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I was wondering, if I register a domain name and create a forum and place my Google Adsense on it, leaving it to the spammers to spam my forum with thier advertisements and stuff, I will earn revenue from Google Adsense as there are spammers visiting my forum and advertising. (correct me if i am wrong)
I would also like to know how the spammers come to know about forums and target them for spam/advertising.
Is this idea realistic? I hope someone could give me thier feedback about this. Thanks !
joined:Apr 25, 2002
- Forums have notoriously low CTR.
- 90% of all forums I see out there are unmoderated and moribund, with neither spam nor brilliant posts.
Think of it this way. If it were so effective for the unapologetc spammers to spam any and all forums, the really smart spammers would be auto-registering domains and churning out auto-generated forums. They have no need for a middle man.
The spammers who spam legit forums instead of auto-generating their own are trying to leak value from your site to theirs. If you create a site with no value, there is nothing to leak, and I don't think you'll attract spammers.
Spammers won't click your ads or even generate a significant number of pageviews.
Even an empty forum will attract a few spam posts. As a site it will be useless, though.
Serious advertisers (and professional social spammers, er, marketers) will seek out high traffic sites with engaged users. A forum empty of content except for ads won't appeal.
Advertisers, marketers, and spammers are unlikely to click Adsense ads anyway.
In general, forums (even active ones) aren't the ideal adsense vehicles since their CTR tends to be low. If the sole purpose of the new site is to generate Adsense revenue, I'd forget the unmoderated forum idea and and focus on creating some useful content.
On the contrary, there is substantial evidence that if a certain percentage of your pages contain spam-like content (text and/or links), it is likely that your whole site will be penalized in the rankings. Your web site will be viewed by Google as part of the problem, and will be ranked accordingly.