Post by Kuroya on Apr 25, 2020 14:17:08 GMT
okay so. i've been quietly working on an animanga site in the background of everything and i'd originally been planning on actually getting rid of traditional site-to-site advertising (aka first links and linkbacks) since it's become a real trend in the rl community (or at least for not allowing first links) and i can completely understand why (rl is a lot more consolidated on resource sites so many sites instead prefer to list on them rather than do site-to-site since it maximizes their traffic). but then i started thinking about it and i realized that animanga really still relies heavily on site-to-site ads and affiliates (partially because the community is very decentralized, partially because we really only have two and a half genuine resource communities between iconic + p2 + animangads, and partially because the community is a lot slower to change).
i guess what i'm getting at is just.... fellow admins, what are your feelings about traditional site-to-site advertising? do you think it works to bring in members or do you think it's largely just busy work that generates uninterested traffic? do you feel like it's something a little more in between? would you ever really consider going to a linkback-only or resource-site-only model for posted ads? do you like those models or do you think that they're largely a mistake?
i'd also be honestly curious about just how many people browse the ad boards of other rp sites (or the recent posts on proboards sites) looking for other sites to join (or just generally how often you actually pay attention to ads posted on other rp sites with the thought of potentially joining them) since just. oops i have become a rl rper in that the ad boards largely no longer exist for me and i'm curious for if this is just me or if it's actually a larger behavior that's worth taking note of as an advertiser oops-
basically just. can i get some thoughts and opinions about traditional site-to-site advertisement posts and how effective they are please?