Self-Serve Ads, Round 2

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Self-Serve Ads, Round 2

Postby Admin » January 4th, 2018, 11:34 pm

Hey everyone. I've been working really hard on the self-serve advertising platform, and it's coming along well.

Self-Serve Ads
If you didn't already know, this platform will be replacing Project Wonderful in serving visitor-purchased ads on Smack Jeeves.

Free Advertising
If you'd like to get some free advertising, please post your 728x90 and/or 300x250 banners in this thread. You can submit as many as you want - your ad views will be split up between the banners you submit.

More Info
The platform isn't quite ready to be made public yet, but the ads are actually already running on Smack Jeeves. What will make this system better than Project Wonderful is that instead of bidding on the entire site per day, you'll be able to bid at the going rate (probably around $0.05 per 1,000 ad views) with any daily budget of $1 or more. This is good because instead of one person spending $5-10 per day on all the ad space, multiple people will be able to bid and visitors to the site will see more than one ad in rotation, and so they'll be more likely to see one they're interested in. Essentially this means you'll be able to get more viewer coverage for less than you would on Project Wonderful. This platform won't be a part of Smack Jeeves itself - it will be an external platform like Project Wonderful is. The minimum bid will be $0.05 per 1,000 views, but depending on how many other people are bidding, you might actually get more views than you paid for, making your effective cost per thousand views (eCPM) less than the minimum of $0.05. As soon as the next step of testing is ready to begin, and the platform is ready to be made public, I'll announce it here.
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Re: Self-Serve Ads, Round 2

Postby Alexis_Royce » January 5th, 2018, 10:07 am

Sure, I'll hop in on this. Let us know if there's anything to keep our eyes open for or a way to help out on our end, okay?

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Re: Self-Serve Ads, Round 2

Postby Fabulous Duet » January 5th, 2018, 12:05 pm

Hi there, I'm not sure I understood everything very well (too complicated for my poor English level... ; x ; ).
Are the self-serve ads free or not? Or is it just free now -until the plateform is officially released- and then we'll have to pay?
(Sorry for the disturbance...)

Anyway, here are some of our banners (hope I got that part right):
• 728x90
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• 300x250
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Re: Self-Serve Ads, Round 2

Postby eishiya » January 5th, 2018, 12:21 pm

I had ads in round 1, can I participate again?


Fabulous Duet wrote:Hi there, I'm not sure I understood everything very well (too complicated for my poor English level... ; x ; ).
Are the self-serve ads free or not? Or is it just free now -until the plateform is officially released- and then we'll have to pay?
(Sorry for the disturbance...)

The ad slots are free for now, so that Admin can test the system. When the service is "live" and the ads become self-serve, you would have to pay, and the submission process will work differently.
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Re: Self-Serve Ads, Round 2

Postby Admin » January 5th, 2018, 12:45 pm

New submissions will take priority, but feel free to re-submit your ads if you got in the last round.
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Re: Self-Serve Ads, Round 2

Postby DMJoey » January 5th, 2018, 2:39 pm

I'd love to get in on this, here are my banners:

https://imgur.com/a/W37oM

Please let me know if I did or did not do everything correctly, or if there's anything I can be mindful of on my end to help out.

Thank you!
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Re: Self-Serve Ads, Round 2

Postby JoKeR » January 5th, 2018, 4:33 pm

Ok I'll try it.

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Re: Self-Serve Ads, Round 2

Postby darkenergy » January 5th, 2018, 11:35 pm

Happy to help out :)

https://i.imgur.com/4gLNCNg.png - 728x90
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Re: Self-Serve Ads, Round 2

Postby Fabulous Duet » January 6th, 2018, 1:47 pm

eishiya wrote:
Fabulous Duet wrote:Hi there, I'm not sure I understood everything very well (too complicated for my poor English level... ; x ; ).
Are the self-serve ads free or not? Or is it just free now -until the plateform is officially released- and then we'll have to pay?
(Sorry for the disturbance...)

The ad slots are free for now, so that Admin can test the system. When the service is "live" and the ads become self-serve, you would have to pay, and the submission process will work differently.

Thanks for the explanation! I understand better now :)
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Re: Self-Serve Ads, Round 2

Postby SemeSalace » January 6th, 2018, 3:22 pm

Thanks for giving us an opportunity to try it for free!
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Re: Self-Serve Ads, Round 2

Postby JoKeR » January 6th, 2018, 9:08 pm

:| Why isn't my first banner not showing up in my post?
Strange... I'll upload it to an external place.

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I had it uploaded to sta.sh already. :roll:
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Re: Self-Serve Ads, Round 2

Postby Campion » January 6th, 2018, 9:20 pm

Admin wrote:New submissions will take priority, but feel free to re-submit your ads if you got in the last round.


Well, schucks! ^.^

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Re: Self-Serve Ads, Round 2

Postby AltCat » January 7th, 2018, 12:39 am

How about these?

Variations 300x250 preferred version:
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If too messy there is a simpler more subdued version:
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This preferred 728x90 is transparent to blend somewhat better, I hope:
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If that could be a problem there is also an ordinary version:
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Re: Self-Serve Ads, Round 2

Postby Tehpikachu » January 7th, 2018, 2:05 am

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hope this works this time!
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Re: Self-Serve Ads, Round 2

Postby Woo » January 7th, 2018, 3:14 am

Figured it wouldn't hurt to try it out! If you have any difficulties with the file or anything, let me know.

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EDIT: Fixed a slight mistake!
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