SQL Server Performance

Adverts in threads

Discussion in 'Please Tell Us What You Think' started by Chappy, May 20, 2006.

  1. Chappy New Member

    Hi, this is mainly a question to Brad really. Im not sure whether the hyperlinked adverts generate much revenue for the site, but they dont strike me as being particularly effective. Often highly generic words such as SQL and Server are hyperlinked, with the resultant popup being more of an annoyance than linking to something Id ever find interesting. <br /><br />Clearly the site has to generate revenue and profit for Brad, so Im not complaining about the ads or suggesting Brad removes them altogether. But have you considered alternatives such as putting a few textual google ads in the threads instead? I think this would be more profitable, but also might show adverts which are more relevant. More relevant ads means more click throughs and so more profit <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' /><br /><br />Just my thoughts <br /><br />Thanks<br />Paul
  2. bradmcgehee New Member

    In theory, these ads are contextual, but as you pointed out, they are not all that accurate.

    I have tried Google text ads, and when you compare the two methods, the current ads actually generate more than the Google ads.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
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    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  3. derrickleggett New Member

    If they generate more revenue, more power to you. They are kind of odd, but they don't bother me. I'm an odd person though, so you can't really use that as a customer service measurement. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />MeanOldDBA<br />derrickleggett@hotmail.com<br /><br />When life gives you a lemon, fire the DBA.
  4. Chappy New Member

    Thanks Brad, just thought it was worth mentioning <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />
  5. FrankKalis Moderator

    I think they don't "hurt" very much. Pop-Ups are much more annoying. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a><br />Ich unterstuetze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>)
  6. Luis Martin Moderator

    For me, home page is slow. After that, no problem.


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  7. bradmcgehee New Member

    Yes, the home page is slow, and we are working on that.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  8. joechang New Member

    having worked in software (and hardware) performance for a long time,
    it is my observation that a if person is not odd,
    then he/she is probably not a very good performance person,
    the better they are, the more odd they are likely to be.

    this is purely an observation with no underlying theory to support it
  9. FrankKalis Moderator

    [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a><br />Ich unterstuetze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>)

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