GET Requests are a form of currency
At it's core, and for the most part, GET requests are users typing in a URL to a browser that you own and getting whatever is at that endpoint back. Or clickng a link from another web property which leads to yours.
If you own that attention to the point that they are able to visit your owned property, it opens up a world of possibilities.
That attention can lead to growing affinity to your product, to investing more of their time into what you have created, and eventually, converting that into another form of currency such as payments, which in turn can be energy for the next thing you build or acquire.