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Adsense In Forums Tip

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by Swordfish, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. #1
    This tip is aimed at those new to adsense...

    Ok, so I run a pretty moderate size community and have been with adsense since it started.

    Just recently i decided to only show adsense to guest (easy switch in VB). So members do not see any ads but the ones I may sell directly.
    SEMrush
    The profits have remained the same even though all other numbers have fluctuated, ie CTR, Traffic, CPM.

    Not only does the forum look 100% better without the ads (when logged in).. it gives the non members a reason join and log in...

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    Are you going to reach your goal for 2007? I'm almost there.. Good Luck
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    Swordfish, Sep 8, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. rcj662

    rcj662 Guest

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    #2
    Nice idea if you make the same amount.
     
    rcj662, Sep 8, 2007 IP
  3. carlos247

    carlos247 Well-Known Member

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    #3
    nice idea...shame im running PHPBB :-(
     
    carlos247, Sep 8, 2007 IP
  4. Tearabite

    Tearabite Prominent Member

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    #4
    I've been doing this from the beginning, and i think the members really appreciate it..
    Can I ask what you consider a "moderate size community"? how many members, how many unique visitors per day?
     
    Tearabite, Sep 8, 2007 IP
  5. birdsq

    birdsq Peon

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    #5
    This is not available for SMF!!!
     
    birdsq, Sep 8, 2007 IP
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    #6
    you can do it with SMF, i just did a week ago... What I do is slightly different... I have created special groups called "super posters" for anyone who has posted 200 plus postings.. i change the permissions for those groups so the ads do not show... I also do it for donors and Moderators...
     
    filipina, Sep 8, 2007 IP
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    Thanks for your idea...
     
    birdsq, Sep 8, 2007 IP
  8. Bryce

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    #8
    It's 3 lines of code to add it by hand.

    1. Open your index.template.php file for your theme.
    2. Find the line with template_menu(); on it and insert this right after

    if (! $context['user']['is_logged']){
    /* echo your banner code here */
    }
     
    Bryce, Sep 8, 2007 IP
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  9. GetWebHost

    GetWebHost Active Member

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    #9
    Nice tip. Btw, how much time does your members will be logout automatically if they are inactive?
     
    GetWebHost, Sep 8, 2007 IP
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    #10
    You can set the timeout threshold in your SMF AdminCP. Just look under "Edit Features and Options" and set "User online time threshold" to the number of minutes you want. Be aware that whatever you set it to will reflect in the "members online" at the bottom of the forums index.
     
    Bryce, Sep 9, 2007 IP
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    LanZord Peon

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    I think if you done a good ads placement, your board still look good aither with or without ads..
     
    LanZord, Sep 9, 2007 IP
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    ForgottenCreature Notable Member

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    What's the earnings like so far? I've also heard about having ad-links under your nav bar.
     
    ForgottenCreature, Sep 9, 2007 IP
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    Chuckun Well-Known Member

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    #13
    it can still be done...

    just find the access levels (i think 0 is guest) and with a little PHP, you'll be done :)

    Chuckun
     
    Chuckun, Sep 9, 2007 IP