Msg#: 3217434 posted 10:31 pm on Jan 15, 2007 (gmt 0)
I would advise to not worry about putting ads up just yet. Focus on building your site content up, getting some decent rankings in search engines and some decent traffic. Once your site starts to grow naturally and your traffic with it, then focus on how to monetize it.
Starting right off with monetizing can sometimes take away from your time/efforts of actually building a successful online site/community.
Msg#: 3217434 posted 11:35 pm on Jan 15, 2007 (gmt 0)
Google Adsense is always a good place to start (since they don't require that you have a certain amount of traffic going to your site). Don't worry too much about the ads at first though... work on growing your site first, that's much more valuable in the long run than focusing too much on ads.
Msg#: 3217434 posted 9:25 pm on Jan 18, 2007 (gmt 0)
...not to mention that putting too much affiliate advertising on a brand new site could hurt it...
I never put any affiliate links on at first. I wait until I am ranking for the keywords I want. Patience is a virtue.
I don't even put AdSense on right away. I have no proof, but in unscientific tests I've done Yahoo does't like to see it on a brand new site. It's fine to add it later, but not on a brand new site...just my opinion.