posted on Feb, 26 2005 @ 05:27 PM
New Advertising Strategy on AboveTopSecret.com Websites
Some time ago, we attempted an experiment that encouraged companies to bid on ad inventory
, which turned out somewhat disappointing. While I had several inquiries from interested parties, no one purchased the space.
However, we're not giving up on the idea of diverting advertising income to the worthy charity, www.proliteracy.org...
over the next few days, there will be some alterations to our available space for advertising, which includes a slight increase in the number of ads
seen by logged-in members. Also, we're experimenting with a few new higher-end advertising networks that would hopefully improve the quality of our
ads, and resulting income.
The goal is to regularly divert a portion of our advertising income to ProLiteracy every month.
To kick things off, I've initiated a $150
donation from our January 2005 advertising income, and hope to increase our ad revenue so that we can donate at least $300 each month.
So as always, the quality of the posts by you (our members) continues to be the number one way to bring traffic to ATS, which results in income from
banners. Now, your contributions can help with global literacy efforts on a monthly basis.
One of the first things you can do
is help with one of our new ad networks, BURST! Media. In order to give us the best possible quality ads,
they require at least 200 users respond to this demographic
. I've reviewed their policies and can assure you, there are no privacy concerns.