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July 15, 2005 at 8:32 pm #4352
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?
let me know what you think?
July 15, 2005 at 10:37 pm #23094
July 16, 2005 at 10:19 am #23101
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
July 18, 2005 at 10:12 am #23129
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)
July 18, 2005 at 10:32 am #23135
Our first plan is to start charging people with flashing animated gifs in their sigs which advertise other sites :)
July 18, 2005 at 10:36 am #23136
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
July 18, 2005 at 10:40 am #23137
…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 :)
July 18, 2005 at 10:48 am #23140
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
July 18, 2005 at 10:53 am #23142
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:)
July 18, 2005 at 11:01 am #23143
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!)
July 18, 2005 at 11:34 am #23145
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…!!
July 18, 2005 at 11:50 am #23149
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 :)
July 18, 2005 at 11:55 am #23150
Lifestyle stuff like ‘Beer’ would find a receptive audience here :)
July 18, 2005 at 12:03 pm #23156
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:
July 18, 2005 at 12:20 pm #23158
Indeed, none of those ones where the “Close X” is so well hidden your better off refreshing the entire page please. :D
July 18, 2005 at 12:23 pm #23159
If its got money making potential. im up for it.
July 18, 2005 at 1:40 pm #23173
don’t worry we don’t have the time or desire to implement such ads…!
July 18, 2005 at 1:41 pm #23174
Guinness sponsored shindigs would be nice!!!! ;)
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