t_catt11 Fun is Mandatory RDI Staff Karma: 365/54 6858 Posts
Affiliates? Input, please!
The Red Dragon Inn has joined an affiliate ring with four large, high quality gaming sites.
The big plus for us is that we get a lot of exposure on these high traffic sites - exposure that will certainly bring new gamers and writers to the Inn. Who knows? Maybe we'll find another artist or two.
Of course, to get that kind of exposure, we have to return it. So, you see the affliate buttons on the top of every page of the site. I understand that they look a bit odd at first glance, but I think that in a day or so, we'll all be used to them.
I don't think that our current layout lends itself well to an "advertising space", which is fine by me. Or has been until now.
At this time, I'm happy to trade links with these sites, so I'm not really looking for input about that, but I AM open to input about the location of the links. If you can think of a better way to display them, please feel free to make suggestions.
Please understand, though, that I can't move them to the bottom of the pages; it's not fair to get great exposure from them and then try to cheat them in return. The buttons HAVE to be clearly visible, in a location "above the fold."
Anyone have any input?
Posted on 2008-11-19 at 20:24:18.
Edited on 2008-11-19 at 20:30:42 by t_catt11
I've been using ADnD Downloads and D&D adventures for years, almost since I've been at the inn. Awesome with the link rink. But I do agree it's in an ugly spot.
I think they would look great in a little 2x2 block right below "there are currently X users in Dragonchat" and above the email login. At least on the main page.
Perhaps on the forums they could be moved to right below the newest post on a thread, or maybe replace one of the two T-shirt ads? Most pages have a block for T-shirt and Google ads, maybe just remove one of the T-shirt ones (really do we need two?) and put a verticle stack of links there.
Posted on 2008-11-19 at 20:48:53.
Edited on 2008-11-19 at 20:50:57 by Admiral
Alacrity The Tired RDI Staff Karma: 291/33 6340 Posts
I am thinking at the top, centre as a second line under the buttons.