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Forum Adsense ? Are They Good ?

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by Hugeforum, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. fusione

    fusione Active Member

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    #21
    Maybe show adsense in post spaces only for guest and not for members can be a good solution
    SEMrush
     
    fusione, Oct 11, 2006 IP
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  2. jedweb

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    #22
    Low CTR but also low maintenance. Sounds like a reasonable trade-off to me.
     
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  3. Bram Wenting

    Bram Wenting Active Member

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    #23
    A very low clickthrough.
    A forum's hotspots:

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    Bram Wenting, Oct 12, 2006 IP
  4. MattUK

    MattUK Notable Member

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    #24
    I think that's the drawback of running a webmaster forum ;)
     
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    #25
    hi

    see... 1% ctr generally means 10% CTR. Because user on forum refresh or goes to other threads atleast 20 times for once.

    So 1% is too good .

    Jen
     
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  6. Burta

    Burta Well-Known Member

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    #26
    I don't know what forums you have run in teh past but I reckon forums take twice the effort to run as a site or blog does with half the financial rewards. Well this has been my experience anyway - running a forum is all about people management and people are pains in the arse at the best of times.

    :p
     
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  7. jedweb

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    #27
    Burta:

    I didn't mean that running a forum was low maintenance but that if you already have a forum, adding your Adsense code to the template is low maintenance.

    There is definitely maintenance involved in running a forum but most good sites are constantly adding new content to non-forum areas as well, which also requires a lot of work. Possibly even more work than the forum.
     
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    993ti Well-Known Member

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    #28
    Exactly, that's what i did.
    I also thought that it's possible that when showing ads to logged in users as well, the members could click too many ads which would raise a flag @ google.
     
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    Computerized Well-Known Member

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    #29
    Forums definitely take a lot less to maintain them. The only thing I do on my forum is clean up topics, move them to the correct forum, etc. And yet I still get $5/day for doing that. :D
     
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    #30
    Unless the forum is targeted to a fairly specific keyword, or set of keywords, and it attracts a good percentage of new members (aren't ad-blind), chances are not good that you'll make any significant money from Adsense.
     
    stackman, Oct 12, 2006 IP