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Joel R
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I started running a couple of different advertising on my site for the first time from both affiliate programs and advertising networks.  

There can be more display options in other apps though.  You clearly have a lot of options for forums, but not so much in other apps.  

General

  • If show on sidebar, still hide if sidebar is not active on certain pages.  

Activity Streams

  • Stream - After X items recurring

Forums

  • Topic View - After X topics recurring
  • Topic - After X posts recurring

(You have this option for fluid forum, but not regular forum)

Gallery

  • Gallery Index - Below categories and above New Images block
  • Category view - After X albums recurring
  • Album view - below the album cover photo
  • Image view - below the album description

Downloads

  • Downloads Index - After What's New block
  • Category View - After X files
  • Interstitial - Click Download button show interstitial advertisement
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I just want to post to say I support any and all improvements to integration of 3rd party ad solutions in a way that feels native to the site. 

This is one of my biggest areas of hope for improvements and continuing review. The more granular the ad support is out of the box, the better I can take advantage of ad integrations that aren’t offensive to my users or that feels disjointed and make the overall design seem poorly integrated. 

The better this works for me, the more incentivized I am to grow my community. 

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On 9/29/2018 at 4:32 PM, Joel R said:

Device Size

I need a filter for device size (eg. mobile vs desktop) so I can insert the right size.  I know you have one for manual ads, but not for HTML

You can use CSS to show/hide stuff for different device sizes.

<div class='ipsResponsive_showDesktop'>
  desktop
</div>
<div class='ipsResponsive_showTablet'>
  tablet
</div>
<div class='ipsResponsive_showPhone'>
  phone
</div>

 

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46 minutes ago, bfarber said:

You can use CSS to show/hide stuff for different device sizes.


<div class='ipsResponsive_showDesktop'>
  desktop
</div>
<div class='ipsResponsive_showTablet'>
  tablet
</div>
<div class='ipsResponsive_showPhone'>
  phone
</div>

 

If there were toggles on the ad page, that would be really helpful. “Ad should show on: mobile, tablet, desktop, all (responsive ad code required for all)”

more native placement locations would also would be super helpful without having to use the custom code or css selectors per the popular marketplace plugin for ads. 

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If we did that, we'd simply be outputting the HTML the same way I'm showing above. It's all we do for the three different images behind the scenes, because the backend code does not track what type of device being used (it's handled responsively at the theme level).

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1 minute ago, bfarber said:

If we did that, we'd simply be outputting the HTML the same way I'm showing above. It's all we do for the three different images behind the scenes, because the backend code does not track what type of device being used (it's handled responsively at the theme level).

I mean, even that is helpful.  Otherwise, I never would have known the code unless you explicitly coded it in for me.  

26 minutes ago, Morgin said:

more native placement locations would also would be super helpful without having to use the custom code or css selectors per the popular marketplace plugin for ads. 

While I was doing my research on the advertising network, one thing I read about were native ads. These appear like articles or native content, but are 'sponsored' content. I'm personally not sure about how to implement these on my forum since I think they'll require custom CSS, but I understand the concept.  For example, in fluid forum or topic view, you would have a sponsored topic commingled with the other topics. Same layout, same design, same topicbit.  Or in a gallery, every X images would be an advertisement that's naturally commingled with the other images.  

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7 hours ago, bfarber said:

If we did that, we'd simply be outputting the HTML the same way I'm showing above. It's all we do for the three different images behind the scenes, because the backend code does not track what type of device being used (it's handled responsively at the theme level).

Yeah I’m all about settings toggles for html output vs going in and changing anything myself. 

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On 9/27/2018 at 8:21 PM, Joel R said:

I started running a couple of different advertising on my site for the first time from both affiliate programs and advertising networks.  

There can be more display options in other apps though.  You clearly have a lot of options for forums, but not so much in other apps.  

General

  • If show on sidebar, still hide if sidebar is not active on certain pages.  

Activity Streams

  • Stream - After X items recurring

Forums

  • Topic View - After X topics recurring
  • Topic - After X posts recurring

(You have this option for fluid forum, but not regular forum)

Gallery

  • Gallery Index - Below categories and above New Images block
  • Category view - After X albums recurring
  • Album view - below the album cover photo
  • Image view - below the album description

Downloads

  • Downloads Index - After What's New block
  • Category View - After X files
  • Interstitial - Click Download button show interstitial advertisement

There’s a plug-in for ads after a certain number of topics and posts.  

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On 10/1/2018 at 8:32 AM, bfarber said:

If we did that, we'd simply be outputting the HTML the same way I'm showing above. It's all we do for the three different images behind the scenes, because the backend code does not track what type of device being used (it's handled responsively at the theme level).

Don't do this... It may be considered black hat since the ad will trigger but not show. There are ways to legally alter the ad code in the header to change the ad unit size based screen width. You can also use dynamically sized ads. All Google friendly. 

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