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#1 phpfreak

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 05:25 PM

Just letting everyone know that you will start seeing Google Advertisements on this site from now on. They appear in the first post of every topic on each page of that topic. They will also start appearing shortly in the main site as well as soon as we write the code for it.

They are not very intrusive, so I really don't want to hear complaints about it. This is a necessity for our site to continue its operation. The Kontera ads are now gone from the main site as well.

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#2 Daniel0

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 05:27 PM

And remember to click on them :P

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 05:30 PM

And remember to click on them :P


Only if it interests you ;)


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Posted 01 October 2006 - 05:34 PM

Added an acception to Adblock to preventy it from removing adds from phpfreaks.com

Didnt notice the ads where added until I saw this thread. I will click on the adds a every so often that intrest me. I wont go OTT of course. ;)

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 09:25 PM

Added an acception to Adblock to preventy it from removing adds from phpfreaks.com

Didnt notice the ads where added until I saw this thread. I will click on the adds a every so often that intrest me. I wont go OTT of course. ;)


Thanks, our contract is per impressions, not per click. So thanks for unblocking them :)


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Posted 01 October 2006 - 11:15 PM


Thanks, our contract is per impressions, not per click. So thanks for unblocking them :)


Can you explain what makes an impression different than a click? I haven't any experience with hosting Google Ads.
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Posted 01 October 2006 - 11:47 PM

I think that it is a good idea. I have no experience with the Google adds so I have a few questions.

Can you filter the content of the adds or is that all Google. The reason that I am asking is that on this page I see an add for RackSpace.. I think that it would be more appropriate for Serverpowered to be promoted...

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 11:58 PM

In order for that to happen, phpfreak would have to pay Google every time someone clicked an ad for ServerPowered... and that wouldn't make much sense, now would it? :)

To answer your question a bit more completely: The only ads that are going to show up in the Google Ads are for companies that are paying Google for the ad service, so yes, it is all on Google's side.
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 12:41 AM

A click is when you click on the link, an impression is when someone loads a page that has the ad on it.


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Posted 02 October 2006 - 12:43 AM

ah, ok. That makes sense, I suppose.
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#11 Daniel0

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 03:17 PM

our contract is per impressions


Would it count to put <div style='display:none;'></div> around the ads?

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 03:28 PM

How about we just go along with it and not come up with ideas to skirt around it, eh?

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 03:28 PM

What about a border around them?

Do you get more money per impression than on a click? Or do clicks still pay more....?  I haven't seen many ads with google or any other company that would interest me but I will keep an eye out for them to help out.



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Posted 02 October 2006 - 03:31 PM

Why would we put a border around them!?

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#15 Daniel0

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 03:39 PM

How about we just go along with it and not come up with ideas to skirt around it, eh?


I just asked if it was against the TOS. I never suggested that you should do it.

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 03:54 PM

Prehaps have the adds display between the first and the secound post of each thread? Rather than have them display in the first thread. Also change the dimensions of the ads so they display horzontally (Use leaderboard (728 x 90)) rather than being a big box. If you do decided to do that.

I have managed to add a hack to the threads template (Dispaly.template.php) so it does this. You can probably edit my hack so it adds the ads every x amount of posts, such as every 4 posts in the thread.

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 04:02 PM

just a note: i've noticed that the google ads get covered over when there is a code block appearing within the space that the ads take up. not sure of the best solution, but i will be pleased when they are moved up above the actual posts rather than within the first post itself.
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#18 Daniel0

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 04:48 PM

just a note: i've noticed that the google ads get covered over when there is a code block appearing within the space that the ads take up. not sure of the best solution, but i will be pleased when they are moved up above the actual posts rather than within the first post itself.


I think wildteen's solution would be the best one.

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 05:24 PM

I dont know, I just thought it would look better ;)

I like how the ads aren't in your face and take me 6 yrs of scrolling to get to the content. So I thank you for that

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 05:42 PM

I see you placed some ads another place too:
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The place the new one is placed is quite annoying, could be possible be moved somewhere else? Or at least centered?
It only happens in the AJAX forum, so is it a bug?




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