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8:48 pm on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm using the "inline" ad mod on a phpBB forum that inserts ads beneath the first post of a thread, and every x number of posts after that (do a search for this mod and you'll find it).

Here is what I'm finding out:
When AdSense ads are put there, they reflect the topic being discussed.
When Y ads are there, they reflect the general theme of my board.
This tells me that Y has not gotten enough advertisers to actually go out and get an ad for every predominant word that happens to come up in a thread or subject heading.
BETA indeed.
Can't wait for this porgram to get to the next level, as my income from it is 10 times what adsense is/was making me.

Forums perform horribly for CPC advertising-
...so if I'm getting 3-4 clicks a day from 3,000 impressions...Y is paying often over a dollar for each, while G is getting a remarkable .03-.23, typically.
You do the math.

10:31 pm on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Like you said ads perform horribly on forums. You might want to consider CPM advertising if you have a large number of impressions on your forums.

I run a forum with CPM ads on it, and it performs really well.

Good luck.

10:39 pm on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Can you sticky me a few links for those, if you don't mind?
Appreciate it!
10:45 pm on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Can you also sticky me in private please. One of my websites is a forum and it performs horrible with all programs including yahoo, google, etc.

Please send me the link.


8:53 am on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I use YPN on a site that has a main attraction of the forum...

I've been doing very well, it helps if you target the ad's via the targeting category for each specific php page.

For example, if you want one specific category in the showthread.php (for vbulletin) set it; for the main index another etc. etc...

After experimenting for the past three months, i've found a sweet spot where I've been able to maintain a low (but decent) CTR and have good earnings...

11:57 pm on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have stickied you both.

Good Luck.

12:56 am on Jan 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Is there a way you can sticky that to me also? Thankx
5:43 am on Jan 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Ok. Check your inbox.

Good Luck.

4:15 pm on Jan 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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FTFlash, the link you sent me looks like a scam website.

I was clever enough to give incorrect information.

I will investigate this company more.

5:43 am on Jan 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hurricane Digital Media appears to be legit. I have earned triple digits with them so far, but have not sent them my social security information yet, so if they are a scam company I am okay.

When I first signed up they appeared to be legit. They serve good ads, and I have heard good things about them from other webmasters.

But, if you do a search for "Hurricane Digital Media" (WITH the quotes) on Google, the 3rd result makes me wonder who the hell I'm giving my information to.

I'll think ten times before I send my SS info.

12:36 am on Jan 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Its been days, and I still can't create ad tags.
Wonder how long acceptance takes....hmmm.
On second thought-
Glad I came back to the thread here before giving any financial info....whew!
That's pretty heavy stuff.
8:28 am on Jan 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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i wouldnt mind a sticky on that as well
12:31 pm on Jan 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hurricane Digital Media apparently got ripped off by a guy who also ripped off a number of other companies. It doesn't mean they're not legit. It means, well, it just means they got ripped off.

Now they're making some noise about it.

That's what I'm reading anyway...

10:50 pm on Jan 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yeah- it looks like a few people in an office running the company....and you can see for yourself the manner in which they respond to adversity.
Blogging about what will happen to the next one that screws them over?
I dunno man...I prefer a nice quiet professional relationship.
12:03 am on Jan 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It is precisely their public relations which worries me. If they have many enemies, than I don't want them having my SS information on file.

I don't know why they'd blog about it. It's just bad publicity if you ask me.

8:45 pm on Jan 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I will try and see.

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