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Old 09 May 2007, 17:53
soletrader soletrader is offline
 
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Originally Posted by contemptx View Post
Strange, I thought Big Boards discussion would have people talking about how they reached 20k+ members etc..

I run 2 forums one has 31,000 members the other has 42,000 members

the first makes around $1,000 - $2,000 a month the other $3,000 - $4,000 a month

any board with 5,000+ members should be making atleast $500+ a month.
Would you mind sharing us how you managed to obtain that many members? Thanks
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  #167  
Old 10 May 2007, 04:26
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shaynehammy shaynehammy is offline
 
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I cant understand adsense. Those annoying little text adds that display on sites. I cant believe people actually click them.

Seriously, its one of the mysteries of the world,
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Old 10 May 2007, 08:57
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I don't think adsense is annoying at all. If integrated well, they will show relevant advertising for the topic/site, which will result in a higher CTR.
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Old 11 May 2007, 16:27
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My boards far from big, but I make about $0.11 per day from Adsense.

I started in 2 months ago and have 80 active users and 125 members.
Working on trying to generate more users.
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Old 13 May 2007, 08:08
Twinkie Twinkie is offline
 
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Real name: Tyler
The organization I work with, has just installed forums not long ago. Over 100,000 hits, and adfree. Though the board just ruled to have ads. The only hole in the finances was paying for vBulletin. The server was donated. It's the only thing ever donated to the organization. Money is not accepted, we usually tell them to keep it.
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Old 22 May 2007, 14:02
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I'd like to see some of these forums, I've noticed alot of you haven't included your urls
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Old 22 May 2007, 14:47
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15k users, most spam posts removed and users purged when inactive.

people still come in but the money from adsense is low

anyone tip for a company with banner ads perhaps ?

maybe that would make them click more :P
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Old 25 May 2007, 16:06
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Mikecp421 Mikecp421 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by contemptx View Post
Strange, I thought Big Boards discussion would have people talking about how they reached 20k+ members etc..

I run 2 forums one has 31,000 members the other has 42,000 members

the first makes around $1,000 - $2,000 a month the other $3,000 - $4,000 a month

any board with 5,000+ members should be making atleast $500+ a month.
I have almost 11k users and I purge users and we dont make near that much, we get donations and some subscriptions but with adsense I thnk google makes most of that money cause its crap. How do you make so much?
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Old 26 May 2007, 16:23
woodysfj40 woodysfj40 is offline
 
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http://forum.ih8mud.com

first step to any successful forum of your own is to spend lots of time studying the successes and failures of other sites....quietly keeping a pulse on other's traffic will provide you with the tools to properly make your own site successful. Despite the continued growth of mine, I still actively track a dozen other large forums to understand what they are or aren't doing to grow.

The other key is to have a site that is an extension of a passion you already have...my site began as an extension of my own passion for offroading, and I continue to participate actively both online AND thru my attendance at events....amazing how well passing out free coffee mugs and stickers and koozies can work for brand recognition.

I'm hard pressed to keep my weekly time below 40 hours...fortunately, my present job (professional offroad driver) allows me sufficient downtime to keep up.

From a $$ standpoint, my 2006 business taxes ran over $10,000...including penalties....uugh
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Old 26 May 2007, 19:03
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i have 8000 uniques a day, and i used to make something like 9$$ dollars a month... but now i only make 0$.
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  #176  
Old 31 May 2007, 14:31
dagger77 dagger77 is offline
 
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I have 22000 members 2200 unique a day making 5$ a day so far with AdSense. no other source of income (by the way the AdSense is not on my forum its on other site that I linked with a banner images in my forum.

because we know adding AdSense in the forum is risky!!
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Old 02 Jun 2007, 03:52
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I make $5K-$10K a month, depending on how many sponsors are renewing their advertising with me. I do poorly on Adsense for some reason, most I have made with Adsense is $1500.

Site has over 25,000 registered members.
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Old 14 Jun 2007, 09:04
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- 10k uniques a day / 80k pageviews
I make around $35 a day from popups on my mainpage (not forum) and around $10 a day from adbrite/admedian cpm banners. I hope i can do something with subscriptions in the upcomming months cause I dont like popups at all My stats:
Threads: 2,755, Posts: 39,658, Members: 47,539, Active Members: 11,706 and around 200-500 registrations per day. (Running on a dedicated server from softlayer, $190/month)
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  #179  
Old 14 Jun 2007, 23:48
gmtalk gmtalk is offline
 
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Originally Posted by svtsnake01 View Post
I make $5K-$10K a month, depending on how many sponsors are renewing their advertising with me. I do poorly on Adsense for some reason, most I have made with Adsense is $1500.

Site has over 25,000 registered members.
You would do better with some better placements. I see you did improve it by removing that annoying "please register" overlay you had on there. I am a member on your site and even with the "remember me" feature it would popover.

Better placements will improve your adsense. I changed one of my sites and went from 4k/ 5k a month to 11k/12k a month on one of my sites.

Your articles need better ad integration. It will pay out much better. If you have any questions dont hesitate to PM me. I check in here every other day.
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Old 16 Jun 2007, 12:07
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losing
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