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Free Self-Serve Ad Managment Plugin/Service? (3 posts)

  1. questions4wp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am working on a website for a client that wants to be able to sell ads for her website. I found a really good plugin that meets all but one very important need, DataFeedr Random Ads V2. The problem with this plugin is that it's server-side, and so even though the ads are indeed randomly chosen, if I enable caching, the website runs significantly faster but the ads are "frozen", because which specific ad was chosen first is also cached.

    Anyway, I thought I'd post a "wishlist" for an ad manager plugin or service and see if anyone had any suggestions.

    - The ads need to be self-serve, as in no generated ads like Google's Ad Sense. I have a folder full of JPG's that need to be uploaded and displayed, with links for if people click on those ads
    - It has to be run client-side, in a language such as javascript (as opposed to PHP), or otherwise have some easy way to prevent WP-Super Cache from caching the ads
    - Free! The Datafeedr plugin was free, hopefully there's a similar plugin that will let me do the same thing but also be cached
    - Groups of ads - currently in the Datafeedr plugin I have three ad categories, banner ads, sidebar ads, and footer ads. These each are different sizes, so it's important to keep them separated

    Any ideas? Thanks so much!

  2. questions4wp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have found something that appears to be similar, Google's DoubleClick for Publishers seems to have similar functions, but also has graphs and things to track users and a lot of other functions that I don't need. I'd be fine with ignoring them, but to use this you need to have an AdSense account, and I was denied one for some reason. Any other ideas?

  3. skippybosco
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Consider OpenX? They have a free open source version here:

    http://www.openx.com/publisher/open-source-ad-server

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