Monday, 12 October 2015

Image Ads, Genesis themes, Autoptimize and ad impression limit

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As the headline of this newsletter indicates, there are a lot of interesting changes to the Advanced Ads plugins I would like to share with you.

Image ads

Advanced Ads 1.6.10 introduces the new ad type "image ads". I noticed that a lot of you find it confusing to use the rich media editor for image ads, so I came up with a much simpler approach.

The new image ads allow you to just select an image from your media gallery and then takes care of the rest. It even has a preview of the image in the ad parameters box.



Genesis theme support (still free)

There are a lot of users with a theme that runs on the Genesis framework. One advantage of this theme is that it offers various custom positions that you can use not only for ads.

I wrote a small add-on that allows you to target these positions. The plugin is – still – available for free and I haven't yet decided whether to include it into Pro or sell it like it is, so you better hurry to get it from https://wpadvancedads.com/add-ons/genesis-ads/.

And yes, I would like to read your feedback about it :)

Autoptimize support

Autoptimize is one of the best plugins to minify the size of your site and speed it up. However, it also changes ad codes, so it didn't work with AdSense and co.

Advanced Ads Pro now solved this problem. Just install and activate Pro and ads will no longer be stripped from your site while the code is still small and fast.

Tracking with impression and click limits

The Tracking add-on now has a feature that allows you to limit the ad impressions. With this feature you can sell a specific number of ad impressions or clicks to an advertiser without having to check manually if the limit was reached.

The latest version of the add-on also comes with a nice meta box that shows you the performance on the ad screen.



I hope this is all exciting news for you, too. I didn't mention some minor optimizations to the other add-ons, but it is always worth taking a look.

Thomas

 
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