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advertising on forums???

  1. stclairjack profile image83
    stclairjackposted 6 years ago

    was just wondering what the eranings potential would be for add placement on the forms pages.

    i'm no brain on how any of this works, but it was a bizar question that popped into my head.

    the revnue generated could aply to the original poster of the forum,...he/she would own that forum like they own a hub.

    i notice that some folks here have a knack for posting forum topics that keep going like the energizer bunny,... would seem like a missed opportunity for them.

    the forums are only visable to members but why not

    1. paradigmsearch profile image93
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It would be a long, long road from idea inception to implementation. And it would be strewn with many, many pitfalls; the really big one being click fraud. But if it were to somehow succeed, site sign-ups and traffic would go through the roof.

    2. Jerrico Usher profile image55
      Jerrico Usherposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      that's an awesome idea! It would encourage people to start threads smile maybe too many though- but creative!

    3. uthurban profile image58
      uthurbanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Advertisement on Forum is not a bad idea. I don't know why HP is not implementing this. However, there is no use of implementing it on revenue share basis. They should use their own Adsense ID just to level the expenditure that they are incurring to keep this forum running, like engineers data centers etc. Since, it is visible to search engine and the forum contents are a part of site maps, so it should be easy for them.

      Sharing revenue on Forum is a recipe for disaster. It will become one of many destinations of spammers. However, HP should be welcomed to post their one Ad here. A financially healthy HP will keep all of its writers healthy.

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image81
        Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I actually agree with this. It might be a good thing for HP.

  2. KCC Big Country profile image89
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    The forums are visable to others....log out and see for yourself.

  3. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    I think the forums are for the content makers not the income sources.  I am happy not to have ads here.

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image85
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Just think of all the ridiculous threads started just to earn money, same with the questions. I am happy the way it is.

    And yes, they are visible to everyone.

    1. lobobrandon profile image91
      lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Spammers would leap nothing else

      1. Jerrico Usher profile image55
        Jerrico Usherposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I think if spammers were going to try to spam in the forums they'd o f done it already- one thing that keeps them from spamming our hubs is moderation but also that no links actually appear even with urls fully formatted so no juice would be gained and thus we're rarely spammed, and flagging gets rid of it quickly- I think since it's a static hub itself to create a thread, and much like a comments box in the hub itself- there would be no real risk beyond the same risk on a hub-

        BUT what they could do- is make it where only hub page authors would have access to posting- as I think it is so spammers wouldn't be a problem- if they spammed their accounts would be terminated.

        I like the idea of hubbers earning from their threads but the moderation in here is pretty good so that wouldn't be my concern, however I believe it would be a much better idea for them to earn from them to maintain all these programs and hiring more coders to implement features...

        but I too enjoy an ad free forum environment so it's actually a nice relief that this isn't the case here.

  5. 2uesday profile image82
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    Well the spammers are having a good go at it today - one company multiple id's/profiles  on lots of forums, great.

    1. lobobrandon profile image91
      lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      oh yeah and you posted a spam topic as well big_smile

      1. 2uesday profile image82
        2uesdayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, you are absolutely correct I did; as someone else had already responded, I added a note to it.

    2. Jerrico Usher profile image55
      Jerrico Usherposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      yea but if the joker was using the same IP address one ban could take care of them all smile