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Asked by: dacarr 781 views Third Party Ads

Anyone ever work with this third party service?

Neither I nor they can seem to figure out how to implement third party click tracking by combining their service and AdvertPro.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. renegade_mike on May 20, 2010

    Never heard of them before. Are you trying to run their tags in AdvertPro or the other way around?

    If you’re trying to run their tags in AdvertPro, see the following:


    Where they have a place to insert our click tracking URL in their tags, you’ll need to use one of the click tracking macros documented on that page. Most of the time it’s %%CLICKTAG%% or %%CLICKLINK%% — first one is encoded, second one is not. Once in a while you need a double encoded one, which %%CLICKTAG2%% exists to handle.

    If you’re trying to run AdvertPro tags in their server, see the following:


    They need to add &encode=1&cturl=%%CLICKTAG%% to the tags where shown… only thing is they need to change %%CLICKTAG%% to the macro used by their server because that one is specific to AdvertPro of course. It might be necessary for them change encode=1 to encode=0. Their server might not be able to handle the redirect being sent back to them encoded.

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  2. dacarr on May 22, 2010

    Hi Mike,

    Nothing we try seems to work … so … here’s one of the tags they sent us:

     <!-- begin ad tag--> <br /><script language="JavaScript" src="http://a.collective-media.<br />net/adj/inpm.pbn/;sz=300x250;ord=[timestamp]?" <br />type="text/javascript"></script><noscript><a href="http://a.collective-media.<br />net/jump/inpm.pbn/;sz=300x250; ord=[timestamp]?" target="_blank"><img <br />src=http://a.collective-media.net/ad/inpm.pbn/;sz=300x250;ord=[timestamp]? width="300" height="250" border="0" alt=""></a></noscript> <br /><!-- End ad tag -->

    Right now we are trying to set it up as a Graphic Banner. We tried striping out the tags for the “Image URL” field and the tags for the Redirect URL … but now I’m wondering if maybe we should try something else … like applet?

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  3. renegade_mike on May 22, 2010

    Well, you can strip out the Image URL and Redirect URL. The problem with that is you’re limiting yourself to only displaying their GIF/JPG ads. You’ll not be able to display their Flash ads without using the full code.

    Have you asked them for documentation yet? I think you should if you haven’t. They should have a parameter you can add to the URL in the script tag, i.e. ;click=%%CLICKTAG%% and you can prefix the link with %%CLICKLINK%%

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