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Banner/Link Hosting

tomgalanis asked 1 year ago
This will obviously be dependent on the quality of adserving tool, but do you prefer to host your own banners and text links, preferring to control the content on your website yourself, or would you rather use ads and links served and controlled by the programmes, guaranteeing updates are made correctly and in a timely fashion?

We’re currently in the process of upgrading our adserving tool so it’s helpful to know what exactly affiliates benefit most from!

So, the scenario is the affiliate programme has a decent adserving tool, allowing you to simply copy and paste iframes in to your site code to obtain regularly updated and rotating banners AND text links… Do you:

12 Answers
tomgalanis answered 1 year ago
Anyone else want to give this some thought? <span title=” title=”” class=”bbcode_smiley” />

TheGooner answered 1 year ago
I like the idea of having the images hosted by the program and regularly maintained and kept current – and generally the current Bet365 solution works well. I’ve only noticed Bet365 being down a couple of times in the last 6 months – and that is acceptable.

So typically we do pull our images from Bet365 ad server.

However, we don’t tend to use IFRAMES, prefering to load a simplier GIF / JPEG image rather than some graphically heavy FLASH banner.

RELATED DISCUSSION :
SOME programs only offer javascript solutions, and a javascript will “hang” the page if the source site is down, meaning that the page will not continue to load. In this case I usually copy the image to my site, and link via a plain text link href to avoid issues.
(This means that they don’t get image counts in their system – but my pages load without issue even when they are out).

Additionally, SOME programs are also not as reliable as Bet365 and will be down more often – which results in an “ugly” hole when they are out. If I notice this more than once a month – then I’ll move to hosting the GIF/JPEG adverts on my site.

TonyM answered 1 year ago
I tend not to use iframes – just simple html banners – but hosted by the merchant where possible.

Can someone tell me the benefit of using i-frames or even javascript, over simple HTML?

I remember a year or two ago Commission Junction said they were going to drop the use of HTML for their affiliate banners, but after a lot of protests, they kept the option of html.

While I like banners that will be kept up to date by the merchant, like TheGoonerI, I do not want to use fancy flash banners. Also, while I am more than happy for the merchant to keep the banners up to date, I do not want to have text that is controlled by someone else, unless it is part of the banner – eg rolling odds etc.

KasinoKing answered 1 year ago
I agree with the above 2 posts – I prefer simple GIFs & HMTL – I hate it when a banner ‘disappears’ because of a problem with the program’s sever… are you listening LADBROKES!

Mind you, Bet365 have one of the worst banner farms I’ve ever seen!
They have 100’s of links to click to “view banners” – when no banners exist!
Bloody annoying!

KK

Kelly – bet365 answered 1 year ago
KasinoKing,

Geof replied to your email you sent and is awaiting feedback from you to be able to assist you.

I’ve sent you this email through PM, If you can either get back to me or Geof we can tryto get the right banner for you <span title=” title=”” class=”bbcode_smiley” />

Many thanks

Kelly

SwMag answered 1 year ago
I don’tlike iframes a lot and also hosted solutions are only sometimes nice when the company has a lot of action in their offers. At the end, my favorite kind of advertising is hosted on our server and also never with affiliate-link, because my experiance is that people just like more clear links like company.domain.com or domain.com/company, how ever you like. It looks more serious and is easier to use for us in some cooperations with betbrain, because then WE only have to change a link when a company is changing the actual offer. <span title=” title=”” class=”bbcode_smiley” />

Also………I see no reason for giving pageranks and backlinks <span title=” title=”” class=”bbcode_smiley” /> <span title=” title=”” class=”bbcode_smiley” />

KasinoKing answered 1 year ago
Kelly – bet365;194560 wrote:
KasinoKing,

Geof replied to your email you sent and is awaiting feedback from you to be able to assist you.

I’ve sent you this email through PM, If you can either get back to me or Geof we can try to get the right banner for you <span title=” title=”” class=”bbcode_smiley” />

Many thanks

Kelly

Hi Kelly,

It’s not about you getting “the right banner for me” – it’s about your banner pages on the affy site having 100’s, even 1000’s of useless links – wasting webmaster’s valuable time. <span title=” title=”” class=”bbcode_smiley” />

Please see attached screenshot.
I reckon there are 244 “View” buttons just on that page alone – I admit I didn’t have a day to spare to click all of them, but I did click all the ones in the screenshot.
All of them give the message at the bottom of the shot…

[IMG]http://www.casinoaffiliateprograms.com/bb/attachment.php?attachmentid=506&stc=1&d=1232477364[/IMG]

geof answered 1 year ago
To be able to view and grab a German banner, you first need to create a tracker (or link) associated with the German language.

At the bottom of the screenshot it is explained that “no links have been created for the product and language you have selected”

The link they refer to can be created in the “manage links” section.
You can create up to 10 links by default, and the best is to assign them to the particular language target.

jagan answered 1 year ago
its always good to use own servers for ads and softwares like openx and google ad manager

geof answered 1 year ago
@jagan 194787 wrote:

its always good to use own servers for ads and softwares like openx and google ad manager

Can you be more specific as to why?