Testing Ad content on site

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  1. horseUSA

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    I am going to be testing some advertising options on the site (to help pay for the monthly server/hosting/software costs)
    Please work with me, so I can pay for the costs plus provide the least obtrusive content. Also, if you have suggestions or business which are aviation specific including modeling supply companies please contact about sponsorship opportunities.

    thanks
    david
     
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    Since a few of build models, kit manufacturers etc. might be an idea David...the same for books too I guess....
     
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    I accept the reality $$$$ of ads .... and I don't even mind if they're not aviation or modeling related .... but suitable placement on the page is the key. Top banner or right side margins don't interfere with the flow. Mid-page .... inserted between posts .... is ugly and annoying.
     
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    And make the ads relevant. Nothing is stupider to see than an offer for a B24 for sale. And not the scale model type.
     
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    Just saw the amazon.co.uk ad, for a Volvo P1800 book, clicked on it, great place for the ads, might buy the book later....

    :thumbright: David!
     
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    How do you receive revenue from the ads? on a click-through basis, or not until it converts to a sale?

    If its just click-through, then we can make sure you get maximum income from minimum ad content by ensuring that the ads get clicked on. ;)
     
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    But don't we get the occasional "members" that have helpful ads in their posts for useful things like chinese sunglasses, questionable tennis shoes and attractive asian wives, already? :evil4:
     
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    I don't see any adds, nut maybe it's because I use addblock on firefox?
     
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    It is a mixture...get an amount for a click (based on the content), then get a rate for just showing ads
     
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    I'll pay more attention to clicking ads.
    Thanks for your information, david!
     
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    Yep, I'll click on the ads to....
     
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    I will, but only if I'm really interested, sorry. I don't see them on FF because of addblock and I will keep on using that plugin. But I do see them on the iPad, so at least there I can support the forum.
     
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    Me too if they are hobby related and then watch that clicker light up. :twisted:

    Geo
     
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    where do you guys get your hobby related stuff? Any online places?
     
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    Just off the top of my head, I think the big three may be, Hannants in Europe, Squadron in the U.S., and Hobby Link Japan in Asia. Maybe post a thread and the others can give you some more names.

    Geo
     
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    KingKit is good as well here in the UK...sometime use Modellhobbies and Relish Models as well. The Works (I think, Terry?) are sometimes good for deals on books..
     
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    Maybe you can get hobby magazines to advertise too. Fine Scale Modeler or Scale Aviation Modeler come to mind.
     
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    Photography places like Adorama would be good as well.
     
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    B&H Photo is an excellent source for photography equipment (and audio/video stuff)
     
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    Air museums like USAF Dayton and Smithsonian
     
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