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Add-on Which Ad Managment System do you use?

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Discussions' started by QenTox, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. QenTox

    QenTox Well-Known Member

    After 3 years of runing my site I've decided to start to get some money back by placing ads on my siste. I see a lot of resources for this and I am really not sure what would be the best for me. I use XenPorta as homepage and want to try to place like 1-2 ads at the beginning.

    Not sure if I found all the options, but here is what I found:

    XenCentral Ad Server by @XCentral
    Ad Manager by @Robbo
    [bd] Rotating Ads by @xfrocks
    Digital Point Ad Positioning by @digitalpoint

    Here are my questions:

    1. Are there any others?
    2. Which one would you recommend me to start with?
    3. Which one do you use and why?
    4. What are really the differences between the Ad Managment System listed above? I am kind of lost in them.

    Thanks to all your replies.
  2. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Mouth likes this.
  3. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    I just use the ad templates, I'm not sure what benefit those plugins give over just putting your ad code in the templates directly.
  4. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    If you are just starting out and going to enter a few on your own, do what the above say - add the code yourself.

    If you want some to rotate, try the very simple [bd] rotating ads add-on (free, I think).

    Digital Point add-on puts them inside a post......which works well. You can have it just for guests if you like, so your members won't complain.
  5. motowebmaster

    motowebmaster Active Member

    I'm an old OpenX user, and still have it running on my server. I've got an openx modification/lockdown process that works well for me, but wouldn't recommend OpenX for newcomers.

    However, I'm currently considering alternatives that better support responsive website designs.
  6. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    You just need to lock down all POST requests at server level to be secure with OpenX.
    However it's days are counted for sure. DFP will take over.
  7. QenTox

    QenTox Well-Known Member

    I forgot to mention, that I also want to disable ads for certain user groups. I am no good with conditionals and these kind of things, so this is one of the reason, why I was looking for add-on.
  8. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    The first example in Brogan's guide uses a conditional to show it only to visitors, so you could use that to help. In addition, he's also written a guide on conditional statements


    Honestly, it's not that difficult. This has all been new to me since I moved to Xenforo back in March. You shouldn't have too much problem picking it up and there's plenty of help in the discussion threads for those resources.

    As for Adsense, there is a responsive ad in that (currently in beta but it seems to work well) that will cover you displaying different adverts on various screen sizes.
  9. RalleRalle

    RalleRalle Member

  10. hpidriver

    hpidriver Member

    I have been using rotating ads by @xfrocks to serve responsive adsense ads to guests only. Very easy to configure multiple locations. Next month I'm going to switch to the add-on from @digitalpoint to see if there is any revenue improvement.

    Additionally, I use this to show in house ads -
  11. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

  12. Robru

    Robru Well-Known Member

  13. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    I use Ad Manager v1.3 located here:

    Ad Manager
  14. Fred.

    Fred. Well-Known Member

    I'm using Ads Manager by Siropu and I'm very happy with it. There are so many options. It works great.
    I'm not a code specialist but I believe this is a high quality add-on.

    I don't know anything about the other one.
  15. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    Recent reviews have been poor, and despite saying 2 months ago they were continuing development and adding features there's been no update

    Thanks, I'm looking at introducing something which allows clients/users to purchase their own advertising and potentially move away from BSA.
  16. Robru

    Robru Well-Known Member

    I agree with you. They are not the fastest with updates. But their support is okay.
  17. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    For admins that want to host advertising banners as images and wish to sell advertising directly I suggest the Banner v3.1 add-on located here:


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