Make Revenue With Your Own Banner Management System (Page 1 of 11 )
If you're like me, then you probably run one or more small sites that either provide information to your visitors, or sell a range of products and services targeted at a specific audience. You've got people that you trust managing and updating content, you've spent many, many hours of your time developing the site, and you may even attract a couple of thousand visitors to your site everyday.
Along with the profits coming in from either membership charges or product sales, wouldn't it be nice to manage a simple banner rotation and stats system on your site? With this system, you could display a random banner at the top of every page on your site, track impressions and click-thrus, and, as your site gains credibility, you can reap the profits you make from allowing others to advertise on your site.
What you'll need to continue:
To create the simple app that I'm about to explain, you will need the following software:
1. A webserver (preferably a Win2k box)capable of running ASP scripts
2. SQL Server 2000
3. Basic ASP knowledge
4. Basic SQL Syntax and Enterprise Manager knowledge
Basically, our simple project will do three things:
1. Allow us to add and delete banners from our rotation schedule
2.Display banners on our site using very simple ASP script
3.Track impressions and click-thrus for each banner displayed on our site
Let's start with the first step, adding and deleting banners from our rotation schedule. Don't worry if you don't understand any of the code, it will all make sense by the end of the article.