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Re: Building a TSP style Sponsorship Banner System
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2012, 11:51:28 AM »
here is the open source program
http://www.openx.com/publisher/open-source-ad-server

I'm considering deploying it for my feed aggregation site i'm putting together

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Re: Building a TSP style Sponsorship Banner System
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2012, 10:48:00 AM »
If you find one let me know but to do it weekly is going to require a cron job and may not play nice with WP all the time.  Since I do it weekly it really isn't any effort, I just do it when I log in for my morning post it can't take more then 10 seconds to do.

Nope doesn't require a cron job ;)

It could be done mathematically using a time/date function in PHP.
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Re: Building a TSP style Sponsorship Banner System
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2012, 10:52:36 AM »
There are a bunch of open source solutions out there.

They can provide additional info for advertisers like number of times the banner was views, number of clicks, etc.

However it can certainly be overkill especially if you're on a $10 a month Hostgator/GoDaddy shared server.  That's why there is a lot of value in a simple method like the one Jack uses. It doesn't require a lot of programming. It doesn't track number of page views or anything so it isn't adding extra calls to the server or database.

For example.  I was trying to sell advertising on my blog. I installed a wordpress plugin called Max Banner Ads.

It was TOTAL RUBBISH. I got reports from the web hosting company they were going to shut my site down for using too many server resources.  After some investigation I found out the culprit was a poorly written plugin (Max Banner Ads.)

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