vBulletin Wallpaper Ad v2.0
What this mod does:
This modification adds a so called Wallpaper AD to your forum.
A Wallpaper AD consists of a Leaderboard Banner (728x90px) and
a Skyscraper Banner (160x600px) combined into one AD (See screenshot below).
This placement is exclusively released for AdsenseExperts.com.
You are allowed to use this placement on your own forum, however republishing this
modification on other website is only allowed with prior written consent by me.
To fully use the potential of this AD Placement you should use an AD Server.
I suggest using Google DoubleClick for Publisher (DFP) Small Business
The beauty of this placement in combination with an Ad Server is, that the space
used by the leaderboard at the top of the forum is only filled when an AD is present.
If you don't deliver a Wallpaper then your forum starts at the beginning of the page.
By utilizing an Ad Server you can also use frequency capping which is very often
requested by Advertisers buying Wallpaper Ads because of the high CPM that come
with Wallpapers. Wallpaper prices are very often in the two digit CPM range.
in template header find:
in template additional.css add:
I have positioned the wallpaper with a 5px space to my forum (see screenshot)
You need to change the CSS Settings according to your Forum width and colors
The following CSS is for a fluid style.
I tested it with a standard vB4 Style that is not modified.
You maybe need to make some changes to fit your style.
Instead of the CSS above add the following CSS to the additional.css template:
How to Setup a Wallpaper Ad with DFP Small Business:
- Create a new Ad Unit for the leaderboard banner 728x90px
- Create a new Ad Unit for the skyscraper banner 160x600px
- Create a new Placement called Wallpaper
- Assign the 2 newly created Ad Units to the Wallpaper Placement
- Create a new Order and as Inventory Sizes add: 160x600, 728x90,
- Add the wallpaper placement to this order
- Set "Display creatives" to "As many as possible" (this is enabling roadblocking)
- Click save
- Add two new creatives to the Order, one for the leaderboard and one for the Skyscraper
- Go to your "Inventory" Tag and click on "Generate tags"
- Add both newly created Ad Units and click on Generate tags
For the first Tag open the headinclude_bottom template and find:
It can take up to one hour untill DFP starts to deliver the ADs so be patient, it works
Feedback and optimization suggestions are very welcome!
v2.0.1: Bug fix. Forgot the closing DIVs for the footer.
v2.0: Complete code rewrite for maximum performance and better display. If you use an older Version UPGRADE!
v1.01: Bug fix in CSS definitions that made it impossible to click on buttons in the header.
v1.0: initial release
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- 10-31-10, 13:49 #1
Wallpaper AD v2.0 - AdSenseExperts.com Exclusive
- 11-14-10, 14:25 #2
Today I released the Version 2.0 of my Wallpaper Modification for vBulletin 4.0.x
This is a total code rewrite so I suggest everyone using an older Version to UPGRADE!
The mod can be used on a fixed and a fluid style.
I also explained how to set up a wallpaper ad using DFP Small Business as Ad Server.
Feedback is very welcome
- 11-16-10, 18:08 #3
- 11-24-10, 23:23 #4
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I need to implement a Wallpaper like this:
- 11-25-10, 00:19 #5
- 12-01-10, 11:17 #6
- 12-29-10, 22:07 #7
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Have you tried this already on a fluid style?
I have the problem that I get a horizontal scrollbar?
- 12-30-10, 08:53 #8
I have tried it on a clean out of the box vbulletin fluid style.
However I think I had to set the max. width to 95% or something.
Can't remember. I don't use fluid styles anymore for a long time now.
But it should work without scrollbars
- 12-30-10, 10:57 #9
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Okay thank you
Tried this on a custom style. Set the doc_width so ~80%...
It's now more or less working.
Do you know which is the most used resolution?
- 12-30-10, 19:55 #10
I optimized my forums to 1024x768 and I think that would work for most users.
If you use Google Analytics you can check which resolution your visitors use the most.
If you don't use Google Analytics I'd suggest either use it or some equivalent Statistics program