This tutorial goes through the steps needed to place a banner on your website. This is a generic explanation and will not cater to all users.
To place a banner on your website you first need to apply and be approved to an advertisers program. If you don't see any banners in your creatives inventory then it means no advertisers have approved your application, or you are yet to apply.
Once you are approved to an advertisers program you can take the following next steps.
- Log in to the dashboard and proceed to “Creatives’ and then “Banners”. You are able to filter banners by searching for a specific advertiser or specific banner size.
- Locate the banner you would like to upload to your website.
- To retrieve the HTML code click on the "Get HTML" symbol on the far right of the page. Clicking this will bring up a pop up with further options.
- Copy the HTML code that is present and paste into your website or blog. The links are already pre-formatted with your affiliate ID's, no changes are required.
Further options are available to you such as adding a Unique ID. This allows you to track a banner in your reports using an identifier that you assign. This is optional.
You can choose to hide the tracking code from your visitors by selecting "Hide Tracking Code". This simply means that if a user hovers over the banner they will see the destination URL of your merchant and not your Commission Factory tracking link. This can sometimes increase conversion rates and click-throughs on your banner advertising.
Each option you select will amend the HTML code provided in real-time. Be sure that you only copy and paste your HTML after you have made changes. Otherwise, any optional changes you make will not be reflected in the code on your website.
Compliance Note: Be sure to never download the banner images and host them yourself. All Commission Factory banners may be subject to updates or expiration. For this reason, if your website is using an expired banner it will automatically default to a generic banner after the expiration date.