Page 1 of 2 12 Last
Results 1 to 20 of 30

  1. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
    Location: Scotland, UK
    Posts: 20,666

    #1

    Default Google Ads trial.

    Hey all, we have been working away on the site (as well as other things), and have started bringing the videos back in for download until we can complete the 'mediacontrol' script we are working on and with all this going live soon within the next month we have decided to trial Google's Adsense. We feel they offer the less intrusive or annoying ads and unlike most ad places will actually display ads that may interest the user and will also (we hope) allow us to offer prizes for future competitions.

    You don't have to do anything with them and if you have an opinion about them then please let us know. All we ask is that you don't continually click on the ads as Google frowns on this but other than that it's just a trial is all.

    Thanks for reading this and we hope you understand why we are testing this system out.
    I'm a bit mental.


  2. craigie is offline I have the...
    Location: Hemel
    Posts: 285

    #2

    Default Re: Google Ads trial.

    "Make your donation today, Help rebuild lives in the hurricane affected states"

    i dunno what that has to do with TDU but hey lol
    Foo Fighters @ Wembley - 6th June
    Fatboy Slim @ O2 Wireless Festival 2008

  3. BenGee is offline TDU Trade Monster
    Location: West Mids, UK
    Posts: 62

    #3

    Default Re: Google Ads trial.

    Quote Originally Posted by craigie »
    "Make your donation today, Help rebuild lives in the hurricane affected states"

    i dunno what that has to do with TDU but hey lol
    Rebuild it as the new real life base for TDU 2!! See their geniuses!!!

  4. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
    Location: The Dark Side of the Moon
    Posts: 3,278

    #4

    Default Re: Google Ads trial.

    Whouldn't it be better jusy above the forum jump thing to the right of the posting rules box near the bottom or can't you choose. Great idea, they don't bother me at all.
    -----
    [imglink]http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r289/pherelas/SigCustom.jpg[/imglink]
    . . . . . . Why is it always a wrong number, what if there in the wrong house? . . . . . . .

  5. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
    Location: Scotland, UK
    Posts: 20,666

    #5

    Default Re: Google Ads trial.

    When Google can't display anything due to not having indexed the site yet or server issues it will display a Public Service Announcement. It said it might be about 24-48 hours but the Google Adsense bot is already crawling the forum so the ad should change in a few hours or the early hours of tomorrow anyway.

    As I said any opinions about it, feel free to share.

    Pherelas you can choose where to put it yourself, there's no plugin in vBulletin to do this for you, though if it turns out to work fairly well we may put a banner at the bottom also though I'm not sure if that would look too cluttered. We're looking at the board from the members POV, not just our own so don't worry about eyesore ads or flashing ads or flash ads (I hate that mosquito !!), you won't see them here.
    I'm a bit mental.

  6. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
    Location: Scotland, UK
    Posts: 20,666

    #6

    Default Re: Google Ads trial.

    Quote Originally Posted by BenGee »
    Rebuild it as the new real life base for TDU 2!! See their geniuses!!!
    That's clever, Googlebot is the real Skynet !!!
    I'm a bit mental.

  7. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
    Location: The Dark Side of the Moon
    Posts: 3,278

    #7

    Default Re: Google Ads trial.

    What is Google Adscence then? I've heard of it but not really sure what it is. Do they just place ads on you page and give you money for the running of the site?
    -----
    [imglink]http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r289/pherelas/SigCustom.jpg[/imglink]
    . . . . . . Why is it always a wrong number, what if there in the wrong house? . . . . . . .

  8. flitwick1 is offline Burnt-out Shell
    Location: Bedfordshire, UK
    Posts: 29

    #8

    Default Re: Google Ads trial.

    basically yes, the amount of clicks gets turned to money. Also give adverts based on the theme of content on the site.

  9. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
    Location: The Dark Side of the Moon
    Posts: 3,278

    #9

    Default Re: Google Ads trial.

    If its clicks to money why dosn't dioablo want us to click on them then?
    -----
    [imglink]http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r289/pherelas/SigCustom.jpg[/imglink]
    . . . . . . Why is it always a wrong number, what if there in the wrong house? . . . . . . .

  10. flitwick1 is offline Burnt-out Shell
    Location: Bedfordshire, UK
    Posts: 29

    #10

    Default Re: Google Ads trial.

    google don't like it when you click them too much.

  11. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
    Location: Scotland, UK
    Posts: 20,666

    #11

    Default Re: Google Ads trial.

    You can click on them if you see something that interests you but don't do it incessantly as Google knows this is happening and frowns upon it.
    I'm a bit mental.

  12. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
    Location: The Dark Side of the Moon
    Posts: 3,278

    #12

    Default Re: Google Ads trial.

    Oh, fair enough.
    -----
    [imglink]http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r289/pherelas/SigCustom.jpg[/imglink]
    . . . . . . Why is it always a wrong number, what if there in the wrong house? . . . . . . .

  13. neil12345 is offline the mind is a dangerous t
    Location: Northwest England
    Posts: 141

    #13

    Default Re: Google Ads trial.

    Hmmmmm what ad's!!!!! not seen any!

  14. NAD33M is offline the gaming guy
    Location: Northampton, UK, Europe, Earth
    Posts: 122

    #14

    Default Re: Google Ads trial.

    So how much do you get?

  15. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
    Location: Scotland, UK
    Posts: 20,666

    #15

    Default Re: Google Ads trial.

    Quote Originally Posted by NAD33M »
    So how much do you get?
    It varies but it all depends on the clicks and click through ratio, example an advertiser may only pay a $1 per 1000 impressions. I can't say to much about how it works as Google don't like it but it's not a lot put it that way, if it's enough to cover server costs then that's fine but in 2 days so far we've made about a $1. lol

    Of note since the server move there have been 80,000 hits on the forum !!
    I'm a bit mental.

  16. Street Ryder is offline Speed Demon
    Location: Ireland
    Posts: 776

    #16

    Default Re: Google Ads trial.

    80,000 hits wow thats an awful lot of hits, oh and good idea with the google adsense good way to get a few bob going for the site

  17. Who
    Who is offline It's not a tumor.
     
    Location: Lincolnshire, UK
    Posts: 3,223

    #17

    Default Re: Google Ads trial.

    i like to laugh at google adsence, sometimes you get things like 'get sexy ladies on ebay.co.uk now!'
    Formerly Crazed Dodgem/Lwsbrck

    I'm not dead!

  18. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
    Location: The Dark Side of the Moon
    Posts: 3,278

    #18

    Default Re: Google Ads trial.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lwsbrck »
    i like to laugh at google adsence, sometimes you get things like 'get sexy ladies on ebay.co.uk now!'
    I've seen quility used russan jets, migs ect. On them, it said the quality russan jets bit then listed a couple of jets they had on sale on ebay. What on earth. Not on this site though.
    -----
    [imglink]http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r289/pherelas/SigCustom.jpg[/imglink]
    . . . . . . Why is it always a wrong number, what if there in the wrong house? . . . . . . .

  19. Who
    Who is offline It's not a tumor.
     
    Location: Lincolnshire, UK
    Posts: 3,223

    #19

    Default Re: Google Ads trial.

    PS3 three times more powerful than Xbox 360?
    Rumour is Sony’s new console has the edge on Microsoft’s next-gen machine.

    We’ve heard a rumour from a reliable source saying PlayStation 3 will be more powerful than Xbox 360. No surprise considering it’s expected a few months after Microsoft’s next-gen monster is released. But the source reckons it’ll be three times more powerful, which is some claim if it’s true. Admittedly we’d take the statement with a pinch of salt if it came direct from Sony – after all, it reckoned PlayStation 2’s ‘emotion engine’ could render Toy Story-quality graphics on the fly, which simply wasn’t true. But this info comes from someone who’s had access to development kits for both machines. Expect some big announcements when Sony and Microsoft officially reveal their next-generation consoles in two weeks.
    just got a link from the adsence bot at the top of the page labeled Ps3 Vs Xbox360 review thinking it would have comparitive game reviews and screenshots, instead i got an article from 2004...

    had a bit of a chuckle at it though

    a few months later than xbox?, 3 times more powerfiul?... sometimes you can just laugh
    Formerly Crazed Dodgem/Lwsbrck

    I'm not dead!

  20. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
    Location: The Dark Side of the Moon
    Posts: 3,278

    #20

    Default Re: Google Ads trial.

    It's now coming up with diablo 2 stuff, I think its picking up on Diablos name. Crazy thing.
    -----
    [imglink]http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r289/pherelas/SigCustom.jpg[/imglink]
    . . . . . . Why is it always a wrong number, what if there in the wrong house? . . . . . . .


 
Page 1 of 2 12 Last

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

about us

  • turboduck is a community that is dedicated to driving and racing games of all types on all platforms. Whether it's ticking off the miles/kilometres while exploring an open world, crashing and exploding everything in an insane balls-to-the-wall arcade racer, or nailing down every apex and trimming off every tenth possible in authentic sim-racing. It's all up for discussion as we enjoy the virtual cars, bikes, and everything else that these games offer. So join us, jump into the discussions, and don't think too much about why a 'duck' is our mascot. ;)
turboduck twitter turboduck facebook turboduck youtube turboduck twitter turboduck rss