January 3, 2020

Second $2k month in a row

Steve Sanders @stevesanders

Episode Ninja was able to maintain its gains from November into December. Ad revenue was huge early in the month but has been steadily declining since then as advertisers decrease their spending as the holiday shopping season winds down. My ad partner warned me that I should expect a very slow January before ad revenue starts recovering again in February. Average session RPM decreased slightly to $6.13.

Revenue breakdown:

  • Monumetric (Ads) - $1950.77
  • Amazon (Affiliate) - $204.12
  • Hulu (Affiliate) - $7.20
  • iTunes (Affiliate) - $7.90

Total Revenue - $2142.19 (+1.3%)

Total Unique Visitors - 264748 (+2.3%)

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    Congrats!

    how does this work? like, aren't the images/descriptions etc owned by the producers?

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      Typically the argument is that it falls under the "fair use" doctrine of the DMCA. I'm not actually sharing the TV show episodes themselves and I'm really promoting them to be watched, so if anything I am helping the producers. I've had a few overly aggressive studios file DMCA complaints with Google against my site that I have appealed and successfully overturned. If a studio were to file a complaint with me directly I would more than likely take their shows off of the site, but that hasn't come up yet in the 2 years since launch.

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