How to track custom banner clicks and impressions


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Not sure if is the the right section or not...

I've never monetised a site before so I'm new to ads and I'm currently building a forum which I'm considering only displaying banners that are relevant to the user base and belong to local companies.

I'd like to do something like does, with the single banner at the top and possibly some vertical 'site sponsor' banners on the right of the forum threads themselves.

I was wondering if there's a way to track clicks on banners like these? Or can I only really track impressions? And would those impression figures simply correlate to page views that I track using google analytics?



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Also, is there an ad template to put ads on the right side of threads when viewing them?

Or does it require a mod or some template edits to insert an extra 'ad sidebar' when viewing threads?