Banners & Links

What does 'banner status' mean in the banner manager?

In the merchant panel at Banners > Banners manager you can come across the 'Banner status' column. This column is visible only if you activated it in the "_Edit view_" section above the grid listing banners. This banner status does not affect the impressions or clicks. But what does each status mean? Active - visible to everyone => affiliates + merchant(s). Paused (visible) - visible only to the merchant(s) Stopped (invisible) - not visible to anyone. The merchant(s) can see these...

How to make my banner to open the new window (target attribute)?

You only need to add some code to the banners link. Banner format you can edit in Configuration > Banners & Links Formats 1. you can make this to be default for all banners: change banners format target="_blank" in <a href......> tag... Let's see an example for image banner code: <a href="{$targeturl}" target="_top"> <img src="{$image_src}" alt="{$alt}" title="{$alt}" width="{$width}" height="{$height}" /> </a> {$impression_track} to make it opening in new...

What is SEO string for (when creating or editing a text link, image or flash banner)?

When you create or edit a text link (image or flash) banner, since the Post Affiliate Pro 4 version 4.2.3.2 there is a possibility to define a SEO string parameter. This is very useful if you want to increase your search engine ranking for html text links placed on the web. Usually, if you use html links with affiliate parameters, this might lower your rating in the search engines ratings. If you would use an iframe wrapper, you can append the SEO string after the link without affiliate paramete...

What is the {$extra_data1} and {$extra_data2} for in a banner's Destination URL ?

The {$extra_data1} and {$extra_data2} can be used to forward some value to the merchant's website. Example: What if a merchant has a site _www.merchantsite.com/?productid=12345_ where he wants the product id to be changed dynamically? In that case he can set in a banner's Destination URL the following: _www.merchantsite.com/?productid={$extra_data1} _ and then for click can be used: www.merchantsite.com/PAP/scripts/click.php?a_aid=aaa&a_bid=bbb&data1=12345 and that will redirec...

How to create nofollow links

Some merchants wish to create nofollow links (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow) due to SEO purposes. Here are the instructions to achieve it: Create a new banner wrapper (http://support.qualityunit.com/957032-Banners--Links-Formats) at _Configuration > Banners&Links Format_ and into that new wrapper add: <script type="text/javascript">document.write("<iframe name='banner' src='{$htmlcompleteurl}' framespacing='0' frameborder='no' scrolling='no' width='{$width}' height='{$...