Despite having more traffic than ever, despite having a more active and thriving community than ever and higher even than many of the sites that used to be bigger than us, Southperry is making less revenue than almost since the day it opened.
After analyzing logs and researching traffic to try to come up with a reason for why/how this could be, it became evident that something is amiss.
In February Southperry had ~4 million pageviews within the actual forums themselves.
It had only 2.5m Ad impressions.
Considering there are 3 ads per page, logically there should be nearly 12m ad impressions. Even accounting for the people exempt from ads, ultra donators & moderators, there should still be well over 10m ads.
This discrepancy is alarming because ad revenue is what keeps this site going.
Blocking ads, or ignoring them, is almost second nature to most of us by now, but doing so here means you're contributing to the eventual demise of this site, because without the revenue from Ads Fiel doesn't get paid, and without that pay he can't afford to keep paying for a host for his extractions, let alone waste time trying to improve them and provide them to us.
I'm not asking you to click any ads you're not interested in, that would be click fraud and is absolutely the last thing we want, but we are asking you to White List ads on Southperry and at least give them a chance. Even if you never see anything that interests you just having them enabled counts incrementally towards our impressions, lets google see info about our subject material and who watches it and helps them better target ads that you and others might be more interested in and shows off how valuable of a traffic source we are.
Loose has helped create a banner to display for those of you who are blocking ads, to help remind you who's really being hurt by blocking them;
Hopefully some of you will see it, remember, and fix it.
It's a concept as old as time; If you really like us, show it by supporting us and helping us keep going.
Thank you for your time.
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