House Ads in the official Ad Plugin

It would be more amazing if we can put an email of the advertiser with the specific banner or link and to send him weekly or monthly reports for the performance, like views and clicks.

I’m guessing that’s a bit outside the simple solution this is meant to provide. Sounds like you want a full-fledged advertising solution.

However, having said that, I wouldn’t be surprised if those metrics are actually tracked in the DB, and perhaps you could pull them out with Data Explorer and process them into emails outside of Discourse.

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We are trying to pull ads from our rails server where we already have a custom ad server built, but unfortunately there is no easy way to do this without having desktop / mobile versions of the ad slots available. We would be tracking the ad serve / impression on the rails side so need to know which ad we’re displaying on the rails side (can’t rely on media queries on discourse side). We’re trying to avoid hacking the ember code … does anyone have any ideas?

Hello Abram,

Is your ad server open source ? We are looking into similar implementation too.

Thanks

No it isn’t, and it’s extremely basic… We just load up images for particular slots on our site based on an advertiser model with nested advertisements, where each advertisement has a type (string) like “Large Rectangle” that we can request from the slot. All our ads are sponsored so we have been able to keep things simple and do reporting with ahoy.

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Great. I am planning to use revive ad server https://www.revive-adserver.net/

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Dear Neil,

Any way we can change the sequence of the ads ?
The ads show under the first posts mandatory then we can change the number of after how many posts.
for example quora, the system shows ads after each first post then after 4 or 5 posts you see another ad banner.

Can we achieve this and how ?

There’s no way to do this currently with the ad plugin. It has been requested before, so maybe a checkbox setting to show an ad after the first post and then every N posts after that would make sense.

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