My One Little Ad Per Week Or This?

by admin Administrator
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Can I ask a question?

What would you prefer here, my one little ad per week or something like this:

Talkgold HYIP, Investment & Money Forum

?

I'm being serious :-)

Anyone who thinks I should "Not" run one ad per week here is probably on the verge of insanity, not a marketer, and is politely asked to exit this forum and not come back if it really bothers them 'that' much.

Everyone who has ever seen my google stats says something like "Dude, I'd run one ad PER DAY, to hell with one per week"....

This post really isn't needed as I know most of you could care less about an ad on a MARKETING forum but those few who gripe about one simple ad really get under my skin :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author SuzanneH
    Wow! LOL!

    Hope you don't think I was griping - just trying to help figure out a solution! :-) I'll be good, I'll be good; just don't subject me to that again! My poor eyes..

    Suzanne
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    • Profile picture of the author admin
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      Originally Posted by SuzanneH View Post

      Wow! LOL!

      Hope you don't think I was griping - just trying to help figure out a solution! :-) I'll be good, I'll be good; just don't subject me to that again! My poor eyes..

      Suzanne

      No don't worry, :-) It was hard keeping a straight face posting this thread. It's really funny if you think about it..
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  • Profile picture of the author getsmartt
    Allen, you could run 1 ad an hour and I would still be here. The sheer amount of useful FREE information this site has to offer well exceeds the miniscule annoyance of a OTO.
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  • Profile picture of the author write-stuff
    Hehe... that is awful! As far as running one ad (or many) on your own site, you do what's best for you. I think most of us realize that you operate a successful form site for a reason. - Russ
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    • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
      Allen.. I have run out of thankyou's for today.... but thanks for the chuckle... I love you marketing to me... keep it up dude..

      I'd gladly absorb one a day... and I don't have any machine issues so I really do only see it once

      Peace

      Jay
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    • Profile picture of the author Barry Davis
      Allen,
      You can run as many as you want and it won't bother me a bit. I will probably even buy some of the products.

      The truth is, a few years ago I was doing this as a hobby when I stumbled across this forum. Within a couple of months, after reading, learning, and applying what I learned here, I moved to full-time status, and two years ago, packed up and moved from Minnesota (which I hated) back to Kentucky, which I love. While I've never met you, I credit you and others on this forum, with giving me the know-how to be completely independent and live anywhere in the country that I want to live.

      Now, based on more that I've learned here, I am branching out into some other niches.

      Thank You,
      Barry
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Allen,
    Ads dont bother me at all .. Heck run them dude.

    I say one per "DAY" would be good.. Forums flooded with ads such as the example you gave is what bothers me.

    You could even run sponsored ads.. How much Allen for a sponsor ad ? I got $50 right now can you help a warrior out ...

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author admin
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    By the way the owner of TalkGold is a member here so please don't be too hard on him. He's doing what's right for him and I can bet you he's making money at it..
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by admin View Post

      By the way the owner of TalkGold is a member here so please don't be too hard on him. He's doing what's right for him and I can bet you he's making money at it..
      Oh it's a nice site, just too many ads for me .lol

      So what about those sponsor ads ??

      James
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        Please...give us more ads!!

        Just promise you won't go bright yellow


        Frank
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      • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
        An ad a week !!???

        Allen, I think you're off your rocker!

        I wouldn't come back here if you had an ad a decade!!

        Listen, I'm been on-line now for over a fortnight now, so I'm pretty clued up. And I'm sick and tired of being sold to. Everywhere you look, they're telling you to buy this, buy that, subscribe here, sign your life away there. It's cost me a fortune.

        I want nice clean, ad-free sites. I want the top information, from the top guys, for free, without any hint whatsoever of being sold to, EVER ! And for the life of me I can't see why you can't deliver that.

        None of my sites have ads on them and I like it that way - no shop, no products, nothing to buy, nada!

        Yours respectfully,

        Mr Angry

        P.S. Well, I'm a bit strapped for cash at the moment, my wife's left me, my house has gone and I can't afford to feed my dog. So has anyone any ideas how to monetise my site?
        http://www.stupidbrokemarketerwhodoesntunderstandbusiness .com

        Discalimer - It's a joke people !

        I nearly posted the above without the disclaimer, but have been reminded recently that there's obviously some real stupid people on this forum. I'm just glad they're not the majority.
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        • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
          Originally Posted by Peter Bestel View Post

          An ad a week !!???

          Allen, I think you're off your rocker!

          I wouldn't come back here if you had an ad a decade!!

          Listen, I'm been on-line now for over a fortnight now, so I'm pretty clued up. And I'm sick and tired of being sold to. Everywhere you look, they're telling you to buy this, buy that, subscribe here, sign your life away there. It's cost me a fortune.

          I want nice clean, ad-free sites. I want the top information, from the top guys, for free, without any hint whatsoever of being sold to, EVER ! And for the life of me I can't see why you can't deliver that.

          None of my sites have ads on them and I like it that way - no shop, no products, nothing to buy, nada!

          Yours respectfully,

          Mr Angry

          P.S. Well, I'm a bit strapped for cash at the moment, my wife's left me, my house has gone and I can't afford to feed my dog. So has anyone any ideas how to monetise my site?
          http://www.stupidbrokemarketerwhodoesntunderstandbusiness .com

          Discalimer - It's a joke people !

          I nearly posted the above without the disclaimer, but have been reminded recently that there's obviously some real stupid people on this forum. I'm just glad they're not the majority.
          LMFAO... this was classic.. I so wish you didn't have to put the disclaimer.. but you're right.. some would need it...

          Peace

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        • Profile picture of the author David Reed
          Originally Posted by Peter Bestel View Post

          P.S. Well, I'm a bit strapped for cash at the moment, my wife's left me, my house has gone and I can't afford to feed my dog. So has anyone any ideas how to monetise my site?
          http://www.stupidbrokemarketerwhodoesntunderstandbusiness .com
          Hey Pete your link ain't working!

          David
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  • Profile picture of the author Lance K
    Originally Posted by admin View Post

    Anyone who thinks I should "Not" run one ad per week here is probably on the verge of insanity, not a marketer, and is politely asked to exit this forum and not come back if it really bothers them 'that' much.
    I'm so glad you said that, Allen. I was thinking the exact same thing but didn't post it because it wouldn't have near the same impact as if you posted it.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
    Allen,

    I can remember when you didn't monetise the forum
    at all, I often wondered if you knew something that
    the rest of us hadn't figured out. ;-)

    More recently I've seen you testing and experimenting
    with different types of advertising. Some of it predictable
    and some of it really innovative. I say.. keep testing
    and PM me with you results!

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
    lol what a contrast!

    I think it's ridiculously funny that people want to say something about what ads you place where on your own site.

    Btw, people don't just gripe to you Allen, they also grip in the smaller networks.

    Maybe this thread will slow them down a bit and bring them back into a positive realm.

    Thanks!


    Mary
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    Originally Posted by admin View Post

    Can I ask a question?

    What would you prefer here, my one little ad per week or something like this:

    Talkgold HYIP, Investment & Money Forum

    ?

    I'm being serious :-)

    Anyone who thinks I should "Not" run one ad per week here is probably on the verge of insanity, not a marketer, and is politely asked to exit this forum and not come back if it really bothers them 'that' much.

    Everyone who has ever seen my google stats says something like "Dude, I'd run one ad PER DAY, to hell with one per week"....

    This post really isn't needed as I know most of you could care less about an ad on a MARKETING forum but those few who gripe about one simple ad really get under my skin :-)
    Ewww, you're marketing to us? Gross, get away from me!

    My god, was that forum GOLD. I'm traumatized. I'm going to go change the name of Twitter Gold Rush to Twitter Platinum Rush.

    I don't mind the ads at all. If they work for you, why would you ever take them down? Send the whiners over to DP.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Allen, this is the age old story of marketers bitching about being marketed
      to and it's NEVER going to stop.

      I have no problem with ads or anything else you do as long as I have the
      best place for information to come to on the whole Internet.

      Anybody who doesn't get that can, as you so politely stated, exit stage left.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post


      I don't mind the ads at all. If they work for you, why would you ever take them down? Send the whiners over to DP.
      Ha!!! Yeah send them on over to the scammer warez filled forum..

      James
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
    Frankly, I was glad to see you start monetizing the forum when you finally did. I'd much rather see a little advertising than have the forum disappear or be plastered in adsense, affiliate ads, or CPA offers.

    I went to thestreet.com last night to read some Jim Cramer stuff, and there is so much friggin' advertising there, it's hard to find the content. I'm not exaggerating. It was very frustrating.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    There is no reason why you should not do this here too. I would pay to adveritse too.

    Tal
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeRogers
    Hey...

    Anything you think is worth promoting gets my serious attention.

    After all, it's your world. We just live in it.

    Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark McWilliams
    Allen, these ads really don't bother me!...

    (At the end of the day, you should be able to market products on your own forum!)

    Why not install the plugin (Or turn the feature on!) which will 'insert' a sponsored ad after the first post of each thread? Now I know you probably don't want to go doing that, but again it's only a thought! - You've probably looked into it actually, but the old forum had it and I don't think anyone objected to them!

    (I like my plugin's don't ya think? lol)

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Ok Allen,
    I got $100 for a sponsored position.. Where is the signup link to become a sponsor ??

    James
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    • Profile picture of the author admin
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      Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

      Ok Allen,
      I got $100 for a sponsored position.. Where is the signup link to become a sponsor ??

      James

      Why do you keep asking this? :-)

      Do you honestly think $100 could get a sponsored position on this forum somewhere?
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      • Profile picture of the author Brian Edmondson
        Allen,

        Thanks for coming out and saying that...

        You get tired of hearing people on marketing lists and marketing forums actually complaining about being marketed too, imagine that!

        I imagine if you embrace marketing, you'll be more successful at it.

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      • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
        Originally Posted by admin View Post

        Why do you keep asking this? :-)

        Do you honestly think $100 could get a sponsored position on this forum somewhere?
        Well not really but I was hoping you could help a guy out ..

        $100 might get me 2x2 pixel ad I guess someplace...

        James
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        • Profile picture of the author Seattle Mike
          Allen;

          I think you have shown tremendous restraint in your promotions on the forum. You have kept this free for people for years and helped tons of us grow businesses.

          People complaining about having to scroll past ONE ad??

          Post 5 ads a week, I will still be here. Now if you started sending me 2 emails a day like some of the others out there, that gets old

          A few Ads don't bother me...
          The only thing I need here is a buzzer that goes off every 30 minutes so I get back to work
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Originally Posted by admin View Post

        Why do you keep asking this? :-)

        Do you honestly think $100 could get a sponsored position on this forum somewhere?
        Just out of curiosity, what WOULD a sponsored ad run for?

        I'd guess about 2K.

        Am I in the ball park or still way too low. I'm talking about a one time OTO
        the first time somebody logs in after it runs.

        Whatever the price would be, the marketer would have to figure how many
        people would see it, what his expected conversion rate would be and
        ultimately what his profit after expenses would be.

        Unfortunately, a lot of marketers don't take the time to analyze this
        stuff and just blindly throw money at advertising. Then they wonder why
        they're going broke.
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        • Profile picture of the author admin
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          Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

          Just out of curiosity, what WOULD a sponsored ad run for?

          I'd guess about 2K.

          Am I in the ball park or still way too low. I'm talking about a one time OTO
          the first time somebody logs in after it runs.

          Whatever the price would be, the marketer would have to figure how many
          people would see it, what his expected conversion rate would be and
          ultimately what his profit after expenses would be.

          Unfortunately, a lot of marketers don't take the time to analyze this
          stuff and just blindly throw money at advertising. Then they wonder why
          they're going broke.

          They're not accepted at all so I haven't really thought about it. It's far more valuable to me to be an affiliate.

          Plus, it works out for the product owner as well since if the offer doesn't fly they aren't out anything.
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          • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
            Originally Posted by admin View Post

            They're not accepted at all so I haven't really thought about it. It's far more valuable to me to be an affiliate.

            Plus, it works out for the product owner as well since if the offer doesn't fly they aren't out anything.
            Ah, I see. Then you must have a VERY careful selection process of what
            products you choose to promote. I'd think it was about as thorough as
            an FBI investigation.

            Anyway, thanks for clearing that up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kalidasa
    Are you kidding? I got a lot out of traffic drill already. Go ahead, tell me about something else that will make me money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greg124
    Hi Allen,
    I have no problem with 1 ad a week , 1 day or whatever. This is by far the best IM site anywhere, the competition does not even come close. You have every right to moneytise it. Those who object can click their way elsewhere.

    Greg
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Maybe a Joint Venture Sponsored Poisition would be a good idea...

    Create an Application with certain requirements that must be met before the application can even be sent in for discussion/approval.

    Since it would require an application to even be considered only ones that would know anything about it being a joint venture sponsored position would be you and the party that applied.

    Hey it's an idea anyways that I am sure can be expanded upon... Like Allen Says needs ideas from a non-marketer web developer like me ..lol

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author Kate Carpenter
    It's your forum and you can do what you want to! I agree, anything you promote or make us aware of is worth looking at!
    I would vote for weekly, opposed to daily, as many Warriors probably don't visit the forum everyday, and weekly gives everyone the opportunity to see what is being promoted. Your 'ads' are not offensive and I cannot believe anyone would 'complain', after receiving so much valuable information for FREE here!
    Thanks for asking our feedback! That's a class act!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Allen,

    Fantastic idea... Bring on the ads

    Mike Hill

    PS. (cough) I'm almost ready with a monthly recurring membership site...
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  • Profile picture of the author richdirtygirl
    Originally Posted by admin View Post

    Can I ask a question?

    What would you prefer here, my one little ad per week or something like this:

    Talkgold HYIP, Investment & Money Forum

    ?

    I'm being serious :-)

    Anyone who thinks I should "Not" run one ad per week here is probably on the verge of insanity, not a marketer, and is politely asked to exit this forum and not come back if it really bothers them 'that' much.

    Everyone who has ever seen my google stats says something like "Dude, I'd run one ad PER DAY, to hell with one per week"....

    This post really isn't needed as I know most of you could care less about an ad on a MARKETING forum but those few who gripe about one simple ad really get under my skin :-)
    Keep them coming honey... help me learn about you among other things...

    RDG :p
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    • Profile picture of the author graphicsgenie
      Originally Posted by admin View Post

      They're not accepted at all so I haven't really thought about it. It's far more valuable to me to be an affiliate.

      Plus, it works out for the product owner as well since if the offer doesn't fly they aren't out anything.
      Its probably jealousy - its a great idea, my aspirations are to get one of my products in that spot. No doubt i'll have to give out a lot more to the community and keep adding the quality to my products

      To Your Success

      Darren
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeannie Crabtree
    Allen, you have a top notch forum here, no complaints if I see an ad every day.

    I was too busy yesterday, but I had the thought to come back and study your ad. We could all learn from this, rather than complain. Reframe it to mean a marketing lesson, instead of being negative.

    And hey, if you make a sale, you helped someone in their business.

    Jeannie
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  • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
    AAHHHH!!!!!!! Allen, it was cruel posting that link! You burned my retinas. And yes, ads in a marketing forum, of course, run them, why the heck not? Are you the only one who shouldn't make money here? I mean really...

    TomG.

    Originally Posted by admin View Post

    Can I ask a question?

    What would you prefer here, my one little ad per week or something like this:

    Talkgold HYIP, Investment & Money Forum

    ?

    I'm being serious :-)

    Anyone who thinks I should "Not" run one ad per week here is probably on the verge of insanity, not a marketer, and is politely asked to exit this forum and not come back if it really bothers them 'that' much.

    Everyone who has ever seen my google stats says something like "Dude, I'd run one ad PER DAY, to hell with one per week"....

    This post really isn't needed as I know most of you could care less about an ad on a MARKETING forum but those few who gripe about one simple ad really get under my skin :-)
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      • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
        It's probably a local cookie issue but the ad appears every time I start a new session. However I don't clear cookies, my login stuff is always remembered as too are the posts I've visited.

        Again, no biggie, just thought I'd tell ya!

        Peter
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        • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
          Allen, I think one a week is cool man..

          The the ad you have or the one-time
          ad in firefox it shows up once but in
          IE it seems to come up a few times.

          It might just be IE on my end not sure...

          --David
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          • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
            Hi Allen,

            I don't think so that you need to ask for our permission to put an ad. I take it in that way that I'll learn how to make a best converting ad. It'll be an example for all of us.

            Thanks,

            Sandor
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  • Profile picture of the author pkmembers
    Altough I'm new to Warrior Forum and from London, I actually like the one little ad per week. The link for Talkgold has given me a headache.

    Keep it going!

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Schenk
    I usually do not buy on the first time seeing an ad, I must see it several times for it to work its way through my skull and into the gray matter.

    The ad comes up for me every time I open the WF, and this is good. That gave me a little time to think about it, and after looking at the present ad, asking a few quesitons, I bought.


    :-Don
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