[BETA] Monetize your forum with deals

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[BETA] Monetize your forum with deals

Post by ilfang » Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:34 am

MOD Title: DealTouch Widget: show deals in your forum and make money

MOD Description: This simple MOD let you display hot deals in your forum and make money. It's a user friendly way to monetize your website. The DealTouch widget works similarly to Google AdSense, except that it displays deals instead of ads. Deals will show up automatically and be updated constantly.

Important: if most of your members live outside of the USA, don't install this mod, because most deals are for USA residents only.

Easy to install. Copy 2 files and edit 2 files. You can change the look and feel in the Admin Control Panel.

A phpBB3 version is available at: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 0&t=574949

MOD Version: 1.0.3

MOD History:


2007-08-27 - Version 1.0.3
Fix the reset problem. Now the reset button will reset the preview too.

2007-08-23 - Version 1.0.2
Flexible widget dimension: you don't have to use predefined sizes. Minimum requirement: height > 18 and width > 40.

2007-08-16 - Version 1.0.1
Created Language file

2007-08-14 - Version 1.0.0
Initial BETA release

MOD Download: http://forum.dealtouch.com/dtmod/phpbb2 ... .1.0.3.zip

Demo Board: http://forum.dealtouch.com
ACP Screenshot: http://forum.dealtouch.com/dtmod/phpbb2/acp.gif

MOD Background: I've been running a heavily-moded phpBB community site outside of Boston for over 3 years. We've tried everything to monetize our site. One thing we did is to post hot deals in our forum and turns out it made more money for us than AdSense, and our readers love it too. Now we built it into a deal serving system and open it to everyone.
Last edited by ilfang on Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:02 am, edited 4 times in total.
Your visitors hate ads? Show them deals instead and make more.

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Re: [BETA] AdSense-like widget for deals

Post by ilfang » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:53 pm

Updated the file.
Your visitors hate ads? Show them deals instead and make more.

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Re: [BETA] Monetize your forum with deals

Post by vrflyer » Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:03 pm

Interesting, how much in average are clients (forum owners) bringing in ? 8-)

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Re: [BETA] Monetize your forum with deals

Post by ilfang » Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:29 am

Updated to 1.0.2.
Your visitors hate ads? Show them deals instead and make more.

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Re: [BETA] Monetize your forum with deals

Post by ilfang » Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:37 am

vrflyer wrote:Interesting, how much in average are clients (forum owners) bringing in ? 8-)
In my case (a phpbb2 forum), on average it brings in about 4-5 times more than my AdSense widget does.

I don't know about your forum, but in mine, nobody ever discussed about an ad appeared in the AdSense. However they talk about those deals in the deal widget quite often. Deals are just more interesting to them than ads, plain and simple. Once a member told me that he sometimes comes to the forum just to check out those deals.
Your visitors hate ads? Show them deals instead and make more.

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Re: [BETA] Monetize your forum with deals

Post by vrflyer » Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:32 am

Good info - thanks! 8-)
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Re: [BETA] Monetize your forum with deals

Post by ilfang » Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:04 am

vrflyer wrote:Good info - thanks! 8-)

You are welcome!

Updated two files. Just overwrite dealtouch_body.tpl and lang_dealtouch.php with new ones.
Your visitors hate ads? Show them deals instead and make more.

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