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Why is BlackHatWorld ad-free and user supported?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Abercrombie, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Abercrombie

    Abercrombie BANNED BANNED

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    I was just wondering why BHW does not advertise or allow advertising. This site seems to be mostly donation supoorted, which is cool, but why would BHW, that is so poular and draws so much traffic not try to turn some bucks with banners, adsense and the like?
    I mean even with third party ads that people pay for?
    :confused:

    P.S. I looked for advertising options on here and could not find any. If this is a repost or a bad question, I am sorry.
     
  2. pyronaut

    pyronaut Executive VIP

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    Maybe they could sell advertising space. Which they may be doing already considering the ********** and BHU links around the place.

    IN regards to the adsense. I dont think a website that is about blackhat SEO will be quite inline with adsense TOS and would more then likely just be banned anyway.
     
  3. lewi

    lewi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    They have ad's and links and donations..... dave im sure earns enough to pay for the server and mods get treated with free steak once in a while :p
     
  4. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    BHW has been using Yahoo ads as well as banner ads. I normally don't see them since I have noscript and adblock + ... I do recall them being here I think a few days ago... It appears they have been removed though.

    ... And at the rate of $97/donation... I can't imagine It's to hard to pay for this server though I could be wrong.

    ... After looking again in IE I now see an ad on the bottom/middle left.
     
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  5. xbox360gurl70s

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    it's Black hat.... against Adsense TOS. LOL
     
  6. Abercrombie

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    I was wondering about that. Would a site about black hat techniques get banned by advertisers if they checked the traffic? I think i saw a wordpress mod out there that you can use to blank a refer or to show it coming from any site on the net...

    Also, for some reason, I don't find many search results pointing to Black Hat World for the content that you may find in the posts.
     
  7. Bastian

    Bastian Registered Member

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    Why the fuck would owners of a site like this need to monetize it anyway? There's your answer. :D
     
  8. ukescuba

    ukescuba Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i am all for rel=follow 16x16 pixel adverts see bottom of
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    not too in your face.... but does enough to draw peoples attention and pass some link love :)
     
  9. blackdan

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    "If the wise gets shit traffics they put adsense, if the wise gets gold traffic they advertise a little bit different way."

    source: unknown
     
  10. bizcredit

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    Umm, I see some ads. PPC Coach, ***********, etc
     
  11. supermat007

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    LOLOL

    I dont know if anyone has noticed...if you scroll down to the very BOTTOM..... I found this.

    with an Optin Box

    :p
     
  12. Belexandor

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    They did some PPC ads before but I think that some members were complaining about them for one reason or another. ??? Go figure.

    Dave and the staff have always done a good job of keeping the place pretty streamlined and free of clutter for us.
     
  13. aliskorn

    aliskorn Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Why the hell do you care? No doubt the owner/admins are top marketers, they know what they`re doing.
     
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  14. Abercrombie

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    Thank you *most of you*. I have noticed the bottom and occasional side ad, but that is all. So I guess BHW does Ads (some). Very conservatively I suppose, but that's cool. That's all I was looking for. My mistake,

    @aliskorn Dude, WTF kind of answer is that? You may be a Jr. VIP, but that is hardly a "contributing" piece to this thread in any way!:rolleyes: Someone at your level should know that even if someone posts a newbish question (or question you don't like), it's a question that somebody, somewhere out there, would like an answer to. If you can't help, please don't try by being mean.

    I could be a real ass and say something back, like about your signiture:
    "Should bhw be closed to the public? http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackha...bhw-world.html
    Feel free to copy my sig."

    Cut and paste YOUR answer to MY question:
    Why the hell do you care? No doubt the owner/admins are top marketers, they know what they`re doing.
     
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  15. aliskorn

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    Listen buddy, I know this may be hard for you to understand, but Diamond Dave(the owner of the site) has requested that users on bhw should vote if BHW should close or not. Most of the users here never visit the feedback/suggestions part of the forum. I thought that putting that in my sig would help spread the word that there`s a very important poll (the owner is asking for an opinion for God`s sake!) and everyone should participate. The forum has 20 thousand users, only 827 have voted(you are not one of those 827).

    If you take only a minute to look around, you will see why this forum is user supported. If not, look harder! Plus, the admins here, are always working towards improving the user`s experience.

    Anyway, even though I would still answer the same way, I am sorry that I have upset you. Take care.
     
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  16. viewsonic

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    I suppose dropping your aff links in threads & soliciting PM's so n00bs can signup under you is not self-serving?

    "..I know a site that is paying $5.50 per sign up. Free service with No CC required. USA, CA, AUS, NZ, UK and other traffic accepted. Can be incentivized.
    PM me for more info..."
     
  17. smileplease

    smileplease Regular Member

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    Stop with the flaming.