How many pageviews does a story need before it turns a profit for AOL? It depends on who wrote the story.
Below is one slide from AOL’s big presentation on the “AOL Way,” which is a set of guidelines of AOL’s editors.
As you can see, low quality work from Seed needs 7,000 pageviews to break even, while heavy production work like a premium video needs 500,000 views to break even.
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