SQL Server Performance

Experimental Form of Advertising

Discussion in 'Forum Announcements' started by bradmcgehee, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. bradmcgehee New Member

    If you browse through the website now, you may notice that some words have green, double underlines under them, and if you move your mouse over these lines, that an ad appears.

    I am trying to find unobstrusive ways to generate more revenue that I can invest in more outside written articles.

    Let me know what you think.

    Are these too instrusive?
    Are they useful?


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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
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  2. satya Moderator

    Ok, this is it as when I was reviewing one artile it displayed few words in other color.
    I don't think this is an issue or intrusive, indeed will be helpful if that generates revenue to the site.

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  3. FrankKalis Moderator

    satya, do you remember what article it was?

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  4. satya Moderator

    http://www.sql-server-performance.com/q&a37.asp - you can see words 'connections' & 'server' with this enhancement. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br /><hr noshade size="1"><b>Satya SKJ</b><br />Moderator<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum>http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum</a><br /><center><font color="teal"><font size="1">This posting is provided “AS IS” with no rights for the sake of <i>knowledge sharing.</i></font id="size1"></font id="teal"></center>
  5. FrankKalis Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by satya</i><br /><br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.sql-server-performance.com/q&a37.asp>http://www.sql-server-performance.com/q&a37.asp</a> - you can see words 'connections' & 'server' with this enhancement. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br />[?][?][?]<br />Äh, I don't see anything different. Neither with IE nor mozilla<br /><br /><br />-----------------------<br />--Frank<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />-----------------------<br />
  6. thomas New Member

    Yeah I can see them. It doesn't bother me at all, it's much less intrusive than pop-ups or banner advertising.

    Tom Pullen
    DBA, Oxfam GB
  7. FrankKalis Moderator

    Hm, must be some security setting, I guess. But since this is only about ads, I won't dive to deep into finding out why. And I agree, that it sounds much better than pop-ups.

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  8. bradmcgehee New Member

    I have noticed that sometimes the ads take a few seconds to appear after the entire page loads. Also, on some pages, they don't seem to appear. What is susposed to happen is that the software analyzes the webpage for key words and concepts, and then tries to match related ads to the words. I'll give it a try for about a month, and then based on your feedback, and they results, and will then decide whether to continue with them or not.

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  9. Luis Martin Moderator

    No problem.


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  10. FrankKalis Moderator

    Now finally I can see what you mean:<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.sql-server-performance.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5891>http://www.sql-server-performance.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5891</a><br /><br />I already suspected this to be something similar I do have seen yet on other sites. And it's okay for me. I don't need to move the mouse over when I don't want to see it [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br /><br />-----------------------<br />--Frank<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />-----------------------<br />
  11. ChrisFretwell New Member

    I saw it before I read this post and was interested enough to check it out. Its not bad and if it helps generate revenue, then its even better!

    chris
  12. derrickleggett New Member

    I think it's kind of kewl. I've even clicked on some out of interest. Some are a good laugh also, because they're waaaaaaaay out in left field. That's fine too though. It's good entertainment.

    MeanOldDBA
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    When life gives you a lemon, fire the DBA.
  13. bradmcgehee New Member

    I agree, some of the ads are a little strange. But I am told that they should get a little more accurate over time.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
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