Are you a Google Analytics enthusiast?
More SEO Content
Placing A Banner Ad ...
Posted 02 October 2003 - 11:04 PM
Can placing banner ads affect number of visitors and page views? Any advice or suggestion?
Posted 02 October 2003 - 11:18 PM
these same ads will be less offensive, generate higher clickthroughs and revenue, and not detract from the page as much as a flashy random banner would
there are also a ton of affiliate programs out there
banners are evil
Posted 03 October 2003 - 09:20 AM
Banners are bad.
Posted 03 October 2003 - 09:49 AM
The AdSense idea is a good one, as is the affiliate program. Banner ads are so....over.
Not to mention that they can be profoundly ugly
Posted 03 October 2003 - 10:12 AM
I guess everyone agrees
Most banner don't look nice , and most visitor hate them with a passion
The AdSense idea is good also.
Posted 03 October 2003 - 08:17 PM
I hesitate to swim against the tide.
Sure banners are often horrible (and Yaso if you sign up with one of the bulk suppliers like Burst, you'll get your fair share of nightmare flashing banners) and yes, they are deeply unfashionable, but i thought most visitors just considered them to be the least of evils.
What visitors really, really, hate is pop-ups and pop-unders
.... isn't it?
Posted 03 October 2003 - 09:52 PM
Most banners I can ignore. Occasionally I even click on banners. Ugly banners are sometimes actually a plus -- the amusement factor alone makes them worth the screen real estate they take up. Even the blinking, flashing in-your-face ones are no problem once I scroll the screen just a little tiny bit so they're out of sight.
But pop ups, pop unders, and those new terrifically annoying ads that "swim" across the page and follow you down when you scroll (not popups, I think they're done with CSS and some scripting so they're actually on the page, but on top of/obscuring the content until you close them) -- those are evil.
A pox on the designers who came up with those ideas.
Posted 03 October 2003 - 10:31 PM
I was REALLY expecting to see one on their site but couldn't find one. Strange.
Those would be shoshkeles.
Posted 04 October 2003 - 03:29 AM
Fortunately despite this
"Fly-In Ads are the next big wave in Internet advertising. This blows away everything else that's out there."
#1 Best-Selling Author of MindControlMarketing.com
Widely Recognized as the "Tiger Woods" of Internet Marketing
(and who could resist a 'big up' from Mark Joyner???)
they don't seem to have spread too far YET.
Posted 04 October 2003 - 06:46 AM
British Airways are currently running a campaign on the UK broadsheet newspaper sites (esp the travel pages) that simply has a huge blue sky pop-up that blocks out almost the entire page every time it loads....... and drives me completely
This is quickly going to turn into a new thread most hated adverts!
Posted 04 October 2003 - 07:15 AM
Also none of you uses banner ads to make cash from content sites? If anyone uses, then is there some way to make banner ads look less intrusive?
Posted 04 October 2003 - 09:45 AM
Here are a few things that seem to work:
Consider putting the banners at the bottom of the page rather than at the top. When people get to a page, they're interested in reading what they clicked there to read first, which often causes them to scroll a banner at the top of the page off the screen. By putting the ad at the bottom, you're giving your visitors something to click on after finishing what they just read.
If the banner happens to be extremely relevant to the content, the click through rates will clearly be higher, making you more money.
Banner blindness seems to be highest with the traditional banner shape. Try using other shapes to see what effect it has on click throughs.
Posted 04 October 2003 - 10:02 AM
After the first few times when a newbie clicks on one by mistake, they realize what they did and learn to tune them out.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users