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  1. #1
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    Default Add Google Ads to your Forum

    I didnt write this step by step procedure but I found it so easy and useful that I just had to post it.
    Lost-Angel

    HOW TO
    How to - Step by step instructions for phpBB 2.0.8 subSilver

    This is how to add a Google Adsense skys****er down the left-hand side of your board.

    Due to Google's conditions, you don't want ads appearing on every page, such as log-in pages, member-lists and search-results pages.

    Apart from anything else, you would not get good results here because there is insufficient content to deliver meaningful ads.

    The best place to put them is on the index page, the forum page, and the topic page.

    The layout of these pages is controlled by (.tpl) template files.

    index_body.tpl - For the index page.
    viewforum_body.tpl - For the forum page.
    viewtopic_body.tpl - For the topic page.

    So you need to add your Google code into each of these files.

    You will find these files in your forum webspace in this directory:

    templates/subSilver

    These are just text files. Open them in a text editor, make the changes, then save them. If you downloaded them to edit them, you will need to upload the finished versions to the same templates/subSilver directory.

    Basically, what we are going to do is add a table with two cells to each page. The left cell will contain your Google ads. The right cell will contain the forum information.

    ##########
    index_body.tpl
    ##########

    Open this file in your text editor.

    Locate these lines in the file (may be lines 12, 13, 14):

    <a href="{U_SEARCH_UNANSWERED}" class="gensmall">{L_SEARCH_UNANSWERED}</a></td>
    </tr>
    </table>

    BELOW these lines, include this code:

    <table width="100%" border="0"><tr><td valign="top">
    google code
    </td>
    <td width="100%" valign="top">

    This section of code should now look like this:

    <a href="{U_SEARCH_UNANSWERED}" class="gensmall">{L_SEARCH_UNANSWERED}</a></td>
    </tr>
    </table>
    <table width="100%" border="0"><tr><td valign="top">
    google code
    </td>
    <td width="100%" valign="top">

    Replace the words "google code" with your actual Google code.

    Here is an example of this section of code including my own Google code:

    <a href="{U_SEARCH_UNANSWERED}" class="gensmall">{L_SEARCH_UNANSWERED}</a></td>
    </tr>
    </table>
    <table width="100%" border="0"><tr><td valign="top">
    <script type="text/javascript"><!--
    google_ad_client = "pub-2034038845161531";
    google_ad_width = 160;
    google_ad_height = 600;
    google_ad_format = "160x600_as";
    google_ad_channel ="2542645218";
    google_color_border = "006699";
    google_color_bg = "EFEFEF";
    google_color_link = "006699";
    google_color_url = "006699";
    google_color_text = "000000";
    //--></script>
    <script type="text/javascript"
    src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">
    </script>
    </td>
    <td width="100%" valign="top">

    Locate these lines (near the bottom):

    <table cellspacing="3" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0">
    <tr>
    <td width="20" align="center"><img src="templates/subSilver/images/folder_new_big.gif" alt="{L_NEW_POSTS}"/></td>

    ABOVE these lines, include this code:

    </td>
    </tr></table>

    This section of code should now look like this:

    </td>
    </tr></table>
    <table cellspacing="3" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0">
    <tr>
    <td width="20" align="center"><img src="templates/subSilver/images/folder_new_big.gif" alt="{L_NEW_POSTS}"/></td>

    Finished.

    ##############
    viewforum_body.tpl
    ##############

    Open this file in your text editor.

    Locate this line in the file (may be line 15):

    <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="1" width="100%" class="forumline">

    ABOVE this line, include this code:

    <table width="100%" border="0"><tr><td valign="top">
    google code
    </td>
    <td width="100%" valign="top">

    This section of code should now look like this:

    <table width="100%" border="0"><tr><td valign="top">
    google code
    </td>
    <td width="100%" valign="top">
    <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="1" width="100%" class="forumline">

    As before, just replace the words "google code" with your actual Google code.

    Locate this line (last line in the file):

    </table>

    BELOW this line, include this code:

    </td>
    </tr></table>

    This section of code should now look like this:

    </table>
    </td>
    </tr></table>

    Finished.

    #############
    viewtopic_body.tpl
    #############

    Open this file in your text editor.

    Locate this line in the file (may be line 1:

    <table class="forumline" width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="0">

    ABOVE this line, include this code:

    <table width="100%" border="0"><tr><td valign="top">
    google code
    </td>
    <td width="100%" valign="top">

    This section of code should now look like this:

    <table width="100%" border="0"><tr><td valign="top">
    google code
    </td>
    <td width="100%" valign="top">
    <table class="forumline" width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="0">

    As before, just replace the words "google code" with your actual Google code.

    Locate this line (last line in the file):

    </table>

    BELOW this line, include this code:

    </td>
    </tr></table>

    This section of code should now look like this:

    </table>
    </td>
    </tr></table>

    Finished.
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    Americuz Lost Angelz

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    Default Re: Add Google Ads to your Forum

    Good Post for this solution!

    It is always your choice to include this option in your Forum, but is not a standard practice.
    Further research on the implications of Google advertising programs is recommended, however, prior any installation.
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    Default Re: Add Google Ads to your Forum

    Does it have to be subSilver or can google adds be put on to other templates. (i'm using Aphrodite Green). Thought about some google ads across the top or down the side....

    Is this possible??

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    Default Re: Add Google Ads to your Forum

    personally i wouldn't bother there is a lot of better things out there you can put on your forum. other than advertising other peoples where's

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    Default Re: Add Google Ads to your Forum

    it does not have to be subsilver template... find the related files under the template that you are using... as your members increase ads can generate a substantial income... 5000 daily impressions with 10% click rate (500clicks at .05 per click) = $25... give or take a few pennies per click. Ofcourse a 10% click rate is extremely high... can expect about a 2% click rate on average... nothing wrong with ads... your visitor will eventually leave your site ad or no ad... may as well get paid upon exit... if your site is quality, that visitor will be back... like the terminator.

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    Thumbs up Re: Add Google Ads to your Forum

    Hi,

    Thanks for great informations.

    I want to know can i use Others ads code Instead of Google codes in this method.

    or, how i can put other ads code in my forum's top or bottom.

    any suggestion.

    looking for your answre.

    thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Add Google Ads to your Forum

    Hi everyone!

    I've just finished my Forum. Being new at VH, and not knowing much like you guys about computers, it was quite a chalenge! But all the info and help made it much easier. Thanks.
    I would like to know if adding Google (the ads) in my forum, it would help with my ranks in Google? (that's my priority at the moment)

    Many thanks in advance,

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