Originally Posted by cappy208
It pays him by making every five questions splashes an ad, and every 4 ad clicks is a penny. So for 400 clicks he is paid a dollar.
1. There are nearly no boating websites where that would work. The are precious few general websites where it would work.
2. It also doesn't work for the company placing the ads. No one likes, wants, or buys from push advertising like this.
There are incredible, consistent studies about banner ads, click throughs, and push advertising. You need to have many millions of visits a day to have it work out. Google's own DoubleClick did the landmark studies of it all. You need 1,000 visits to generate 1 click. But then, 1 out of 2 clicks are done by mistake (how many times have you accidentally clicked a banner ad only to curse and figure out how to go back?)
So take ActiveCaptain's website - a fairly well used boating website. We get about 30,000 visits per day. So if there were ads, it would generate 15 clicks. Not sales, just clicks. How many days of that would it take to generate a single sale? 5? 10? How much do you think the companies placing the ads are going to let their ads run like that?
Imagine how many visits a questionnaire about some CG thing generates. Maybe 500? On a good day?