Jul 30

Free Banner Tracking & Rotator Software

Hi,

Recently I spent a great deal of time looking for a solution to a problem that I, and many other website owners were having. The problem was the rotation of banner advertisements and the tracking of impressions and clicks across our websites.

I’d done some searching and tested many different softwares, scripts and tools that claimed to offer what I needed but none of them worked properly or didn’t provided the basic functions I wanted.

Eventually I found a free banner rotator and tracking service called Clixtrac and wow! Problem Solved.

Clixtrac provides the banner rotation and tracking solution that I was looking for, and best of all they offered this service free of charge. It’s also worth mentioning they offer a premium service which I’ve recently upgraded to and now use this personally for all of my banner tracking.

Below is a overview of the Clixtrac control panel used to setup your tracking campaigns.

Home Page:-

From the starting page you’ll get a good overview of your current banner campaigns. It has three main sections:  Account snap shot (line graph showing daily clicks), Top 10 Referers (pie chart showing click from each referring site) and current campaigns.

Creating Your First Campaign:-

Creating a banner tracking code or banner rotator is very simple, though initailly I did get confused by the setup. I’ll explain everything you need to know here so you won’t have any issues when you create your campaigns and rotators.

Start by clicking Create Tracker from the top menu.

Now enter a name into the new campaign name box. A good name would be something like Sitename + Page Location, you can leave the description blank or add more details if you wish. Click the next step button.

Now you need to choose the type of tracker you want to setup. Click the Banner Ad button.

Now enter the details of the banner itself. The most important parts are the first four boxes, Description, banner location (browse files from your computer), Landing page url. You can also choose to cloak this link if you prefer.

Click Save Banner Ad Settings.

Welldone, you’ve created your first campaign. You should be presented with some code that looks like this:

<!–Begin ClixTrac.com Banner Code –>
<a href=”http://www.clixtrac.com/banner/click.php?banner=54321″ target=”_blank”>
<img src=”http://www.clixtrac.com/banner/54321.jpg” alt=”blog example” title=”blog example” border=”0″ width=”150″ height=”70″></a>
<!–End ClixTrac.com Banner Code –>

You can use this code to display a single banner on your website and track its impressions and the amount of clicks it recieves.

If you want to create a campaign that rotates two or more banners you’ll need to setup the initial campaign and first banner as above. Then follow the steps below, and this will create your banner rotating code.

Click Create Tracker at the top of the Clixtrac page, then select your existing campaign (the one you created above) and click the next step button.

Click the Setup Banner Ad button.

Enter the details of your second banner (same process as above). Click Save Ad Button.

You’ll now be shown some new code – DON’T USE THIS CODE, this code will only display one of your banners. We now need to create a rotator to complete the setup.

Click Rotators from the top menu.

Enter a name into the Rotator Name box from within the New Rotator Details Box (I normally choose the same name as my campaign). You can leave the description box blank and then click the next step button to continue.

You’ll now see a page showing all your campaigns and your banner within each campaign. Click the check box on the right side of each banner to add your banners into your rotator code. Each of your banners should be under the same campaign. Click the next step button.

You should now see your rotator code and it will look like this.

<!–Begin ClixTrac.com Rotator Code –>
<script type=”text/javascript” language=”javascript” src=”http://www.clixtrac.com/rotate/660″></script>
<!–End ClixTrac.com Rotator Code –>

Apply this code into your websites html and it will rotate your banners on a even basis and track the clicks and impressions the banners recieve.

You can view the banners performance from the Clixtrac Home Page and select view on the campaign you created.

Click Here to Create your Banner Rotating & tracking code

Hope you enjoyed reading.

Regards

Lee

Original Article Source: Free Banner Rotator Script

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Getting Even More Traffic From Twitter

A lot of people are aware that Twitter is a great means to keep updated on what is going on in the world today. Whether your objective is to express how you feel or keep others informed of your latest product offerings, Twitter is an awesome tool that you can use to get website unique visitors and generate qualified leads. If you have never tried yet, getting traffic from Twitter involves the creation of an account, adding your profile photo and adding up of short messages. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

How To Suck More Visitors from StumbleUpon

Getting traffic for a new blog or website can be so hard if you are depending only on search engines. Proper search engine optimization necessitates a great deal of skill and time. Hence, you should think of other means that can help you boost website traffic. One of these is the use of a discovery engine. This is a kind of search engine on the Web that recommends content to its users. Today, many people are generating traffic from StumbleUpon. So, what basically is StumbleUpon? How it can help you generate free traffic? Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

Getting Started – Free Traffic From LinkedIn

Whether you have just built your website or blog, you can let the world know about its existence without actually spending much money. Today, many website owners are generating traffic from LinkedIn. So, what is LinkedIn and how can you use it to drive traffic to your site? That is what we are going to answer here so, read further!

The World’s Largest Professional Network

LinkedIn is considered by many people as the largest professional network in the world. It has more than 120 million members and still growing rapidly. This social networking site gives you the keys to take control of your online identity. If you want to be found easily by other people by just typing your name, you should join LinkedIn and take control of the initial impression people can get when they search for you online. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 12

Tips For Generating Traffic From Facebook

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With its over 700 million users, Facebook is a good place to start your traffic generation campaign. There are a number of blog or website promotion sources on this social networking site. Generating traffic from Facebook may not be that easy but if done correctly, can be so beneficial. Here are some tips on how you can drive traffic to your blog or website via Facebook.

Business Profile Creation

Your Facebook profile allows you to do so many things like adding your website on your personal profile page or creating a page for your business. As you add your website, you have to give details about it and how other people can benefit from it. If you have created a personal profile, you will find the business profile creation process is pretty simple. You just have to prepare fundamental business information in hand prior to the page creation. Bear in mind that your business or company logo is ideal for the profile photo. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 10

How to Capture Targeted Traffic to Your Site from YouTube

Sucking traffic from YouTube can earn for your website thousands of online YouTube viewers.  YouTube is the parent of all video-sharing sites and its incredible appeal has resulted to the purchase of the site by Google, the internet’s largest and most popular search engine.  Getting traffic from YouTube is one of the best things you can do to increase profitability of your internet marketing business.

Content is Still King

Sending traffic from YouTube to your site begins with the creation of your videos.  Keep in mind that video content is still king when you want to capture the interest of your audience and call them to visit your website. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 08

One Thing that Can Drive Free Traffic to Your Site Using Twitter

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Traffic from Twitter can be very easy when you know the one thing that can drive Twitter followers to visit your website.  This one thing is your ability and influence to earn re-tweets of your tweets and make your business a trending topic in the Twitter world.

­Attract More Followers

It helps to attract more Twitter followers and benefit from their re-tweets.  The more Twitters you can attract to follow you, the wider the exposure your website can get especially when your followers start re-tweeting your tweets.  The higher the exposure, the greater is your success in receiving traffic from Twitter to your website.

Here are some tips on how to increase your Twitter followers:

  • Prior to getting new Twitter followers, see to it that you are able to maintain your existing followers.  This is because the nature of Twitter allows users to easily un-follow you when they see you irrelevant.  Make yourself relevant to your followers.
  • Place your Twitter ‘follow me’ button on your website.  It works both ways.  Visitors to your website follow you on Twitter, re-tweets your tweets to their own followers, and earn new traffic to your website.
  • Post unique and creative content attractive to your followers and their followers.  Include hash tags to make your business a trending topic in Twitter should your tweets become viral in the Twitter world. Read the rest of this entry »
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