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  • 400x80

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  • 300x60

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    What size banners would you like to have made available to you by your affiliate program manager? (width in pixels/height in pixels)

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    Idiotic question. Norton and other Ad blockers target all choices but OTHER. Make them odd ball sizes.



    this one is 470x80
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    why do they have to be an even # I would rather have something 473 x 77. My best banner is 234 x60 so a variation of that would be best for me
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    Thanks for the input nyfalcon.
    I'm an affiliate manager and any other general comments about what types of ads you (and others viewing this post) prefer would be helpful.

    Talk to you soon,

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by EcomCity.com:
    Idiotic question. Norton and other Ad blockers target all choices but OTHER. Make them odd ball sizes.

    http://www.ecomcity.com/custom_clone1.gif

    this one is 470x80 <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    How many people have ad blockers installed. Anyone who does probably isn't worth the time. I want to get at the people that want to buy products online.
    By the way nice banner, who designed it?

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    Mike I designed the banner for eyecandy on the "Build Your own system" page. Currently between all the major ISP's (dialup & broadband) various Popup stopper and anit-virus/firewall S/W sellers when added to millions who downloaded Google -Altavista and Yahoo toolbars...you be hard pressed to not find someone with these installed with default settings.

    Norton and others by default block all those above banner sizes from display as well as disable showing links to the major affiliate networks who perform clickstream data mining. They consider this spyware like the evil sales tracing cookies.

    Welcome to the real world of smoke and mirrors affiliate marketing where the BHO's seem immune to blockers as some feed Ads from the shoppers own system.
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    EcomCity,
    &gt;this one is 470x80

    That's a nice banner. What about the size 467x59 or 470x62....

    470x80 is a bit larger for some sites. Should a 2 digit up or down make a difference

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    thnaks for the advice, I've already started to design banners 473x77 (as suggested) and 234x60. In your experience are these banners safe?

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    there was a discusion on here about what to NOT name the banners once they are made.
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    Like Micro the best.
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    Found the post with names NOT to name banners
    reproduced here for everyone's benefit.

    I can't see how they could block banner sizes, are you sure they are also blocking banners due to their size, and if so does someone have a list of them?

    it was posted by usefulweb in jan

    ads.imdb.com
    ads.infospace.com
    ads.lycosasia.com.sg/realmedia/ads/
    ads.narrowline.com
    ads.realmedia.com
    ads.softbank.net
    ads.usatoday.com
    ads.washingtonpost.com
    ads.web.aol.com
    ads.web21.com
    adserver.adtech.de
    advertisements
    advertising.com
    alladvantage.com/go.asp?refid=
    allpolitics.com/ads/
    ar.atwola.com
    badservant.guj.de
    banner_ad
    bannerad
    bannerexchange.com
    bannerpower.com
    bannerswap.com
    bf_home_ad
    bfast.com/booklink
    cc-dt.com
    click1.wisewire.com
    click100.genesis.com
    click2.wisewire.com
    click2net.com
    clk_thru^
    commonwealth.riddler.com
    count4all.com
    crosswalk.com/click.ng/transactionid=
    dirtycash.com
    ds.cybereps.com
    exchange-it.com/click.go?
    eyeblasterscript
    fastclick.net/w/click.here
    findcommerce.com/tracking
    flycast.com
    focalink.com
    geoad?
    globaltrack.com
    globaltrak.net
    hg1.hitbox.com
    home.keyciti.com/addd2000/ok.shtml
    http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/a
    images/mainad
    imgis.com
    impartner.de/cgi-bin/
    infoback.net
    infoseek.com/redirect
    java.yahoo.com/a/1-/flash
    java.yahoo.com/a/1-/java
    java.yahoo.com/a/a-/flash
    java.yahoo.com/a/a-/java
    linkexchange.com
    linksynergy.com
    mantel/
    maxcash.cgi?
    mediahits.com/click.fcg
    mediaserv.247media.com
    mirror.qkimg.net
    movielink.com/media/imagelinks/mf.ad
    movielink.com/media/imagelinks/mf.sponsor
    netads.hotwired.com
    netbanner.com/cgi-bin/
    nrsite.com
    pagecount.com
    pathfinder.com/r0/marketing
    pathfinder.com/sponsors
    pegasoweb.com
    pennyweb.com
    progcgi/ads
    qksrv.net
    rd.yahoo.com/m=2
    rd.yahoo.com/m=3
    rd.yahoo.com/m=4
    rd.yahoo.com/m=5
    rd.yahoo.com/m=6
    rds.yahoo.com/m=0
    rds.yahoo.com/m=1
    rds.yahoo.com/m=7
    rds.yahoo.com/m=8
    rds.yahoo.com/m=9
    register-it.netscape.com/
    rmbclick.com/
    rn11.com
    safe-audit.com
    service.bfast.com
    showad.asp
    smartclicks.com
    spinbox.
    stats.hitbox.com
    submit-it.com/images
    telecom-pros.com/images
    texchange.com/cgi-bin/
    tracker.clicktrade.com
    tracker.tradedoubler.com
    us.a1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/a
    valueclick.com
    vk4voam2y
    vwwzjwwlv9m2cr
    websponsors.com/cgi-bin/
    webunion.com/cgi-localbin/click.cgi?
    ww3.cybercity.com.tw/adexe/
    www.247media.com.tw
    www.admax.com.tw/
    www.admax.com/
    www.ads.warnerbros.com
    www.anonymizer.com/cm/door.cgi?
    www.asiad.net/
    www.banner.com.tw/
    www.bannerwomen.com
    www.clickadhere.com/
    www.clickxchange.com/fr.phtml
    www.cyberone.com.tw
    www.epaper.com.tw/cgi-bin/adm/ad_red
    www.halee.com/advert/
    www.link4link.com/cgi-bin/
    www.marketspace
    www.modchip.com/clickcgi/click.cgi?
    www.netvigator.com.tw/popad/
    www.nj.com/adverts
    www.nrsite.com
    www.search.com/banners
    www.warehouse.com/netbuyer/ticker/
    www.whispa.com/tracking/
    www.wishing.com/webaudit/
    yahoo.com/adv/
    yahoo.com/categoryid=0
    yimg.com/images/compliance/
    #CLink
    %23CLink
    %2Fads%2E
    %3Fad%2E
    &ad_
    &banner=
    -ad.cgi
    .ads/
    .ad.
    .ads.
    .ads/
    .bluestreak.com
    .eshop.
    .net-on.com
    .webconnect.net
    /199.78.52.
    /?ad.
    /ad-
    /.ad.
    /ad/
    /ad_control
    /ad.image
    /ad.track/
    /adbot.
    /adclient.
    /adcontent.
    /adcouncil/
    /adgifs/
    /adgraph/
    /adimages/
    /adinfo
    /adjuggler
    /adlog.
    /adman.
    /adnet.
    /adnet/
    /adpics/
    /adpopup
    /adproof/
    /aredirect
    /adrevolver/
    /ads-
    /ads.
    /ads/
    /adsales
    /adserv
    /adspace
    /adsrc
    /adv/
    /advert/
    /advertentie
    /advertise/
    /advertiser/
    /advertising/
    /adverts/
    /adview.
    /banner.
    /banner/
    /banner=
    /banner_images/
    /banners/
    /by.banclk?
    /clickover.
    /cyberfirst
    /follow_ad?
    /generate_ad.
    /graphics/advert
    /htmlad/
    /jbanner/
    /liveads/
    /nph-bounce?
    /nph-load?
    /nph-redir?
    /promo_gif/
    /promos/
    /promote/
    /promotions/
    /rankem.cgi?action=
    /sponsor.
    /sponsor/
    /sponsors/
    /videobanners/
    /viewad/
    1-2-free.com
    199.172.144.25/2
    ?acb=acb
    ?ad.cgi
    ?ad=
    ?Adcode=
    ?adlink
    ?adserv
    ?adv=
    ?advertID=
    _ad.
    _ads/
    a32.g.a.yimg.com/7
    ad.doubleclick.net
    ad.infoseek.com
    ad.linkexchange.com
    ad.preferences.com
    ad.tw.doubleclick.net/ad/
    adbanner
    adbot.com
    adcenter.in2.com
    AdClick
    adcount.hollywood.com
    adlink.htm
    adlink.preferences.com
    adman.medius.net
    adoptimizer
    adredir.asp
    ads.adsmart.net
    ads.clickagents.com
    ads.imagine-inc.com

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    I will say this about ad blocking.

    Comparing our served ads in phpadsnew, with what fastclick etc count, to what urchin counts.

    Ad blockers are almost non-existent. Statiscally, taking in a margin of error of 2%, they do not exist.

    This is based on a monthly sample of roughly a little less than 40 million banner impressions. There are better things to spend your time on then trying to craft a new 489x45 banner.

    Chet

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    I'd like to see something about 125*125, along with the standard 486*60 banner.

    Interesting stats, Chet.
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    Here's the standard ad units:

    http://www.iab.net/standards/adunits.asp

    As an powerhouse merchant...heh, heh...we have mutliple ad sizes available. We will also make special creative sizes AND messages per affiliates request. Why? We're marketing wh#res.

    Seriously, here's the FOUR truths I've learned about online gif/jpeg/flash ad standards the last 7 years.

    1: the bigger, the better.

    2: what's different gets noticed, what gets noticed gets results.

    3: sex sells (kinda already knew that one)

    4: funny is good

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    Took a look at the standard ad units, thanks for the info. Thing is, look at the poll I'm running, everybody seems to want odd sizes. Guess I'll keep making odd sizes. Majority rules! Maybe I'll post a follow-up poll exploring some of the things discussed in this forum.

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    nakedzombie,

    Thanks for the info. Those are good standard sizes. We want to implement as many as possible and those look good or as part of the standard for everyone.

    Chez,
    Good stats. Then perhaps I should not woory about re-designing new sizes.

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