Ad Revenue share

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nunobrito
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Ad Revenue share

Post by nunobrito » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:12 pm

This is a very important feature to keep a forum alive.

3 advertisements are displayed per forum.

One for the forum owner, another for the topic starter and the third for the last reply author.

If one of them has no ad account setup, then it would automatically revert to the site owner (ourselves).

Can this feature be added on echoPHP as default?

I know how to achieve this with other forum software products but I can't find anything similar for phpbb so it would surely get my interest to buy echophp and I'm sure many other people would find this feature as extremely valuable.

Thanks.

echophp
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Re: Ad Revenue share

Post by echophp » Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:37 am

Hello,

I'm wondering why we have to allow topic starter and reply author can run their ads? Can you please explain more?

nunobrito
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Re: Ad Revenue share

Post by nunobrito » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:03 pm

This is commonly called "Adsense revenue share" because the main interest is to actively encourage people to participate in the forums.

When there are already so many forums out there, this is the sort of feature that really helps to make a difference.

At one of the my forums, sharing the revenue with those who participate has brought an interesting new dynamic to the daily forum activity.

People will look for interesting topics to start talking about because they can actually see adsense depositing some revenue according to the popularity of their topic, while the people who reply last to the topic know that answering to questions made on the forum might also bring some valuable revenue.

It's a win-win situation for everyone involved.

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If this came as default, then it would be a manner of rewarding the forum webmaster, the forum starter and the last forum replier altogether.

On a first sight it might seem that the multi-forum owner won't be making a profit but..

- all forums combined can aggregate a huge number of daily pageviews and it's always possible to include CPM advertising code from other ad networks.

- if people like the service, they'll surely be promoting it further to increase their own personal gains

- if this comes as default, then forum repliers might also participate in other forums of the same network to keep their revenue levels high.

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:)

echophp
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Re: Ad Revenue share

Post by echophp » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:56 pm

I added it into the new features list, but I can't sure that it will be implemented. We will revise the list when we plan to release a new version of the script. Hope you understand.

nunobrito
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Re: Ad Revenue share

Post by nunobrito » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:00 pm

Thanks, I'll be waiting for this feature.

Please let us know by newsletter once it's available a new version.

:)

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