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#1 Steven P.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:46

Well we tried going with a gaming advertiser and that didn't really work out. For May and June the income was less than what a Tier 2 subscription would cost :p

So there's currently no point in running ads there at all.

Some things to take from this, how quickly NeoGamr loads, is what you get on Neowin from a Tier 2 subscription. Tier 2 subscription does already cover NeoGamr, but you pay for Neowin primarily, so we're not screwing our Tier 2 subscribers here.

Traffic to the site is still pretty low, for the last two months it's about 500k unique impressions.

I will be looking into serving ads on the site, but only if it's worth it.

Additionally, those that use ad blockers, please keep that to yourself, it isn't nice to gloat ;) and here's some proof that we're willing to conceed that showing ads isn't always the smartest option.

NeoGamr, can be offset by Neowin for a bit, but as you might agree, we're not making a dime off running that site (and still paying newsposters there).

Edit: Forgot to link NeoGamr.


#2 Nick H.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:51

If it's not making any money then I agree, there's not a lot of point in putting the advertising up.

One day I'll remember to check out NeoGamr.

#3 Vice

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:57

It surprises me that it isn't viable to put ads on it. I imagined it would get a lot more viewers than it has done. Have you guys considered running Google Ads for NeoGamr? - I don't mean putting Google Ads on the website but placing ads on Google for the site to get gamers to visit it.

#4 OP Steven P.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:01

It surprises me that it isn't viable to put ads on it. I imagined it would get a lot more viewers than it has done. Have you guys considered running Google Ads for NeoGamr? - I don't mean putting Google Ads on the website but placing ads on Google for the site to get gamers to visit it.


Thats a good idea, I'll look into it.

#5 Bamsebjørn

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:05

Is this an attempt to get more visitors to Neogamr?
It worked... for me at least. :)

#6 OP Steven P.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:09

Is this an attempt to get more visitors to Neogamr?
It worked... for me at least. :)

:shiftyninja:

#7 DaveLegg

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:20

Yay, a great chance to see how fast Ignition actually is, without ads slowing down page load times :p

#8 DrakeN2k

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:51

its fast all right :)

#9 vetFourjays

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 13:20

I'm not sure if this occurs regularly or not and it is just an observation. This bit of news for example, was published on Neowin but didn't show up at all on Neogamr. On the one hand I understand why it wasn't published on Neogamr (it'd be hidden just as much as news published in the categories were), but not publishing such news on Neogamr devalues it. Why not use it as an opportunity to drive traffic from one site to the other and publish it on Neogamr with the "preview" on Neowin linking straight to the Neogamr article?

#10 The Laughing Man

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 13:27

I don't thing NeoGamr was advertised enough as it self. To me it suddenly appeared and that was it. The site itself does not need ads, itself is what needs to be advertised.

#11 Nick H.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 13:27

I'm not sure if this occurs regularly or not and it is just an observation. This bit of news for example, was published on Neowin but didn't show up at all on Neogamr. On the one hand I understand why it wasn't published on Neogamr (it'd be hidden just as much as news published in the categories were), but not publishing such news on Neogamr devalues it. Why not use it as an opportunity to drive traffic from one site to the other and publish it on Neogamr with the "preview" on Neowin linking straight to the Neogamr article?

Personally, while it is a good idea I hope they don't start doing this. It'll be even more news that I will no longer have access to, and it's already frustrating when I see an article appear in the Spy, click it to have a look and get presented with a big sign saying that the workplace has stopped me from viewing that page because it falls in to the "games" category by being on NeoGamr.

#12 InsaneNutter

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 13:35

What I don't understand how you can be making so little with 500k unique impressions? Use Google-ads and you should be making a couple of thousand, easily.

#13 vetSpyder

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 13:40

Personally, while it is a good idea I hope they don't start doing this. It'll be even more news that I will no longer have access to, and it's already frustrating when I see an article appear in the Spy, click it to have a look and get presented with a big sign saying that the workplace has stopped me from viewing that page because it falls in to the "games" category by being on NeoGamr.

I can't view neogamr for the same reason

#14 vetScorpus

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 13:55

Why not use it as an opportunity to drive traffic from one site to the other and publish it on Neogamr with the "preview" on Neowin linking straight to the Neogamr article?


A feature like that hasn't been implemented in the backend (yet)

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 14:36

Odd, my work usually blocks any gaming related websites, but Neogamr still works for me at work. Never thought about the fact it should not work.

So is this a bad time to ask for a salary for doing the podcast? :laugh:

Just kidding of course.