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pdstein
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:10 am    Post subject: Goodbye Google, Hello Christian Resources Reply with quote

OurChurch.Com is pleased to introduce to you our newest advertisers and the valuable Christian resources they are making available to you.

On January 19, OCC introduced its new, improved advertising services. Since then, we've spent the last six weeks contacting Christian organizations about advertising with OurChurch.Com, and God has blessed us with 11 new Christian advertisers. The revenue from these ads makes it possible for us to offer the free and affordable web hosting services with the outstanding, friendly support you have come to know and appreciate. It has also enabled us to completely remove all Google Ads from our site and the sites we host

The reality is these organizations have taken a chance with us. If they don't receive a good response, they will not renew and we may be forced to reinstate the Google ads. So, we need your help in supporting these fine Christian organizations so they find value in advertising with OurChurch.Com and continue to advertise with us in the future.

But we're not asking you to check out our sponsors just for our sake. These Christian organizations provide outstanding products and services that will help you live out your Christian faith - Christian books, helpful resources for your church, opportunities to grow spiritually and extend God's love to others. Once you visit their sites, we believe you'll love what they have to offer. The fact that you're supporting our sponsors will just be a bonus.

So, please take a look at these organizations' websites. If you have an OCC-hosting website, prayerfully consider supporting the advertisers on your site and encouraging your visitors to do the same.

In His Service,
OurChurch.Com


Iraqi Children's Fund - Help meet the physical & spiritual needs of Iraqi Children.
http://www.ourchurch.com/ads/click.php3?bannerID=1021

Christian Leadership University - Bringing the voice of God to your learning experience.
http://www.ourchurch.com/ads/click.php3?bannerID=1007

Master's Divinity School - A strategic center for global distance learning
http://www.ourchurch.com/ads/click.php3?bannerID=4

The Man of Her Heart, the Woman of His - Learn the keys to an outrageously happy marriage.
http://www.ourchurch.com/ads/click.php3?bannerID=1018

My Bible Study - Introduce your Bible Study to the 21st century.
http://www.ourchurch.com/ads/click.php3?bannerID=1017

Capstone Christian Ministries - A Christ-centered ministry devoted to spreading the Gospel.
http://www.ourchurch.com/ads/click.php3?bannerID=626

The Divinci Code: A Quest for Answers - Learn the truth about The Divinci Code.
http://www.ourchurch.com/ads/click.php3?bannerID=1020

Christian GOODNewsletters - Helping others help themselves spiritually and physically
http://www.ourchurch.com/ads/click.php3?bannerID=515

Messages from Father, Son, Spirit
http://www.ourchurch.com/ads/click.php3?bannerID=527

Clear View - Preparing the church for the great tribulation.
http://www.ourchurch.com/ads/click.php3?bannerID=853

Experience Mission - People touching people with Christ's love at the center
http://www.ourchurch.com/ads/click.php3?bannerID=1008

Faith Clipart - Christian clipart for all church occassions
http://www.ourchurch.com/ads/click.php3?bannerID=1009

Christian Singles Dating - Matchmaking since 1993
http://www.ourchurch.com/ads/click.php3?bannerID=1012

Christian Love Network - Find quality, Christian singles in search of meaningful relationships.
http://www.ourchurch.com/ads/click.php3?bannerID=1013

Free e-book - Pray and help prevent avian flu
http://www.ourchurch.com/ads/click.php3?bannerID=1016

Rapid Deployment Kits - Spiritual resources for our troops
http://www.ourchurch.com/ads/click.php3?bannerID=1022
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supplytheword1
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:07 pm    Post subject: Advertising Reply with quote

It does not matter to me who you go with for advertising as long as it does not contain offensive adds. But I had written Google and I wanted to pass on their response. It looks like they have a filter system in place where you can actually block a specific add. Here is there response:

Hello Michael,
Thank you for your email regarding the Google ads appearing on your
site.
You can prevent Google ads from specific sites from showing on your
site
by using the Competitive Ad Filter in your Google AdSense account. You
can
filter ads from up to 200 sites. For detailed instructions on adding
sites
to your filter list, please visit our Competitive Ad Filter Guide at
https://www.google.com/adsense/urlfilter .

Please note that when you place a domain in your filter list, it may
take
up to 48 hours before the Google ads of the filtered site stop
appearing
on your web pages. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

For additional questions, we suggest you visit our AdSense Support site
at
https://www.google.com/support/adsense . If you're unable to find an
answer to your question on our site, please feel free to reply to this
email.

Sincerely,

Becky
The Google AdSense Team
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pdstein
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Joined: 14 Jun 2005
Posts: 1499

PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

supplytheword1,

Thanks for your message. We are quite familiar with the adSense content filter. When we were running Google ads we were quick to block any ad reported by our webmastrs that conflicted with our statement of faith. It works as it's intented, but it's much better to not go through the process of having a bad ads displayed, reported by the webmaster, and then blocked by us.

In His Service,
Paul Steinbrueck
OurChurch.Com
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lordlife
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PdStein wrote: "If they don't receive a good response, they will not renew and we may be forced to reinstate the Google ads."



Really???? So we may be facing the same problems of having New Age and Gay Ads on our Websites again in the future?

Dan McQuality
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lesterj
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Posts: 398

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dan,

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Really???? So we may be facing the same problems of having New Age and Gay Ads on our Websites again in the future?

Dan McQuality


That's a bit of a mischaracterization of the situation. The Google ads are limited in their content and for the most part have been appropriate ads. In fact there have been remarkably few inappropriate ads over the past year. And each one of those ads were blocked as soon as they were discovered.

Obviously we have much greater control over the content of the ads when we are able to fill the space with the Christian organizations who are advertisign with us and that's how we would like to keep it. It's a win-win-win situation. We can control the content of the ads on the OCC site and continue to offer free websites to Christian organizations and individuals who could not otherwise afford a website. Our advertisers are able to acheive their goals and serve the Christian community. And our members are able to continue to enjoy our free services and support other Christian organizations.

In His Service,
Kurt Steinbrueck
OurChurch.Com
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