In an attempt to earn more revenue from Advertising and help with our hosting costs I am thinking about placing ads in other parts of the forum.
Those of you familiar with other forums will know what I'm talking about, but I am considering the following:
- Placing ads between user posts
- Placing ads at the bottom of the forum
Or a combination of the 2. I may also experiment with other advertising ideas.
Why am I considering this?
1. Donations are great, but they are not consistent month on month. Donations + current advertising doesn't cover hosting costs.
2. Done right, we may be able to drop the plea for donations completely (as in hosting costs would be covered).
I am anticipating some of you won't like this, so I wanted to get your feedback before trying any of this out. What may interest some of you is that we generate far more advertising revenue from the casual visitor to auszcar.com than existing members.
So please let me know if you have any concerns, objections or general feedback on the idea.