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This topic contains 17 replies, has 11 voices, and was last updated by  ian_hannigan 12 years, 1 month ago.

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  • #4352

    aphra
    Keymaster

    I am interested in finding out what people think about gd.ie carrying advertising. We have been approached by a couple of places recently and asked if we do…

    at the moment we don’t. But we do need to open some new revenue streams and the more observant of you will have noticed that we do not have sponsor logos on our new design layout. We are currently running very cheaply and with few resources but that means updates are less regular and new content is not being added and developed..

    What do you think of gd.ie carrying advertising?
    What types of advertising would be acceptable?
    Should we just accept donations/sponsorship?
    Other ideas?

    let me know what you think?

    Aphra.

  • #23094

    Ronny
    Participant
  • #23101

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    I think we all use to advertising on the web, if it helps make gd.ie better then I’m up for it.

    /as long as money doesn’t “rest in peoples account” before moving on :D

  • #23129

    Darksaviour69
    Participant

    i pretty much aggree, adds are a great way to get some money, i just hate when sites try a trick u by makeing adds look like real links. oh and NO POP UPS! (i have firefox but just in case)

  • #23135

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Our first plan is to start charging people with flashing animated gifs in their sigs which advertise other sites :)

  • #23136

    Idora
    Participant

    Our first plan is to start charging people with flashing animated gifs in their sigs which advertise other sites :)[/quote:142f9ce0bf]gets my vote!

    …as does taking advertising on the site if it helps with the upkeep (especially if it gets the remaining jobs outstanding from the move done, eh Dave?!:wink:

    Would be ideal if it could be kept discrete and unobtrusive – oxymorons in relation to advertising, I know, but still – we live in hope

  • #23137

    Skyclad
    Participant

    …as does taking advertising on the site if it helps with the upkeep (especially if it gets the remaining jobs outstanding from the move done, eh Dave?!:wink:[/quote:b70cedfc74]
    I’m building up momentum. Maybe a savage pestering at a shindig will do the trick :)

  • #23140

    gizmo
    Participant

    Don’t see any real problem with it as long as its not too intrusive. As Ronny said most activity is based around the Forums so it won’t effect is too much anyway…

    Plus I ALWAYS love winning more Green Cards….I must be like, the luckiest person in the world EVER… :D

  • #23142

    Darksaviour69
    Participant

    Our first plan is to start charging people with flashing animated gifs in their sigs which advertise other sites :)[/quote:be9afa5d79]

    err… :roll: who could u be talking about?

    (actually i been meaning to remove that banner for weeks because the dcgp contest has merged with the Dream On contest…. but i have to go looking for that topic to get to me profile…. :wink:)

  • #23143

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Plus I ALWAYS love winning more Green Cards….I must be like, the luckiest person in the world EVER… :D[/quote:60da24facc]
    Nah. I’ve been the 10,000,000th visitor to more sites than you could possibly imagine! I’m almost beginning to think its all a scam (but if that Nigerian deal works out, I’ll be a millionaire soon enough!)

  • #23145

    aphra
    Keymaster

    thanks everyone…good to have some input on this..

    we will try to keep the ads relevant and discreet

    things like drink, games & more games…!!

    Aphra.

  • #23149

    omen
    Participant

    Advertising is fine as long as its not in your face.
    No pop-ups and no flashing stuff. Other than that they can advertise anything they want. If its not completely in my face, I’m not going to notice it anyway :)

  • #23150

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Lifestyle stuff like ‘Beer’ would find a receptive audience here :)

  • #23156

    lk_
    Participant

    what’s the deal with all these new game advertisments that are on there own layer above the actual site, bloody annoying if you can’t close them and they’re covering something you’re trying to read. :evil:

  • #23158

    gizmo
    Participant

    Indeed, none of those ones where the “Close X” is so well hidden your better off refreshing the entire page please. :D

  • #23159

    peter_b
    Participant

    If its got money making potential. im up for it.

  • #23173

    aphra
    Keymaster

    don’t worry we don’t have the time or desire to implement such ads…!

    Aphra.

  • #23174

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Guinness sponsored shindigs would be nice!!!! ;)

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