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  1. king karl

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    Thank you to all the members who have subscribed so far , It has been a great help **worship

    If anyone subscribes but doesn't receive the yellow supporter tag please can you message me the paypal address used to pay so I can upgrade you manually , we had a few glitches yesterday but should be ok now

    There will be added benefits to upgrading which will be announced in the next Development update
     
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    We have been looking at another update but a few niggles..like live scores and a watered down ratings plug in but not ready just yet

    Im sure there will be other good stuff too
     
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    Bit of both. Clicks obviously pay much more than views though.
     
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    Shameless Bump :thumbsup:
     
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    Shouldn't the aforementioned "added benefits" be listed in the next development update for the existing contributers before you push on for money from more subscribers?
     
  6. Storck

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    I don’t think there has been another update, this is just the same one
     
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    I think that was the point though. Why not bump this when you were ready with the upgrades.
     
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    Have the number of adverts changed? I seem to be getting more than previously.

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  9. SimonW

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    I have an experiment running between a type we were running called matched content vs 3 ads that take up the same space to see if the matched content one is really good use for the space (it seems to underperform but it might just be the location on the page). I forgot to check on mobile though as the ads display different and they are taking up more room than matched content on mobile which I think is what you are seeing. I've moved the test back to just 1 ad until I can look at it tomorrow as I clearly need to use non-responsive ads for mobile devices to ensure it’s taking up the same space (as otherwise it’s throwing off the a/b test results)
     
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    It was more that previously I only got an advert in one location on a page. It has now gone up to two, as well as the adds get substantially larger.
     
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    Out of interest are the payments based on per click or per view?
     
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    Some of that may be inventory based. We are running ads at a 70% fill rate rather than the full 100% (as by being more selective we get better quality higher paying ads which means more income than running 100% but getting Lowe quality ones). There are also times where we may not even get the full 70% as the site (or even you the user) don’t meet the profile for the available inventory. In both cases if there isn’t an ad available that ad spot doesn’t load.
     
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    My query was really from what @king karl said that the people that used the site most, contributors, would only get one advert.
     
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    Outside of my A/B test which for some users switched on the single ad for three ads (Which the point was to get a comparison for screen real estate vs income, I couldn’t get a responsive single ad that would be the same height as the matched content so I needed to stack to get the same real estate) if you are a verified member you are only getting a single ad. If you haven’t reached that promotion level or aren’t logged in you get more. Everything but the one single has that usergroup in the exception list
     
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    Oh well for some reason I’m getting two
     
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    Are they next to each other? Sometimes the ads will stack a couple into one ad slot
     
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    There is part of the website between the adverts. If you look at the pictures above you can see one of the menu bars between the two adverts
     
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    Here is a current example of the City Forum page. One advert under the sticky threads and then one near the bottom

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  19. SimonW

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    Weird. For people not logged in we do have one under the sticky threads but not for verified members. When I log into one of my test accounts with the same usergroup as you I only get the bottom one