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Thread: Ads at top of the page

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    Ads at top of the page

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Andy, when you click on the ads at the top of the page - the non coffee ones below the green header - the current page closes and the advertised one opens. When I click on the sponsors ads within the green header they open convenietly in a new page. Is it within your power to change that or is it googles choice? It would be nice if they also opened in a new page, I like reading coffeesnobs!

    I open the ads when it is something which interests or had ben researching (using it as a link to go back) as assume you get a small share of revenue


    Ps also noticed the ads within posts close CS

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    Yep, the site sponsors ads were "coded" by me and because I prefer stuff to open in a new tab they do. Those other ads are via Google and the say:


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    Opening the ads in a new window
    Generally, it is our policy to not allow Google ads to open in a new window. However, in a few markets, including China, we've found that opening ads in a new window better aligns with expected internet behavior and provides a more consistent, intuitive user experience.


    Keeping in mind the importance of the user experience, we've enabled Google ads to open in new windows in locations where this is expected browsing behavior. This functionality is determined by the IP of the user, and is not an option you can select your AdSense account.
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    So, when you are in China CoffeeSnobs should work fine! Let me know

    Small share of revenue? Correct, very small considering what they charge the advertisers and how much exposure they get on a busy site like this. We did it as a trial about a year ago and while they do provide some extra money into FairCrack (Google deposits directly into the FairCrack account) it's hardly worthwhile and I'm considering dumping them for BeanBay ads which also help fund FairCrack or selling off space direct to advertisers.

    Nothing will change for a while so feel free to keep clicking on interesting ones till then.
    ... but the ads are on my radar for review.
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    Thanks for such a detailed reply Andy. Must say I prefer your style of coding to google.

    As a user I can say in my experience I have clicked on the sponsors ads many times here, possibly because my mind is in coffee mode when here but often also often because I had just read a thread about a product - where the bulk of the time the google ads seem to have little relevance besides the 20% directly relating to sites I had just browsed. I think your proposed future direction will probably be more relevant for readers with no decrease or possible increase in revenue.

    Ps as an aside I recently did a course on google ads, was shocked to find out while most clicks cost in the cents to say $10, a single click through for personal injury compensation lawyers is just under $1k! I am guessing by your comments you haven't had a lot of snobs clicking through for injury lawyers

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    Lawyers paying their "lunch money" for an ad... seems fair.

    If we load this thread up with a couple more references to compensation lawyers and personal injury lawyers and workplace injury in a sentence then it will rate well and maybe we will find out what a click is worth.
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    Love that you are sending the ad revenue from Google to faircrack.
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    Most, if not all browsers let you load a link in a new tab or window by right clicking the link, but that's two clicks. Depending on your browser and its available add-ons you may be able to make this happen with a single click despite Google's or your browser's normal behaviour. Using Firefox and an extension called Tab Mix Plus, you can force all links or just links from external sites to open in a new tab. Even Google search results open in separate tabs, handy if you want to compare search results without re-loading pages to do so.
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    Thanks Banjo, good suggestion. I normally right click when on my desktop but it is harder on the tablet pus thought it encourages people to click if you get a new page. Your solution is perfect for the tablet.

    Andy we haven't said compensation lawyers, personal injury or OHS workplace injury enough on this page, reloading it a few times I got golf clubs 3 times, pop cherry once and BBQs once. Would be nice to for faircrack if it happens. Like Trentski I think it is great you stick the google revenue straight to faircrack

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    I think it's only fair that all the compensation lawyers, personal injury lawyers and workplace injury lawyers make a nice contribution to FairCrack!


    Java "Make the lawyers pay for a change!" phile
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    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile View Post
    I think it's only fair that all the compensation lawyers, personal injury lawyers and workplace injury lawyers make a nice contribution to FairCrack!


    Java "Make the lawyers pay for a change!" phile
    I think your comments about compensation lawyers, personal injury lawyers and workplace injury lawyers making a nice contribution to FairCrack is starting to crack the algorithm. I just have had a few ads for Lawtap, which aren't the big time ambulance chasing law corporations we all know, but individual lawyers in large and small legal corporations. Interestingly some of these lawyers had no availability for Monday but were prepared to take appointments Anzac morning. If the page is correct really shows a lack of respect. Still waiting for those big personal injury compensation lawyers ads to appear

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    I hope they link me to a good personal injury lawyer because I keep hurting myself with all these face palms! Attachment 15712Attachment 15712Attachment 15712 Of course because it's happening at work a great workplace injury lawyer would be a good one to have as well! And of course I'll need some compensation for all the pain and suffering so link me up with a good compensation lawyer as well!


    Java "Lawyering up" phile
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    If everyone goes to the search engine in question, conducts the search, but then comes back to coffeesnobs and peruses the ads, that should do the trick. I think it's still based on cookies and your own personal search history than just the page content.


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    Javaphile hope you can sue someone and get compensated for all those facepalm injuries. Maybe your own hand?

    Nick that is what I did to speed things along. Searched personal injury lawyers and the two or three suggestions which came up like workers compensation lawyers and compensation lawyers. The big lawyer names came up - the sort of lawyers who say "Did you buy a pod machine hoping women would flirt with you for your last coffee, only to be disappointed when you found out you were just another grey haired, middle aged guy nobody flirted with? You need a lawyer! Join our class action now". The large compensation lawyers haven't yet come up in ads here yet.

    PS It sounds like I don't like lawyers which is not the case. Just not really a fan of the overt advertising and chasing of these class action lawyers and personal injury solicitors. (PS drinking a pod coffee didn't help me become more charming, maybe I should start a class action and sue with the help of a good lawyer )

    PPS forgot to mention that the ads seem to mention No Win, No Fee when looking for this style of lawyer

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    Quote Originally Posted by 338 View Post
    you were just another grey haired, middle aged guy nobody flirted with?
    OMG that describes me perfectly
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