Alternative Advertisement Method

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by Khayman, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    OK, a suggestion to make. Just thought of this, off the top of my head idea, just throwing it into the ring kinda thing

    I buy a lot of DVD's online and when I do I often go to my favorite DVD site and click on the relevant affiliate banner to get to the shop I want (thus aiding the site). So I thought it could be an idea to have those kind of affiliates for OSNN. I for one would buy all my shiz through here (and of course you could do other kinds of things).
    For those who don't know, the kind of links/banners i'm talking about are more often than not called Affiliate links (not like the ones we have on the front page btw). Many etailers (such as Amazon etc) have schemes setup whereby you sign up with them (for free) and can then use special links to them and if anyone clicks through and buys stuff then you get a percentage of the sale. You can often link to the site in general or to specific products or groups of products targeted to the demographic of visitor and as such get different size/types of banner in the process

    Of course I don't know what those things pay in relation to the current banners but they may make for more click through's or actual purchase's. and/or have them in tandem with the current ones.

    Anyway, just a thought
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I don't expect the amazon links I have on the frontpage to earn anything, I was just getting fed up of seeing the surveys etc.
     
  3. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    you should get bigger ones, or in more prominent places for the forum pages :) and also ones for sites that don't suck as hard as Amazon! :)
     
  4. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Why dont you have a section in the forum for affiliate links. Members can let you know where they buy stuff, you set up an affiliate link - whenever we want to buy something we go through here rather than just going straight to the website.

    Just an idea.
     
  5. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I trialed the Amazon ads for a bit, 150 clicks no income, they just replace the default adverts. Not really too worried about income as I am happy with it, just the look at th e ads, I want relevent ads that look cool, not even ones that will make people clcik like mad - just look good ;)
     
  6. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    I would buy stuff from them if they where from decent DVD sites :)
     
  7. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    I wait for amazon software bargains. You can get latest software for a lot cheaper than retail stores, boxed and free delivery.

    Example boxed ulead photoimpact 8 90$ amazon £26.99 At that time a difference of £40.

    Also drive image boxed £19.99 at powerquest before symantec bought them out, 69.99$.

    Otherwise some titles are good they have some o.k. deals but I have returned a lot of videos as they are poor quality.
     
  8. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    heh get some play.com, dc-dvd.com affiliations going and I'll click through them some :D
     
  9. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Nah, I never liked adverts based on commision, but they are almost game/software related so until I can find something better they can stick around.
     
  10. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    How does Google AdSense pay? I know it's click-based, but how much does it generate per click?
     
  11. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I haven't been able to figure it out at all.
    Seems to depend on the ad, and as they are controlled by keywords it is impossible to tell!!
     
  12. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Ok...just wondering since they're actually the least-intrusive ads. Would be nice if they paid well too. =P
     
  13. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    hmm but I'd have a dilema, would I click the osnn ads, or the opera ads??
     
  14. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    OSNN ads, of course. [​IMG]
     
  15. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Opera blocks my ads and uses its own? :p