This time around we’ll look at the various methods out there to forecast advertising revenue for a website and why they aren’t so accurate.
This is quite possibly the least exact science there is: ad revenue forecasting. Every publisher goes through this exercise on an annual basis. Budget period comes around at different times for different companies. Most media operators either operate on a calendar year (January to December) or a broadcast year (September to August) but there are some differences. In most cases, budgets have to be proposed 4 months out and finalised a good month or 2 before the start of the new fiscal year.