Methods of advertisements
I am a co-owner of this website: rangingthoughts.org
It is a database for values of collectible military guns. It can be searched by make/model/country.
We have plenty of traffic, but our "Donate" button did not bring in anything. We are looking for options to add paying advertisements on the page.
We have no experience or knowledge of any advertising possibilities.
How should we start, what are our options?
Last edited by SteveGerencser; 05-26-2012 at 11:54 PM.
Reason: Link drop removed
Yes, it is sad to see that few or no people will donate. They are of the conception that information on the web is free, which for the most part it is if you're willing to dig for it. Which sites do you donate to? Get the picture? Advertising is going to be your only revenue stream if you present yourself as a forum or blog. Your front end needs to exude 'wiki' type information to attract donors. There are sites I donate to, some annually, some once only. But they get my donor vote because of their 'wiki' value, not because they might contain some interesting posts or articles. As for answering your question, I'm in the same boat as you... what sort of advertising will our small audience tolerate?
Last edited by weegillis; 05-27-2012 at 01:44 AM.
Reason: touch ups
After my posting was edited, it became incorrect. I am NOT a co-owner of that website, which is mostly a forum/blog, I am a co-owner of a webpage hosted on that website. It is a searchable collectible gun value database. It is not a 'wiki' type info, but people do pay $25 to buy books containing similar (but often incorrect) info.
Link is the third one in my signature. So the advertising idea question is for that particular webpage.
On a related, but different issue, this is a third time I came to this page because I received an email saying that there is a new reply to my post, but there are no new replies. Is this a system error or the moderators are deleting the new postings?
Check the notifications... Do any look like legitimate helpful responses? We didn't think so, either, so they were removed.
Originally Posted by perpetuum-mobile