In my quest to try to help my Commission Junction advertising get just a little bit better, I remembered our buddy Sire writing a post on rotating Commission Junction banners from back in June. At the time, my mind was elsewhere, and I was having problems focusing on what he was writing about. I’m sure that happens to all of us sometimes, but in my case, I still remembered that he had talked about it.
So, I’ve now added this same thing onto my blog. If you look there above the Rosalind Gardner book, you’ll see the ad. If you refresh the page, you’ll see a different ad the next time. What you can do is add up to 25 different ads, or products, based on how you initially set things up, and they’ll rotate every time a visitor comes to your site.
It took me over an hour to set this up, because I have a lot of CJ affiliates, and I wanted to select which ones I thought might perform the best. I also made sure not to add anything I already have on the page. Now, this doesn’t mean that I won’t be adding an affiliate ad at the bottom of each of my posts, but it does mean if I decide not to, I’m still covered. Also, it gives some of my affiliate programs that I don’t get to show off all that often a bit more publicity.
Oh, you’re probably wondering how to do it. Well, this time I’m going to send you to Sire’s link above, because he detailed it perfectly, and I don’t want to copy what he had to say. But I’ll say this; I may be adding one more SmartZone to the site, which is what that little script is called, with highlighted products. I need to think about that one just a bit more. After all, if it took me this long to add just banner ads, how long might it take me to go through selecting products?