Posts Tagged ‘Rotator Script’

URL Rotator Version 2.0

I am pleased to announce some major upgrades to the HomeBizRotator URL Rotator.

These changes were made at the request of owners of the rotator script, who have provided great feedback over the last several months.

So, here are the major changes.

URL Rotator Enable or Disable – In the past, if you wanted a link in the rotator to no longer be shown in the rotation, you had to delete the link from the rotator. If at some point in time you then wanted the same link to be added back in, you had to again add the link back into the rotator.

Now, if you want to remove a link temporarily, you can simply edit the link and select “No” for Enabled and remove the link from the rotation.

By default, Enabled will be set to “Yes” when you add a new link.

URL Rotator Edit Link Page

URL Rotator Edit Link Page

Maximum Number of Link Rotations – You may now set a maximum number of hits you want a link to receive before the link is automatically disabled. You can add the maximum hits upon adding the link, or edit the maximum hits at any time.

This feature is great if you are running an advertising coop and you base your coop cost on number of hits. For example, say some people want to buy 50 rotates, some 60, some 100 etc., you can vary the rotations by URL and have an URL automatically disabled after it reaches the maximum rotations.

If you leave the maximum hits at zero, there is no limit to the number of times the link is rotated.

Default URL Delivered When No Links Available for Rotation – You can now set a Default URL in the Admin Profile. This is due to the fact that if you are using the maximum hits feature, all URLs could potentially become disabled and incoming traffic would have no where to go. So, if this happens to occur, all hits will be delivered to the Default URL so your traffic is not going to waste.

URL Rotator Admin Page

URL Rotator Admin Page

Page Rotation Weight – You can now set a weight for each link being rotated. This weight will deliver the number of “weight” views to the link, before moving on the to the next link in the rotation. This is useful for coop advertising where you don’t charge by hit, but people can buy a number of spots. You can set a rotation weight based on the number of spots a person purchased. In the past, you would need to add the URL to the rotator multiple times for each spot in a coop.

You can also use the new Maximum hits feature and the Weight feature together for individual URLs. For example, you could set a Weight of 5 on a link and a Maximum hits of 50. This link would receive 5 hits in a row before the next link would be rotated. Then the next time the link would come up for rotation it would receive 5 more hits. This would repeat until the maximum hits of 50 was reached, then the link would be disabled.

Enhanced URL Rotator Admin Page – The Maximum hits and Weight information has been added to the main admin screen. You can quickly see the set Maximum link rotation and the rotated views delivered thus far, the Weight set, and the weight views delivered thus far, plus the next link due for rotation is in bold and italics.

Link Rotator Main Admin Page

Link Rotator Main Admin Page

Link Rotator Reset Stats Page Enhanced – I have added the Maximum hits stats, and Weight stats reset options, that allow you to reset the rotated page views delivered so far for each option. Once a link reaches the maximum hits and is disabled, this reset allows you to quickly reset the maximum hits counts to zero and re-enabled the link for rotation.

Page Rotator Reset Stats Page

Page Rotator Reset Stats Page

These enhancements make the HomeBizRotator URL Rotator even more valuable for the same low cost. If you have already purchased the HomeBizRotator, you can get the update for free, by using the login codes you originally received after your purchase.

Mike

Originally posted 2009-11-08 17:33:08.

Link Rotator Script by HomeBizRotator

Welcome to the HomeBizRotator link rotator script blog.

What is a link rotator script?  A link rotator script is a tool that lets you send visitors to one URL, and the script will rotate to a different destination URL with every visit.

For example, you send traffic to a certain link, like http://homebizrotator.com/rotate .  Upon each visit you will see a different website is displayed in order:

Link1 – http://LOLFunTime.com
Link2 – http://rotatorscript.com
Link3 – http://MonthtoMonthMobile.com
Link1 – http://LOLFunTime.com
Link2 – http://rotatorscript.com
etc.

Why would you want to rotate links?

I found the need to rotate links when I wanted to do an advertising coop.  I wanted to collect a pool of money for advertising to get a special discounted rate.  Each member who participated in the coop, provided me with a fee for each coop spot.  Then, I would direct traffic from the traffic source to the rotator URL and each coop member would get visits to their web site.

Upon searching for a link rotation script, I could not find a script that did what I needed to do.  I did find a service that would do it for me, but there was a monthly fee associated to the service.  I didn’t want to pay a monthly fee, so I started looking for a rotation script.

Most link rotators that I found were random link rotator scripts.  I theory, if you have enough traffic every link in a random rotator script should get about the same amount of views.  But, I wanted to be sure that each coop member would get the same number of views and they to do this is with a sequential link rotator script.

So, I decided to build a script that would do what I needed it to do.  The HomeBizRotator website rotator script was born.

The rotator script was just what I needed or a coop link rotator, and worked very well.

I soon discovered several other uses for the link rotator script.

I finally started this blog to help educate you on the HomeBizRotator script, to handle support questions, and to let you know of new uses for the rotator script.

Mike

Originally posted 2009-03-04 13:03:58.

New Link Rotator Script Features

I have recently added now features to the HomeBizRotator Link Rotator Script.

These are features that have been requested by current customers. I listen to my customers, so if you have features you would like to see added, please contact me and let me know what additions you would like to see.

The additions to version 2.0.4 include:

  • The ability to sort links by the Name, Link and Enabled columns. You can now sort links in either Ascending or Descending order on any of these columns.
  • The ability to reset all Enabled, or Disabled links with click of a menu link.
  • The ability to perform batch operations on a number of rows, by selecting the check box of the row you want some Action to occur on. You have the ability Enable, Disable, Delete or Reset Stats on these checked items. Simply check the item you want actions performed against, select the action from the drop down and and click Perform Action to process the items.

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My next big update to the URL rotator will be to make it a multiple campaign link rotator.

 

Originally posted 2014-05-11 13:05:59.

URL Rotator Updated Again

I have recently updated the HomeBizRotator URL rotator to give you the ability to upload a batch of urls all at once.

Previously, if you wanted to add multiple links, you would have needed to load each URL one at a time.  This could be rather time consuming if you were wanting to add a large number of links.

I had a user who was wanting to move away from his old random rotator to a sequential rotator script, plus he wanted the hit counting capability of my php rotator.

He was not thrilled about having to load the multiple links he was using in his old rotator, into the HomeBizRotator rotator script by hand.  So, I took his suggestion and created a batch link up-loader.

Now you simply copy your links from a text file, or from a spreadsheet, and past them into the rotator.  The rotator script will enable all links uploaded in batch mode, automatically name them, and have them set and ready to rotate.

Rotation Script

Rotation Script

If you would like to see the url batch update feature, you can access it via the php rotator, admin panel demo at:
http://homebizrotator.com/demo/admin/

You will need username: demo and password: demo123.

Feel free to batch upload some of your links and perhaps even get a little free traffic :-)

How much more will I charge for this addition to the link rotator script?  The price will remain the same.  My goal is to periodically update the script while keeping the same low price.

If you have previously purchased the rotator, you get this new feature by updating your script.

I love it when I am able to take suggestions from my customers, and add new features that they need.  That’s one of the reasons this URL rotator is so popular and just keeps getting better and better.

Mike

Originally posted 2010-08-21 17:24:29.

Link Rotation Uses

The longer I use the HomeBizRotator rotator script, the more uses I find for it and the more I see others using it in different ways.

Here are two of the things I see link rotation used for.

1.  Network Marketing (MLM) downline building.  I have had a number of customer buy the rotating links script to help them build their MLM downline.

They would have their downlines buy a spot in an advertising coop.  The coop leader would purchase advertising in bulk, some have even purchased radio advertising.  The coop manager provides the advertising company one link to send the traffic to.  As traffic comes to the rotator link, each coop members MLM site is brought up in order.

As website visitors join the MLM, they are placed in the coop members downline as well as the coop leaders downline.  The individual coop members are happy and get excited as they get new downline members with little work.  The coop manager gets new members placed in his downline by helping his downline, with some work but with little money out of pocket.

2.  For testing multiple websites or offers.  Have you ever bought advertising, and sent it to one website that just didn’t convert well, then couldn’t change the destination site?  It’s frustrating as you see your money being wasted on a product that does not convert.  Instead, if you send the traffic to a link rotation script, you can change out, or add new links to rotate at any time.  You have more control over where your traffic is going to end up.  You can also test different websites or offers to find the best converting products.

I always suggest you protect your links going out in your ebooks or emails.  Use a link rotation URL in your ebooks or emails, so you can change the destination website on your end.  Once the email is sent, or the ebook is distributed, you can’t bring those ebooks or emails back and change the links.

If you are using a link rotation script, like the HomeBizRotator, you can change the final destination links on your end.  Products and companies change links, and disappear all the time.  Protect your links so you can easily change them on your end if you need to.

Next time I’ll talk more about some of the benefits of rotating links.

Mike

Originally posted 2009-03-06 12:49:41.