Google Adsense adverts - What do you think?

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Which advert-position can you tolerate to see it as logged-in too? (PLEASE read the post first!)

Head-position
13
50%
Foot-position
7
27%
Under the first post
3
12%
Please no ad!!!
3
12%
 
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Google Adsense adverts - What do you think?

Post by Shade » Thu May 01, 2008 8:04 pm

Some of you may already noticed the adverts at the header, footer and below the first post in every thread.
Its all reliable Google Adsense and will only shown the guests.
The reason of my decision is to balance the domain- and servercosts and to extend the webspace and traffic for more downloads.

And if the income is high enough, I will rent a UT Server for the community. :)

Ok but now the question...

Which advert-position can you tolerate to see it as logged-in too? (The adverts arent stupid and will only show us ads related to the content on these sites here, so it can be usefull sometimes. It can be possible that there are useless adverts too at the moment... it just take a bit time until google has scanned all sites.)

I would be glad if you log out, have a look at the adverts, then log in again and vote. :) (You may select up to 3 options)

EDIT:
(google isnt dumb, so please do not click the ad every day... intentional and(!) continuous clicking to get money isnt allowed... but i think there will be interesting adverts for everyone...anytime =P )

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Re: Google Adsense adverts

Post by lauren » Thu May 01, 2008 8:05 pm

Nice way of presenting something
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Re: Google Adsense adverts - What do you think?

Post by Creavion » Thu May 01, 2008 8:11 pm

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Re: Google Adsense adverts - What do you think?

Post by Feralidragon » Thu May 01, 2008 8:45 pm

Well, good way to make some cash to pay more traffic and so, and possibly a new server :tu:

And for me, these ads (I already saw them) don't make any difference to me visually, because they don't take much space, and the letters follow this site style.

A very good way indeed to pay this stuff, even more because this is already the biggest UT99 site/forum ever, and that helps with the ads, good job Shade :gj: :gj: :gj:

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Re: Google Adsense adverts - What do you think?

Post by Raynor » Thu May 01, 2008 8:53 pm

Footer if it doesn't make technically difference. I don't mind some ads if they aren't annoying and it will help this site.

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Re: Google Adsense adverts - What do you think?

Post by RocketJedi » Fri May 02, 2008 6:23 am

I clicked no by accident sorry. :noidea anyway I think the ads are a good idea. I mean you have the user base so why not? :tu: i mean its not even a big deal :tu:
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Re: Google Adsense adverts - What do you think?

Post by Myth » Fri May 02, 2008 7:12 am

Those ads are barely visible.
Usually when a site puts in ads it's because there isn't enough money to host the site. And usually the ads screw up the whole site, and makes it look like crap.
Ads tend to be really unprofessional.

But in this case it's different, and they look cool compared to other sites where google ads are present. And if I know well, google ads don't have glittering, flashing adverts that makes you vomit. Or at least I hope so.

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Re: Google Adsense adverts - What do you think?

Post by Protos » Sun May 04, 2008 9:16 pm

Ads are stupid and counterproductive. Someone will put up and ad free site and then your done.

Your call, but if you cant afford to run an ad free site you are not going to be around long.

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Re: Google Adsense adverts - What do you think?

Post by Shade » Sun May 04, 2008 10:55 pm

Protos, i think you didnt realize why I make this all? Its for you, its for the community, not for me!

Maybe you didnt read my first post carefully...
"The reason of my decision is to balance the domain- and servercosts and to extend the webspace and traffic for more downloads. And if the income is high enough, I will rent a UT Server for the community."
But really Protos...
i4mages -> includes ad
beyondunreal -> includes ad
unrealplayground -> includes ad

etc... ;)

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Re: Google Adsense adverts - What do you think?

Post by Protos » Sun May 04, 2008 11:57 pm

Believe me I do appreciate your efforts - I am just anti ad. Do what you think is best.

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Re: Google Adsense adverts - What do you think?

Post by lauren » Mon May 05, 2008 8:19 am

Shade wrote:Protos, i think you didnt realize why I make this all? Its for you, its for the community, not for me!

Maybe you didnt read my first post carefully...
"The reason of my decision is to balance the domain- and servercosts and to extend the webspace and traffic for more downloads. And if the income is high enough, I will rent a UT Server for the community."
But really Protos...
i4mages -> includes ad
beyondunreal -> includes ad
unrealplayground -> includes ad

etc... ;)
Personally I think the ads wont bother Me or anyone else. Ads are everywhere and its something you should get used to seeing all the time . Find me a webiste with no ads on their isent one . Even ut clan forums have them . And yes it makes money so . Shade :tu:
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Re: Google Adsense adverts - What do you think?

Post by Shade » Mon May 05, 2008 8:38 am

@Protos: I could remove the ad if anyone would donate for UT99.org. ;) So if you dont want donate, the ad is the only alternative.

I just want to try the advert-way at first. If it doesnt work well, i will add a donation-possibility.

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Re: Google Adsense adverts - What do you think?

Post by lauren » Mon May 05, 2008 8:40 am

Shade wrote:@Protos: I could remove the ad if anyone would donate for UT99.org. ;) So if you dont want donate, the ad is the only alternative.

I just want to try the advert-way at first. If it doesnt work well, i will add a donation-possibility.
Ill donate for you
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Re: Google Adsense adverts - What do you think?

Post by Shade » Mon May 05, 2008 8:41 am

Yes you already said that and thats really really friendly... but lets first try the the ad-alternative for one week or two. ;)

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Re: Google Adsense adverts - What do you think?

Post by Shade » Mon May 05, 2008 8:09 pm

Okay, i think the result is clear: adverts at the top and at the bottom of the forum will be visible for registered users too.