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Old Mar 25, 2005, 10:53 AM
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How many banners is too many?


I love rcgroups.com and the free service they offer.
It is paid for by advertising.
As a site gets more popular they can sell more and more of their screen real estate to ads.
I'm holding off on advertising here at the moment because there is just too many ads all over.
The real kicker is the permanent Hobby-Lobby ad bar over everything else.
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Old Mar 25, 2005, 11:29 AM
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Too many.
Old Mar 25, 2005, 11:31 AM
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Thats great!!!! hahaha you know that bar can be really useful I mean you can see whenever you want if hobby-lobby has anything new! I like it. It adds color! But not too much (cough:RCU:cough)
AND how time do you spend at the very top. One roll down and it is gone! WOW!
Old Mar 25, 2005, 11:58 AM
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I scroll down one click and don't see the red bar...
Old Mar 25, 2005, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by sloper steve
I'm holding off on advertising here at the moment because there is just too many ads all over.
The real kicker is the permanent Hobby-Lobby ad bar over everything else.
If you were to buy some ads here now, they would simply be added to the rotation, so you are only missing out on potential business by not doing it.


I am constantly puzzled by all the people complaining about the Hobby Lobby bar. Are you running a really small screen resolution (like 640x480 or 800x600)?
Old Mar 26, 2005, 02:40 PM
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Junkbuster, live it. Love it. :-)

What are these banners of which you speak :-)
Old Mar 26, 2005, 03:40 PM
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I'm holding off on advertising here at the moment because there is just too many ads all over.
The real kicker is the permanent Hobby-Lobby ad bar over everything else.
There's nothing unusual here. Generally speaking, advertisers try to place their ads where they will generate the most business. A website that has many advertisers is one that is generally recognized by many advertisers as one that will generate a lot of business.

I'm sure that you can find websites with fewer advertisers than RC Groups. But the question would be, why are so few vendors interested in paying for ad space there?

Like the inside front cover or back cover of a magazine, a banner at the top of a website is considered prime advertising space. Advertisers will pay a premium price for premium locations.
Old Mar 26, 2005, 04:52 PM
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When a new premium location is added such as the hobby lobby ad at the top it takes away views from the ads below. Even when the ads below were purchased before an additional ad was placed above them.

Other ads are rotated and the hobby lobby is permanent on every page.
I would not feel good about paying for an ad on one page in a magazine if every page had a particular companies ad across the top of the page.

The more ads the less effective they are too.
Once it reaches the clutter stage the user focuses more in the content areas.

I'm still not about to go to RCuniverse.
I get a lot of spam from them but when I post there hardly anyone replies.
The site with the traffic gets the ads!
Old Mar 27, 2005, 06:25 AM
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Old Mar 27, 2005, 09:07 AM
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Ads? What ads? I don't see any ads.

http://www.ad-shield.com
Old Mar 27, 2005, 11:19 PM
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My suggestion is to contact some of our sponsors and see what they think of their investment with RCGroups. You can also use the contact form to chat with Dave Lauck. He can assist you with any specific questions you have. We definitely want you to make an informed decision.

Most of our customers are very pleased with the service. We have a high retention rate.

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Old Mar 29, 2005, 06:37 PM
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I think RC Groups has done an excellent job with ad placement. I find RCU unuseable not only due to the multiple and poorly placed ads but with the adserver's uncertified ActiveX and the tons of cookies.

In my time here I've clicked through the 450x110 banners a number of times, usually when I see a good offer - I've never used the Hobby Lobby top bar.
Old Mar 29, 2005, 06:45 PM
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I love Ads, that's how we find out about sales and new items!!!! Keep um coming! Sell sell sell and keep RCGroups free for us contributors.

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Old Mar 29, 2005, 07:13 PM
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I can say having an ad on rcgroups works great.

I wonder who owns RCgroups? Is it one guy? Is he a millionaire from all the sponsors?
About how much does it cost to run this site?

Does hobby lobby own rcg? How come they have a banner but nowhere is there a link for other companies to sign up a banner in that area?
Old Mar 29, 2005, 07:26 PM
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Quote:
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I wonder who owns RCgroups? Is it one guy?
Yes, it's Jim Bourke.
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