Our goal has always been to create the premier buying and selling experience for sports cards. So we have tried to keep the site as clean and simple as possible. Ultimately we have attracted a lot of people, and we are one of the fastest growing sports card web sites (maybe the fastest).
- Last month we more than tripled our traffic.
- We have been averaging 4% growth per day.
- In the first 3 days of July we had more traffic than the entire month of April.
This is great, but it also has a cost. We will likely need to buy more servers soon, and we will have to pay for more bandwidth. In order to offer the best buying and selling experience, we need to keep our costs down so that the overhead for using the system is kept as low as possible.
So, we are experimenting to see how effective ads might be towards offsetting some of our expenses, but we are very concerned with keeping our customers happy. Please let us know what you think about the ads. You can either leave a comment on the blog or send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently we only list ads on our search page, but we will likely also put ads on the card details pages and on the home page.