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Old 01-07-2010, 08:55 AM   #3
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First, I appreciate all feedback! We have a survey going on right now. Please take the time to fill that out.

http://www.powwows.com/gathering/pow...om-survey.html

And please be as specific as possible with your suggestions. We are working on a major upgrade for the site, so your suggestions are very timely!

Now, let me talk about the ads for a minute. I try to make the ads as non intrusive as possible. But ad revenue accounts for over 80% of our revenue!

As for the number of ads, I also try to keep that under control. We do have several on each page. Depending on the page you may see anywhere from 5-9 ads.

In comparison, that's about average for websites. Here are some to compare to:
NYT: Blast puts a rare face on CIA?s work - The New York Times- msnbc.com
That page has about 9 ads.

But I counted over 13 for their front page:
Breaking News, Weather, Business, Health, Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Travel, Science, Technology, Local, US & World News- msnbc.com

Pages like IMDB have about 5 per page:
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The New York Times has close to 10 on their homepage:
The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia

I say all that just to put it in context. We have more than some sites and less than others.
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