Adverts on the site and cups of tea

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Adverts on the site and cups of tea

Post: #169609 Andy Hamilton
Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:07 pm

Some of you have contacted me with regards to the adverts that appear around the site. We have changed nothing and still go through google. What has changed is who advertises. Last month google offered many websites £50 of free advertising, the result was a huge upsurge of adverts. Including non self sufficiency based ads. The way google works is by picking up on key words so if it finds a word in the text it will advertise that word. For example if it finds "cup of tea" many times in a text the ads will be for cups of tea. Lets try it by mention Cup of tea everytime I get a chance to write cup of tea.

This key word can be bypassed by advertisers with a lot of money who simply advertise everywhere. At the moment it seems to be the turn of "Loose your belly with this weird old tip". They must be pumping a fortune into web advertising as almost every site carries that ad. (and nothing about cups of tea).

I have just talked to John about this whilst both having a cup of tea and we have long said we would like to have adverts that fit in with Selfsufficientish. We have given a bit of free advertising to some businesses to try and do this but really we have to have ads to pay for the expense of running the site which is why we still have google ads.

But yes it is time to change this really, I don't think any of us that work on selfsufficientish are comfortable with many of the ads that have started to appear. So if you can suggest anyone that might benefit from some advertising on the site (or indeed if you want to advertise) we will offer competitive rates to members. So let me know by emailing or PMing me. We would rather change the ads too and then sit down and have a nice cup of tea.
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Post: #169613 red
Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:32 pm

so its your fault Andy.. for asking how to get rid of the beer gut... :mrgreen:

what you need.. is a nice cup of tea. :coffee2:
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Post: #169618 Millymollymandy
Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:15 pm

I have seen that lose stomach fat ones everywhere too and got really annoyed when it showed up here! Especially as it was flashing in a very irritating way - I mean of the giving you a headache/hurts your eyes way. Well at least we didn't get the before and after photos like on all the weather sites. The ads up there at the moment are about high blood pressure :lol: and self catering accomodation in South Africa.
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Post: #169623 Flo
Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:42 pm

Hey ho - Firefox with the Adblock extra working here. I'm sorry Mr Google but I see no ads.

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Post: #169624 Annpan
Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:47 pm

That's all very well Flo, but if you click through these ads ish gets a wee bitty of money, which helps keep ish running. So every now and then you should click on a google ads to do your bit :)
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Post: #169625 Flo
Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:56 pm

Yes Miss - hard if you can't see them Miss though.

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Post: #169629 snapdragon
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:57 pm

Annpan wrote:That's all very well Flo, but if you click through these ads ish gets a wee bitty of money, which helps keep ish running. So every now and then you should click on a google ads to do your bit :)

Well sitting here with my cup of tea, I have to say I never click on the ads anywhere - I'd much prefer to donate to the site some other way (as indeed I do with a motorcyclers site)
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Post: #169630 mybarnconversion
Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:14 pm

Andy, you can stop ads from certain sites by amending your Google adsense setup - login to Adsense then go to AdSense Setup then Competitive Ad Filter ... that may help.

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Post: #169633 Annpan
Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:49 pm

lol... see how the ads are about making m0ney fr0m Adz (trying to beat the search...lol) rather than a cup of tea, cup of tea cup of tea.....
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Post: #169640 red
Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:58 pm

cup of tea anyone?
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Post: #169642 Milims
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:20 pm

Oohh yes please I'd love a CUP OF TEA! :lol: Do you think they'll get it more if we shout???
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Re: Adverts on the site and cups of tea

Post: #169643 Annpan
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:36 pm

I'm not sure if anyone has 'cup of tea' on the list of phrases.... perhaps cup of coffee or maybe cup of cocoa
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Re: Adverts on the site and cups of tea

Post: #169644 snapdragon
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:40 pm

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Post: #169645 Rosendula
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:49 pm

I found it slightly amoozing that the ad at the top of this page as I was just reading it - while drinking a cup of tea of course - was for $marter ad(verti$sing) $erving (also trying to avoid the key word search thingy while I drink this cup of tea that looks remarkably like red wine)
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Post: #169646 Rosendula
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:52 pm

Oh, now I notice Annpan has already pointed that one out (in a post I had read and even referred to) :oops: I'm not thinking straight right now: this cup of tea is strong stuff :drunken:
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