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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2007, 06:15:58 PM »
Even i agree with the above referral idea! You are offering text-link-ads.com, which got affiliate program! So if you add option of inserting administ refer code will be good. But i would like to know, what about bugs in beta? Any bugs? Because i am going to install it in live environment

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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2007, 06:04:56 AM »
Some questions and suggestions,
1.How to place 2 google adsense units after 1st post?
Currently its only possible to select one adsense unit.
I've got it on my list to explore adding more sizes.  What sort of units are we talking about (sizes?)

2.After user login,no ads are displaying,it is better to display admin ads instead of keeping it emty.eventhough user clicks that ad ,no problem,because it is admin's ad.
I logged in as a normal user and see ads fine.
Are you logging in as the admin?  if there are no other users participating or as I see from your board, newbies are not allowed to be selected randomly for non-topic pages and if you are logged in as admin, it can't show you ads.

If you were shown your own ads and you clicked them, you would get BANNED by google.
In this case it is ESSENTIAL that you are not shown ads.

3.How to apply adrevenue sharing to other themes(skins)? manualedits.txt file is empty. suppose how to apply to this theme http://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=80 ? i would like to use this theme.
I will post the manual edits once this mod is a released version and not a beta.  This is because I'm constantly changing things (even just to make the code more efficient), so I don't want to have to keep changing it

4.you have shown one example forum above,it is empty,it is better to make one forum,show that forum,it will be popularised,you will get some money from that.
Sorry, I've got a modified version of this running on my proper forums. http://www.youposted.com

5.if user does not have adsense account,he or she need to register,if he or she clicks register option,it is going directly,admin is not benefiting from it.it is better to display admin adsense 'Register' option,admin will get some income from that.
 http://forums.findallinone.com/index.php
I didnt know they did those sorts of referrals.  I will look to add that into the next release.
(On searching I just discovered https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=25889&ctx=sibling )
Some questions and suggestions,
1.How to place 2 google adsense units after 1st post?
Currently its only possible to select one adsense unit.
I've got it on my list to explore adding more sizes.  What sort of units are we talking about (sizes?)

2.After user login,no ads are displaying,it is better to display admin ads instead of keeping it emty.eventhough user clicks that ad ,no problem,because it is admin's ad.
I logged in as a normal user and see ads fine.
Are you logging in as the admin?  if there are no other users participating or as I see from your board, newbies are not allowed to be selected randomly for non-topic pages and if you are logged in as admin, it can't show you ads.

If you were shown your own ads and you clicked them, you would get BANNED by google.
In this case it is ESSENTIAL that you are not shown ads.

3.How to apply adrevenue sharing to other themes(skins)? manualedits.txt file is empty. suppose how to apply to this theme http://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=80 ? i would like to use this theme.
I will post the manual edits once this mod is a released version and not a beta.  This is because I'm constantly changing things (even just to make the code more efficient), so I don't want to have to keep changing it

4.you have shown one example forum above,it is empty,it is better to make one forum,show that forum,it will be popularised,you will get some money from that.
Sorry, I've got a modified version of this running on my proper forums. http://www.youposted.com

5.if user does not have adsense account,he or she need to register,if he or she clicks register option,it is going directly,admin is not benefiting from it.it is better to display admin adsense 'Register' option,admin will get some income from that.
 http://forums.findallinone.com/index.php
I didnt know they did those sorts of referrals.  I will look to add that into the next release.
(On searching I just discovered https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=25889&ctx=sibling )

1.I am talking about number of ad units not sizes.adding more different sizes is also good.
2.I am talking about user other than admin.after other users(not admin) login,if they save google adsense code,their ads will not be displayed,forum is empty without ads,it is beeter to display admin's ad instead of keeping it empty.even though other users(not admin) click that ad,no problem,because it is admin's ad.
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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2007, 02:24:36 PM »
1.I am talking about number of ad units not sizes.adding more different sizes is also good.
I appreciate your talking about number of ad units.
Atm I'm trying to keep control of the system to prevent people screwing up their forums.  They could do this by putting 2x 468x90 banners on the same line (which would screw up on 800x600 resolutions)

By gaging what sort of ad units you would double up on and whereabouts, I can decide
a) if people would use it (or whether i should leave it upto the individual to customise the mod if they so wish)
b) if i can do it in the current setup of the mod

2.I am talking about user other than admin.after other users(not admin) login,if they save google adsense code,their ads will not be displayed,forum is empty without ads,it is beeter to display admin's ad instead of keeping it empty.even though other users(not admin) click that ad,no problem,because it is admin's ad. http://forums.findallinone.com/index.php
This is currently the case.
If a user is logged in, they will NEVER be shown their own ads
They will shown other users ads or board ads.
if no other users ads are availablel they will ALWAYS be shown board ads providing you have set them up.

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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2007, 03:43:45 PM »
Sorry if this is a stupid question but how do I install it? I've downloaded it and extracted it to my desktop so far, not sure where to go from there.

I only installed SMF today :)

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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2007, 08:05:13 PM »
Go to admin->package manager->download

now upload this package, click on install. That's all

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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2007, 06:29:58 AM »
Sorry if this is a stupid question but how do I install it? I've downloaded it and extracted it to my desktop so far, not sure where to go from there.

I only installed SMF today :)
You basically do what nitins60 said :)
There's some help available at http://docs.simplemachines.org/index.php?board=49.0;sort=subject, or if you "learn by seeing", I've got a tutorial at http://www.daniel15.com/smfshop_wiki/Installation (the tutorial was made for SMFShop, but can be generalised) :)
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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2007, 06:56:52 AM »
Hi Daniel, I posted a thread on your forum about SMF Shop because I install that two but seems it's not compatible.

Anyway, I uploaded this ad revenue sharing mod and clicked "Apply Mod" and it was successful but I can't see any options to configure it?

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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2007, 10:26:00 PM »
Small Error!
When i send an announcement to members, my forum error log s filled up with this error
Code: [Select]
http://blabla.com/forum/index.php?action=announce;sa=send
Undefined index: ars_showads
File: /home/xxx/Sources/ArsAds.php
Line: 38
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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2007, 04:41:55 AM »
One more error, when user downloads any file
Code: [Select]
http://blabla.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1186;attach=2289

Unfined index: ars_showads
File: /home/xxx/Sources/ArsAds.php

it's repeating for every downloa

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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2007, 05:24:35 AM »
hey guys, I've just managed to snag a few seconds on the internet at work.

not managed to worked on this at all this weekend. My home internet has been offline since thursday, getting the engineers out asap.

nitins60 - I realise where the bug is occuring, will add to my bug list.

Thx everyone for all the bugs/suggestions.  I've a long list to work on, when my internet finally is back online.

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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2007, 05:31:27 AM »
hey guys, I've just managed to snag a few seconds on the internet at work.

not managed to worked on this at all this weekend. My home internet has been offline since thursday, getting the engineers out asap.

nitins60 - I realise where the bug is occuring, will add to my bug list.

Thx everyone for all the bugs/suggestions.  I've a long list to work on, when my internet finally is back online.
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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2007, 07:45:10 AM »
Add information in manualedits.txt file to use SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod in other skins(templates) as early as possible.Because,the most of the guests don't like to join in SMF overall forum deafult. OR Say here how to use it in other skins(templates). http://forums.findallinone.com/index.php

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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2007, 08:09:26 AM »
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Add information in manualedits.txt file to use SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod in other skins(templates)
You can use my package parser (see my signature) to see how to do this :)
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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2007, 09:17:27 AM »
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Add information in manualedits.txt file to use SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod in other skins(templates)
You can use my package parser (see my signature) to see how to do this :)
I have seen your package parser,i don't understand it well,i would like to use ad revenue sharing mod in this theme http://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=80 .How?
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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2007, 09:05:59 AM »
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Add information in manualedits.txt file to use SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod in other skins(templates)
You can use my package parser (see my signature) to see how to do this :)

It is good,but takes more time.is it possible to install a mode automatically? is it possible to search and add code in any file easily?

When i make this theme http://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=80 my forum default theme,automatically SMForum places the code wherever you(package parser) suggested,after placing the code also ads are not displaying in all places(only displaying after 1st post correctly).What are the reasons? How to display ads in all places? http://findallinone.com/forums/   
 
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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2007, 01:35:47 PM »
Sorry for the lack of updates.

My internet has been down now for 10 days. The engineer is coming monday.  I'm not holding up much hope.

Anyway.  I can't do much PHP offline since I can test it.  However I have produced a long to do list. And making some changes to it.

Re Manual Edits, I intend to do them, its just the code is changing.  At the next version I should have them done.
I'll also try to make it install on the Classic and Babylon themes by default.

For other skins I'm thinking of doing some add-on mods to install on loads of different skins.  Again theres no point doing them just yet as my code is changing, and the theme authors are no doubt tweaking there themes aswell.

Re adverts in posts.  In this beta, I had a set list of the features I wanted to include and so I decided just to add the advert below the first post.  However I've got on my list to enable you to show ads in multiple posts and on specific boards.  Following your request for multiple ad units, I'm going to have to rework alot of the code.

Anyways, fingers crossed I can finally work on this mod later next week once my internet is back online.

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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2007, 06:13:22 PM »
Probably, give text area to add HTML/PHP code to use for other adnetworks (like admanagement). This will be very handy for administrator/users (who don't wish to apply for Google Adsense! Yahoo s not available, Text links only supports Referrals!). So i strongly request to add HTML/PHP code area for users/board ads! Option to enable/disable!

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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2007, 04:50:32 AM »
^ I was thinking along the same lines

however what concerns me is showing google ads or ypn ads and non-google/ypn ads on the same page (at the same time).  Or showing two adsense ads with different ids on the same page at the same time.

what other ad networks are you talking about?  I'd like to add some others as standard.

Anyways I'll see what I can do, though seeing as it looks like I'll also have to modify the admin area of this mod to fit the other stuff on, it will be easier to plan ahead and work it into my plans now.

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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2007, 06:54:27 AM »
You have added text-link-ads, where affiliate program s only possible! You can't use thier publishers code! The same way, there must be code place to use text-link-ads, advolcano, adbrite etc.... Instead of adding all things, leave a text box for users to enter thier desired ads!

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Re: SMF Ad Revenue Sharing Mod (Official Beta Testing Thread)
« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2007, 03:04:16 PM »
yes, however what I'm concerned about is that

a) ads are set to show at the top of the forum - contains adverts for Company A

b) ads are set to show at the bottom of the forum - contains adverts for Company B

How can my mod know if its ok to show company A's ads on the same page as company B's.  Especially since I don't know what in it.

Whilst with Jerms ad management mod it doesnt matter because only the admins ads are ever shown.  With this mod hundreds of different people could become involved and all of them could get banned for having mixed ads.

My starting point has always been to make sure that two different ID/programs can never be shown at the same time.  (and preventing the admin from ever doing it accidentally aswell)

Unless someone can suggest a solution to this conundrum?