- May 6, 2011
0.5 to 2 a day so far. First week and no advertising so give and take really. A soft launch i guess you can call it.
Yes!! lol I keep gnashing my teeth over this...that guests see more ads, hence a better chance of stuff getting clicked maybe keep them as guests!At least for guests, they see more ads and I get higher eCPM's with guests lol
I just know if I were to come to your site and be asked to register when trying to d/l something, I would click back and look for another site that has that information. If you are the only site, then I guess you can justify that.Yes!! lol I keep gnashing my teeth over this...that guests see more ads, hence a better chance of stuff getting clicked maybe keep them as guests!
But for most peeps we've talked to as we asked:
Fair to make readers register for downloads
having guests register for downloads "felt" correct though. And at the end of the day...they are a step closer to making that intro post than they were before ^^
In fact, I feel like a guest "feels" correct/right in being asked to register for a download, and this perhaps even elevates the transaction of registration-for-download as one that confirms their place along a "norm" in the netiverse.
This is something I've been struggling with as well.But are those quality registrations? How many will come back?
I've always been an advocate of quality registrations. I never force guests to register for any reason. I feel, if they want to voice their opinion, they will register. If they are just going to lurk, then they are going to just lurk, whether they are a guest or a member. At least for guests, they see more ads and I get higher eCPM's with guests lol
Yeah but they are not all overdrive posters. Just post a little bit. I have about 45% of my members who are constantly on and posting. The rest just come back every few days and post and read. That is ok too. It is a forum for guns and people mainly just want to buy sell and trade. There are some there that want to help promote safe gun rights and promote the 2nd amendment which we have in the US. I am a firm believer and a gun carrier myself.75% is quite a good amount