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April 11th, 2011, 04:06 PM #1
April 11th, 2011, 04:30 PM #2
Hi Erika, your question was moved here to have its own discussion, it is an excellent question and shouldn't be buried in an old thread.
I agree with davidh's comment, they are strong creatives. Depending on the network you are with they may have tools to help you create this type of banner. Basically it is a html built <form> that includes a .js link. When it is on a site it looks much like the searchbox at the upper right here at ABW. SAS has several available, unfortunately they cannot be shared here.
I suggest you look in your ABW profile for a place where you can apply to join Groups and check the box for Affiliate Managers so that you can receive PMs.
Last edited by 2busy; April 11th, 2011 at 04:42 PM. Reason: Added some information
April 11th, 2011, 04:36 PM #3
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Here's an example (as an image capture from a stale web site which I haven't updated for several years) showing three separate "searchbox banners" for three merchants:
In my example, entering a search phrase and clicking "find" within one of the boxes opens the merchant's site with the search results, in a new window.
I've also seen situations where the search-results are displayed locally, either via a pop-up window or inside a frame [or iframe] (so the visitor is still viewing my site, but viewing a list of products for a single merchant, using either a server-side script or a client-side script that draws the data from the merchant's server).
And of course, it's also possible to use PopShops (or other technology) to display a list of search results for multiple merchants, while still on your site.
I've also manually created pages for my sites where I display search results from two different merchants, side-by-side, for the same search phrase.
As you can see from my example, different merchants may provide different types of search boxes. For merchants offering a wide range of products, a drop-down may be used (with a default selection) for the product category (here, sheet music) or search type (here, artist vs title).
Last edited by markwelch; April 11th, 2011 at 04:50 PM.
April 12th, 2011, 09:36 AM #4
We used search boxes for domain search for a LinkShare program and it was the highest producing banner/link. It requires a script from the merchant and an HTML image for the boxes.
May 2nd, 2011, 04:00 PM #5
This information and the examples are much appreciated. I was about to ask the same question as Erika but decided to do a search first to learn if someone else had questioned the quote from the other discussion.
I'm preparing a project bid for 15 new banners and wanted to know about the search box banner before proceeding.
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