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URL Rotator Advanced Usage

It’s taken a while, but I have finally gotten around to creating a video in the advanced features of the HomeBizRotator URL Rotator

The video goes through some of the more advanced features of the HomeBizRotator Link Rotator script.

It includes a walk through of setting a links Weight in the rotator, setting a links Max Hits in the rotator, setting a Cookie and using the Direct Links feature to track hits and protect your links.

Here is more detail on the advanced features.

The Weight feature allows you to give certain links more weight, or more traffic, as they are sequenced through the rotator.  There are cases where you may want to deliver more traffic though a link for testing purposes, or if running an advertising coop you may have customers who purchase multiple coop spots.

Instead of having to place the link in the rotator multiple times, you can simply sets it’s “weight”.

The Max Hits feature allows you to allow a link to be rotated a maximum amount of time.  For example, you may be rotating a number of related affiliate products to see which one converts best.  You may want to set those links to a max so they all have the same number of hits and you can do your comparison of hits to conversions.

After a link receives its Max Hits the link is removed from the rotation.

The Cookie feature allows you to set a cookie so that if the same person returns to the rotator, they can be directed back to the initial link they were presented with initially.

Suppose you had a potential customer rotated to a certain product link.  If they closed their browser but then came back later through the rotator, without a Cookie set, they could be presented with a different product, confusing the potential customer.

The Direct Link feature allows you to count hits coming to any of the links you have in the rotator, that are Enabled or Disabled, by using a specific link created by the Rotator / Hit Counter.

This is also a great way to “Protect Your Links”.  I have a detailed blog post on how to use the URL Rotator to protect your links here.

If you haven’t already watched it, the URL Rotator basic usage video can be found here.

Link Rotator Purpose

I a not much of a video guy, but I decided it was time to start creating some videos about link rotation and my link rotator script.

My first video is a short video that explains the benefits of a link rotator.  I would appreciate it you would view and “Like” my video below.

To recap the video above, here are some of the uses for a link rotator.

Page split testing, Advertising Coops, Protecting your links from services that may shut down, tracking advertising and capitalizing on page not found errors just to name a few.

Once you find a need for link rotation, it’s really important that you host the rotator on your own domain, rather than purchasing a third party service.  Unfortunately, many of those services are used by spammers and all it takes is a few complaints for that service to be taken down by a web host, or a domain registrar.

Here are several other advantages to rotating links, particularly from your own site using the HomeBizRotator.

One Traffic Link Can Spread Your Traffic To Your Other Sites
Rotate Traffic To Multiple Links From Your Web Site
Stop Giving Away Traffic To Rotator Services
Use On Multiple Domains
Great For Split Testing
Hit Tracking with Detailed Stats

Learn more about the HomeBizRotator and have a look at our rotator demo by visiting