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Use Ads via Carbon #3648

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mojoaxel opened this Issue Nov 6, 2017 · 8 comments

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mojoaxel commented Nov 6, 2017

carbonads.com wrote us an email on 06.11.17:

Here are some details about Carbon:

  • We sell the ads. You serve the ads.
  • The ad includes a 130 × 100px image + up to 80 characters of text. As I mentioned before, you decide the ad placement + design. You can check out some of the running ads at http://bit.ly/carbon-preview
  • There should only be one display ad per page.
  • We pay 60% of the ad sales revenue to our publishers once per month via PayPal (wire transfer and > check are also available) — if we bring in more sales, you earn more. The average CPM is $1.00–> $1.60 per 1,000 ad impressions or roughly $150–$240 for 150k ad impressions.

For a more detailed look, take a moment to read through our FAQ at http://d.pr/Pavi7c.

Would love to hear what you think about Carbon. Let me know if you have any questions. Do you want me to prepare an account for you to try out Carbon?

We should discuss this...

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We also should discuss codesponsor.io at the same time. Looks very similar.

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mojoaxel commented Nov 6, 2017

We also should discuss codesponsor.io at the same time. Looks very similar.

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Pros

  • Revenue ;-)
  • It really looks like the advertising companies are hand-picked and there is not a real danger of spreading mal-ware.

Cons

  • We just designed on an sponsoring model (opencollective) and should commercialize this community too much.
  • We would need an entity to manage the receive funds. We don't have that.

I personally don't like ads. I say let's stick to opencollective for now but keep Carbon in mind for the future. Looks promising!

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mojoaxel commented Nov 6, 2017

Pros

  • Revenue ;-)
  • It really looks like the advertising companies are hand-picked and there is not a real danger of spreading mal-ware.

Cons

  • We just designed on an sponsoring model (opencollective) and should commercialize this community too much.
  • We would need an entity to manage the receive funds. We don't have that.

I personally don't like ads. I say let's stick to opencollective for now but keep Carbon in mind for the future. Looks promising!

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One examples is how BootstrapCDN donates the revenue from Carbon to Open Collective: https://opencollective.com/opensource/transactions

It’ll take care of the entity part and informs the community that ad revenue is used to support more open source projects. Just sharing it here so the team can decide what works best for vis.js

sayzlim commented Nov 6, 2017

One examples is how BootstrapCDN donates the revenue from Carbon to Open Collective: https://opencollective.com/opensource/transactions

It’ll take care of the entity part and informs the community that ad revenue is used to support more open source projects. Just sharing it here so the team can decide what works best for vis.js

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GitHub has made clear, that it does not like this ad-networks on its platform.
At least codesponsor is not allowed anymore.

I'm personally happy about this decision!

If anybody wants to support vis.js please sponsor us using opencollective!

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mojoaxel commented Nov 25, 2017

GitHub has made clear, that it does not like this ad-networks on its platform.
At least codesponsor is not allowed anymore.

I'm personally happy about this decision!

If anybody wants to support vis.js please sponsor us using opencollective!

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@mojoaxel I believe GitHub wants to ensure that the README, which is the most essential part of any projects, is not used to display sponsorship/advertisement. The main reason is that those docs are hosted under https://github.com domain and represent the company itself.

If correctly implemented, for example through GitHub pages like http://getbootstrap.com/, the project can benefit from running a small banner ad somewhere on the site without being "spammy".

For now, Open Collective is the best way for the users to support http://visjs.org/. If the team decides to try Carbon, just send me an email (or mention it here). Looking forward to work with you guys in the future.

sayzlim commented Nov 27, 2017

@mojoaxel I believe GitHub wants to ensure that the README, which is the most essential part of any projects, is not used to display sponsorship/advertisement. The main reason is that those docs are hosted under https://github.com domain and represent the company itself.

If correctly implemented, for example through GitHub pages like http://getbootstrap.com/, the project can benefit from running a small banner ad somewhere on the site without being "spammy".

For now, Open Collective is the best way for the users to support http://visjs.org/. If the team decides to try Carbon, just send me an email (or mention it here). Looking forward to work with you guys in the future.

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@yotamberk @wimrijnders We really could think about putting a banner on the homepage and than put the funds into the opencollective account. Do we want this?

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mojoaxel commented Nov 28, 2017

@yotamberk @wimrijnders We really could think about putting a banner on the homepage and than put the funds into the opencollective account. Do we want this?

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Guys, we’re leaning towards at paying higher CPM to desirable regions this year. Looking forward to increase the maximum CPM from $1.60 to $2.00. Slack and Asana are running currently, and we have other developers related companies lined up to run in Carbon dev/code.

If there is anything I can do to make the test easier, let me know.

sayzlim commented Jan 3, 2018

Guys, we’re leaning towards at paying higher CPM to desirable regions this year. Looking forward to increase the maximum CPM from $1.60 to $2.00. Slack and Asana are running currently, and we have other developers related companies lined up to run in Carbon dev/code.

If there is anything I can do to make the test easier, let me know.

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sayzlim Mar 19, 2018

@mojoaxel Mockito decided to integrate Carbon by being transparent with the community. Check out the pull request discussion here: mockito/mockito.github.io#38

Hope we can work out something for http://visjs.org/ — even if it’s just a trial to see whether Carbon is a feasible option for the project.

sayzlim commented Mar 19, 2018

@mojoaxel Mockito decided to integrate Carbon by being transparent with the community. Check out the pull request discussion here: mockito/mockito.github.io#38

Hope we can work out something for http://visjs.org/ — even if it’s just a trial to see whether Carbon is a feasible option for the project.

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