if it gets in.

08-15-2004, 07:34 AM

08-15-2004, 07:35 AM
I submitted sometihng to college humor, let's see if it gets in.

It takes about 5 or 6 days. I forgot about my listing unitl I checked my stats.

THen I was like... :eek:

08-17-2004, 06:52 AM
I got in today!

Let's see how much traffic I get from this... My fastclick stats are showing some nice $ already...

Before you sign up for the Air Force, play this game...

08-17-2004, 10:50 AM
Cool! What'd you get in for? Alpha Bravo Charlie??

08-17-2004, 01:14 PM

I've submitted loads more things from other sites.

Blue Cat Buxton
08-17-2004, 03:03 PM
Hay Incka

I tried the link and got a virus download warning

08-17-2004, 03:25 PM
That link is exactly why I'd never visit that site. After closing the popup, denying the ActiveX that wanted to install, looked past the annoying, flashing leaderboard banner, I found the game. Lucky it's large game, else it would have been hidden amongst all those other advertisements/Opt Media forms/etc.

08-17-2004, 03:53 PM
mobilebadboy - Your complaints regarding incka's site are pointless. The entire point of sites like games2go.co.uk is to flood pages with advertisements.

08-17-2004, 03:57 PM
Indeed. Although there are no such ActiveX problems when using Firefox.

08-17-2004, 04:14 PM
mobilebadboy - Your complaints regarding incka's site are pointless.
I never said they had one. :p I've just never understood how people think that's enticing to visitors.

08-17-2004, 08:00 PM
I will say I think you are over doing the advertisements for a few extra dollars, but you will be losing most of your visitors...

I submit a site to CollegeHumor, see how it goes.

08-18-2004, 01:57 AM
I only put the active x up while I'm getting traffic. I'm gonna take it down soon and then submit another game.

08-18-2004, 03:57 AM
Still, you could of had a large % of the visitors come back, but with the Active X you are pretty much throwing that away.

08-18-2004, 06:11 AM
I've taken it off. It didn't earn as much as fastclick.

08-18-2004, 02:19 PM
don't your fastclick banners need to be in the top 500 pixels opposed to the bottom of the page?

08-18-2004, 02:37 PM
They are. Look.

08-18-2004, 02:38 PM
Rectangles don't have to be in top 500.

08-18-2004, 06:15 PM
Rectangles don't have to be in top 500.

Yes and No.

"You may place both rectangle formats below the fold only if they are integrated directly into your content and/or articles - you cannot simply place the ad at the bottom of the page."

^Taken From the Fastclick FAQ

08-18-2004, 08:17 PM
Looks like we can stretch the definition of "integrated" a bit... :o

08-19-2004, 01:28 AM
I class the send to a friend as content. I haven't placed them at the bottom of the page. I'm fine. I'm getting higher CPMs on them than most people I know using them so they must be converting for the advertisers.

08-19-2004, 09:20 AM
back to the topic

i submitted a link to collegehumor as well
Having trouble with spelling? You're not alone...

don't have cpm with this site but i threw some adsense up

Dan Morgan
09-01-2004, 06:23 AM
OT but I am wondering why a high profile site such as that feels the need to hide text links like they do at the bottom of the page (inbetween the red ones and the footer). I thought it was just Firefox's rendering but it is the same in IE.