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Troy

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ads
« on: October 23, 2013, 08:04:55 AM »
just a quick FYI

I'm experimenting with ads on the site. I'm hoping that ad revenue will help pay for the site's costs.

I don't want the ads to be obnoxious, intrusive, or in the way.
I'd prefer they be relevant.

Right now it's an experiment. Some of you may see ads, some may not, some may see more ads than others.

Please let me know if any ads are breaking the site in any way. Thanks!

G$

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Re: ads
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2013, 08:31:03 AM »
Does it help for us to click on them every now and again?

Troy

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Re: ads
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2013, 08:59:49 AM »
legally I am not allowed to offer that advice :P

G$

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Re: ads
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2013, 12:26:55 PM »
Well, I don't really need Cenegenics, but what they hey!

Troy

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Re: ads
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2013, 01:29:27 PM »
i'm not sure what Cenegenics are, but the ads are typically targeted.
They'll be customized and tailored to you based on your internet browsing and search history.


HankB

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Re: ads
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2013, 01:49:27 PM »
They'll be customized and tailored to you based on your internet browsing and search history.
So then why am I seeing ads for ... Oh never mind!  :-X
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Troy

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Re: ads
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2013, 10:35:58 PM »
a couple of the ad groups weren't working, so i made some changes.
the ads in the footer should be visible by EVERYONE.

smokeyjoeuk-ray

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Re: ads
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2013, 02:03:24 AM »
cool, there is an ad for outback bbq's, lol.


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Tim in PA

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Re: ads
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2013, 03:57:01 AM »
Troy, have you looked into Amazon Affiliates? I'm an admin for another forum and I implemented it on our site. I have a tab at the top of the screen and I just let the members know if they wish to buy something on Amazon, to click that tab first and anything they purchase, the site gets a %. With the control panel, you can also make up relevant links to products that include the correct tag so the site gets the credit. Since August when I started it, we generated over $1600 in sales for Amazon which netted us about $90. It isn't huge numbers but it will help when the bills come due again.
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zavod44

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Re: ads
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2013, 07:41:59 AM »
I see furniture ads.....
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pbe gummi bear

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Re: ads
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2013, 07:45:21 AM »
I see ads for FLIR infrared/thermal imaging cameras. And bmws.
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G$

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Re: ads
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2013, 08:05:29 AM »
I have seen ads for:
- an "age management company" (Cenegenics)
- a CMS company
- Diabetic recipes
- Lowes gas grills

Not sure what in my browsing history triggered those.  I think they were all triggered by content from WKC browsing.

Are there ads also being posted by WKC in to forum threads?

Tim in PA

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Re: ads
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2013, 11:14:06 AM »
I actually haven't seen ads for anything yet.
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G$

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Re: ads
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2013, 05:54:33 AM »
I have seen ads for:
- an "age management company" (Cenegenics)
- a CMS company
- Diabetic recipes
- Lowes gas grills

Not sure what in my browsing history triggered those.  I think they were all triggered by content from WKC browsing.

Are there ads also being posted by WKC in to forum threads?

Add 'single Asian women' to the list.  promise that was not culled from my browsing history......

tattooedant

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Re: ads
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2013, 10:29:50 AM »
I saw one that had some pics of girls and it said, " We don't want young men, we want you." .....huh? wtf does that mean?!
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