i signed up for googles dfp small business ad server service which is suposed to sped up ad delivery and increase revenues along with alot more features
but its way more complicated tgen using adsense its confusing and im stumped trying to set iot al; up i had errors every step of the way but ive finaly gotten tio the 3rd sr]tep for 1 ad placement the forecasting inventory and creating orders and i keep getting cannot guranteed delivery
has anyone used this service who can help me out with getting it all up and running?/
I'm not positive where you are in the process...or even if you still need help. DFP SB is NOT easy to set up with Ning...I was incredibly frustrated when I first tried...and I set up 30-50 sites with DFP SB every year (or thereabouts).
If the issue is that you are getting a message that you "don't have enough inventory"...just tick the box and tell it to proceed. It takes a couple of weeks for DFP to "learn" your inventory...it's not automatic.
You don't actually forecast inventory when setting up your line items...all you actually have to do is save. Google does a horrible job of actually helping us use their products...it's a real shame...though it has created quite a demand for me in my consulting! ;-)
Hope that helps somewhat...
thanks..i actually gave up..but i'll try again
Where are you meant to put the code, there are two chunks of code so I assume one goes in custom code and the smaller one in the text box where you want the ad to appear. Both bits of code are specific to the location. So I'll be adding both chunks for all different placements, is that right? ie lots more code in the custom code box?
I'm using Google DFP since two years now. And it rocks!
If you have issue with code placement, maybe could you go to my network http://www.voile-rc.com and see sources to find it. If you have precise questions, don't hesitate...
I just shoved all the code into the same box and it works fine. I do like it, although getting used to the naming of line items/placements etc is a bit confusing!
Your site looks good, and has very similar ad placements to ours http://www.survivefrance.com, I notice you have a leaderboard in your discussions, did you find that performs better than other sizes there?
Based on my own "slots" nomenclature, the CTR and revenues for adsense (subtitution campaigns) are :
A > D > B > C > E
for paid campaigns CTR are :
A > D > B > C > E
but revenues are :
B > A > C > D > E
This is certainly due to the structure of my offer, which means that many advertisers prefer slot B...
Hope it helps!
Very interesting, thanks for sharing that information, are you based in France?
I gave up several times with dfp but then one day you look at it and it clicks. from there on it's actually not as complicated as it first appears. I don't serve a huge number of ads though and most of the ones that I do are House ads.
Yes I am finding that, one of the main things about it is that it is stable, I've had broken links with other ad servers, not with DFP though. Very solid
No issue any longer, it's working fine now.