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41. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4834 posts) 8y

Quoting Peter

Not currently, but I think it's fair to say that this will definitely be considered, depending on its popularity in the guide.

I'd be really careful about this. The vast majority of slogs (spamblogs automatically importing others' full text feeds) do so in order to republish next to google ads, purely to make money from those google ads. With this setup, you'd basically be doing all the hard work for them (especially with moblogging as an automatic post creator), at a domain google currently treats as being spam-free.
You could be overrun faster than you could say "wow, look at all the new registrations today".

That's not to say it's a bad idea - but you'll need to have some really strong protection and spam detection in place before you start out, and be certain it'll be really worth it.

42. Posted by Peter (Admin 5809 posts) 8y

Provided it is restricted to Full Members (as is the case in the guide), I think most spam systems would struggle to make it work for them. But point taken. It certainly can have that kind of adverse affect.

43. Posted by Lavafalls (Travel Guru 155 posts) 8y

Is there anyway we can tell what parentage of a page is being credited to ourselves? I am just wondering.

Michael

44. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Quoting Lavafalls

Is there anyway we can tell what parentage of a page is being credited to ourselves? I am just wondering.

Michael

The two Google Ads on the right hand side will display contributors' ads. It will rotate amongst the contributors for the article. So if your contribution to the article is 100%, the ads display on that side will always be yours. If you contribute only 50% of it, then half of the time, the ads is yours, while the other half will display other contributors' ads.

Even if the ads displayed is yours, it will still depend on the visitors' clicks to generate income. However, the more you contribute, the higher your chance is in getting clicks as your ads will be shown more regularly to visitors.

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 24, 2008, at 1:06 PM by Hien ]

45. Posted by Peter (Admin 5809 posts) 8y

Quoting Lavafalls

Is there anyway we can tell what parentage of a page is being credited to ourselves? I am just wondering.

Not as yet. Well, actually, you could refresh the page 100 times and see how many times your ad shows up :) I guess we could create a page listing all your contributed articles and the calculated percentage. Might be interesting.

46. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Quoting Peter

Quoting Lavafalls

Is there anyway we can tell what parentage of a page is being credited to ourselves? I am just wondering.

Not as yet. Well, actually, you could refresh the page 100 times and see how many times your ad shows up :) I guess we could create a page listing all your contributed articles and the calculated percentage. Might be interesting.

Oops! Sorry for the earlier unrelated reply. Misunderstood the question.

Yeah, a page listing all contributions and the percentage would be great! :)

47. Posted by Lavafalls (Travel Guru 155 posts) 8y

It could as simple as a bar graph on the side of each article with the user names.

48. Posted by Peter (Admin 5809 posts) 8y

Quoting adamandmeg

A quick question - sorry if it has already been answered, does this service apply to Full Members domain pages as well, if so what is the percentage share for those pages?

That is, if I have registed my Publisher ID and ads are being generated from my blog content directly, - do I have a share in those click profits as well?

I just finished uploading the code to make this work now as well.

ALL ads shown on blogs are now able to be claimed by the authors.

In addition, ads shown in the photo gallery (on feature pages) are shared among those users whose photos are shown.

I've updated the article about Ad Revenue Sharing to reflect these changes. There's more detail in there on when and where user's ads are shown.

Oh, and user ads will only be shown for Full Members.

49. Posted by agc_cwm (Respected Member 45 posts) 8y

I'm not sure if I should have started a new thread for my questions, but this looks like as good a spot as any.

I signed for adsense and put in my number and all that stuff. I am registering page impressions. My question is, In my adsense account I've set up Adsense for Content. Is there a standard formatting for every ad that is applied to Travellerspoint? Do I have any control over the style and format of my ads?

Also, does setting up Adsense for Search or Referrals make a difference? Are they active on the travellerspoint blogs?

I also only have one ad (the one on the right in the navigation bar) on my blog. I do not have one at the bottom of my page. Is that something that I can change, either on my blog or through adsense? Any help with that would be greatly appreciated.

50. Posted by Peter (Admin 5809 posts) 8y

Quoting agc_cwm

I'm not sure if I should have started a new thread for my questions, but this looks like as good a spot as any.

I signed for adsense and put in my number and all that stuff. I am registering page impressions. My question is, In my adsense account I've set up Adsense for Content. Is there a standard formatting for every ad that is applied to Travellerspoint? Do I have any control over the style and format of my ads?

It's standard formatting for Travellerspoint. We're not quite willing to hand over the design to members I'm afraid :) (assuming you're referring to the guide here - somewhat different story in the blogs, where different templates have slightly different styling)

Also, does setting up Adsense for Search or Referrals make a difference? Are they active on the travellerspoint blogs?

Neither is used automatically. I'm not sure there would be any good way to use Adsense for Search from your blog (the search being used currently is our own, not Google), but if you wanted to use Adsense Referrals, then you could do that and then post the link to the referral site in your navigation bar along with any other links. I'm pretty sure that would be possible.

I also only have one ad (the one on the right in the navigation bar) on my blog. I do not have one at the bottom of my page. Is that something that I can change, either on my blog or through adsense?

Not right now. There should also be a second ad already showing underneath each entry (on the entry specific page). I'm not sure we really want to make it possible for users to add more ads. I can see how users might like that control, but at the same time there is a broader Travellerspoint audience that reads these blogs and I'm not sure we want to subject them to the possibility of numerous ads on blogs they are reading!

Finally, just to make this point - the best way by far to generate more clicks through Adsense is simply by generating many more visits to the page. Promoting your blog around the internet and writing high quality, entertaining content is a good way to get lots of subscribers on board. Sites like Stumbleupon can be great for delivering good streams of traffic as well. Worth trying out.