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Offline fluxer555

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Ads on bytemaster's blog
« on: January 09, 2015, 10:23:10 PM »

You need to take down the ads. Ads are good for monetizing when no other monetization method is more effective. Right now we have a few clear, valuable call-to-actions: get a bitshares account, buy bitshares, buy bitUSD, and sign up for the mailing list.

Anything else just distracts users away from these important goals, all while damaging the perceived value and credibility of you and bitshares on the whole.

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Re: Ads on bytemaster's blog
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2015, 10:27:51 PM »
 +5%

i already said the same.

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Re: Ads on bytemaster's blog
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2015, 10:28:57 PM »
You need to take down the ads. Ads are good for monetizing when no other monetization method is more effective. Right now we have a few clear, valuable call-to-actions: get a bitshares account, buy bitshares, buy bitUSD, and sign up for the mailing list.

Anything else just distracts users away from these important goals, all while damaging the perceived value and credibility of you and bitshares on the whole.



I agree it makes the blog look unprofessional . There is not much traffic yet anyway, so no much money to be made.

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Re: Ads on bytemaster's blog
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2015, 10:47:34 PM »
Yeah I am not a fan of the ads. Makes the blog look spammy.

I went to one if the blog posts and it has an adsense ad for pizza. I agree that we should be monitzing our efforts for more funding but ads just make us look bad... Not even worth the income for the potential loss of new users.
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Re: Ads on bytemaster's blog
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2015, 10:51:10 PM »
Google ads are customized to your personal interests, so what you see usually says more about what sites you yourself frequent.

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Re: Ads on bytemaster's blog
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2015, 10:54:59 PM »
I removed the side bar ad.
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Re: Ads on bytemaster's blog
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2015, 10:57:33 PM »
Why keep any? I'm genuinely curious as to what your thought process is or what motivates you to persist with ads on your blog.
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Re: Ads on bytemaster's blog
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2015, 11:13:55 PM »
Google ads are customized to your personal interests, so what you see usually says more about what sites you yourself frequent.

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Re: Ads on bytemaster's blog
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2015, 11:18:05 PM »
That's funny. When I read it, there was an ad for speed trading.

Offline toast

Re: Ads on bytemaster's blog
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2015, 11:18:50 PM »
Mine said "Don't buy bitcoin! Learn about this new thing instead"
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Offline testz

Re: Ads on bytemaster's blog
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2015, 11:24:58 PM »
Mine said "Buy Bitcoin WESTERN UNION"  ;)

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Re: Ads on bytemaster's blog
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2015, 11:28:14 PM »
I don*t mind the ads. mine first said to buy music instruments and then to buy bitcoins

Offline bytemaster

Re: Ads on bytemaster's blog
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2015, 11:31:56 PM »
I decided to remove them for now.   I got enough sample data to estimate my opportunity cost for a given amount of traffic.   
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Re: Ads on bytemaster's blog
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2015, 11:43:49 PM »
I decided to remove them for now.   I got enough sample data to estimate my opportunity cost for a given amount of traffic.

Removed from http://bytemaster.bitshares.org but still exists inside posts like http://bytemaster.bitshares.org/article/2015/01/11/Introducing-SafeBot

Introducing-SafeBot from Jan 11  :)

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Re: Ads on bytemaster's blog
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2015, 01:45:24 PM »
I decided to remove them for now.   I got enough sample data to estimate my opportunity cost for a given amount of traffic.

I hope you were measuring your organic traffic only, since the only way to maintain reddit traffic is to keep posting great material at a constant rate - as soon as you stop, traffic will revert back to solely organic.
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