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 Posted 13 days ago More by Donald K.

Banners Hey y'all, I hope everyone is having a wonderful day, or evening, depending on where you are. Ya know, quite often here at the Forum we see posts about the importance, and the massive benefits of using free advertising. All great posts, don't get me wrong, but none of them have gone into detail on how to place Free ads on a Free ad site. And I have not been able to find these details anywhere on the SFI site. Just to be clear, the Free ad sites being referred to include, but are not limited to: Traffic Exchanges, Banner Exchanges, Safelists, etc. (We will define these at another time.) That being said, I think I can help. The picture below shows one of SFI's many banners available to us in the Marketing aids section of SFI. It is also the most common size used on most Free ad sites, 468 X 60. [img]https://i.imgur.com/Va4FZS1.jpg[/img] In the Marketing Aids section, along with the banner, you are given a long code to use. This is referred to as an HTML code. Many are quite lengthy, and will not be accepted by MOST Free ad sites. These codes are great for use on your own web/blog site, and on SOME ad sites. But, most Free ad sites use only a portion of this code. It saves space on their servers, and simplifies things a bit for those folks that are not given the full code for the banner to begin with. The banner in the pic uses this code: <a href='[b]https://www.sfi4.com/xxxxxxxx/reca[/b][u][/u]'><img src='[b]http://sfibanners.csidn.com/banner574.jpg[/b][u][/u]' border='0'></a> As you can see, it can be a little confusing, to say the least. Especially when most Free ad sites show you this: (I had this as an image, but it was too large to upload.) Set up a new campaign: #1) Banner Name: #2) Banner Url: #3) Target Url: The first box, Banner Name, is self explanatory. The banner in the pic is for Rewardicals, RWD, whatever name you want to give it. The second box, Banner URL, is the link used by the website to locate the image that will be used in the banner ad. In this case it will use the pic in the example above. In this particular example, the link to the image in this banner, is the second highlighted section in the code above: [b]http://sfibanners.csidn.com/banner574.jpg[/b][u][/u] The third box, Target URL, is YOUR Gateway, YOUR sign-up page. This is where visitors are sent any time they click on your banner. The Gateway in this example is is shown in the first highlighted section of the code above: [b]https://www.sfi4.com/xxxxxxxx/reca[/b][u][/u] Just for fun, go to: My Account, Team Building, My Gateways. Look for the link above. I'm willing to bet you'll find a match. And don't forget, you can always insert key codes into these links. This is highly recommended. It's much easier to keep track of what is working, and what is not. I use them all the time, and I can honestly say that it is worth the extra few seconds it takes. A little challenge to everyone interested in using Free ads; join as many of these sites as you can. Look for promo codes. You will get many more ad spots that way. Place as many ads as you are allowed. Most sites will allow you to place a variety of banners, text ads, website links, etc. Mix them up. Use a variety of them, test them, check your stats as often as you can. Keep the one's that are working, and replace the others until you find a good mix of working ads. That's the basics on banners, which, by the way, make for some of the best advertising on the net, if used correctly. I hope everyone got a little something out of it. Let me know in the comments if you'd like to see more like this. Y'all Stay Blessed Donald K.
Banners

Hey y'all,
I hope everyone is having a wonderful day, or evening, depending on where you are.

Ya know, quite often here at the Forum we see posts about the importance, and the massive benefits of using free advertising. All great posts, don't get me wrong, but none of them have gone into detail on how to place Free ads on a Free ad site. And I have not been able to find these details anywhere on the SFI site.
Just to be clear, the Free ad sites being referred to include, but are not limited to:
Traffic Exchanges, Banner Exchanges, Safelists, etc. (We will define these at another time.)

That being said, I think I can help.

The picture below shows one of SFI's many banners available to us in the Marketing aids section of SFI. It is also the most common size used on most Free ad sites, 468 X 60.


In the Marketing Aids section, along with the banner, you are given a long code to use. This is referred to as an HTML code. Many are quite lengthy, and will not be accepted by MOST Free ad sites. These codes are great for use on your own web/blog site, and on SOME ad sites. But, most Free ad sites use only a portion of this code. It saves space on their servers, and simplifies things a bit for those folks that are not given the full code for the banner to begin with.

The banner in the pic uses this code:
<a href='https://www.sfi4.com/xxxxxxxx/reca'><img src='http://sfibanners.csidn.com/banner574.jpg' border='0'></a>
As you can see, it can be a little confusing, to say the least. Especially when most Free ad sites show you this:
(I had this as an image, but it was too large to upload.)

Set up a new campaign:
#1) Banner Name:
#2) Banner Url:
#3) Target Url:

The first box, Banner Name, is self explanatory. The banner in the pic is for Rewardicals, RWD, whatever name you want to give it.

The second box, Banner URL, is the link used by the website to locate the image that will be used in the banner ad. In this case it will use the pic in the example above. In this particular example, the link to the image in this banner, is the second highlighted section in the code above:
http://sfibanners.csidn.com/banner574.jpg

The third box, Target URL, is YOUR Gateway, YOUR sign-up page. This is where visitors are sent any time they click on your banner. The Gateway in this example is is shown in the first highlighted section of the code above:
https://www.sfi4.com/xxxxxxxx/reca

Just for fun, go to: My Account, Team Building, My Gateways. Look for the link above. I'm willing to bet you'll find a match. And don't forget, you can always insert key codes into these links. This is highly recommended. It's much easier to keep track of what is working, and what is not.
I use them all the time, and I can honestly say that it is worth the extra few seconds it takes.

A little challenge to everyone interested in using Free ads; join as many of these sites as you can. Look for promo codes. You will get many more ad spots that way.
Place as many ads as you are allowed. Most sites will allow you to place a variety of banners, text ads, website links, etc. Mix them up. Use a variety of them, test them, check your stats as often as you can. Keep the one's that are working, and replace the others until you find a good mix of working ads.

That's the basics on banners, which, by the way, make for some of the best advertising on the net, if used correctly.
I hope everyone got a little something out of it.
Let me know in the comments if you'd like to see more like this.

Y'all Stay Blessed
Donald K.
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Donald K.

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 Posted 13 days ago

Thank you Donald for your tutorial on Free Advertising. Sorry you could not upload the image, as that visual would have made your explanation very clear, especially to new affiliates. I have been using free advertising and especially like your tip about including key codes, which apparently works well with preventing social media from blocking our gateways. I haven't tried using banners as yet on my adverts, but will attempt to do so. Anita Alicea
Thank you Donald for your tutorial on Free Advertising. Sorry you could not upload the image, as that visual would have made your explanation very clear, especially to new affiliates. I have been using free advertising and especially like your tip about including key codes, which apparently works well with preventing social media from blocking our gateways. I haven't tried using banners as yet on my adverts, but will attempt to do so. Anita Alicea
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 Posted 13 days ago

Nice and wonderfully presentation of how we can post banner and free gateways into the some of the classified ads sites, This is perfectly the ways it should post when using banner or text ads from the following market ads, https://www.sfimg.com/Resources/MarketingCenter?form=MarketingMethods I think this your thread will help a lots of affiliate who does not even know how to post ads before and those who post ads wrongly, Thanks,Donald ! For sharing this great idea about posting ads in any of the free classified sites.
Nice and wonderfully presentation of how we can post banner and free gateways into the some of the classified ads sites, This is perfectly the ways it should post when using banner or text ads from the following market ads, www.sfimg.com/Resources/MarketingCenter?form=MarketingMethods

I think this your thread will help a lots of affiliate who does not even know how to post ads before and those who post ads wrongly,

Thanks,Donald ! For sharing this great idea about posting ads in any of the free classified sites.
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 Posted 13 days ago

Thanks for your detailed information regarding Free Ads Replacement, Will be forwarding this information to the members in my group. For the past months, there have been high hits to visit SFI site, My question is setting up page for the reader to give his name and email address so that I can point out the benefits as you can review and learn about SFI has many ways to promote their various marketing programs.
Thanks for your detailed information regarding Free Ads Replacement, Will be forwarding this information to the members in my group. For the past months, there have been high hits to visit SFI site, My question is setting up
page for the reader to give his name and email address so that I can point out the benefits as you can review and
learn about SFI has many ways to promote their various marketing programs.
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 Posted 13 days ago More by Marilynn D. 2 Replies

Sorry to be a wet blanket here, but that long html code is there for a reason if you read the text that shows up when you preview a banner in the marketing aids area. Separating out the target url and the image url for use on these free ad sites is against SFI marketing policy! Please read the paragraph that shows up with every banner in the aids area for yourself. The only "banners" that can be downloaded and used with your desired gateway, are splash page ads. Even the meme section is supposed have those graphics shown separately from gateway links even. Please be responsible and use the aids as they are expressly stated in the aids area.
Sorry to be a wet blanket here, but that long html code is there for a reason if you read the text that shows up when you preview a banner in the marketing aids area. Separating out the target url and the image url for use on these free ad sites is against SFI marketing policy! Please read the paragraph that shows up with every banner in the aids area for yourself.

The only "banners" that can be downloaded and used with your desired gateway, are splash page ads. Even the meme section is supposed have those graphics shown separately from gateway links even.

Please be responsible and use the aids as they are expressly stated in the aids area.
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 Posted 12 days ago More by Donald K. 1 Reply

[quote=1456962]Sorry to be a wet blanket here, but that long html code is there for a reason if you read the text that shows up when you preview a banner in the marketing aids area. Separating out the target url and the image url for use on these free ad sites is against SFI marketing policy! Please read the paragraph that shows up with every banner in the aids area for yourself. The only "banners" that can be downloaded and used with your desired gateway, are splash page ads. Even the meme section is supposed have those graphics shown separately from gateway links even. Please be responsible and use the aids as they are expressly stated in the aids area.[/quote] Marilynn, I truly appreciate your feedback, and the heads up. However, I too have read the disclaimers, and warnings given to us with each banner. In my opinion, they are there to let us know that using the HTML code ONLY, on your personal website or blog, is the best way to help keep them updated as they are updated by SFI in real time. I have read the rules on every page I can find, and have found absolutely nothing that says we are forbidden to break these codes up for use on sites that do not accept HTML codes, and do not belong to us personally. If I had, I would not have written this post. Just a thought.... We have many new affiliates that join every single day, that have no website, or blog of their own, and have no clue how to begin to build them. Many have no funds. Where will they turn to if the benefits of these Free ad sites, that do not allow HTML, cannot be utilized to their fullest potential? If my interpretation of the rules is incorrect, I would expect the moderators, and/or corporate, to let me know fairly quickly. Thank you again for your feedback. Donald K.
Marilynn D. posted:
Sorry to be a wet blanket here, but that long html code is there for a reason if you read the text that shows up when you preview a banner in the marketing aids area. Separating out the target url and the image url for use on these free ad sites is against SFI marketing policy! Please read the paragraph that shows up with every banner in the aids area for yourself.

The only "banners" that can be downloaded and used with your desired gateway, are splash page ads. Even the meme section is supposed have those graphics shown separately from gateway links even.

Please be responsible and use the aids as they are expressly stated in the aids area.


Marilynn,

I truly appreciate your feedback, and the heads up.
However, I too have read the disclaimers, and warnings given to us with each banner.
In my opinion, they are there to let us know that using the HTML code ONLY, on your personal website or blog, is the best way to help keep them updated as they are updated by SFI in real time.

I have read the rules on every page I can find, and have found absolutely nothing that says we are forbidden to break these codes up for use on sites that do not accept HTML codes, and do not belong to us personally.
If I had, I would not have written this post.

Just a thought....
We have many new affiliates that join every single day, that have no website, or blog of their own, and have no clue how to begin to build them. Many have no funds.
Where will they turn to if the benefits of these Free ad sites, that do not allow HTML, cannot be utilized to their fullest potential?

If my interpretation of the rules is incorrect, I would expect the moderators, and/or corporate, to let me know fairly quickly.
Thank you again for your feedback.
Donald K.


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 Posted 12 days ago More by Marilynn D. 1 Reply

[quote=1456984] Marilynn, I truly appreciate your feedback, and the heads up. However, I too have read the disclaimers, and warnings given to us with each banner. In my opinion, they are there to let us know that using the HTML code ONLY, on your personal website or blog, is the best way to help keep them updated as they are updated by SFI in real time. I have read the rules on every page I can find, and have found absolutely nothing that says we are forbidden to break these codes up for use on sites that do not accept HTML codes, and do not belong to us personally. If I had, I would not have written this post. Just a thought.... We have many new affiliates that join every single day, that have no website, or blog of their own, and have no clue how to begin to build them. Many have no funds. Where will they turn to if the benefits of these Free ad sites, that do not allow HTML, cannot be utilized to their fullest potential? If my interpretation of the rules is incorrect, I would expect the moderators, and/or corporate, to let me know fairly quickly. Thank you again for your feedback. Donald K. [/quote] Clearly you haven't seen Gery's own response to this on several other forum threads. Eventually he or a mod will see this one too and offer the correction you say you need.
Donald K. posted:

Marilynn,

I truly appreciate your feedback, and the heads up.
However, I too have read the disclaimers, and warnings given to us with each banner.
In my opinion, they are there to let us know that using the HTML code ONLY, on your personal website or blog, is the best way to help keep them updated as they are updated by SFI in real time.

I have read the rules on every page I can find, and have found absolutely nothing that says we are forbidden to break these codes up for use on sites that do not accept HTML codes, and do not belong to us personally.
If I had, I would not have written this post.

Just a thought....
We have many new affiliates that join every single day, that have no website, or blog of their own, and have no clue how to begin to build them. Many have no funds.
Where will they turn to if the benefits of these Free ad sites, that do not allow HTML, cannot be utilized to their fullest potential?

If my interpretation of the rules is incorrect, I would expect the moderators, and/or corporate, to let me know fairly quickly.
Thank you again for your feedback.
Donald K.



Clearly you haven't seen Gery's own response to this on several other forum threads. Eventually he or a mod will see this one too and offer the correction you say you need.
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Marilynn D.

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 Posted 12 days ago

Thank you Donald for this post. It is easily understandable. I will share it with my team. If we are breaking rules by separating the target URL and the banner URL, then many of us are breaking the rules. I look forward to future posts.
Thank you Donald for this post. It is easily understandable. I will share it with my team.

If we are breaking rules by separating the target URL and the banner URL, then many of us are breaking the rules.

I look forward to future posts.
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 Posted 12 days ago More by Donald K.

[quote=1456989][quote=1456984] Marilynn, I truly appreciate your feedback, and the heads up. However, I too have read the disclaimers, and warnings given to us with each banner. In my opinion, they are there to let us know that using the HTML code ONLY, on your personal website or blog, is the best way to help keep them updated as they are updated by SFI in real time. I have read the rules on every page I can find, and have found absolutely nothing that says we are forbidden to break these codes up for use on sites that do not accept HTML codes, and do not belong to us personally. If I had, I would not have written this post. Just a thought.... We have many new affiliates that join every single day, that have no website, or blog of their own, and have no clue how to begin to build them. Many have no funds. Where will they turn to if the benefits of these Free ad sites, that do not allow HTML, cannot be utilized to their fullest potential? If my interpretation of the rules is incorrect, I would expect the moderators, and/or corporate, to let me know fairly quickly. Thank you again for your feedback. Donald K. [/quote] Clearly you haven't seen Gery's own response to this on several other forum threads. Eventually he or a mod will see this one too and offer the correction you say you need.[/quote] You make a very compelling point Marilynn. I actually did see many of the responses on this subject as I was doing the research for my post. 12 months ago, you posted this question: Downloadable banner images? https://www.sfimg.com/forum/thread?id=94360&pg=1 This was Gery's response, and I quote: "HI Marilynn, Yes, you would be violating policy. We want you to use the HTML code so that when we update an image, headline, text, etc. that it will automatically be updated on your end. If you and others download the actual image, we'll end up with thousands of obsolete and inaccurate ads across the Web. That of course would not be good for you or us and could even get SFI in hot water." End quote. Every response I found pertained to "Downloaded Images". I can see the downside of using them, as per Gery's response, and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. My post, however, has to do with using snippets of the HTML code provided for us. Using the URL for the image will allow for the image on the posted banner to change when it is updated, provided the URL does not change along with the image. Whereas a downloaded image will not. I'll certainly welcome your help here. If you can find something pertaining to the use of snippets of code somewhere, please share. Personally, I think it would be detrimental to the growth of the company if it were NOT allowed. How many [b]thousands[/b] of affiliates would lose their business if creative use of code were not allowed in our advertising? Just sayin'...
Marilynn D. posted:
Donald K. posted:

Marilynn,

I truly appreciate your feedback, and the heads up.
However, I too have read the disclaimers, and warnings given to us with each banner.
In my opinion, they are there to let us know that using the HTML code ONLY, on your personal website or blog, is the best way to help keep them updated as they are updated by SFI in real time.

I have read the rules on every page I can find, and have found absolutely nothing that says we are forbidden to break these codes up for use on sites that do not accept HTML codes, and do not belong to us personally.
If I had, I would not have written this post.

Just a thought....
We have many new affiliates that join every single day, that have no website, or blog of their own, and have no clue how to begin to build them. Many have no funds.
Where will they turn to if the benefits of these Free ad sites, that do not allow HTML, cannot be utilized to their fullest potential?

If my interpretation of the rules is incorrect, I would expect the moderators, and/or corporate, to let me know fairly quickly.
Thank you again for your feedback.
Donald K.



Clearly you haven't seen Gery's own response to this on several other forum threads. Eventually he or a mod will see this one too and offer the correction you say you need.


You make a very compelling point Marilynn.
I actually did see many of the responses on this subject as I was doing the research for my post.
12 months ago, you posted this question: Downloadable banner images?
www.sfimg.com/forum/thread?id=94360&pg=1

This was Gery's response, and I quote:
"HI Marilynn,

Yes, you would be violating policy. We want you to use the HTML code so that when we update an image, headline, text, etc. that it will automatically be updated on your end. If you and others download the actual image, we'll end up with thousands of obsolete and inaccurate ads across the Web. That of course would not be good for you or us and could even get SFI in hot water."
End quote.

Every response I found pertained to "Downloaded Images". I can see the downside of using them, as per Gery's response, and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
My post, however, has to do with using snippets of the HTML code provided for us. Using the URL for the image will allow for the image on the posted banner to change when it is updated, provided the URL does not change along with the image. Whereas a downloaded image will not.
I'll certainly welcome your help here. If you can find something pertaining to the use of snippets of code somewhere, please share.
Personally, I think it would be detrimental to the growth of the company if it were NOT allowed. How many thousands of affiliates would lose their business if creative use of code were not allowed in our advertising?
Just sayin'...

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 Posted 12 days ago More by Tommie K. 1 Reply

[quote=1456926]Banners Hey y'all, I hope everyone is having a wonderful day, or evening, depending on where you are. Ya know, quite often here at the Forum we see posts about the importance, and the massive benefits of using free advertising. All great posts, don't get me wrong, but none of them have gone into detail on how to place Free ads on a Free ad site. And I have not been able to find these details anywhere on the SFI site. Just to be clear, the Free ad sites being referred to include, but are not limited to: Traffic Exchanges, Banner Exchanges, Safelists, etc. (We will define these at another time.) That being said, I think I can help. The picture below shows one of SFI's many banners available to us in the Marketing aids section of SFI. It is also the most common size used on most Free ad sites, 468 X 60. [img]https://i.imgur.com/Va4FZS1.jpg[/img] In the Marketing Aids section, along with the banner, you are given a long code to use. This is referred to as an HTML code. Many are quite lengthy, and will not be accepted by MOST Free ad sites. These codes are great for use on your own web/blog site, and on SOME ad sites. But, most Free ad sites use only a portion of this code. It saves space on their servers, and simplifies things a bit for those folks that are not given the full code for the banner to begin with. The banner in the pic uses this code: <a href='[b]https://www.sfi4.com/xxxxxxxx/reca[/b][u][/u]'><img src='[b]http://sfibanners.csidn.com/banner574.jpg[/b][u][/u]' border='0'></a> As you can see, it can be a little confusing, to say the least. Especially when most Free ad sites show you this: (I had this as an image, but it was too large to upload.) Set up a new campaign: #1) Banner Name: #2) Banner Url: #3) Target Url: The first box, Banner Name, is self explanatory. The banner in the pic is for Rewardicals, RWD, whatever name you want to give it. The second box, Banner URL, is the link used by the website to locate the image that will be used in the banner ad. In this case it will use the pic in the example above. In this particular example, the link to the image in this banner, is the second highlighted section in the code above: [b]http://sfibanners.csidn.com/banner574.jpg[/b][u][/u] The third box, Target URL, is YOUR Gateway, YOUR sign-up page. This is where visitors are sent any time they click on your banner. The Gateway in this example is is shown in the first highlighted section of the code above: [b]https://www.sfi4.com/xxxxxxxx/reca[/b][u][/u] Just for fun, go to: My Account, Team Building, My Gateways. Look for the link above. I'm willing to bet you'll find a match. And don't forget, you can always insert key codes into these links. This is highly recommended. It's much easier to keep track of what is working, and what is not. I use them all the time, and I can honestly say that it is worth the extra few seconds it takes. A little challenge to everyone interested in using Free ads; join as many of these sites as you can. Look for promo codes. You will get many more ad spots that way. Place as many ads as you are allowed. Most sites will allow you to place a variety of banners, text ads, website links, etc. Mix them up. Use a variety of them, test them, check your stats as often as you can. Keep the one's that are working, and replace the others until you find a good mix of working ads. That's the basics on banners, which, by the way, make for some of the best advertising on the net, if used correctly. I hope everyone got a little something out of it. Let me know in the comments if you'd like to see more like this. Y'all Stay Blessed Donald K. [/quote] Hi Donald, You explained very clearly how to post banners for FREE Or PAID advertising! That’s how how I been posting banners for 16+ years!:sunglasses:
Donald K. posted:
Banners

Hey y'all,
I hope everyone is having a wonderful day, or evening, depending on where you are.

Ya know, quite often here at the Forum we see posts about the importance, and the massive benefits of using free advertising. All great posts, don't get me wrong, but none of them have gone into detail on how to place Free ads on a Free ad site. And I have not been able to find these details anywhere on the SFI site.
Just to be clear, the Free ad sites being referred to include, but are not limited to:
Traffic Exchanges, Banner Exchanges, Safelists, etc. (We will define these at another time.)

That being said, I think I can help.

The picture below shows one of SFI's many banners available to us in the Marketing aids section of SFI. It is also the most common size used on most Free ad sites, 468 X 60.


In the Marketing Aids section, along with the banner, you are given a long code to use. This is referred to as an HTML code. Many are quite lengthy, and will not be accepted by MOST Free ad sites. These codes are great for use on your own web/blog site, and on SOME ad sites. But, most Free ad sites use only a portion of this code. It saves space on their servers, and simplifies things a bit for those folks that are not given the full code for the banner to begin with.

The banner in the pic uses this code:
<a href='https://www.sfi4.com/xxxxxxxx/reca'><img src='http://sfibanners.csidn.com/banner574.jpg' border='0'></a>
As you can see, it can be a little confusing, to say the least. Especially when most Free ad sites show you this:
(I had this as an image, but it was too large to upload.)

Set up a new campaign:
#1) Banner Name:
#2) Banner Url:
#3) Target Url:

The first box, Banner Name, is self explanatory. The banner in the pic is for Rewardicals, RWD, whatever name you want to give it.

The second box, Banner URL, is the link used by the website to locate the image that will be used in the banner ad. In this case it will use the pic in the example above. In this particular example, the link to the image in this banner, is the second highlighted section in the code above:
http://sfibanners.csidn.com/banner574.jpg

The third box, Target URL, is YOUR Gateway, YOUR sign-up page. This is where visitors are sent any time they click on your banner. The Gateway in this example is is shown in the first highlighted section of the code above:
https://www.sfi4.com/xxxxxxxx/reca

Just for fun, go to: My Account, Team Building, My Gateways. Look for the link above. I'm willing to bet you'll find a match. And don't forget, you can always insert key codes into these links. This is highly recommended. It's much easier to keep track of what is working, and what is not.
I use them all the time, and I can honestly say that it is worth the extra few seconds it takes.

A little challenge to everyone interested in using Free ads; join as many of these sites as you can. Look for promo codes. You will get many more ad spots that way.
Place as many ads as you are allowed. Most sites will allow you to place a variety of banners, text ads, website links, etc. Mix them up. Use a variety of them, test them, check your stats as often as you can. Keep the one's that are working, and replace the others until you find a good mix of working ads.

That's the basics on banners, which, by the way, make for some of the best advertising on the net, if used correctly.
I hope everyone got a little something out of it.
Let me know in the comments if you'd like to see more like this.

Y'all Stay Blessed
Donald K.


Hi Donald,

You explained very clearly how to post banners for FREE Or PAID advertising!

That’s how how I been posting banners for 16+ years!

20x SUPPORT
Tommie K.

United States

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 Posted 12 days ago

Hi Donald, Thanks for the beautiful post! You have written this explanation so well. I am glad that you opened up this subject because it is very much needed. Posting ads are not that hard once you get used to doing them but you DO need to know how to do them! I especially like the way you described the difference between the banner Url and the target Url. I know that will help newcomers to SFI a great deal. Keep more wisdom comin' Sincerely, Wendi K. Durst Never Settle For Less Than Your Best
Hi Donald,

Thanks for the beautiful post! You have written this explanation so well. I am glad that you opened up this subject because it is very much needed. Posting ads are not that hard once you get used to doing them but you DO need to know how to do them! I especially like the way you described the difference between the banner Url and the target Url. I know that will help newcomers to SFI a great deal.

Keep more wisdom comin'

Sincerely,
Wendi K. Durst

Never Settle For Less Than Your Best
Wendi D.

United States

 
Posts: 14 | Followers: 26 | Joined SFI: Apr 25, 2016

 Posted 12 days ago More by Donald K.

[quote=1457033][quote=1456926]Banners Hey y'all, I hope everyone is having a wonderful day, or evening, depending on where you are. Ya know, quite often here at the Forum we see posts about the importance, and the massive benefits of using free advertising. All great posts, don't get me wrong, but none of them have gone into detail on how to place Free ads on a Free ad site. And I have not been able to find these details anywhere on the SFI site. Just to be clear, the Free ad sites being referred to include, but are not limited to: Traffic Exchanges, Banner Exchanges, Safelists, etc. (We will define these at another time.) That being said, I think I can help. The picture below shows one of SFI's many banners available to us in the Marketing aids section of SFI. It is also the most common size used on most Free ad sites, 468 X 60. [img]https://i.imgur.com/Va4FZS1.jpg[/img] In the Marketing Aids section, along with the banner, you are given a long code to use. This is referred to as an HTML code. Many are quite lengthy, and will not be accepted by MOST Free ad sites. These codes are great for use on your own web/blog site, and on SOME ad sites. But, most Free ad sites use only a portion of this code. It saves space on their servers, and simplifies things a bit for those folks that are not given the full code for the banner to begin with. The banner in the pic uses this code: <a href='[b]https://www.sfi4.com/xxxxxxxx/reca[/b][u][/u]'><img src='[b]http://sfibanners.csidn.com/banner574.jpg[/b][u][/u]' border='0'></a> As you can see, it can be a little confusing, to say the least. Especially when most Free ad sites show you this: (I had this as an image, but it was too large to upload.) Set up a new campaign: #1) Banner Name: #2) Banner Url: #3) Target Url: The first box, Banner Name, is self explanatory. The banner in the pic is for Rewardicals, RWD, whatever name you want to give it. The second box, Banner URL, is the link used by the website to locate the image that will be used in the banner ad. In this case it will use the pic in the example above. In this particular example, the link to the image in this banner, is the second highlighted section in the code above: [b]http://sfibanners.csidn.com/banner574.jpg[/b][u][/u] The third box, Target URL, is YOUR Gateway, YOUR sign-up page. This is where visitors are sent any time they click on your banner. The Gateway in this example is is shown in the first highlighted section of the code above: [b]https://www.sfi4.com/xxxxxxxx/reca[/b][u][/u] Just for fun, go to: My Account, Team Building, My Gateways. Look for the link above. I'm willing to bet you'll find a match. And don't forget, you can always insert key codes into these links. This is highly recommended. It's much easier to keep track of what is working, and what is not. I use them all the time, and I can honestly say that it is worth the extra few seconds it takes. A little challenge to everyone interested in using Free ads; join as many of these sites as you can. Look for promo codes. You will get many more ad spots that way. Place as many ads as you are allowed. Most sites will allow you to place a variety of banners, text ads, website links, etc. Mix them up. Use a variety of them, test them, check your stats as often as you can. Keep the one's that are working, and replace the others until you find a good mix of working ads. That's the basics on banners, which, by the way, make for some of the best advertising on the net, if used correctly. I hope everyone got a little something out of it. Let me know in the comments if you'd like to see more like this. Y'all Stay Blessed Donald K. [/quote] Hi Donald, You explained very clearly how to post banners for FREE Or PAID advertising! That’s how how I been posting banners for 16+ years!:sunglasses: [/quote] Thank you Tommie. It's all in the details.
Tommie K. posted:
Donald K. posted:
Banners

Hey y'all,
I hope everyone is having a wonderful day, or evening, depending on where you are.

Ya know, quite often here at the Forum we see posts about the importance, and the massive benefits of using free advertising. All great posts, don't get me wrong, but none of them have gone into detail on how to place Free ads on a Free ad site. And I have not been able to find these details anywhere on the SFI site.
Just to be clear, the Free ad sites being referred to include, but are not limited to:
Traffic Exchanges, Banner Exchanges, Safelists, etc. (We will define these at another time.)

That being said, I think I can help.

The picture below shows one of SFI's many banners available to us in the Marketing aids section of SFI. It is also the most common size used on most Free ad sites, 468 X 60.


In the Marketing Aids section, along with the banner, you are given a long code to use. This is referred to as an HTML code. Many are quite lengthy, and will not be accepted by MOST Free ad sites. These codes are great for use on your own web/blog site, and on SOME ad sites. But, most Free ad sites use only a portion of this code. It saves space on their servers, and simplifies things a bit for those folks that are not given the full code for the banner to begin with.

The banner in the pic uses this code:
<a href='https://www.sfi4.com/xxxxxxxx/reca'><img src='http://sfibanners.csidn.com/banner574.jpg' border='0'></a>
As you can see, it can be a little confusing, to say the least. Especially when most Free ad sites show you this:
(I had this as an image, but it was too large to upload.)

Set up a new campaign:
#1) Banner Name:
#2) Banner Url:
#3) Target Url:

The first box, Banner Name, is self explanatory. The banner in the pic is for Rewardicals, RWD, whatever name you want to give it.

The second box, Banner URL, is the link used by the website to locate the image that will be used in the banner ad. In this case it will use the pic in the example above. In this particular example, the link to the image in this banner, is the second highlighted section in the code above:
http://sfibanners.csidn.com/banner574.jpg

The third box, Target URL, is YOUR Gateway, YOUR sign-up page. This is where visitors are sent any time they click on your banner. The Gateway in this example is is shown in the first highlighted section of the code above:
https://www.sfi4.com/xxxxxxxx/reca

Just for fun, go to: My Account, Team Building, My Gateways. Look for the link above. I'm willing to bet you'll find a match. And don't forget, you can always insert key codes into these links. This is highly recommended. It's much easier to keep track of what is working, and what is not.
I use them all the time, and I can honestly say that it is worth the extra few seconds it takes.

A little challenge to everyone interested in using Free ads; join as many of these sites as you can. Look for promo codes. You will get many more ad spots that way.
Place as many ads as you are allowed. Most sites will allow you to place a variety of banners, text ads, website links, etc. Mix them up. Use a variety of them, test them, check your stats as often as you can. Keep the one's that are working, and replace the others until you find a good mix of working ads.

That's the basics on banners, which, by the way, make for some of the best advertising on the net, if used correctly.
I hope everyone got a little something out of it.
Let me know in the comments if you'd like to see more like this.

Y'all Stay Blessed
Donald K.


Hi Donald,

You explained very clearly how to post banners for FREE Or PAID advertising!

That’s how how I been posting banners for 16+ years!



Thank you Tommie.
It's all in the details.
13x SUPPORT
Donald K.

United States

E365 Runner Up
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