Ad rotator - your experiences using it in mojoportal?

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7/1/2010 2:42:08 AM
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Ad rotator - your experiences using it in mojoportal?

I've picked up a new client who's wanting to incorporate an ad feature into her website.  I haven't done an ad management system in years, so I'm wondering if anyone here has had a similar need, and how they met it.  I need to do more than just throw ads up - click-through tracking will be important, too.  Anyone?

7/1/2010 6:50:03 AM
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Re: Ad rotator - your experiences using it in mojoportal?

Hi,

There is a built in ASP.NET ad rotator control but it doesn't do any click tracking.

I built a custom Ad Rotator that is included in mojoPortal, I use it on this site. It isn't real fancy, it uses an xml file (there is no management UI) to configure the ads just like the ASP.NET one, but it does support click tracking, I use it to track clicks into Google Analytics

http://www.mojoportal.com/a-custom-adrotator-borrowing-code-from-the-mono-project.aspx

unfortunately the blog post above has a layout issue where a lot of the content is pushed way down the page and the syntax used for google analytics tracking is the older syntax, but there is an example of newer syntax on the bottom of this page:

http://www.mojoportal.com/tracking-outbound-link-clicks.aspx

Hope it helps,

Joe

7/2/2010 1:10:42 PM
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Re: Ad rotator - your experiences using it in mojoportal?

Thank you - that's a start.  It's a shame that this isn't a full-featured product; I'd pay for it as an add-on, so that I don't have to take the time to "roll my own".  The admin UI is important for non-developer usage, and it would be a timesaver.  Are there any third-party developers creating for-pay add-ons to MojoPortal?

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