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austincassidy
04-21-2001, 03:12 PM
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?

parplex
04-21-2001, 04:23 PM
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

austincassidy
04-21-2001, 04:33 PM
Looks interesting, but it appears that I would have to install the software on my own server, correct?

Any thoughts on AdPush?

Austin

Donraja
04-22-2001, 12:40 AM
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.

Regards,
Rajiv Khaneja
Sparklit

austincassidy
04-22-2001, 12:57 AM
Donraja,

Thanks for the info!

Austin

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

Have a great day,

Mike

Czar
04-22-2001, 04:03 AM
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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AhmedF
04-22-2001, 05:19 AM
If you are willing to install onto your own server, try WebAdverts.

AhmedF
04-22-2001, 07:41 AM
Oh yeah
there is also adrotator.com
7.5% off the top

Laurals
04-22-2001, 02:46 PM
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/miscellaneous/bannerrotator/bannerrotator.html

Laurals

NetFXMedia
04-22-2001, 02:50 PM
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.

austincassidy
04-22-2001, 11:26 PM
Thanks for your help, everyone!

Tetraboy
04-23-2001, 04:40 AM
I suggest PhpAdsNew at http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpadsnew/

ValueAd
04-23-2001, 05:24 AM
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.
www.valuead.com (http://www.valuead.com)

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Czar
04-23-2001, 09:01 AM
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.
www.valuead.com (http://www.valuead.com)



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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ValueAd
04-23-2001, 03:23 PM
Good point Czar
thanks


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123Finder.com
04-05-2002, 07:14 PM
Has anyone tried www.ad-rotator.com? As for an in-house solution, phpadsnew is a good choice.

ValueAd
04-05-2002, 11:04 PM
Let me get my sales hat
try AdXpress (http://www.valuead.com/products/adxpress/index.html)

Rendelius
04-08-2002, 02:05 AM
I, too, recommend AdCycle. First of all, it is cheap ($129), it is flexible and it can handle quite some traffic. We are serving 30.000-40.000 pageviews a day without a hassle, and I think you could easily quadruple the amount.

If you don't want to install it yourself, I am sure you will find someone who does it for a fee.

jkcity
04-08-2002, 02:51 AM
http://awsd.com/scripts/webadverts/

I am still using this, I am doing about 180,000 - 230,000 ad impressions a day with it without any problems.

Although its no where near the best script around any more, but is quite good if you don't want to use mysql and like perl scripts.

synchron
04-08-2002, 03:20 AM
I use BanMan Pro for serving my own Ads and I can highly recommend them!

http://www.programmersheaven.com/search/download.asp?FileID=18451

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