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Google AdSense

Postby Shevarash » Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:44 pm

You may have noticed that we are now running Google AdSense text-only ads on the bottom of the forum topic pages. This is purely an experiment at this point, the idea being to generate a little revenue to possibly pay for advertising and hosting for the MUD. I've tried to make the ads as unobtrusive as possible.

Note: We will not ask ever ask you to click our links to support us, this is clearly against Google's Terms of Service, and also something which I would find personally offensive. If you find something useful in one of those ads, by all means explore it, but no exploitation of the ad revenue system will be encouraged or tolerated by the TorilMUD staff.

If you dislike the ads or find one in particular that is not suitable for these forums, please e-mail me at shevarash@gmail.com, or PM me here.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
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Postby Botef » Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:23 pm

?

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Seriously though, cool idea...Hardly even noticeable
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Postby Vigis » Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:04 pm

I couldn't see them when I had the Chronicles background. I changed it to sub black and can see them now.

Is it just not enabled for certain backgrounds?
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Postby Shevarash » Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:01 pm

Its only on subSilver and subBlack at the moment. I will be putting them on Chronicles and Classic in the near future.
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Postby Ionari » Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:41 pm

Botef wrote: ?

Image


Seriously though, cool idea...Hardly even noticeable


How much for the goats?
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Postby Arilin Nydelahar » Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:46 am

The best one's ive seen were about selling eq2 gold, and wow gold, and buying eq accounts. Quite good advertising!
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Postby kiryan » Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:19 pm

cool
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Postby Shevarash » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:38 pm

Apparently the Google code had some trouble targetting the actual content of posts and wound up targetting all of their ads towards phpBB related software.

I explicitly marked the thread contents for targetting, and Google crawled us yesterday, so you should see a dramatic improvement in the quality of the AdSense ads. If you've been ignoring these for awhile because of the poor content targetting, you may want to start paying attention again.
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Postby Disoputlip » Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:52 am

I think this was an ok idea and think you should have kept it
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Postby Sarvis » Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:40 pm

*looks at bottom of screen*

Err...?
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Postby Shar » Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:43 pm

um, it is still there.....
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Postby Disoputlip » Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:46 pm

Shar wrote:um, it is still there.....


Wierd, im almost certain I didnt have it at some time. nm
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Postby Oghma » Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:32 am

Could have been your theme. It may not be inserted into all themes.
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Postby Vigis » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:20 pm

Have we tried advertising with Google? Not sure how much the clicks cost, but might be worth it.

I ask because the Advertising Outside the Box thread has advertising for DDO online and Shattered Kingdoms.
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Re: Google AdSense

Postby mynazzaraxxsyn » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:29 am

Any plans to bring this back with the phpbb3 board?
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Re: Google AdSense

Postby Corth » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:41 pm

Its on the list after an Amazon affiliate link. :)
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Re: Google AdSense

Postby Shevarash » Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:50 pm

Well...the Google ads haven't exactly brought in a torrent of cash, but every little bit helps I suppose. I do plan on getting it up and running on the new boards in the near future.
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Re: Google AdSense

Postby mynazzaraxxsyn » Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:37 am

I know Corth has beat the Amazon link to death and you have other stuff to work on Shev, but it is a good idea.

I had adsense on my forum when I ran it for Orbdrin D'oloth and you're right it wasn't terribly lucrative, but it was some income. Another spot for a little cash is the getfirefox links from google. You get a buck for everytime someone installs FX from your link.
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