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There is a site: www.freewebsitereport.org which reports services focused on estimating website approximate advertising revenue. But sometimes when I enter any website for its info, it shows ESTIMATED AD REVENUE: some value, even though when I open that site, I find no ads on it. Are there some other ways for advertisement?

Eg. check out: www.thefancy.com

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Well if it just estimates the ad revenue, you don't need to have any ads on the website. It probably takes into account things like:

  • Backlinks
  • Alexa rank
  • Keywords
  • Estimated search engine position
  • Domain name history

In other words it tries to estimate the traffic that website can potentially generate, and from that it derives the potential revenue.

I didn't try that service, but in my opinion there types of service's aren't very accurate.

EDIT:

Yes advertising is the only way you can make money of a website. Unless of course you choose to charge people directly. But then you need to create product/service/content that people would be willing to pay for.

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Thanks galdikas. But is there other ways a site can earn instead of publishing ads? –  busybee235 Nov 8 '12 at 11:06
    
yes, a major way that sites like uswitch.com earn is by affiliate links, they provide you with the service, ie. price comparison and when you click the provider uswitch will get a commision on sale. –  sam Nov 8 '12 at 11:09
    
how is buysellads.com? –  busybee235 Nov 8 '12 at 11:25
    
sam is right about the affiliate links, but really they are means of advertisement as well. buyselladds is one of the bigger ad exchanges, never used it, but i think it would be one of the better ones. –  galdikas Nov 8 '12 at 13:33
    
I also checked quora.com, don't found even a single ad on their website, so how does they generate revenue? –  busybee235 Nov 9 '12 at 9:23
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