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Would adsense bother you?

No, go for it!
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Not sure, maybe try it?
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Yes, Id rather they weren't there.
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How would you guys feel if I were to put adsense on the forums? It will help to bring in some money to help keep the site and hopefully the FTP alive. The ads will only be small but how would you feel about them being there?

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Post by blahsucks-two »

I'm not a fan of Google myself, but text ads are fine.

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Post by Vista Ultimate R2 »

Well I use Adblock so I don't see any of this stuff anyway, so I don't mind.
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Post by kidde »

Sounds like great idea to me.

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Post by kichimi »

maybe if you left them on the front page?
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Post by Andy »

kichimi wrote:maybe if you left them on the front page?
The front page is rarely visited. Thats why if I put them on the forum they would display on every page, just under the title and nav links and just above the "BETAArchive.co.uk Forum Index" text. A forum I regularly visit does this and its quite discreet, and you can choose to ignore them if you choose since they are text ads.

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ah i see, well you've got my agreement, even tho im not a big fan of ads
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Post by Andy »

WTF

Hello Andrew,

Thank you for your response.

Please note that we have certain policies in place that we believe will help ensure the effectiveness of Google ads for our publishers as well as our advertisers. We have thoroughly re-reviewed your account data upon receipt of your response and have reconfirmed that invalid clicks were generated on the ads on your site. According to our policy on this matter, we have disabled your account in order to protect our advertisers.

We appreciate your understanding.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team



How can they disable a f***ing account i dont f***ing have?!


Looks like ads are off the list already... F***ing google.

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Post by blahsucks-two »

Don't Overture/Yahoo and MS do text ads too?

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Post by Jeff »

Yeah, why not go with yahoo/Microsoft/Whatever? That would be kewl.

Anyways, I have adblock enabled at the moment, so I won't be seeing the ads.

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Wow...that sucks. Well, that's Google for you. They disabled my account when I had them as well, so dont feel bad -_-.

You could try Yahoo's ad program, or Clicksor. Both of them are pretty good at bringing in the dough. I use Clicksor myself, and often times get more per click than I did with Adsense anyway.

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i think you should get some. nothing wrong with a few ads aslong as they don't get in the way

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I think that putting ads on the forums would be a good idea.

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Post by Andy »

Jeff wrote:Yeah, why not go with yahoo/Microsoft/Whatever? That would be kewl.

Anyways, I have adblock enabled at the moment, so I won't be seeing the ads.
I suppose I could give them a try.

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I'm all for it if its for the good of the site.

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Post by DanielC »

I'm not a fan of Google Adsence at all ... sodding ads everywhere ...

Having said that, my girlfriend did get a cheque for $100 off Google for her site not so long ago!
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Any updates on this at all Andy?
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Post by Andy »

Adsense rejected the application because of my previous website where I was accused of clicking my own ads, and I havent found any other decent advertisers.

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Post by prx984 »

if it will help keep the site and ftp server's up, im all for it the ads don't bother me much anyhow, just no popups

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Well, It wouldn't bother me, 'cause adsense server is blocked in my browser. So, go on, I hope it makes you some money.

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Post by empireum »

Yeah, same. If it helps, I wouldn't bother.

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Post by Andy »

For those of you who havent bothered to read my posts (and thats a fair few of you) you would have known that adsense is not coming to the forums because they rejected the application. Since I doubt itll ever happen Im going to lock this thread for now.

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