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Old 08-18-2001, 01:30 AM   #1
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Default Adcursor, New Technology

Steve posted about adcursor in the sucmware forum. I thought a seperate discussion about this technology will be worth it.

Visit adcursor.com and leave your mouse idle for 7 seconds and watch carefully.

Looks interesting.
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Old 08-18-2001, 01:46 AM   #2
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Ya, I think it is pretty neato but it defeats its own purpose unless you have a site or a forum that will keep people from using thier mouse.

Before there was this under banners:
please click our banners to keep our site free!

Now it will be this on the top of webpages:
please keep your mouse still to keep this site free
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Old 08-18-2001, 02:03 AM   #3
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This is very useful to those sites which have interesting articles or have forums which people actually stop to read. I think it will succeed only if it is not intrusive.
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Old 08-18-2001, 09:23 AM   #4
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I've done some tests for it with a couple of ad networks and so far it is universally hated. Visitors resent having it cover up what they are looking at.
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Old 09-08-2001, 11:13 AM   #5
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weird doesn't show earningings !!! uses advertpro to report with a plugin afialte thingie


anyways here are stats
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Statistics Report

Daily Summary :: September 01, 2001 to September 08, 2001
Date Views Clicks CTR
2001-09-05 27 0 0.00 %
2001-09-06 147 0 0.00 %
2001-09-07 101 0 0.00 %
2001-09-08 39 0 0.00 %
Total 314 0 0.00 %
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Old 09-09-2001, 01:58 AM   #6
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hmm a 0% CTR seems like visitors are ignoring it or there's some bug in the code. What's the ad impressions with respect to the number of page views?
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Old 09-09-2001, 11:33 AM   #7
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I've also been testing this out for the past week. Here's what I've been seeing: (weekends are always slow)

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Date                Imp  Clk   CTR      Pageviews
2001-09-04      795     1    0.13 %       13500
2001-09-05    7972   12    0.15 %       14000
2001-09-06    5251     7    0.13 %       13000
2001-09-07    4032     8    0.20 %       17000
2001-09-08      921     3    0.33 %         3700
I haven't had received any complaints yet.

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Old 09-09-2001, 06:25 PM   #8
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did you add in the page views or did the script report it?
mine didn't show it maybe i should look again see anythign about price in the advertisers section you can buy either CPC or CPM however as a publisher in stats doesn't show what the ads are paying...

btw i haven't gotten any complaints at all.
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Old 09-09-2001, 07:04 PM   #9
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did you add in the page views or did the script report it?
mine didn't show it maybe i should look again see anythign about price in the advertisers section you can buy either CPC or CPM however as a publisher in stats doesn't show what the ads are paying...
I added the pageviews afterwards based on Webtrends Live stats.

You are right about the price not being displayed. All it tells you is that you get .30 CPM or .06 CPC.

I figured I may as well try them as they're not taking away inventory from any of my other programs.
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Old 11-03-2001, 09:16 PM   #10
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has anyone gotten paid by adcusor anyone with status on them i have served over 2000 ads but it shows no money earned just views
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Old 11-03-2001, 10:08 PM   #11
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They pay 60% of gross sales revenue for the entire network. Because they are paying this percentage on gross sales, if you look at their rate card, you'll be able to get a rough idea of how much to expect. As they've only just completed their second month of ad serving, it's unlikely you'll see a check until the end of next month. It seems the norm nowadays to pay after 60 days.

So far, I've served 157,483 ads for 165 clicks and a 0.10% CTR. Nothing to write home about, but it's performed better than I expected.
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Old 11-04-2001, 12:34 AM   #12
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Why do I not see the ad? I just let my mouse sit on adcursor.com and nothing happened. Can somebody else give me an example from a page where this is being used? Also, as said earlier, this would be a good idea for a site with forums. Does anybody know if they allow it to be used in forums.

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Old 11-04-2001, 12:53 AM   #13
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Hi fanzone

I just tested it again and it isn't so noticeable as the first time I saw it. It is a small ad on the top left of the page with an arrow pointing to it.

I can't understand how anyone can get clicks with this, as it goes away when you touch the mouse

Oops, I take that back, I just reloaded it and it was half hidden on the right side! So I guess it could appear anyway. I will try once more.
Yep threequarters hidden on the far right this time.

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Old 11-04-2001, 05:51 AM   #14
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Typo on the AdCursor.com main page

"With adcursor we can GARANTEE impressions! "

Maybe it's just me, but I have a hard time trusting someone who has a word in all caps that is mispelled on their main page. Sure we all make typos, but I'd like to think that someone who works there would see that and get it fixed.
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hmm update on if anyone has gotten paid
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Total 5026 1 0.02 %
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