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You might have noticed a few banner adverts appearing around the site for buying products online.

I'm experimenting with a system offered by http://www.tradedoubler.com/. The idea is to run it for a month or two and see how it goes.

The beauty of the system is that we select the ads based on preferences.

Each day they send through fresh special offers and deals. I can use the admin interface to select which rotate throughout the site and with what frequency.

I've set out some category options above to try to make sure the adverts match local needs/interests.

Please take a moment to check the five boxes representing the areas you would be most interested in, or add any fresh areas to this thread.

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006, 01:07:29 pm »
Remember, unlike previous polls, you have five votes in this one, so each person can vote for five categories.

You can click the go up button (which is at the foot of this post and looks like this to reach the poll.

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2006, 08:24:09 am »
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Can you remind us please how we raise money from the ads? Does the company pay a small amount every time someone clicks on their ad? If so, if I click on the same ad several times in a day, do they pay something each time? Or just the once as I'm the same person? Also, does the sum rise the longer I stay browsing the ad?

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2006, 08:50:55 am »
Hi Mermaid,

There are a variety of methods, but it is mainly through purchasing. Clicking repeatedly is seen as a fraudulent attempt to generate revenue and a site must not encourage that. The companies running these schemes track that. That is why I never ask people to click ads for the sake of it. They should only click on them if they are genuinely interested in reading more about the product being promomted.

I am still not sure whether we will stick with this system. What would be better would be to have a system that would enable local firms in North Mymms to advertise. However, I am not sure what to charge and then there is the admin effort needed to do the deals and collect the money.

James and I have been discussing this as an option, so we are still trying to figure out the best plan for the site. In a way that would be a plan that raises money to pay Positive and also helps promote local business.

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2006, 09:41:25 am »
I think I can help there! I used to head advertising sales teams for TV companies and when I set up my marketing consultancy (that's not an ad, I've got all the clients I can cope with  :) ) some of our early projects with small local media included pulling in the ads to get them funded. I've also worked for a few years on my son's school's fete brochure which gives me a good sense on what local people will pay for local advertising. I also took care of all the admin, invoicing and money collection.

Will that help you?
 

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2006, 09:43:54 am »
Great,

Any suggestions welcome.

Let's continue this through the forum message system.

Thanks for the offer Mermaid.

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2006, 02:28:32 pm »
Apologies if you see ads come and go on the site. I am experimenting with a number of systems. Thanks for your patience.

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2006, 08:40:06 am »
Thanks to all those who responded to our poll about whether to have adverts on the site and, if so, what they should be advertising. To see the poll, click the 'go up' button - which looks like this just below this post.

We are still figuring this one out. One option might be to use the space to advertise local firms only.

In the meantime, a few free ads for charities have been placed at the foot of the front page in order to make use of some space.

The charities promoted are ChildLine, because there have been so many stories recently about children being at risk; Save The Children - same thinking but taken globally; Fair Trade - making sure producers in developing countries get a fair cut of the profit margins, and Amnesty International - highlighting human rights abuses worldwide.

If anyone has any suggestions for charities they'd like to see promoted, please add them to this thread and we will see if they have promo banners we can use and whether they are happy to be promoted on this site.

The team running this site will discuss the possibility of running and charging for local ads in the autumn.

Thanks

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2006, 12:00:30 pm »
Hi David

Could I throw the Willow Foundation into the ring. Apart from the fact I work closely with them and they are an astonishing charity, it seems an oversight or a little daft to me that a home grown national charity is not represented.

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2006, 12:55:17 pm »
Sure, Simon. If you are working closely with them could you ask them if that is okay and whether I can copy a logo from their site to link  through from please?

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2006, 01:01:48 pm »
Simon,

I could link from one of these .gifs if the Willow Foundation is happy for me to put them on www.brookmans.com.





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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2006, 02:21:51 pm »
Thanks David,

That is brilliant and I'm sure the Willow will be incredibly appreciative.

I shall have the ok for you in the morning.

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2006, 08:06:39 am »
Current local charity promos on site...

(click on images to go to the charity's site)

 



National charity promos





If anyone has any other worthy local charities to promote, please add the name to this thread.

We could put another two on the front page without it looking cluttered. We can also rotate them.

David
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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2006, 11:04:47 am »
Hello David

I spoke with the Willow Foundation first thing this morning. They would like me to pass on their sincere thanks and appreciation on behalf of all those the foundation helps for uploading the link.

It is of course a difficult thing to monitor exact response but they have assured me that if anything good comes as a direct result, they will let me know immediately so that I can pass this information on to you.

Should anyone wish to become more involved with the foundations work, details can be found on the site.

Thanks again,

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2006, 11:09:56 am »
Thanks Simon,

If anyone else knows of a local charity worthy of support, please add details here.

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2010, 07:21:40 pm »
Hi all,

Please ignore the odd colour change over the next few hours. I am trying out Google Ads again now they have backed down on China. We will try to get them running in the site's own template, but that will require some coding.

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2010, 12:33:23 pm »
I can see the new forum template - however there is no obvious link to get back to the front page of brookmans.com - is that something that will be reinstated ?
 

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2010, 12:36:30 pm »
Just testing for now and will revert to the old template after a bit of a play.  But you are right, no direct link back from the default template.

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2010, 12:40:29 pm »
Good!!

I don't like the blue background - it looks too much like the Wel/Hat forum pages!
 

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2010, 12:54:10 pm »
Good!!

I don't like the blue background - it looks too much like the Wel/Hat forum pages!


Phew, that's better.  And we certainly don't want to be confused with that site.

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2010, 01:17:49 pm »

Phew, that's better.  And we certainly don't want to be confused with that site.

 :)

OOH, saucer of milk at table two...  :)
 

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2010, 01:21:43 pm »
Rather have a pint.

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2010, 09:28:06 pm »
Sorry about the short burst of blue. Just checking whether the Google Ads work in the default template. They don't in our beautiful Brooky Park yellow and green template (Norwich City).

Will leave it up for ten mins before restoring to the original.

James is working on the code.

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« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2010, 01:39:47 pm »
We've added some Google ads to the site. Hopefully they will offer useful links. If anyone spots any dodgy links, please let us know.

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« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2010, 01:47:49 pm »
Forgot to add, they are at the top of the forum welcome page, and at the foot of each page.
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« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2010, 12:22:31 pm »
We've added some Google ads to the site. Hopefully they will offer useful links. If anyone spots any dodgy links, please let us know.

Dave

I just saw one saying to watch a spicy video!!  I presume it wasn't about Indian cooking.  :icon_jokercolor: (It came up at the bottom of the facebook thread and mentioned facebook so I think the ads relate to words in the thread - not totally sure on that)
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« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2010, 01:22:36 pm »
Thanks Angel, will keep an eye on it.

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« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2010, 04:33:12 pm »
Thanks Angel, will keep an eye on it.

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I bet you will !!! ;D
 

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2010, 09:40:11 pm »
We've added some Google ads to the site. Hopefully they will offer useful links. If anyone spots any dodgy links, please let us know.

Dave

I just saw one saying to watch a spicy video!!  I presume it wasn't about Indian cooking.  :icon_jokercolor: (It came up at the bottom of the facebook thread and mentioned facebook so I think the ads relate to words in the thread - not totally sure on that)
Personally, I won't click on any ads

two things:

1.  I too saw ads for Kelly Brook pictures and for organised tours to Le Mans 2010.  Now I'm not complaining about either to be honest, just highlighting that I've realised that google is cleverer than I though it was.... ;D

2.  More annoying...  Now when I log onto Brookmans.com on my mobile the adverts move everything else down the screen quite a long way.  Very annoying, can I cange a setting on my HTC to change this.  And don't say 'buy an iPhone' since I'll turn into this...

[can't work out how to do it, so imagine a huge picture of The Hulk]

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Re: Income from this site's adverts used for micro-financing projects
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2010, 10:14:05 pm »
Hi Aidan, sorry about that. I will check with James. Not sure I know how to remove the ad without messing up the whole forum.

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