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Joe Blow said:
Hi RK... I somehow missed your post until this thread was bumped. Thanks for your suggestions!

Yes, I am looking at all kinds of ways of promoting ASF to keep new visitors arriving but most will have to wait until I get back from my break during December. I need some time and space to plan ASF's direction for 2006... but most of all I need some time away from the computer. :banghead:

But in terms of traffic ASF keeps going from strength to strength. Here is a graph of daily traffic and page impressions from April 1 this year until today. Higher highs and higher lows... things are looking up. :D

Wow!
We can trend trade the usage of ASF! :D
 

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Joe Blow said:
But in terms of traffic ASF keeps going from strength to strength. Here is a graph of daily traffic and page impressions from April 1 this year until today. Higher highs and higher lows... things are looking up. :D

Wow Joe!! I love charts, so much easier to gather info that way. No rush, good for you to get some time away from the hypnotic machine for awhile. We can look at some 'market rigging' to help that chart when you're back!
 

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Just wondering you have some adds on ASF that are revenue generating via Affiliate links. Others like Interactive Brokers seem just sponsor adds without any Affiliate link?

I don't know how many hundreds of times I've read and posted myself recommendations for services that have some sort of financial arrangement with ASF but simply posted in plain text within a post.

Why not have a script whenever the words "Interactive brokers" or "etoro" or "whatever sponsor name" is placed in a post its changed to a link with your Affiliate No.?
 

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Joe

Just wondering you have some adds on ASF that are revenue generating via Affiliate links. Others like Interactive Brokers seem just sponsor adds without any Affiliate link?

I don't know how many hundreds of times I've read and posted myself recommendations for services that have some sort of financial arrangement with ASF but simply posted in plain text within a post.

Why not have a script whenever the words "Interactive brokers" or "etoro" or "whatever sponsor name" is placed in a post its changed to a link with your Affiliate No.?

Hi TH,

I've thought about this in the past but haven't introduced it yet for a couple of reasons. Mostly, I've never promoted enough affiliate programs to make it worthwhile. The majority of the advertisers you see on ASF book directly through the agency that sells ASF's advertising and I only occasionally experiment with affiliate programs, mostly out of curiosity. The other reason is that I felt that links of this type appearing in posts may be a little too intrusive. I have heard stories from other forum admins of negative reactions to a similar sytem where keywords in posts are replaced with affiliate links. Not really the same thing but similar enough to make me hesitant about introducing something along those lines.

Still, it is something I have an open mind about and may introduce down the track, even if just on a test basis.
 
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Yer the idea of links in posts did not go down well on HC.

At least here the idea can be raised in a normal manner. Over there any criticism resulted in a suspension for the first few days until it was clear that everyone hated it and they could suspend everyone.
 

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Yer the idea of links in posts did not go down well on HC.

At least here the idea can be raised in a normal manner. Over there any criticism resulted in a suspension for the first few days until it was clear that everyone hated it and they could suspend everyone.

The thing about advertising on websites like ASF is the more the advertisers are supported by the community the less of it there needs to be. Market forces will gradually increase the cost of advertising if the advertisers are finding the results of their campaigns are meeting or exceeding their expectations. Word gets around. More advertisers competing for a limited amount of exposure will tend to pay more to secure a guaranteed spot.

So, if you can, please support ASF's advertisers by visiting them and taking a look at what they have to offer, especially those who you see frequently and over a long period of time such as Interactive Brokers, who have supported ASF for years now and came on board when we really needed the revenue. And be sure to let them know you found out about them on ASF! :)
 
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Hey Joe,

I saw a post from a few years back where you announced a record of 1,000,000 page loads in a month.

How are we trending these days? are we still above a Million a month?

also just another question I have wondered for a while,

When you don't have you admin cap on, Do you post under a different name?
 

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Hey Joe,

I saw a post from a few years back where you announced a record of 1,000,000 page loads in a month.

How are we trending these days? are we still above a Million a month?

also just another question I have wondered for a while,

When you don't have you admin cap on, Do you post under a different name?

Hi TB,

You might say that, in TA terms, ASF has experienced a bit of a pullback since those days.

The GFC took a bit of the wind out of our sails, as it did with most of the other stock market forums as well. We lost a number of members who left the market when everything fell apart a few years ago and there has been a bit of a dip in activity as a result.

The number of posts and page impressions a day has fallen from the highs of a few years ago. However, we have reached a significant support level and are now trading sideways waiting for a bounce when more confidence returns to the market. :D

Regarding your other question, no I only post under this user name. :)
 

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Joe Blow said:
Hi TB,

You might say that, in TA terms, ASF has experienced a bit of a pullback since those days.

The GFC took a bit of the wind out of our sails, as it did with most of the other stock market forums as well. We lost a number of members who left the market when everything fell apart a few years ago and there has been a bit of a dip in activity as a result.

The number of posts and page impressions a day has fallen from the highs of a few years ago. However, we have reached a significant support level and are now trading sideways waiting for a bounce when more confidence returns to the market. :D

Regarding your other question, no I only post under this user name. :)

Replying to this from my iPad joe. Nice layout, quite functional too.

Thought I might bump this thread, given the new bear market!

CanOz
 
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