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Offline Steven Novella

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« Reply #75 on: December 18, 2006, 09:11:35 AM »
It sounds like everyone is just trying to be helpful, and that's great. We appreciate it. It is our goal for the SGU to foster a community of skeptics who want to get involved with promoting scientific skepticism. There is a tremendous amount that we can do, we are limited by resources only (time and money), not ideas or will.

Regarding the ads - even if our webhosting were less expensive we would still want to use the ads (and Amazon links are a good idea also). The SGU is produced by the NESS - which is a non-profit 501(c) educational organization. We do many activities other than just the podcast. The more money we can raise from all sources, the more we can do.

Also, there are costs associated with the podcast other than just webhosting, like audio equipment, printing flyers and other material. If we raise enough money, we can also consider advertising the SGU to bring in more listeners.
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« Reply #76 on: December 18, 2006, 11:39:04 AM »
I do not know if Amazon makes is possible for associates to get a referral link directly to x product say Why Darwin Matters.

http://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/join
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« Reply #77 on: December 18, 2006, 02:55:04 PM »
Quote from: "Timothy Clemans"
I do not know if Amazon makes is possible for associates to get a referral link directly to x product say Why Darwin Matters.

http://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/join

This is a pretty good idea, in that it would give an opportunity for the rogues to put together a "Skeptic's library" on the SGU site, containing links (perhaps with a brief commentary on each item's usefulness) to the more worthwhile books on critical thinking, general/popular science and other topics of interest. Word of mouth, even in the virtual sense, seems to still be an important factor when it comes to discovering new products and deciding whether to purchase them. Personally, I would very much like to see your collected recommendations for reading material, as well as any other audio/visual items of interest.

If you managed to get a few cents via Amazon (or another on-line bookseller) as well, so much the better. :)
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« Reply #78 on: December 18, 2006, 03:21:12 PM »
Quote from: "jason"
Quote from: "Timothy Clemans"
I do not know if Amazon makes is possible for associates to get a referral link directly to x product say Why Darwin Matters.

http://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/join

This is a pretty good idea, in that it would give an opportunity for the rogues to put together a "Skeptic's library" on the SGU site, containing links (perhaps with a brief commentary on each item's usefulness) to the more worthwhile books on critical thinking, general/popular science and other topics of interest. Word of mouth, even in the virtual sense, seems to still be an important factor when it comes to discovering new products and deciding whether to purchase them. Personally, I would very much like to see your collected recommendations for reading material, as well as any other audio/visual items of interest.

If you managed to get a few cents via Amazon (or another on-line bookseller) as well, so much the better. :)


Sometimes I buy buy $20 books. Thats about a $1 in commission (5%).
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« Reply #79 on: December 19, 2006, 02:16:24 AM »
On the Penn Fans site, google ads gets confused, thinking Penn fans really believe Pope John Paul II was the last real pope and we're all gonna die and we want to buy the book... But I figure for these kinds of things, I click on them. 1) the site gets revenue 2) the idiot paying for the ads only pays for x amount of click thru... when that's exceeded the stupid ad is pulled out of rotation. So I'm doin' my part. I would not recommend anyone else do this, especially those running the NESS, as this would probably be contrary to Google ad policy etc.

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« Reply #80 on: January 03, 2007, 01:49:02 PM »
I noticed that the recent ads are getting a lot closer to the actual topics of the Skeptics Guide. I've seen (and clicked through) ads for Skeptoid and for Skeptical Enquirer. Looks like mathematical models win again!

 

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