jecasc - 11:42 am on May 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
A piece of advice if you want to go for ads. Sell the ads yourself:
1. You only need half the amount of ads, because you do not lose 50% on comission.
2. You won't have problems with the pageload of 3d party ad servers if you host the banners yourself.
We once started a small forum so we simply slammed some ads by a 3d party network on the site. And when the forum grew bigger and bigger we did not change anything. Until someone came by and offered us the same amount we got for rotating banners in six month from the network for a 3month banner. Then we removed the network ads and sold the spaces ourselves and this was much more profitable. Since you already have a decent amount of daily visitors you should have not much problem in selling ad spaces yourself.