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To ad or not to ad?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Verringer, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. Verringer

    Verringer Active Member

    I'm interested in your experiences with XenForo & Google Adsense.

    My forum is generating revenue via private ads on the sidebar and a Premium group, I've never thought about Google Adsense because of AdBlock.

    My site is receiving 30,000+ sessions on Google Analytics, 350-400 logins every 24 hours. A fair few users buy Premium for the name colour, banner, etc however there isn't a huge incentive. How much would you estimate I would make monthly from adding Google AdSense and would it look bad / annoy users?

    Premium users ($10) would not receive Google Ads, which is another incentive. I would be putting it in: ad_thread_view_above_messages, ad_forum_view_above_thread_list and possibly right in the footer so it's not very obstructive.

  2. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    1 or 2 ad unit for Guest only will do and doesn't harm you.
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  3. SelfSufficientMe

    SelfSufficientMe Well-Known Member

    I think most people these days understand many good websites need to advertise a little to help cover costs. Seeing the odd "strategically" placed banner certainly doesn't annoy me.

    It's difficult to guess how much a site with your traffic could expect to earn via adsense because there are several variables but I would take a educated stab and say about $200/month.

    Perhaps show the ads to visitors and registered users (who lurk).
  4. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Totally depends on the geographic location of your users.
  5. upnet

    upnet Active Member

    I agree with @RoldanLT , add a few adsense to guest views. I think for every 1k page views you can expect to make $1-$5.

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