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How XenForo Helped My Income

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Glenn Kilpatrick, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. My forums rely heavily on Adsense to keep them going. Since March of this year my Adsense had dipped by about 50% Hits to the sites were down and rpm well down.

    I had warnings in Google Webmaster tools about the sites not being mobile friendly. I notice that Google started to display my forum as Mobile Unfriendly.

    Eventually I got round to an Upgrade. I had been waiting forever for Simple Machines to get their fingers out and go responsive. Whenever I asked them when the new version would be out with a responsive theme, i got the standard answer "When its ready and not until".

    No amount of explaining that our sites were suffering in Google and our incomes were down seemed to matter to SMF. I wasnt the only person asking the questions and their standard reply wasnt nothing short of rude.

    I finally made the shift over here a couple of weeks ago. With the help of forum member @JulianD the transfer went without a single glitch. His price was more than reasonable and he was a complete professional in dealing with me. For paid help I would highly recommend him.

    Since Migrating my site is back performing well in google Mobile. My Adsense income for the site is back where it was in March and following the long term trend.

    I assume Google has some Algorithm that knows if your site is viewable on Mobile and they rank your site higher and give you better paying adverts if it does.

    The support here has been excellent. It seems Brogan answers your questions before you even ask them.

    Many thanks to XenForo for your excellent software and the help of the admin and community.

    Please can I have another copy free of charge for my second forum :)

    Oh yeah and if your looking for forum software look no further. currently I run one on Xenforo, one on SMf and one on Burning Board. the support at Burning Board is also very poor, and despite all the Hype I do not like the product one bit. I wish I had opted for Xenforo for that one too.
    EQnoble, Gemma, Freelancer and 11 others like this.
  2. usAdultAds

    usAdultAds Active Member

    Google is known for discrimination. If you have a mobile site, then you are most likely to
    rank higher then your competitors that may not have a mobile friendly site, and I think google
    even said it outright if I am not mistaken, mobile will rank better then non-mobile.....
  3. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    How is that discrimination though?
  4. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Google are trying to push websites to have a mobile friendly style. By having one, you're favoured over one that does not.

    If you don't have one it's an incentive to get one.

    The winner in the end is the consumer browsing your site on a mobile device with a great responsive style.

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