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Old 04-21-2001, 03:12 PM   #1
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Question Banner Rotation Software

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if I could get some suggestions as to what banner rotation software I should use. I'm looking for something that I don't have to install myself, but still offers a robust number of features.

I've looked at Virtual Spinbox, but it's just too darn expensive for a site with maybe 100,000 pageviews per month. (I'm not earning enough to cover the $75 a month fee.)

Adbutler seems promising... but they went down on me the other day for almost an hour (not confidence inspiring).

Any suggestions?
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Old 04-21-2001, 04:23 PM   #2
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Adcycle is what I use. It is really great. Its about 100 dollers but worth it. Many other banner rotating software is just really too expensive
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Old 04-21-2001, 04:33 PM   #3
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Looks interesting, but it appears that I would have to install the software on my own server, correct?

Any thoughts on AdPush?

Austin
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Old 04-22-2001, 12:40 AM   #4
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Austincassidy,

The downtime at Ad Butler was due to a move from a california based colo to a more local data center. It was planned downtime (the first in over a year) and was unaviodable.

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Old 04-22-2001, 12:57 AM   #5
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Donraja,

Thanks for the info!

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Old 04-22-2001, 02:59 AM   #6
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http://www.bannerpower.com/ might be something you like, just a suggestion http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

Have a great day,

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Old 04-22-2001, 04:03 AM   #7
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Another virtually-free remotely-hosted ad serving solution may be found here:
http://www.orbitcycle.com/

OrbitCycle is relatively flexible and reliable (given its price http://geekvillage.com/ubb/wink.gif), and takes payment in the form of 10% of your ad inventory.

Worth exploring...

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Old 04-22-2001, 05:19 AM   #8
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If you are willing to install onto your own server, try WebAdverts.
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Old 04-22-2001, 07:41 AM   #9
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Oh yeah
there is also adrotator.com
7.5% off the top
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Old 04-22-2001, 02:46 PM   #10
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Just came across this if your still looking for a banner rotator script ive not tried it as yet but im going to.
http://www.a1javascripts.com/miscell...errotator.html

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Old 04-22-2001, 02:50 PM   #11
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You might wanna take a look at dot-banner (www.dot-banner.com)

I hear it doesnt use much system resources and is cheap, about 30 dollars. It runs on your (server) machine although.

I bought it, but am waiting for my second dedicated server before I install it.
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Old 04-22-2001, 11:26 PM   #12
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Thanks for your help, everyone!
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Old 04-23-2001, 04:40 AM   #13
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I suggest PhpAdsNew at http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpadsnew/
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Old 04-23-2001, 05:24 AM   #14
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If networks not allowed to modify code how come you guys buying ad serving products?
Didn't you get kicked out for that or you negotiate with the network? Just wonder.

My personal opinion: If you do sell ad inventory on your own then you do need it, if you work with the network why would you even want it? Combine 2-3 networks together?
I see no point here my self.
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Quote:
Originally posted by ValueAd:
If networks not allowed to modify code how come you guys buying ad serving products?
Didn't you get kicked out for that or you negotiate with the network? Just wonder.

My personal opinion: If you do sell ad inventory on your own then you do need it, if you work with the network why would you even want it? Combine 2-3 networks together?
I see no point here my self.
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Ad serving software that supports rich-media (which most do) delivery does not, in effect, modify the code supplied by each ad network, so this does not breach their terms. Of course, if a publisher wishes to use an ad rotator that only supports simple-media, they should seek approval from an admin before going ahead with this.

As for the last part of your question/opinion, ad serving software is useful (if not essential) for publishers who use networks from an administrative point of view. Not only does it give publishers the ability to avoid manually editing potentially thousands of pages whenever they need or wish to change their ad code, but it provides them with the ability to weigh campaigns and mix-n-match ad sources on the fly.

Yes, iframes, SSI, Javascript and the like can serve this purpose to some extent, but many publishers (myself included) prefer the simplicity and reportability of professional ad serving software.


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