Hey Mac,Hey Scott. Knew you when you were on the TexCycle Yahoo group and you started this forum. Well done.
I quit riding for a while but still have not come to my senses. Have you considered Google Ad Sense for forums? With all the traffic you have I think you would be awash in money, and the advertising does not have to be annoying. In fact it is very on point, helpful and most people won't even notice it. I even use adsense on my tiny, neglected website, Best-Motorcycle.com and do well enough to get 1099s from Google.
Congratulations on a great forum.
I would do the amazon thing since I buy 80% of everything I own through them. Ad sense however I hate. The annoying pop up boxes and so forth make me cringe every time I mouse over them by mistake. Thank you for not implementing ad sense. Get serious though on the amz thing. I spend about 50 to 100 a month through them without blinking.Hey Mac,
Yeah. I have thought about it. I guess for me I just don't like the look. I've seen it introduced on other forums and I just don't care for it. I know it might make me more money, but I'd rather focus on the look of the site. I have thought about doing the Amazon affiliate thing where I get a percentage of the sales when people buy stuff after linking to Amazon from here. I just haven't gotten serious about it.
The annoying pop up boxes to which you refer are Google Ad Words. I do not like them, either....Ad sense however I hate. The annoying pop up boxes and so forth make me cringe...
Oh cool didn't know that. I get the two crossed up and thought they were one in the same. I don't mind the banner unless they start talking.The annoying pop up boxes to which you refer are Google Ad Words. I do not like them, either.
Google Ad Sense is the ads you see in the margins, headers or footers of web sites. They are no more obtrusive than the banner ads Scott is already using. Or maybe you hadn't noticed.
Here is a forum that uses Google Ad Choice, a variation of ad sense that displays the ad based on the type of web site you are viewing rather than the content of the page. Can you find the ad? (It's at the very top.) Reportedly, this forum makes $10,000 a month.
Did you notice the ad choice ad on that last link? They are on many web pages you view, but probably never notice them. But sometimes they can be relevant and helpful. If you have a web site, it's really nice to get a check every month, too.
If you like, you can start a thread in the Vendor Forum. There is no charge. Of course, any donations to TWT would be very much appreciated.Hi
I am back after a real long time and saw this post for donations. If I refresh your memory, I promote Gaurav Jani's movies in US "Riding Solo" and "One Crazy Ride". If you let me sell these DVDs on the forum I'd commit $2 for every DVD sold.
By the way Gaurav is going to be in town from India on May 24th and we shall be screening OCR.
Thank you.. I support what I enjoy and I make my living in this industry, so it is a win win situation...Brand new to the site and donating already! Impressive.