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2 March 2021
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Starr Shine? said

I was looking here and I think one thing that would help more people see the adds is bringing back all together now and making games not Beatles required

 

By unlocking All Together Now the site would have more people making more posts and generating content which plays well for Google searches. Also more people will be inclined to stick around when there is a general place to talk and those are the people more likely to donate.

 

Games are some of the most posted in sections of forums. Games will keep users active and playing which will get more eyes on the adds and drive up revenue which down the line might me you wouldn't have to use as many banner ads

 

I think these two are fairly easy options @Joe that could help the site make more money and help alleviate the ad problems you were having.

  

The main issue with that is it becomes less of a Beatles forum and more of a Beatles+ one, something that moves away from what the site is meant to be. 

I personally would also be against making the forum more games orientated as we want conversations and discussions on the Beatles not playing random games that have no relevance to a a Beatles forum. Games do keep the the forum moving admittedly.

 

As said elsewhere, I'd happy pay for an ad-free version of the forum. No idea how easy it is to set up and operate but I would imagine it isn't too difficult to have a subscription option which facilitates this where you pay a pound or two a month to sustain the site and see no adverts. Could even do it where folk can even pay what they want or feel is right to not get adverts.

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2 March 2021
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As said elsewhere, I'd happy pay for an ad-free version of the forum. No idea how easy it is to set up and operate but I would imagine it isn't too difficult to have a subscription option which facilitates this where you pay a pound or two a month to sustain the site and see no adverts. Could even do it where folk can even pay what they want or feel is right to not get adverts.

 

Problem with that is not enough people will go for this and would require far more work for Joe to make then increasing overall traffic to where he could make more money for more options.

 

Like one option in that vein would be an honor system donation where you donate x amount each month with a link to your account. Then once Joe sees it, he lets you know that you can go and get add block guilt free cause you are donating to the site.

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3 March 2021
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Another option is if anyone wants to they could give Joe however much a month (whatever they think is decent, however he decides to receive it), run adblocker and everyone gets on with their lives.

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9 March 2021
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When @Joe posts a new article would a notification link of the post on social media such as FB and Twitter potentially help drive traffic to the site?

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When someone "quotes"  or "Likes" your post or answer, you should get a notification. This is the only site that I know of that doesn't alert you.

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Likes (or Thanks as they're called here) are so common, I wouldn't want to get notified every single time...

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