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Google Ads

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by ineedhelp, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. ineedhelp

    ineedhelp Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking of using Google Ads on my forum, Google AdSense.

    Can you recommend which add-on to use for adding ad codes to the forum.

    For those who use Google Ads, how much roughly can you earn per month?

    What happens if you click on the ads yourself?

    Ads are all text based...

    How can I get normal banner ads with images using Google Ads?

  2. Roberto Bilić

    Roberto Bilić Active Member

  3. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Don't do this.

    You will most likely get banned. They are not at all forgiving about this.
    ineedhelp likes this.
  4. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    I use Robbo's ad manager and Digital Point Ad Positioning.

    Robbo's addon still has a few issues but it seems like he's working on them :)
  5. ineedhelp

    ineedhelp Well-Known Member

    This addon doesn't say how you can position adverts, it just gives a couple of options for inside post ad, outside post ad or in convo. I want them on the homepage as well and have control of where the ads go.
  6. ineedhelp

    ineedhelp Well-Known Member

    Does it let you place ads all over the site, including on the homepage, inbetween sections etc?
  7. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    It places them at the last read post which is meant to be a much better position. I also have them on my homepage, etc which is why I combine it with Robbo's addon (but the positioning there isn't perfect).
  8. ineedhelp

    ineedhelp Well-Known Member

    Can I see your site? If you want you can pm me the link, up to you.
  9. ineedhelp

    ineedhelp Well-Known Member

    What if I mistakingly click on some?
  10. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

  11. ineedhelp

    ineedhelp Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, thanks. I've seen that, so do I just enter the ad code in each template individually? Also, do the ads generate enough to at least pay for hosting costs?
  12. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Yes, just add the code Google provides below the relevant <xen:hook name="ad_XXX_XXX" /> in the template where you want them.

    Depends.......how long is a piece of string? There are many factors that can affect how much you may or may not get from adsense.
    ineedhelp likes this.
  13. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    They won't believe you and you will get banned. Seriously - just don't :)
    Veer, MattW and ineedhelp like this.
  14. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  15. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    I hear that if you put some tape over your PC's camera, they can't see who's clicking and you make more cash ;)

    Never. Not even once, nor your buddy who's just trying to help. Google is rather smart about click fraud.
    Bram likes this.
  16. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  17. Bram

    Bram Well-Known Member

    Yeah thats the best tip. Haha, nice one (y)
  18. ineedhelp

    ineedhelp Well-Known Member

    My Google Ads account has ben approve, and in the email it also said 'Do not click on the ads even to test them' that's fair enough I won't.. But what if others are using my site in the same building so the IP would be the same as mine, I'm assuming that's how google knows who's clicking on their ads? :eek:
  19. x3sphere

    x3sphere Active Member

    Their detection is more advanced than that presumably, if 4 people from your building all click an ad in the same hour that could be very suspicious.
    ineedhelp likes this.
  20. ineedhelp

    ineedhelp Well-Known Member

    Has Google asked you to enter any Tax information? How much revenue do you need to generate before Tax info is required?

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