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Author:  vrg3 [ Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:46 am ]
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I couldn't seem to find any concrete information on how much you get paid for the clicks and how many clicks per person per day count... apparently it varies depending on the advertiser and stuff. So I guess we should just try to do a reasonable amount of clicking and see what happens.

Author:  Legacy777 [ Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:28 pm ]
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One more quick issue. Can you make the ads open a new window, rather then just opening in the same window. I hate that.

Author:  legacy92ej22t [ Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:36 pm ]
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I usually use Alious or whatever it's called but I switched to Smartdark for the time being so that I can contibute, can you let me know when you get the ads up on the other themes Dave so I can switch back?

I like the ad placement so far too but second Josh's request that the ads open in a new window.

:)

Author:  mikec [ Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:41 pm ]
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I just noticed something cool with these... I'm getting the Canadian equivalents of a bunch of sites. Thats pretty sweet.

Author:  DLC [ Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:07 pm ]
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The AdSense code is Javascript, and it's against their Terms of Service to modify the code in any way. I'd love to be able to have it open in a new window, but it's Google that's going to have to change something in order for that to work.

Thanks for the patience.

Author:  ricochet [ Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:50 pm ]
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Since I both use Adsense and buy Adwords, I can probably shed a little light on how payment is handled.

Myself and other companies 'bid' for specific words, such as "Legacy" or "Subaru Rally."

Depending on how much we've capped spending at for the day (which helps determine frequency), and the bids that are currently active, Dave will take in a percentage of the clicks: anywhere from .30 per click to 1.50 per click. Maybe more in busy ad buying seasons, maybe less in the off-times.

Other than simply placing the code, and maybe blocking certain advertisers, Dave doesn't have any control over the ads that are selected to appear. However, Google does screen them for content and there are lots of restrictions to keep things on the up-and-up.

Cheers,

Author:  -K- [ Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:11 pm ]
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I'd like a little more faith in the people on this board. I don't see there being any problem on here if you took donations. I don't see a lot of "what do I get" people here or my member # is lower crap.
I just really think we are better than that on here.

I also don't mind the ads at all, they don't get in the way. Good job with that.

Author:  DLC [ Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:39 pm ]
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Thanks for that input Ryan. I was really pleased when your ad showed up on the main page for me over the course of a few days. The ESX STI makes for a perfect graphic eye-catcher.

-K-: I do have a lot of faith in the members of this board, but rather than have them fund the site with their personal donations, I decided to give advertisements a try. The question was put to a poll, and everyone seemed in favor of placing the AdSense ads on the board.

So far I have been pleased with the results. I don't feel comfortable with giving actual numbers out, but I would like you all to know that it is working. I will not be financing a new car with the revenue, that's for sure, but the results so far are better than I'd expected.

Please continue to check out the ads, and click on something you like.

Dave

Author:  tris91ricer [ Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:45 pm ]
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So we're self-supporting now? Partway? Glad it's been a so far successful venture, Dave!

Author:  DLC [ Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:50 pm ]
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Yes. At this time, the BBS is supporting itself on AdSense.

Author:  THAWA [ Wed Mar 16, 2005 5:40 am ]
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Aww come on, give us some numbers :)

Author:  ricochet [ Wed Mar 16, 2005 5:47 pm ]
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DLC wrote:
Please continue to check out the ads, and click on something you like.
Dave


Just PLEASE don't continually click on the Subiesport Ads. Click on all the other guys... ;)

Author:  DLC [ Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:19 pm ]
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The Turbonator, however, is fair game!

Author:  93forestpearl [ Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:46 am ]
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Sounds good to me. If it matches colors, then it probably won't be too obnoxious.I agree it should be self-sufficient.

Author:  skid542 [ Thu Apr 07, 2005 1:54 pm ]
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Is the Ad Sense still working out well for the BBS and still maintaining it's self-supportiveness?

Author:  DLC [ Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:13 pm ]
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Yes, things are working out well, and have remained pretty consistent over the last month.

Thanks for the support guys :)

Author:  wiscon_mark [ Thu Dec 08, 2005 4:57 am ]
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Hey, little update...is it working for ya still, dave? I may suggest this on SLi soon enough too, as our admin is having difficulty supporting the site on donations...

*click* *click* *click*

Author:  dzx [ Thu Dec 08, 2005 5:17 am ]
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I'm clicking

Author:  DLC [ Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:21 pm ]
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The click traffic varies from month to month as user activity ebbs and flows, so I can't say that it's consistent, but it does bring in enough.

I would suggest asking the users how they feel about it before adding them. Making the ads fit into the board is made easy by the plethora of color and size options in the AdSense configuration. Actual placement of the ads depends on how skilled the admin is and if there is convenient real estate on the page.

Finally, make sure he looks at the terms of service and understand where you can and can not put ads. The fewer the better, imo.

Author:  wiscon_mark [ Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:27 pm ]
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its only a thought right now, but thanks, Dave :-)

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