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Ads Manager 2 by Siropu 2.3.28

No permission to buy (€49.99)
Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.0
  2. 2.1
License
Each installation requires a separate license. With each license you purchase you automatically get 10% off for the next license, up to 50%!
Updates duration
12 Months / 19.99 EUR Renewal (new updates and support)
Visible branding
No
If you don't want to sell ads, there is a cheaper lite version called Ads Manager 2 Lite.

Ads Manager 2 is the new and improved version of Ads Manager 1, designed for XenForo 2. Ads Manager 2 allows you to make money by displaying your own ads or by selling ad spaces on your forum (or both).

There are 11 ad types available:

1. Code
Display HTML/JavaScript ads such as affiliate banners, Amazon product widgets, Adsense, etc. This ad type also supports PHP callback to generate your own custom code.

2. Banners
Display banner ads that you can upload directly or from an external source. You can use multiple images to rotate randomly on each page load.

3. Text
Display text ads with custom title, description and optionally a banner image.

4. Links
Display link ads with custom title. You can use it to build link lists in the forum sidebar or display horizontal links in other places.

5. Keywords
Transform text keywords into links with a tooltip description (optionally). Keyword ads can be enabled in thread posts, conversation messages, profile posts, resource description and in chat messages (Chat 2 add-on). As admin you can use it without link and can also add inline CSS to style the keywords as you want.

6. Affiliate Links
Convert links to affiliate links using 5 link building methods. Optionally you can replace the link anchor text with a custom text. You can also hide the affiliate URL when hovering over the link.

7. Promo Threads
Create/sell promo threads in the forums you want.

8. Sticky Threads
Create/sell sticky threads in the forums you want.

9. Featured Resources
Create/sell featured resources in the categories you want.

10. Popup
Display popup ads in 3 ways: XenForo overlay with title and content, custom popup code and popup window with custom window features.

11. Background
Display a background image as an ad with clickable left and right parts of the image. If you provide multiple background images, they will rotate randomly on each page load.

Popup and background ads can be controlled how often they show up and after how many seconds to display. You can even hide them after x seconds of display.

Code, banner (Custom HTML), text and popup ads support XF template syntax.

There are over 150 default positions and 80 of those are predefined dynamic positions that allows you to display ads between thread posts, conversation posts, profile posts, media items, resources and more.

With Ads Manager you can:
  1. Display ads individually, grouped or in rotation with or without carousel
  2. Display the same ad(s) on multiple position(s) at the same time
  3. Display ads in random positions
  4. Rotate multiple ads in any of the 11 available orders
  5. View detailed statistics for each ad (general, daily, click and Google Analytics statistics)
  6. Manage multiple ads at the same time
  7. Display/hide ads after x seconds
  8. Display ads every x hours
  9. Display ads in HTML emails: Above/below email content
  10. Choose who will see the ads, where and when
  11. Create custom positions and use them in any template or widget you want
  12. Embed ads on pages outside of XenForo on any domain
  13. Automate the ad selling process using packages
  14. Sell ads per day, week, month, year, CPM or CPC
  15. Use backup ads when there are no active paid ads
  16. Globally hide ads from certain threads or pages such as login, register, etc
  17. Enable advertiser page where all active ads are displayed
  18. Add advertisers to custom user groups
  19. Use XF template syntax to include templates and widgets in ads
  20. Load code ads after the page loads using the lazy load method and refresh the ad every x seconds (optional)
  21. Use Position Criteria to display ads based on thread title, author, tag, prefix and more
  22. Use Device Criteria to target certain devices based on type and model, platform and browser
  23. Use Geo Criteria to target/block specific countries
Has a built in click fraud protection for third-party ads such as AdSense that allows you to hide the ad after it has been clicked x times by the same visitor.

Has a built in AdBlock detector with option to display a backup ad, a message or force users to disable it.
Images in banner and text ads are loaded using the lazy load method,

When selling ads, you can offer promo codes and discounts based on the purchase value and length.
When selling keyword ads, you can set premium keywords with a higher price and also give advertisers the option to opt in for "exclusive keyword use" for an extra fee.
When selling promo threads and sticky threads you can set different prices for each forum. For promo threads you can give advertisers the option to stick their threads for an extra fee.
When selling featured resources you can set different prices for each category.

Views/impressions and clicks from the same user can be set to count every time or every x hours.
You can set to count views/impressions when the ad loads or when the ad is visible on the screen.

And a lot more.

Live Demo available at PM request.
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Author
Siropu
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First release
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Rating
4.85 star(s) 34 ratings

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Latest reviews

I had this on XF 1, but it has jumped through a million hoops to be THAT much better in XF2. Simply the best addon for advertising you could imagine.
This is a very nice and comprehensive addon and a no-brainer for those who want to show/sell ads on their page. Siropu also responds quickly when asking him questions, and my highest recommendation :) :)
I was concerned about being able to implement similar ad placements when I migrated from vB4 to XF2.1. A couple experts recommended this addon and it is working great. Very flexible and I appreciate the export system and lazy load feature. I haven't even looked at many of the options yet. I only needed the Lite version, but bought the full version on the Easter discount offer in case I needed the extra features in the future.
This add on has a lot of features.
But i am hardly missig some instructuins. :-(
Will change my ratings whe i got a answer of developers support page.
Great add-on. Fantastic support. Siropu always attentive when asked questions. He is a very polite chap.
This add-on (like his others) is great. The features are extensive and the developer is VERY responsive to support tickets. Can't thank them enough.
Great add-on from Siropu. quality is perfect and his support and reaction time to email, messages on this and his board is a 6 star rating!
Great software with a ton of options and features. Siropu answers questions, fixes bugs, and implements suggestions routinely.
Very powerfull advertising addon for Xenforo. I'm impressed. :)
(Of course there is room for improvement, but about this within the discussion thread.
The best ads manager for Xenforo, end of story. Siropu keeps on adding cool features and his support is great.
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