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Best Xenforo Ad Manager

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by billybatz9, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    Hey guys,

    I was just wondering what the best ad manager for Xenforo was?


    What I am wanting to do is.... get some ad zones up (that I can sell to people)
     
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I don't use ads on my site, but I'm sure DPs is relatively simple (as is most of his products):
    https://advertising.digitalpoint.com/

    Its also pretty much guaranteed to remain and be updated.
     
  3. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    King, are you a bot like Brogan?
     
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  4. Renegade

    Renegade Well-Known Member

    Only problem with that add-on is that there is absolutely no option to get a branding free version.
     
  5. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I was chatting with some people about this today, yes the XenForo ad templates work great, but needs a stronger backend and management system to go with it.

    Having looked through all the current options available, I have a feeling I may need to sit down with a good reliable developer and explain what pbulishers want and need to produce one of good enough quality, but without overloading it with loads of bloat.

    Any takers?
     
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  6. HenrikHansen

    HenrikHansen Well-Known Member

    Xfrocks rotating ads is also quite powerful and can be used together with the widget framework (and in doing so makes it even more powerful)
    http://xenforo.com/community/resources/bd-rotating-ads.292/

    With the widget framework used all hook postions in xenforo can be your ad zones
     
  7. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    I am looking for something that I can...
    1) Place ads on certain forum categories, but not show on the other categories.
    2) Repeat for other categories...

    Almost like the widget logic plugin for wordpress
     
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  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    like I said, I don't use advertisements so that personally doesn't bother me. :)

    This can be accomplished using conditionals in the ad templates I believe.
     
  9. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    Im assuming conditionals are coding? I suck at that. Need to do some research on the forums to see if anyone has done it.
     
  10. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  11. HenrikHansen

    HenrikHansen Well-Known Member

    The widget framework has conditionals for that. No coding or research needed at all. It has been done. No need to do it again.
     
  12. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    Just curious.... Im trying to see if I can figure it out through the demo... Does the demo have ad spaces to play with and try the conditionals? I dont see anything ad related.
    Thanks
     
  13. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    That would be excellent.

    DP's ad positioning is great but it's only for one dynamic ad slot.

    I had been using Robbo's addon but I'm not sure how supported that is anymore so for 1.2 I was planning to just hardcode the header/footer ads and use DP's addon for the dynamically placed ad.
     
  14. Andrej

    Andrej Well-Known Member

    http://xenforo.com/community/resources/visual-list-of-ad-locations.1383/
    In each red box there is a name of an ad template - simply use Admin CP search.
     
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  15. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    Thank you sir,
    Okay last question... After conditionals are set... Is there a way to make the ads rotate to have a few ads? Instead of just having one picture as the ad.
    Is that just more conditionals?
     
  16. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That is either more conditionals or some add-on coding, but yes, it is possible.
     
  17. Andrej

    Andrej Well-Known Member

  18. intradox

    intradox Well-Known Member

    I wish there was one with a frontend interface to allow advertisers to bid/buy ad traffic.
     
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  19. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    We're planning on moving to a self-run publishing house upon converting a VB3 site to XF 1.2.x --- Developing a 3rd party Add-on for a advertising management suite is something that we are willing to throw serious money at. I've only put together a draft of functions that would be required, but it's a fairly large laundry list of functions that I'm sure will take some time to polish off into a working product.

    I suck at making mock-ups, but I can certainly write a mean technical specification document. :D
     
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  20. intradox

    intradox Well-Known Member

    might be interested in contributing! Depending on features and the developer.
     

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