The images in Virtual Oceania and respective country web sites are owned by Virtualtopia. We do not host images from third parties/other photographers. Our images were taken using a Nikon SLR using Fuji Velvia professional slide film or a Canon EOS 450D digital. The original files are in TIF format and are 600 dpi. The resulting digital files sizes range from 4000 x 2800 to 7000 x 5000 pixels, and up to 100 megs in size. All our images can be licensed for commercial use. To find out more, look for the license link in the photo sections of each country.
Virtual Oceania (not including Virtual Americas) receives nearly 20,000 page view each day with most traffic coming from the USA followed by local traffic for each country web site. Generally speaking, traffic peaks in the southern hemisphere's summer which is usually about one-third more than winter traffic. Traffic also peaks during the week and falls slightly in the weekend. Apart from these fluctuations, our traffic increases year on year. View the following PDF document for a brief on the latest months stats.
Revenue is primarily gained through advertising and secondly from licensing our images. We also have other services that provide revenue and we are always looking for new and complimentary services to add.
The Virtual Oceania group of websites are hosted using Open Source solutions including:
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