Msg#: 12920 posted 7:06 am on Mar 23, 2006 (gmt 0)
First just to say that I'm aware that forums adsense CTR isn't so good.
I'm running a website dedicated to programming. My question is short: should I add a forum or will it drive my traffic away from my main site? Or maybe it will increase traffic to my website? The problem is I have to use free forum, and this one also runs ads but their own. Is there another free forum service with it's hoasting that can give me option to place my own ads? (i supscribed to getphpbb forums)
Msg#: 12920 posted 7:10 am on Mar 23, 2006 (gmt 0)
that's the question I am also asking myself.
I am seriously considering adding a forum.
You can get high CTR on forums if you place your ads in "right" places.
However, the problem with forums is how to build them? People don't feel compelled to participate in forums that do not have highly active membership.
It's painstakingly difficult to build successfull forum. It's pain in the butt, so be ready to spend at least 6 months of your life just to keep your forum going (but, that is not a guarantee of success).