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Ad management widget - suggestions?

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jane

Hi everyone, I'm looking for an ad manager that will allow me to add ads and more importantly track how many people click ads. I tried Wp125 which I found absolutely useless. What other ad management widgets would you recommend? Flexibilty and ability to track statistics are the most important features for me. Thanks

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Rob
The best tracking for ads online is Openx (http://openx.com/), which isn't a WordPress plugin. It's a standalone product that doesn't directly interface on its own with WordPress. However, http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ad-injection/ works with it to actually insert the ad into your WordPress site.

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jane
Hi Rangelone, Thanks for these tips - these didn't come up in my research so I've bookmarked them for future reference. For now I've settled on AdRotate because it has all the features I was after and seems easy to use. Do you have any experience with it? I've added the widget to the sidebar but I was wondering if I wanted to add the widget to the header and footer sections how would I do that? Thanks

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Jane, I've no experience with it, I'm sorry to say. The choice largely depends on whether you're selling your own ads or using an ad service such as Amazon or Google AdSense. Once you have a snippet of code, you may add it using a hook into the Branding Area using the guidance I provided here: http://www.pagelines.com/forum/discussion/14918/place-banner-ad-next-to-logo-in-header/p1 You'll need the PageLines Customize plugin available free via our Store. The footer poses a different, but easier solution. You can't put it into the multi-column footer sidebar, but, via Dashboard > PageLines > Templates you can drag and drop either the Universal or Full-Width Sidebar to the footer area, then, using a Text Widget in Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets, paste the ad code. You may have to wrap it in a unique div in case you need to apply some CSS to it, such as alignment. All very easy.

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Thank you Rangelone. these tips are great! I don't have the Customise plugin yet so I'll definitely be downloading that soon to test out hooks.

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