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    Default Anybody notice the banner ads are gone ???

    Wonder what happened to them ?? Guess with the new "Significant Signature Line Change" the banners are also a no no ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
    Wonder what happened to them ?? Guess with the new "Significant Signature Line Change" the banners are also a no no ???
    We still have banner ads; if you go to the main forum home page you will see them in many of our forums. We also have banners in special advertising sections in our more popular forums. What HAS changed is the amount of associated verbiage in the sponsorship blocks. We're trimming that in order to streamline the user experience.

    Eliminating free advertising via signature lines is a two-pronged effort. 1) it streamlines the user experience by reducing scrolling time in the discussion threads, and 2) it will (hopefully) push folks who see the value of the site to join our advertising program. Finances are tight, and we are trying to turn things around.

    Anyone interested in our advertising program should call Icebear at 1 (907) 895-4919 during business hours. Our rates are very reasonable and we'd love to have you in the ad program. It takes all of us to make this work!

    It's something we will continue to look at.

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    Mike,
    I just was wondering where my rotating ad went ?? This time of year is very important to me(along with the others on the rotating ads), everybody is getting rigged up for the season, and the ad i paid for is gone ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
    Mike,
    I just was wondering where my rotating ad went ?? This time of year is very important to me(along with the others on the rotating ads), everybody is getting rigged up for the season, and the ad i paid for is gone ??
    Hi Steve. Icebear runs that program, and I don't know the answer (was it due for renewal?) Give her a call at the office number. As you know, we always honor our advertising commitments. We'll take care of you. This is best handled directly with our staff, instead of in the forums.

    =update=

    Steve, I'm at work, so I couldn't get on this immediately. Nothing has changed with the banner ad program. Your ad is still there in rotation with the others in the Saltwater Fishing Forum. If you're not seeing it, it's because of the rotation. Refresh your page and you'll see it there (I just checked to make sure). Hope it's working for you, and that the show is good for you this year!

    Just like last year, we are asking all vendors who are in the Sportsman Show to post their booth number and what they have in the show, in our thread in the Outdoor Shows forum. No charge for this; we encourage our members to support our advertisers! See you at the show!

    Thanks!

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    Mike,
    Thanks for looking into this. I don't see any of the rotating ads on my computer when i log on??? maybe something is wrong with the settings on my computer ? I don't know but i will call Icebear to get it cleared up. Thanks again for the response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
    Mike,
    Thanks for looking into this. I don't see any of the rotating ads on my computer when i log on??? maybe something is wrong with the settings on my computer ? I don't know but i will call Icebear to get it cleared up. Thanks again for the response.
    Hi Steve,

    You bring up a good point about the rotating ads. I think the reason you are not seeing them is because your ad is not rotated to the "top" while you are viewing the page. The fix for that is to refresh the page, by clicking the "refresh" button on your web browser.

    The way ad rotation works on any website is simple, but if you don't understand it, it can be confusing. Picture three playing cards stacked face-up on a table in front of you. Each card represents an ad in rotation with the others. Whatever card is on top, though, hides the other two underneath. But if you move the top card to the bottom of the pile (rotate it to the bottom), the next card is visible. Rotate that one to the bottom and the next one comes up. On the third rotation, the original card is on top again.

    In the advertising sections of our forums, we have several ads in rotation in each slot. There are two slots, one next to the other. So if we had three ads in each slot, we would have a total of six. Each time you refresh the page, you get a different mix of ads. This is how ad rotation works.

    Your ad is in there (I saw it on my phone earlier today, and I just checked from my main computer). All you have to do is click "refresh" and it will come to the top. The same thing happens every time you close your web browser or log off your computer, and revisit the site.

    Ad rotation gives each advertiser equal exposure, with literally thousands of views, when you think about it. We have thousands of people looking at our forums every day, so your ad comes up many times each day.

    Keep in mind that your banner ad is not visible from the forums home page! The only ones that are, are our sponsor ads. These are people who have purchased forum sponsorships for the year. The ad you purchased is a simple static ad that only appears in the Saltwater Fishing Forum. You have to click in to that forum to see it.

    Hope that helps!

    I think I will post some things on how our ad program works, since we have so much traffic in the forums. I think other business owners would benefit from the information.

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    Mike they ain't there ! here is a pic i just took of the page
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    ya, refesh a couple times and you cycle through them just like Mike said. I just saw yours Steve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
    Mike they ain't there ! here is a pic i just took of the page
    Steve,

    You have a browser setting issue. You're not even seeing the sponsor ads. Can you get with Pam on this one? I'm at work and am not able to troubleshoot this with you over the phone. I don't know what browser / platform you are using anyway, but you could check your browser preferences. The ads are all there.

    Regards,

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    I see them, Steve.
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    Steve (and any other vendors out there):

    Don't forget to post something IN THIS THREAD, which I set up yesterday in order to highlight members who have booths at the show this year. It's your opportunity to let folks know what you're doing, show specials, where they can find you (booth numbers) and so on. It's a free advertising opportunity!

    A gesture to show our gratitude for your participation on the site.

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    Steve, I moved your show post over to the thread I started in Outdoor Shows.

    -Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Strahan View Post
    Steve, I moved your show post over to the thread I started in Outdoor Shows.

    -Mike
    OK sorry about that mike, computer skills aren't my forte(as you can plainly see). Thanks for letting me post it & see ya at the show.

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    Steve,
    Could you tell me how you have your browser set up, I would like to configure mine the same way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FinFever View Post
    Steve,
    Could you tell me how you have your browser set up, I would like to configure mine the same way.
    No worries; we can set you up so you won't see the ads, or even any of the content! Pay to play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FinFever View Post
    Steve,
    Could you tell me how you have your browser set up, I would like to configure mine the same way.
    Thats the problem i don't know squat about computers !!! all i know is i'm using firefox.

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