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    I've been giving some serious thought of late of doing away with Google ads on my website. I've been averaging about $25 a month in ads, but I'm starting to get some annoying notices from Google, and given the lack of income coupled with the hassle of late from Google, I'm seriously thinking of dropping all the ads.

    Having said that, I don't particularly want to throw away the little amount of money I do get, I was wondering if there's enough interest in people donating enough over time to compensate for that.

    I already took the ads off the forums - when I upgraded to vBulletin 5 here, I just never turned them back on here, so I'd be hopeful the forum folk might want to help in that regard.

    Anyone have any thoughts on this?
    Joe Siegler, Webmaster - Black Sabbath Online
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    "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels." (Matthew 25:41)

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    I have no problem with seeing ads on the forums. And if that generates money for you, then keep 'em on.
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    • #3
      Joe , I say keep the ads going for sure , and put up some type of request for everyone to click on the ads so the forums make more money.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BACK TO EDEN View Post
        Joe , I say keep the ads going for sure , and put up some type of request for everyone to click on the ads so the forums make more money.
        Been doing that for over a decade.

        it's not that people aren't clicking, it's the money's not there. Also, the hassle I'm getting from Google makes me want to take it away. I'm just wondering if there's enough interest in donating to justify removing the ads.

        The forums were actually WORSE than the main website with violations with all the random stuff people post.
        Joe Siegler, Webmaster - Black Sabbath Online
        View my CD collection | View my movie collection | What I've been listening to

        "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels." (Matthew 25:41)

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        • #5
          I wouldn't mind ads on the forum. I'm also for donating. Joe, you have done an amazing job collecting/researching/organizing all this information about Black Sabbath and related bands, creating this website and the forum. I wish there was a website like this for every band.

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          • #6
            Iím absolutely in for donating. I know this is not owed to us. Itís an amazing community and the best Black Sabbath site on the internet (or for any other band for that matter). Iíll be glad to support the site in any way. Just let us know


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            • #7
              Originally posted by Joe Siegler View Post

              Been doing that for over a decade.

              it's not that people aren't clicking, it's the money's not there. Also, the hassle I'm getting from Google makes me want to take it away. I'm just wondering if there's enough interest in donating to justify removing the ads.

              The forums were actually WORSE than the main website with violations with all the random stuff people post.
              No problem Joe , as I said in "The Listen" , I can send a donation to help buddy ....

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BACK TO EDEN View Post

                No problem Joe , as I said in "The Listen" , I can send a donation to help buddy ....
                Keep in mind what I'm asking here. I'm asking for enough to cover replacing the monthly money I'd be surrendering.
                Joe Siegler, Webmaster - Black Sabbath Online
                View my CD collection | View my movie collection | What I've been listening to

                "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels." (Matthew 25:41)

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