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Postby treborky » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:24 pm

Hi all,

FYI - I will be making some experimental changes to the placement of advertising on the site. You will see the changes / experiments over the next few hours and days. If you have any comments or issues then let me know by replying here.
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Re: Site Advertising

Postby grammer » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:56 am

Cant really comment at the moment Treb
there are two ads so far I have seen and they are running at the bottom of a topic -looks OK to me
The Glanbia one actually lends a bit of colour to the page :lol: :lol: :lol:
Ooops Donedeal.ie is running at the bottom of this page now advertising Left hand guitars.

The thought has just struck me are we being targeted as individual members when we log in?? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
So for instance if I was checking out on a regular basis :lol: :lol: :lol: knitting lessons -the bots will target me with pattern ads and special offers on wool :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Site Advertising

Postby Helium » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:23 am

Grammer it looks like we are being targeted individually as the ads I am getting refer to retail sites I have visited in the past few days. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your latest knitting creations though! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Site Advertising

Postby bugrock » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:32 am

If it helps, I never respond to ads on sites I use. Usually spam or endless emails from same.
I know the site needs money to survive and I'm sure any of us that need advertising, as I have done in the past, are willing to pay.
Maybe a bigger push for donations might help.(A Donation Topic?)
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Re: Site Advertising

Postby Zirco » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:41 am

bugrock wrote:If it helps, I never respond to ads on sites I use. Usually spam or endless emails from same.
I know the site needs money to survive and I'm sure any of us that need advertising, as I have done in the past, are willing to pay.
Maybe a bigger push for donations might help.(A Donation Topic?)
Like Strum, only my opinion - not necessarily the best one.



I'm open to this topic. Strum, Treborky, some insight into the running costs of the site would be helpful....is the site doing ok financially?...is it in meltdown??? dontknow
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Re: Site Advertising

Postby Rocker » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:26 am

Ha, I'm like Bugs , never go into advertising so I am not getting any ads. If you need subscriptions say and I'll do.
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Re: Site Advertising

Postby bugrock » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:51 pm

Treborky, I'm up for a small online transfer every pension day. If we all gave a little, would you get a lot? The work you and Strum do is worth more than anyone could say!
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Re: Site Advertising

Postby jabra » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:37 pm

I'm getting ads for a hotel in Lanzarote
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Re: Site Advertising

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:29 pm

If it helps to sustain the site,I've no problem with it.
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Re: Site Advertising

Postby treborky » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:32 am

Hi all,

In answer to some of the questions asked:

This site does not track users. The ads are served using Google AdSense which does use some features to track users recent activity to serve more relevant ads. So, will will likely see ads that relate to recent websites visited or recent web searches performed. If you want more info on avoiding this or more info on privacy let me know and I can post some links.

Donations can work also if the advertising is not popular. I was curious to see how much revenue could be generated and if there would be enough to pay for the site hosting and also the occasional maintenance required to keep things running smoothly. Donations will mean a few people will keep the site going (which is fine) but the ads mean the cost is spread. I'll report back in a month on how much was generated from the ads and also what the upcoming costs are and we can decide on donations vs ads at that point.
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Re: Site Advertising

Postby Zirco » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:32 am

treborky wrote:Hi all,

In answer to some of the questions asked:

This site does not track users. The ads are served using Google AdSense which does use some features to track users recent activity to serve more relevant ads. So, will will likely see ads that relate to recent websites visited or recent web searches performed. If you want more info on avoiding this or more info on privacy let me know and I can post some links.

Donations can work also if the advertising is not popular. I was curious to see how much revenue could be generated and if there would be enough to pay for the site hosting and also the occasional maintenance required to keep things running smoothly. Donations will mean a few people will keep the site going (which is fine) but the ads mean the cost is spread. I'll report back in a month on how much was generated from the ads and also what the upcoming costs are and we can decide on donations vs ads at that point.


Thanks Treborky, hopefully a good financial model can be found that will ensure the site's future. wuu wuu
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Re: Site Advertising

Postby Jemser » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:57 pm

Concerning the ads, I never see them, all I get is this "Content was blocked because it was not signed by a valid security certificate." Regarding the donation of funds to maintain the site, I'm up for that.
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Re: Site Advertising

Postby Zirco » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:31 pm

Hi Strum,
I wish to report a dubious ad on here. The ad is for

MAGNETIC GENERATOR? $49

A disclaimer section of the ad is gibberish. dontknow dontknow dontknow

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Re: Site Advertising

Postby Strum » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:46 pm

Zirco wrote: I wish to report a dubious ad on here. The ad is for MAGNETIC GENERATOR? $49


I don't even notice them and if I do I ignore them so thanks for the thumbs up on that one thumleft I've been looking for an affordable one of those for ages. :D

Kidding aside they are random ads and I have no control over that.
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Re: Site Advertising

Postby Zirco » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:58 pm

Strum wrote:
Zirco wrote: I wish to report a dubious ad on here. The ad is for MAGNETIC GENERATOR? $49


I don't even notice them and if I do I ignore them so thanks for the thumbs up on that one thumleft I've been looking for an affordable one of those for ages. :D



Eh, right, eh, OK Strum......sure thing! icon_pale icon_pale. :lol:
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Re: Site Advertising

Postby treborky » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:35 pm

I can block specific ads or advertisers so I'll make sure this one is removed. Thanks for pointing it out. Let me know if there are any others.
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Re: Site Advertising

Postby treborky » Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:29 pm

That specific ad is now blocked. Let me know if there are others. Thanks.
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Re: Site Advertising

Postby Zirco » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:11 pm

treborky wrote:That specific ad is now blocked. Let me know if there are others. Thanks.


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