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Re: Google Ads
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2006, 06:40:46 PM »
if you have firefox with the add block plug-in then you won't see any.
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Re: Google Ads
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2006, 08:40:09 PM »
I find them tolerable. As small, text-only ads they're reasonably unobtrusive.
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Re: Google Ads
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2006, 09:21:16 PM »
Ok, so I view the daoily article, and in the one site on the net I feel safe from ads, I see ads.

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Re: Google Ads
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2006, 09:49:07 PM »
Desperate times call for desperate measures.  We don't get as much review material as we did a year ago and so to keep us getting new content we need adds.  This may not be permanent, we're just trying it out for a few weeks too see what the outcome is.
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Re: Google Ads
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2006, 10:29:15 PM »
Why is mine telling me where I can find cheap pills and Viagra? . . . Oh wait, now I can find atomic clocks.  Nevermind.
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Re: Google Ads
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2006, 10:33:19 PM »
Ya, they're not the brightest.  We can add filters to the adds and you'll probably see them get more relevant after a few weeks and Fell and Tage rejecting things.
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Re: Google Ads
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2006, 10:42:17 PM »
I find them highly irritating. I know it'll help the forum bottom-line, but consider the fact that the people who are here most often are us regulars. Are you really trying to target the advertising to the regulars, or to the lurkers and newbies? Because even if you're starting the advertising in the hopes that some of the new people who have been giving us hits see it and take a link or two, the ones who are going to see it (and have to deal with it the most) are the 20 or so of us who are on almost daily.

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Re: Google Ads
« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2006, 10:45:10 PM »
I've yet to see a google add that didn't look ugly. Dunno why.

Wheres the new traffic from?
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Re: Google Ads
« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2006, 11:19:44 PM »
So, do you get paid just for having them there, or only if people click on them, or only if people click and then spend money?  

I find them annoying where they are, but I'm sure I'll get used to it.  
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Re: Google Ads
« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2006, 11:29:20 PM »
We get paid by click.
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Re: Google Ads
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2006, 02:38:59 AM »
Personally, I don't see any need for the ads. On the other hand, the way they're set up now, I find them completely unobtrusive. If anything, the forum one could go, and the article one I almost don't even see. Fell has a good point, though, in that most of our traffic is from the forum.

Reactions from people on this thread, aside from the admins, has been mostly negative. Perhaps if we don't make enough money to get a review game in a month, we should seriously consider taking them off.
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Re: Google Ads
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2006, 02:45:17 AM »
Give me a week to get used to them and then ask me how I think.  If they can really generate revenue, great.
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Re: Google Ads
« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2006, 03:35:11 AM »
I agree, I need at least week to decide about it overall.
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Re: Google Ads
« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2006, 06:20:38 AM »
I am seriously annoyed by them. But I am willing to do the trial Tage suggested and see if after a month it generates enough $ that it's worth keeping.

But I want it known that I am not a fan.  :P
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Re: Google Ads
« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2006, 02:52:47 PM »
Actually, I'm already starting to ignore them.  So I don't mind them, aside from using more energy to scroll farther down the pages.  ;)
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