Advertising is the practice of producing text, images, or other media intended to influence others' purchasing decisions.

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How many users should a site have before using advertising? [closed]

I have a small hobby web site that acts as a friend finder for folks with similar hobby interests. So far I have avoided advertising of any kind to keep from having a negative impact. But recently ...
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Do you have to tell the user that they're viewing ads

I'm creating a feed that will show different subjects with Masonry. These "boxes" will be clickable and link to external websites. Now some of the "boxes" in Masonry will eventually be ads. I read ...
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AdSense: Will Google ban me if I list “No ads” as a reason to sign up at my site?

Can't find anything about this in Google AdSense's TOS. Basically I want to remove ads for logged in users on my site -- but will Google allow me to use this as a value proposition on my front page? ...
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Can adverts on your site actually help SEO?

My current understanding of SEO is this: One of the ways Google determines a webpage's quality is by how many people click back onto the SERPs. For example, if loads of people click onto your blog ...
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Less than half of Facebook ad clicks are visible in Google Analytics

We have a website that we advertise via Facebook, but in Google Analytics only 30-50% of the clicks appear. (The page is not really public yet, so I cannot post a link here) We already did several ...
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How to inspect if flash banner does not spread malware or is harmful to site visitors? [closed]

I would like to take a third party ad - flash banner on my site, I can place it as an iframe (to show a page with the banner, hosted on other domain), or I can host it myself. I have seen, when ...
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How to comply with the Google AdSense policy that ads should not be placed on auto-generated pages?

I have a website post4city.com. Sent an application for Google AdSense. It was rejected with message. Site does not comply with Google policies: We're unable to approve your AdSense application at ...
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Facebook Ads - after setting campaign it is not showing in ad manager

Description: I bought new campaign in facebook ads service. The type of it is Website Conversions. I implemented pixel (registering) sucessfully, redeemed created list of ads and inserted new card ...
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How should “AdSense and DoubleClick” phrase in Google Webmaster Guidelines be interpreted?

I was reading Google Webmaster Guidelines and came across a phrase I do not understand. Make reasonable efforts to ensure that advertisements do not affect search engine rankings. For example, ...
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Do pop-up ads have a negative impact on SEO?

I was observing Google results for months to determine if pop-up ads have a negative impact on SEO. Regarding my observations, sites without pop-ups usually get ranked better. Actually, that doesn't ...
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Is Google showing ads from other companies or WordPress plugin is injecting ads which are not mine?

I am using WordPress for managing my blog website. I am using an Ad Injection plugin to place my ads where I want in a post. The plugin seems very good, but I saw some ads which were not from ad ...
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AdBlock users statistics

Are there statistics of internet users that use AdBlock or other ad blocking plug-ins? Are there some statistical breakdown, for example, per country (I assume it must vary a lot)? I was unable to ...
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Strange domains as a blog's traffic sources

Watching my Blogspot analytics i saw several strange-looking domains, like bd053ac3.any.gs and others. So trying to identify them i got the following: bd053ac3.any.gs - shows "Link not found" page ...
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Website traffic - with no money (backlinks, spam, likes, tweets) [closed]

I read a lot of things around the web. I saw people selling 4K backlinks and social real users tweets, likes, sharing links on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.. Now, assuming you have opened a ...
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Text only ads like UrbanSpoon

I am trying to implement text only ads onto my site similar to what UrbanSpoon has here: . For some reason, when looking through Google DFP and Google AdSense I can only find the ad code that makes ...
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May site A or B get banned/penalized if from site A I use window.open to site B?

As many advertising systems open popups, I was wondering what if from my site A I make (randomly, I mean not every time) a window.open(B)? Could one of the sites get banned?
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Does Google use keyword stemming for ad selection?

Keyword stemming is the process of finding keyword variations (plurals, synonyms, related concepts, etc.). We know that Google scans HTML body content to find which ad to display. In the process of ...
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Adding direct advertisements to a mediawiki installation [closed]

I want to add sidebar ads to my mediawiki installation. I am planning on making direct advertisement deals, as opposed to using the built-in adsense/bidvertiser functionality. How do I put the ads in ...
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Is Google DFP a replacement for ad rotate plugin?

I'm currently using Ad-Rotate WordPress plugin on my WordPress site. I recently came to know of Google DFP. I'm currently adding 1-5 ads per day which will increase soon and am wondering if Google ...
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Any ways / alternatives for AdSense approval for a website that is not based on rich text content

Hello I have following website -> http://musicglaze.com and have applied for AdSense, but was quickly rejected due to "insufficient content" As you can see nature of the website is not to provide much ...
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Weird popup/malware showing on my website

Can someone please help me figure out what this is? It looks like some ad pops on my website for no reason when opening website through Google search results. I've tried looking in the code and ...
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Investing into google or twitter advertisement? [closed]

I'm planing my marketing campaign now. I would usually invest into Adwords, however now I'm thinking, should I try out twitter for business? As it will also guarantee followers, therefore long term ...
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Ad networks that let you run your own cookie targeting

We've got some proprietary cookie targeting software which we are developing to help deliver better targeted ads. We don't have a group of publishers, nor particularly want to go and build our own ...
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How a free (no ads) site maintain itself?

The past few years a trend has grown concerning a startup creating a webapp, paying a staff and priced hosting and yet offering a service for free and with no ads. Sites like droptask, Geeklist, ...
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Alternative to Google Adsense [duplicate]

I have a web dev blog which averages ~100 uniques per day, on which I have a few ads here and there via Google Adsense. These ads generate around £5 per month for me. While I'm not out to make money, ...
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Do ads decrease interest for a site? [closed]

Is it true that if a user sees an ad on my site, the probability that he will return to the site in the future, decreases? Also: Would having ads on site decrease the probability that the site will ...
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Quick question about Google AdSense policy

Is it against the Google AdSense terms of use to direct users to click on the ads? I mean I'm not gonna put a big flashing arrow or anything but what about "check out our sponsors" or something subtle ...
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Prevent Advert Images Appearing in Search Spider Crawls

While testing out how web pages on my site appear to search engine spiders using http://www.browseo.net/ I noticed that advert images appear in the view. However, when I test a site like ...
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Ad network to target a specific browser only

I'm looking for an ad network which allows me to target only users with a specific browser. I want to advertise my online app which only works in one of the major 3 browsers. I've looked at some of ...
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Visitors are coming on the site but are not submitting questions for my Q&A site [closed]

Here is my site http://starsQA.com, it's purpose is that it is has stars(actors, actresses, singers, authors) and that the fans(people who like the stars) send in questions for their fav star and they ...
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Can Youtube URLs be a landing page for ads? [closed]

I'm trying to run ADs on Bing Ads with Youtube watch pages as the destination pages. I was previously doing it using AdWords video campaigns, but I got attracted by Bing Ads and figured I would give ...
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Does the payment due to the ads placed on our site gets low to some extent due to adblock extensions? [closed]

I am new to ads and payments, Today I realized that even I use the adblock extension on Google Chrome, so now if the visitor of my site also use this extension, then is my earning affected by that ...
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Small AdWords campaigns with low budget

Having a Google AdWords campaign of a daily budget less than 10€ ($13, £8.5), I had these: Setup 1 (1 campaign with 100% budget) x (3 ad groups) x (2 to 3 ads) = 40-60 clicks/day long list of ...
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Mixing keywords match types in Google Adwords

Using Google Adwords: Q#1. Can someone use a mix of match types in keywords? For example, can someone use the keyword [large size] +leather "black shoes" from Atlantis, thus using exact, modified ...
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Is adsense banning websites that have chat?

Based on this discussion it seems that Chat sites are no longer allowed to host adsense adverts. I have a website that is predominantly content, but chat is still a very important part of my site. ...
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Find ads for blog [closed]

I have a blog and I want to monetize it. I have applied to Google ads but they are saying that my blog has duplicate content. Is there any site like Google AdSense where I can get ads for my blog?
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Is this DFP error message the reason my ad won't show?

I'm setting up DFP to display ads and I have an ad tag (Javascript) from adtechus.com. The tag looks like this: <script ...
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How do I set up DFP to show one set of ads for US/UK and AdSense for everywhere else?

As a followup to this question, I'm setting up DFP for a blog and need to show one set of creatives to users from the US or UK, and just let AdSense fill in that ad unit when the user is coming from ...
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Does DFP Small Business allow geotargeting?

I'm working with a blog that has an advertiser who can only show ads for US/UK... so I'd like to set up an ad server that will show those advertiser's ads for US/UK customers, and then show Google ...
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Does Bing support anything like Google's First Click Free program?

Google has a program for webmasters called First Click Free. To implement First Click Free, you need to allow all users who find a document on your site via Google search to see the full text of ...
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Do advertisers use the keyword meta-tag to find potentially relevant websites?

A couple of days ago, I have read somewhere (but I can't find the page anymore) that one should set a keyword meta-tag with relevant keywords, because advertising networks use these to find ...
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Discontinued ads exchange of 125px square?

From more than 4 years ago AdBrite was recommending its users to use a free banners exchange service characterized by its square 125px banners. That service was discontinued from about three years. ...
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How to stop local newspaper from thwarting my efforts to promote a new competing site through their paper?

In order to raise awareness for my interactive social/classifieds site, which is aimed at a local and specific community, I need to advertise with my direct competitors, the local community paper. ...
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How can I stop adware affecting my site?

We have just started running our own ads on our site but are now getting bombarded with complaints from users that "Russian Bride" ads are showing up below our ads. We know this is caused by AdWare ...
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Detecting whether banner ads pass link juice

I wanted to determine the relative SEO value of the advertising links passed by this website: http://www.garden.org/. On the right side you'll notice several advertising banners that, when clicked, ...
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Which CMS or framework for a website with classified ads? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS)/Wiki should I use? A non-technical friend has asked me to provide some guidance for his new website idea. To avoid losing a friend ...
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Reviewing an advertiser / ads

I recently got a direct ad campaign for one of my sites. The advertiser agreed to my price without much bargaining. No contract was signed, but I had specified pre payment as part of our agreement. ...
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Do iframes have access to the cookies of the hosting domain?

We want to build an ad-frame which will run on external sites (e.g. YYY.com). The external site will place an iframe to our site (ZZZ.com/ourAdContent.html) and we will show some ads in this frame. ...
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How to Join Yahoo! Right Media Exchange as a Publisher?

I'm trying to get involved in Right Media as a publisher as an alterntive to adsense and other ad networks. However, there doesn't seem to be a way to signup. I've tried contacting them with no avail. ...
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Advertising Query on Website

There is a site: www.freewebsitereport.org which reports services focused on estimating website approximate advertising revenue. But sometimes when I enter any website for its info, it shows ESTIMATED ...