CPA on a Forum? Best way to monetize a forum...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Mr. Intrigued, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Mr. Intrigued

    Mr. Intrigued Newbie

    Jun 16, 2010
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    Hi guys,

    Did a search for a similar topic but didn't really come up with much hence this post.

    I am looking for your opinions on the best Black Hat (or White Hat) way to monetize a forum in the best possible way. I currently have a one year old forum which has about 500 people online at any one time, it is an automotive forum. Currently I make revenue from the forum via Paid Subscription and Industry Sponsorship so no advertising on the site at all.

    Lately I have been thinking about exposing guests to CPA and/or other types of ads to start making some (hopefully!) serious cash from the site. The reason I want to target the Guests is because they are unregistered members. I don't want to risk ruining the Registered Members experience on my forum.

    Anyway any tips or opinions on the best methods to monetize a forum will be much appreciated.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2010