Originally posted by Crowley
I don't really know - none of the sites I've done use advertising.
I believe revenue is only generated by click-throughs of unique IP addresses.
I wouldn't keep ads around, no matter how much revenue it generated for the site. Most of them are annoying and they never have anything I would buy, so Ad-Block, No-script and RIP are my best friends.
I believe that sites are graded according to how many hits they receive, the more hits you're site is getting the more revenue you can receive. There is no way Sky.com gets the same money as Willy Jones blog! Obviously you'd expect them to be targeted towards the users of this site (something chess related would make sense), however they appear to be just random Cr@p
that no one would ever consider clicking.
I honestly believe i've never actually clicked an ad before, where the money comes from to pay for this smiley ad, i have no idea, but it seems to crop up all over the net. It's like that singing frog that everybody hated but the more mentally challenged sections of the population paid through the nose to get the *$^%ing ring tone on their mobile!! Why? Do you enjoy the looks of tired repulsion and scorn poured in you're direction every time your phone rings on the train or are you just so mentally incapable of realising some doosh is making a fortune out of you're witless inability to appreciate that even children of 7 or 8 cringe at the mere thought of hearing your phone and would dearly love to insert it promptly where it belongs! I despair for the future of humanity when millions of pounds are spent advertising something that ads up to...nothing at all (hell i could knock up a smiley like that in about 20 minutes and i'm no Computer artist) only for brainless plebs who probably feed their children Tesco value beans three times a day see fit to waste the rest of their dole money on a picture of a frog that makes everyone in the civilised World hate their very existence! I can happily ignore this...Normally, but unfortunately the forces of plebary have seen fit to advertise on the ONE site that i actually visit regularly!! GET RID!!!