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Londoner7,212 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Like the new Google AdSense, Asa.

Now we've got for Sky Digital in the Sky News thread, West Yorkshire property in the Yorkshire thread, Les Battersby CDs in the Coronation Street thread, etc etc

Much better than the tacky ads we had before.
roo2,231 posts since 6 Aug 2003
One minor suggestion to improve the effectiveness of the Google Ads - people are 'banner blind' these days - catch them off-guard with a lovely 'leaderboard' style - improve your CTR Smile
Ant3,471 posts since 11 Mar 2003
BBC TV Centre posted:
Antz posted:
Is it just me or is there no ads at all?


No they're there - they are the Google text ones. Much better than

this ....

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or this ...

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and this ...

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Unfortunately, i'm still getting them Sad

EDIT : I turned off my ad blocker and the American ones don't show anymore. Good man Asa! Laughing

EDIT 2 : Still getting the American ones on the homepage. Sad
Londoner7,212 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Barney Boo posted:
One minor suggestion to improve the effectiveness of the Google Ads - people are 'banner blind' these days - catch them off-guard with a lovely 'leaderboard' style - improve your CTR Smile

Maybe worth experimenting with adding ebay.com and ebay.co.uk to the filter list to get rid of some of the scruffier ads. Though the ads shown instead may pay less, people may be more likely to click on them.
Ant3,471 posts since 11 Mar 2003
Does anyone know why it says 'Ads by Goooooogle' instead of just 'Ads by Google'? I've noticed this on other sites as well. Looks weird...
Asa3,381 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Thanks for everyone's suggestions and comments.

The existing ads will run on the homepage for a period - partly to keep the account active and also to see how it goes with Google.

As to TradeDoubler, I think they were used for a while on the forum in the early days and I wasn't impressed by the result but I'll keep it in mind.

Cheers, Asa