So, how's the advertising working? Let's look at clicks first.
MSP Fans was the first one I tried. That attracted 57 unique clicks through to the main spamusers.com page over the course of a week or so. Well, it was really cheap at the time so I guess no big deal there.
SMBC did the best. We got 1,244 unique clicks out of the 6,884,700 page views that SMBC got during the week that ad ran. I only ran it a week because it was by far the most expensive. Half of everything I've spent to date was that one week.
QC has been the best value. I just bought a little button ad, which is sandwiched down in an obscure corner of the page amongst other little button ads. But because of its relatively low price I've let it run off and on this whole time. It has attracted 1,244 unique clicks to our site out of just 2,966,450 QC page views. This ad is by far the best value of the lot.
Oh, and I ran an ad for a week on Optipess but only got 28 clicks out of it so I let that ad lapse after a couple of weeks.
I've also ran an ad on Gunnerkrigg Court off and on that's currently off because the bidding has run the price way high right now. The main reason I'm running this ad is that GC is by far my favorite thing on the internet right now and I'm happy to support him even though we've only gotten 200 clicks out of it.
So we've gotten 3,048 clicks to our main page from five different sites. As I'm sure everyone has noticed we have not attracted any new members, which I must admit makes me a bit depressed. And that facebook "like" button? Every single cartoon back through late March that I looked at read a solid "0". Sigh.