Friday, 31 July 2015

Extend Advanced Ads

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The thing I missed most with ad management plugins is that they didn't play well with each other.

I remember a client who used 3 different ad plugins at the same time, each for another goal, but there was simply no way to combine them into one.

As a developer and publisher extendability was my biggest problem in the first place. When I found a feature I liked, like delivering ads to mobile or desktop, I wasn't able to implement it into another plugin without losing automatic updates.

So when I started with Advanced Ads I wanted to make sure that it was not just another kid on the block that didn't like to play with others, but would integrate without problems.

One thing I am very proud of is that you can use shortcodes and functions of other ad plugins within the Advanced Ads ad code and therefore combine features of one with the other.

Other things that guarantee extendability are
  • well structured and documented code so every developer can find problems
  • many (documented) action and filter hooks to extend or manipulate features without losing updatability
  • extra documentation for developers on the website
  • encouragement for other developers to code and share their solutions

Are you a publisher and need a custom extension? Just reply to this email.

Are you a developer and plan to extend Advanced Ads? Let me know about it.

Thanks
Thomas
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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Better Placements with Advanced Ads 1.6.6

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I am back at my desk for a week now. Time to bring the amazing changes online that I mostly implemented while being on my kind-of vacation.

I just updated Advanced Ads with a lot of changes and optimizations, but the most visible is the complete new interface for placements. I simply started using images instead of text to create and list them.

Just take a look at the 6 basic placements included in Advanced Ads.



I explain the placements in more detail in the update post.


6 new placements with Sticky Ads

The main reason why I started this change was that I wanted to make it easier for you to implement sticky ads on various positions. So instead of having confusing settings with widths and margins as before, you can now choose from 6 pre-defined positions when using the Sticky Ads add-on.
 

new sticky ads placements

I explain the placements in more detail in the update post.


3 new placements in Pro

I also used the update of the existing placements to create 3 advanced placements that are included in Advanced Ads Pro.
 

ad placements in pro

Another new option in Pro allows you to select the minimum length of the post content before an ad is injected.

I explain the changes in more detail in the update post.


Close Button for every ad type

I already made one change in the PopUp and Layer add-on that might interest you as well. The close button that was previously reserved for layer ads only, is now working for all kinds of ads, those within a floating box or just normal, in-text ads.

 

I am very excited about this update. Please let me know if I made a good job optimizing the interface for placements or if you feel that it is more complicated or something is missing. Just reply to this email.

Thanks
Thomas

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Sunday, 26 July 2015

Manuals and Tutorials

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Could you imagine that with Advanced Ads I spend more time with text than with code? Most are emails and support requests, but there are also a lot of helpful and interesting topic I wrote about. Since you are probably not able to read everything, I wanted to use this email to point you to some of them.


The Manual

Even though Advanced Ads should require as few explanation as possible we sometimes need to clarify things in the manual. Beside the basic information, you might find these extended explanations helpful:
If you don't find something right away you can also use the site search to find it.


Know how

Some topics need more explanation and background. The Know How section of wpadvancedads.com it the right place to find them.

A very interesting part with extended information are the step-by-step guides or tutorials. Here are some examples:
Beside tutorials the know how section also offers background information and important update notices.


FAQ

There are some questions that get asked more often and if I find one I add it to the FAQ. These are very short Q&As and I am sure you will find something you also asked yourself before.


Codex

Developers might want to take a look into the technical documentation that contains information about actions and filters, values stored in the database, or the changelog archive. This section is unfortunately outdated after larger updates, but as you know, I try to keep the source code documented as well and it is always good to take a look there too.


other resources

I also blog about ad optimization and website growth on our company's blog. You might find these posts interesting:
Whew! A lot of text about a lot of texts. Thanks for keeping up with it.
If there is anything else you would like to learn more about, just let me know.

Thomas
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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Advanced Ads Support

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The large and growing number of features that come with Advanced Ads are just one part of the great experience you will have with this plugin. The other, and for a healthy and long lasting business maybe even more important part is support.

Support is more than just an email you can write to. In case of Advanced Ads it includes:
And last but not least this newsletter. Every subscriber can hit the reply button at any time to contact me.

Let's try that now. You get this email a few days after subscribing. Are you still using Advanced Ads? If yes, do you miss anything? If not, why did you choose another solution?


Looking forward to your reply
Thomas
 
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Thursday, 16 July 2015

Welcome to Advanced Ads

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Thank you for using Advanced Ads and welcome to the newsletter.
What can you expect to read here and why might it be worth a lot of money for you?


Contact in both ways

The basic idea of this newsletter is to stay in contact – in both ways.

You can reply to any email anytime with whatever you have in mind and I can send you information on updates, ask for advice or simply show my gratitude.


Updates

In the past, I didn't have a proper way to inform you about important changes. If you don't check for plugin updates regularly and might also miss new features or important fixes. As a subscriber to this newsletter you are save to get the info in time.


Support

As I mentioned above. If you reply to this email or any other email you can contact me directly. This is especially useful if you have something to share that you don't want to publish on the official support forum like a login to your site.


Best practices

I like to share results from my own split tests, new ad networks you could try, or just solutions for some common problems that publishers like you and me have. Since this is often easier for me than to write a blog post you might be the only ones with a chance to gain from my know how.


Freebies and discounts

I have a lot of reasons to be grateful to you, so there will be freebies and discounts at some point or another. You won't miss them with this newsletter.


What now?

If you are just getting started with Advanced Ads I'd recommend you to subscribe to the tutorials. It is a sub group of this list and you will receive a few emails with basic explanations and the first steps. Just update your subscription details.

Of course, you can also play with Advanced Ads on your WordPress site, read the manual or browse through some of the tutorials and if you have any questions that are not answered there or you find a bug, just reply to this email.

See you soon

Thomas
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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

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Monday, 13 July 2015

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Sunday, 12 July 2015

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Thursday, 9 July 2015

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