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CavemanJoe
 Thursday, May 10 2012 @ 06:29 PM UTC (Read 7322 times)  
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Okay, so this comes up in Project Wonderful as a potential.

Busty Girl Comics. Sounds like neckbeard territory, yeah, but it's more about the problems of having larger breasts.

This is a feminist comic, from the look of it, but how much of the audience is blokes who're just there for the boobs? Will advertising here bring us nice people, or not-so-nice people? Should I advertise on Busty Girl Comics or not?

EDIT: Should I give the author some money without advertising? That's another potential.


 
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 Thursday, May 10 2012 @ 08:14 PM UTC  
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I'm not sure if we'd want any kind audience this comic could possibly attract.

Just sayin'.


 
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 Thursday, May 10 2012 @ 08:20 PM UTC  
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See, that's what I thought, until I actually started reading the site.


 
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 Thursday, May 10 2012 @ 08:39 PM UTC  
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It's amusing, but it's all about real-life situations. Few of the people who respond to this comic strongly enough to bookmark it and read it regularly (even for the right reasons) are going to take to the weirdness that is the Island.

Whether it's nice or not-nice folks there, the click-through rate is likely to be low, the ones who aren't put off by the first paragraph of the Welcome page will be even fewer, and you'll lose nearly all of those at Corporal Punishment. People do have multiple modes, so you will get some, but it isn't a good bet.

If you just want to support the comic, go ahead, but if you're advertising to get new players who will love the Island and stick around, I say go for the comics with a wackier sense of humour.


 
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 Thursday, May 10 2012 @ 09:21 PM UTC  
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Well, I ended up putting up some ads anyway. We'll see what comes of it. It's not like I can't downbid them again. Smile


 
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 Friday, May 11 2012 @ 03:23 AM UTC  
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CMJ, do you prioritize advertising on websites likely to be frequented by people into writing or roleplaying? I ask because I feel like I am seeing a lot more alts than actual new players. It seems rare to spot a rookie.


 
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 Friday, May 11 2012 @ 03:41 AM UTC  
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CMJ, do you prioritize advertising on websites likely to be frequented by people into writing or roleplaying? I ask because I feel like I am seeing a lot more alts than actual new players. It seems rare to spot a rookie.



When I come across them, yes. I use Project Wonderful, which is really more webcomics-focussed, but anytime I come across a writey site I advertise on it. We get a very good clickthrough rate on creepypasta websites, for example.

My criteria for advertising on a webcomic site are pretty lax, as long as it's not outright hostile to anyone. I figure the Wall O' Text keeps out most folks with short attention spans.


 
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 Friday, May 11 2012 @ 04:02 AM UTC  
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Well, webcomics too, I mean, between the site you linked here and Wondermark, we'd probably get more writery people from Wondermark.


I... am really not sure the Wall O' Text keeps out most people with short attention spans. (Well, perhaps it does actually take out most, and there are just thousands of them...)


 
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 Friday, May 11 2012 @ 05:11 AM UTC  
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Well, webcomics too, I mean, between the site you linked here and Wondermark, we'd probably get more writery people from Wondermark.


I... am really not sure the Wall O' Text keeps out most people with short attention spans. (Well, perhaps it does actually take out most, and there are just thousands of them...)



We've advertised on Wondermark before. No joy. Frown Click through rate of less than one in ten thousand, ending up costing like thirty cents a click. I don't know why; it seems like Wondermark and the Island would go together really well.


 
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 Friday, May 11 2012 @ 06:08 AM UTC  
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If I may be so bold- a webcomic that I just found recently that is deliciously bizarre and truly beautifully patient: Stupid Snake. It's about trolls, troll hunters, dwarfs, and some lady in a neck brace.

Also, a pretty damn ludicrous and informative review site that's pretty hardcore videogamer and roleplaying gamer: The Spoony Experiment.

Even if I may not be so bold, Either which way, good hunting Sir!


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 Friday, May 11 2012 @ 06:09 AM UTC  
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We already, I believe, advertise on the Spoony Experiment - I'll give Stupid Snake a go too. Smile


 
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 Friday, May 11 2012 @ 06:26 AM UTC  
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Aha! Splendid!

Have you seen Bearmageddon? It's like a zombie apocalypse, but with bears. It's also written and drawn by the elder half of the Axe Cop creative team.

The bearpocalypse just seems to kind of fit in your purview, somehow. Smile


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 Friday, May 11 2012 @ 04:23 PM UTC  
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Well, webcomics too, I mean, between the site you linked here and Wondermark, we'd probably get more writery people from Wondermark.


I... am really not sure the Wall O' Text keeps out most people with short attention spans. (Well, perhaps it does actually take out most, and there are just thousands of them...)



We've advertised on Wondermark before. No joy. Frown Click through rate of less than one in ten thousand, ending up costing like thirty cents a click. I don't know why; it seems like Wondermark and the Island would go together really well.




That is really disappointing! It sounds perfect. (Actually, I think I may have come from there... can't remember.) It might be because the absurd and steampunkish bits likely to draw in someone from Wondermark are past the Wall O' Text.
I actually don't see Island ads anywhere, and haven't since I joined, which is why I ask all these questions.


 
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 Saturday, May 12 2012 @ 08:39 PM UTC  
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We already, I believe, advertise on the Spoony Experiment - I'll give Stupid Snake a go too. Smile



I can verify personally that Improbable Island does advertise with the Spoony Experiment, or at least it did once long ago.

That is, after all, what attracted a particular Cyclopian Frenchwoman into it's ranks. Funny that, as two month old as it is, I see this thread for the first time today. Yesterday this very thing came up in conversation with one CherrikiTen, though I can't remember the details. We've frequently spoken about the game, particularly lately with my -very- recent decision that it's time to make a comeback.

But yes, I've seen the ads on TSE, or at least I did some years back.


 
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 Sunday, May 13 2012 @ 06:23 PM UTC  
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Yesterday this very thing came up in conversation with one CherrikiTen, though I can't remember the details.




My ears we burning.

Along with The Spoony Experiment, you could try other members of Channel Awesome such as the Cinema Snob, Nostalgia Critic, anyone like that. While they do get some... hrm, possibly less than savouries visiting that site (which you are going to find anywhere. Let's be honest with ourselves people, it is the internet), their presentations are quirky, funnier than hell, and extremely intelligent.

I think if you want to find a site that caters to the kind of humor we get here on II, that would be a good place to look into as well Smile


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 Monday, May 14 2012 @ 04:00 PM UTC  
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I took a look at the Just Comics tag of that site, and went through about 4 pages before deciding that Sessine is exactly right.

if you're advertising to get new players who will love the Island and stick around, I say go for the comics with a wackier sense of humour.


It's simply personal opinion when I say that the comics are boring and appear to only appeal to busty girls who can shake their head and say, "Too true, too true," but I think I'm being fairly objective in saying that I don't expect regular readers of something so "grounded" to likely also be a group of Islanders. We sit on three generations of old men and have lots of shitting, pissing, barfing tiny people.

Advertising there will get you no nice people, and no not-so-nice people. It's not a great place to advertise for the island, methinks.


 
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 Monday, May 14 2012 @ 08:53 PM UTC  
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http://www.weregeek.com/

Not sure if you ever advertised there.
It's a comic about roleplayers, so it could bring some new players. I found to the Island when someone mentioned it in the comments^^


 
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 Monday, May 14 2012 @ 10:25 PM UTC  
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We sit on three generations of old men and have lots of shitting, pissing, barfing, tiny people.


And Midgets. Zing!

(Feel free to interpret that as a dig against whomever/whatever you want to, provided they/it have/has to do with the island.)

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http://www.weregeek.com/

Not sure if you ever advertised there.
It's a comic about roleplayers, so it could bring some new players. I found to the Island when someone mentioned it in the comments^^


I think I've already seen II ads there... could be imagining it, though.
I had to look up "Zing!" ...I feel old


 
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 Tuesday, May 15 2012 @ 12:01 AM UTC  
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While I'm thinking of it, I might as well add my two cents on where to advertise.

Basic Instructions. They certainly have the "humor" down-pat, and occasionally go into the "wacky" with comics about super-heros. Moreover, they are, at the moment, rather needful of some advertisers.


 
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 Tuesday, May 15 2012 @ 01:13 AM UTC  
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While I'm thinking of it, I might as well add my two cents on where to advertise.

Basic Instructions. They certainly have the "humor" down-pat, and occasionally go into the "wacky" with comics about super-heros. Moreover, they are, at the moment, rather needful of some advertisers.

Thank you. Bookmarked.

Alas, they only seem to be advertising via Amazon, and don't have any Project Wonderful ad slots.


 
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