Welcome to the TechExams Community

MeggoMeggo Posts: 121Admin Admin

Thanks for joining the TechExams community!

Home to over 200,000 IT and security professionals, TechExams is one of the best online resources available to help you prepare for your next certification exam while expanding your network of industry contacts. Our subforms cover most major IT and security certifications, as well as other helpful forums on topics like security news, Cloud security, scripting and more.

Here at InfoSec Institute, we’re dedicated to supporting and growing the TechExams community and its members. We promise to always keep the community free, professional and fun.

About InfoSec Institute

InfoSec Institute provides award-winning security education solutions. We deliver skills training and certification prep courses for security professionals while building the entire workforce’s security aptitude through awareness training and phishing simulations.

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  • SaltyHashesSaltyHashes Posts: 33Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    edited November 16
    @Meggo - Thank you for providing a great introduction for our community. Can you provide some context on what happened with the transition? I know that InfoSec Institute has been advertising on techexams.net for some time. Did InfoSec Institute acquire techexams.net?
  • MeggoMeggo Posts: 121Admin Admin
    Hey @SaltyHashes

    That is correct. We acquired the community from Johan (Webmaster) in 2016. I was not working for the company at the time, but my understanding is Johan was looking to step back and take a break. 

    Until recently, we've been really quiet hosts. The community here is great and very well maintained, thanks to an awesome team of dedicated mods. Reasons for the migration were to refresh the site's architecture and reinvigorate the community. A lot of Google's recent search changes hit TechExams hard, so it was time for a refresh. 

    I hope this helps!

    -Megan 
  • TechGromitTechGromit Completely Clueless Ontario, NY Posts: 1,818Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    edited November 17

    Makes me wonder what it was acquired for. There's sites that estimates a websites value, based on traffic, but this is potential earnings based on how much revenue can be obtained from advertisers on the site and how much traffic a site gets. Take Microsoft.com, the value estimates for the site are in the billions of dollars, but it's a product support website for Microsoft, it cost them money to run it, no tangle profit. It may offer returns in in-tangle ways. "I'm going to buy a Microsoft product because they have a great support web site", but it's difficult to measure this.  

    Back to the topic at hand, estimates are the site is worth 105k based on traffic volume. So I question why you would sell a website that can earn 7k a month without any real effort on your part other than maybe $1,000 hosting costs. I've never seen a email from the admin before this recent site redesign.  

    Still searching for the corner in a round room.
  • thomas_thomas_ Senior Member Posts: 805Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    @TechGromit  - TechExams was obviously acquired because Infosec Institute saw business value in owning it.  I would guess they are using it to inprove Infossc Institute’s website SEO and thus their organic search traffic.  This increase in organic search traffic can potentially translate into more sales of their products and services.

    As far as the previous owner, it’s hard to say how much money he/she was making.  Unfortunately, online communities can be rather fickle and the moment you try to monteize it you can end up killing it in the process.  I don’t know how much traffic TE was getting before, but maybe it wasn’t getting as much as one would expect.
  • impelseimpelse Posts: 1,226Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    This is really a surprise for me, lets see
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray Certification Invigilator Surf City, USAPosts: 11,030Admin Admin
    I can't go into the background details of when/where/why/how much, but TE moving to the ownership and care of InfoSec Institute was the best for all parties concerned. TE was stagnating under the previous ownership for several reasons and could not grow despite its potential. For those that have creative and optimistic vision, the future of the TE community is much, much brighter now.
  • AvgITGeekAvgITGeek Senior Member Posts: 202Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Glad to be here. Not sure what the hubbub is all about.
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