many of you run some ads to help cover the high cost of running a ning network.
well what if you could do more? not just run a few ads.. not even just sell a few fully paid ads.. but instead what if you could run your own full featured ad network and more?
last week i stumbled apon a tip that was lifechanging for me
i was simply trying to sped up my site and the ads were slowing me down so i set up an ad server
overnight i went from poverty to wealth (my heads still spinning)
i went from struggling to make about 6 k a year to 60k then to 80k and..rising daily! this was just 1 week so far its still going up
while trying to just speed my site up i stumbled (with a lil guidance from another nc)
into an advertising community ..that uses really powerful ad serving technology
the paid or..enterprise version is so feature rich that u can organize advertisers agencies publishes etc etc into a complex mega adverrtising corporatiin
but im using the free wayy which includes te ability to run your own ad server..which i am i upgraded my vps server 4 levels for max performance and installed the ad server (extremely easy to instal)
not only did my sites sped increase drasticly but i made 10 times more that 1st day!
now heres what you can do with just the free version (using their servers, or your own (or mine)
(theires can be a lil slow tho)
say you sell a 728x90 ad space for 100,0000 imprssions for x number of dollars
they want to target only people age 20-30 in a ceratain area
yiu set a campain targetting the people i[u want to reach with a high [riority
then another "remnant" campain to fill in the rest alling to adsence ..but only if a price to beet price isnt met by open market
you can have 4 or 5 diferent advertisers all competing for ads pace in 1 zone
yo can run test campains and switch them and optimize on the fly
swapping 1 for another based on which pays the most
most of this i havent done yet! u can chain campains together have diferent campains run on the same zones serving by priotity or price to beat
you can add plugins hat allow direct sales of ads so advertisers can buy batches of ..clicks gvies or actions (conversions)
you can become an advertising giant like google adsence if you had the ambition and brainpower to figure out how
with minumal effort you can reatly increase your income
since posting that discussion earlier this week ive had a dozen ncs want me to help them set this up
ive had to actualy log into thier accounts and set it up fir them most of the times (its ok the nc that helped me had to login and "check my work" w) when i set mine up too..i did it almost right the1st try but sure was nice and hepful to have second eye look it over
tomorow i wil help 1 more nc set it up and create a detai9led tutorial step by steap hy step
so come back to this discussion in a few hours and ill have detailed s]instructioins i[on doing the ful setup
for all you do it yourself just follow my guidelines in the other discussion
everyone else expect the lesson to begin around noonish tomorow
([p\promice fewer typos tomorow_0..its late ive been sleepleessly watching the money roll in)
note'; tip will be long and detailed including server setup fr those wanting to run thier own servers)
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Okay to start off, go to www.openX.com
click on the publishers tabs as seen here
After you sign up and sign in click payment information fill that out. Then click tax information and send in your tax info
Note: be sure to use the same email for both accounts!
Now you are ready to start running your first ads. However, first I want to note that does not matter where your first account resides. The one that you made on open X is linked to the open market by your email you can use their server, your own server, or any server. In fact, you can download the open X source and install it on your server. You can even install it on 100 servers to distribute the load. It is extremely flexible.
For this purpose I will show you how to do it on open X however, it will look exactly the same on any server. Step one. Click inventory than website and add your website.
All you really need to do is just give it a name. You don't have to worry about the other options, unless you want to
Next you create zones campaigns and finally banners we are only going to do one of each for this, however, I recommend for best tracking and adjustments they make one's own one campaign one banner for each ad spot.
First, let's create a campaign. Click campaigns. Then add a campaign.But first, make sure the AdSense advertiser is selected
Now when you create your campaign with AdSense, you want to create a remnant campaign. A remnant campaign will first check with open-market to see if they can beat your price if they can't, then it goes to AdSense and AdSense is served. So how you set this up will depend on your traffic. First, choose remnant campaign, then set your expected CPM. You can guesstimate this by what your AdSense ads for that slot usually pays or for low traffic site send it around $.50 for medium traffic site set that around dollar or dollar 50 for very high traffic sites, try around close to the two dollars and you can adjust from there
The CPM will automatically set your minimum buy rate you can reset any time using the open market quick start, but you shouldn't lower it below the CPM
Now we will create a zone. Zones are like placeholders for your ads. Much like channels in AdSense. This is very simple click zones add zones. Then, simply select the size of the ad you're going to use
Note I skipped the screenshot of the add zone button because I think you can figure that out by now
Note: in the image full banner is selected. However, I chose leaderboard before I saved.
Next, we're going to create a banner, just like before click banners, then add banner. Here we select generic HTML banner paste in your AdSense code.
Give it a name and make sure you specify the size
First click campaigns. The campaign you using on the campaign information screen. Click link zones on the left side select the zone you want to link then click link to move it to the right side
the zone u want to link (unlinked zones have red box) click linked banners (note i also marked invocation code wich will be used in the final step)
then select advertiser will bring up the next select campaign then finally select banner click the lil arrow and it links
now the final step.
click invocation code
here you select iframes (this is the big money maker)
use any options you want however these couple are highly recommended
open links in new tab/window (so they stay on your page yoir page still serves ads while they lok at other pages)
refresh 60 sec refresh
note disabling comments cute the code in 1/2
using cache buster u should then edit the code in the code y0u will find INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE 1-4 places depending on options u selected
click refresh code
paste into notepad
click edit ..replace
paste it in top field
in bottom type a random string like 9876488539
hit replace all (be sure each ad has a diferent number )
now paste this in your site
end odf basic adsence remnant campain instructu[ions
next we will be adding 1 more
you can add 3 adsense remnant campains
you can also run contract and contract exclusive campains
now we wil set up an open market only campain
create a zone as hefore
this time before clicking create campain select open market adviser as advertiser
you will have to set either an end date..or a daily limit
i set my daily limmit to
then grab the invocation code a above and pasate in ads below the footer
now watch yoir earl]=nings
adjust the buy rate as neded
i was going to get inti installing your own server and more but i think i covered enough to get u started
open x might slow yoir site a lil if so u can set up your own server or use mine (we'll have to talk)
that was 1 of the 1st things i thiught of;..i gotta help other ncs get started with this
but as soon as i did i was literaly crazy swamped tryong to help them thats why i needed to do a tutoraial today cause i literaly didnt have time tto gobble down a slie of pizza in under a minute
so going to do a detailed step by step instructions
i for one certainly appreciate your passion and thank you for sharing this with us
im sure ..they have millions of advertisers and do billions in advertising a day
How about a live online video lesson? Hell, I'd pay!
ill see what i can do..if it get s quieter in here later but might be easier to g=just d screnshots ill see
Or at least a chat. I dont understand why they have chat disabled here on this site.
ok tutorials done
srry took so long
where can we see them?
see what/ oh tutorials? added to this discussion original post..scroll up
Great post! I am trying to run a campaign using OpenX, but I notice that when I paste the code and save it in my ning network, it removes part of it. No ads ever show up.
whats removed? u are pasting in as html in html mode the ads take a li while to show if u use openx servers if u use a private server like i am its instant