Also, based on user input, I have move the ads from the left to the right side.
I'm so used to them everywhere else, I barely noticed them. If we click on them now and again does it help?
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Well. Its about time. I really hope you guys make much more than is needed to keep the site running. You both deserve it.
Part of the Adsense agreement is that the owners of the site can't ask you to click on the ads iirc, which is probably why we haven't seen a post from the owners requesting we do this. And since all content on this site becomes their defacto property, I certainly would never suggest that anyone do that either. I think i will pony up for a subscription at the end of this month though. every little bit helps.
BTW have you considered styling the ads to fit in better with the redszone theme?
Last edited by TRF; 03-04-2010 at 01:03 PM.
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Ooooooh. They are better on the right.
Less disruptive to the brain or something. Maybe I'm just used to them over there from reading Facebook.
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I would be in favor of the year at a time, instead of the recurring subscription.
Note: I don't get the ads here at work, they are blocked. Maybe you could come up with some alternate content that points people to payment options if the ad content is blocked otherwise I get white space.
Moving the adds to the right made them a lot less painful, for me at least.
Last edited by reds44; 03-04-2010 at 02:24 PM.
The adds drove me nuts so I bought a subscription. In hindsight I probably should have donated in the past, but I never did.
For me $30 really is pittance for the daily enjoyment I get from RZ. I hope the adds work, but I like the site much more without the adds.
Thanks for putting the ads on the right side. It makes a huge difference.
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And I don't think Org members can post in the Sun Deck, but maybe Boss-Hog can answer that better!
The ads are not that intrusive. Could I suggest moving the banner ones in thread, though, to either at the top of the first post, or the bottom of the last post? Other forums I have frequented seem to implement them like that, and I think that's the best way for them to fit in.
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Can we get the other ads below the quick reply?
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Might I suggest using Google AdManager as a means to facilitating your ad slots? Its a seperate system meant to allow for more control and will allow you to sell those slots to the highest bidder or through partnerships you can setup yourself. And when those partnerships expire or run it's course, the admanager will then default to google adsense or even an affiliate partner (like Commission Junction, AdBright etc etc)
You can then sell certain placements to local I can even imagine A&E windows buying space if you can get them on the horn and sell them the space. It would make for more revenue generation utilizing those ad slots.
Just a thought.
Any reason the odds moved back to the left?