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OpenX Adserver book

Tweet I have already talked about the huge benefits from the use of the OpenX Adserver and why I use it here at ForumDr and all my sites. One problem with OpenX was the steep learning curve when you first start using it. I have no doubt that the learning curve is well worth what […]

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Selling advertising space on your forum

Tweet There are many options to monetize a forum, from Google Adsense, to affiliates such as eBay and Amazon. The direct selling of advertising space is another option. This requires more active work than the more passive methods such as Adsense and affiliate programs. Here is how I go about it: In an spreadsheet I […]

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Monetizing a Forum

Tweet Forums cost money to run and they take time to run (see a day in the life of a forum admin). If you are in it just for the passion or the money, there are a number of ways to recoup the expenses and cover your time involved in running the forum, and if […]

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Monetize a forum with Adsense

Tweet Google’s Adsense program is probably one of the more effective ways to monetize a forum. Essentially, you place the Google Adsense code on your forum in the template for where you wish to show the advertisements, Google then displays contextually relevant advertisements from their pool of Adwords advertisers. If your visitors click on them, […]

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Monetize your forum with Amazon

Tweet offers an associate (affiliate) program that can be used by forum owners to monetize their forum. Reports I have read from forum owners on this are mixed. It will work on some forums and not on others. In some niches, people are more likely to buy books or the types of products that […]

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How much does it cost to run a forum?

Tweet The costs to run a forum can vary substantially. What the actual costs of running a forum will depend on how much you do yourself; how much you want done; and how much you pay for other services. The costs include: Hosting: It could be free forum hosting or a paid host. As for […]

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Monetizing your forum with eBay

Tweet The eBay Partner Network (EPN) affiliate program offer another potential revenue stream for forums. It is especially useful to get some feeds of eBay auctions that are relevant to the niche of your forum. There are several ways to integrate eBay affiliate links into a forum: One way, that is a little risky from […]

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Forum Advertising Software

Tweet There are many options for software to serve up advertisements on forums. The simplest way to do this is to not use any software and to just insert the code for the advertisement (eg Google Adsense) into the template. It is fairly easy to do this and for many forums this may be all […]

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