question to the team- about ads

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question to the team- about ads

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Really, why don't you put ads at phpbb.com? This place has great traffic and I'm sure none of us would mind if we saw one or two banners in order for you guys to make some money for your work. I'd like to hear the reasons if you'd like to answer...
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Re: question to the team- about ads

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DragonlordP wrote: Really, why don't you put ads at phpbb.com? This place has great traffic and I'm sure none of us would mind if we saw one or two banners in order for you guys to make some money for your work. I'd like to hear the reasons if you'd like to answer...
There are ads there ;)
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Re: question to the team- about ads

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You mean the "helpful resources"? I don't know if those text ads pay so well compared to a banner... anyway maybe i'm wrong
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Re: question to the team- about ads

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DragonlordP wrote: You mean the "helpful resources"? I don't know if those text ads pay so well compared to a banner... anyway maybe i'm wrong
Those, and the google adsense ads at the bottom of nearly every forum page.

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Re: question to the team- about ads

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DragonlordP wrote: You mean the "helpful resources"? I don't know if those text ads pay so well compared to a banner... anyway maybe i'm wrong
They only pay if you click on them. Not too bad either if you consider even a 1% rate for a site the size of phpBB.com but the reality is more like one click in 1,000 views which means they are probably lucky if the ad pays for the bandwidth.

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Re: question to the team- about ads

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yep, that's my point, i also use google adsense and it pays our small server expenses but we also remind our users all the time to click on the ads...i don't think many phpbb visitors care for the ads that much-even if they do, a banner would be far more profitable.
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Re: question to the team- about ads

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telling users to click on your adds goes against Google's TOS, and if they should find out they will most likely end up removing your account.
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Re: question to the team- about ads

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i meant we remind them that they can check the ads at the bottom of each page and, if they find something interesting, it's good for both of them and the site to click on the ad. or sth :P
anyway, any devs wanna answer me on topic?
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Re: question to the team- about ads

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Not really ... :) The ads are as they are. We're not trying to make a "profit" or anything, just covering expenses.
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Re: question to the team- about ads

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psoTFX wrote: Not really ... The ads are as they are. We're not trying to make a "profit" or anything, just covering expenses.
Would making a profit without the users having to pay for it be bad? :P
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