wa_desert_rat - 9:54 pm on Apr 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
Amazon should have worked but their content-based ads are even worse than Adsense. Theoretically a thread about squeegees should produce an ad from Amazon featuring a squeegee that they sell. But as often as not it would be a Kindle or a music DVD.
I like the forum for content... the users are amazing. It's been up for just over 2 years and gets about 700 uniques a day with good page views. They are not always shopping but a surprising number are looking for information about specific products. I put Adsense on it in late January and expect my first check this month.
Focusing on ads seems to me to be counter-productive. Yet there must be something better than Adsense (which, for only 2.5 months, is not doing all that badly). I would rather focus on content and let someone else focus on sales.
Maybe Adsense is the only option.