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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.

PHP Rotator Script New Feature

I love software creators that listen to their customers.

That’s one reason I created this website about the url rotator.  The owner of the software listens to his customers and makes enhancements based on their needs.

The latest change is just one case of an improvement to the rotator script because of a customer need.

This particular customer bought the HomeBizRotator php rotator to replace their random rotator with a serial rotator.  They also wanted the hit tracking capabilities of this web rotator.

They were faced with the job of transferring hundreds of links from one rotator to the new rotator.  To have to add each new link one by one would have been very time consuming.  The customer wanted a way to load a batch of links to the rotator without having to do the load directly to the php rotator database.

The result of this request was an a new feature being added to the HomeBizRotator.



Now you can copy and paste a large number of links into the batch upload page of the rotation script.  It takes just a few seconds to load, name and enable hundreds of links with a simple copy, paste and submit.

Did you know that once you purchase the HomBizRotator, you can use it on as may domains of your own as you wish.  You will also get any future additions and enhancements for free.  A small one time investment is all you will ever make.

Learn more about the URL Rotator here.

HomeBizRotator Link Rotator Script Updated

My favorite URL rotator script has been updated, making it an even more valuable tool for the same low price.

Here are the changes, and some comments I have on the changes.

1.  URL Rotator Enable or Disable
2.  Maximum Number of Link Rotations
3.  Default URL Delivered When No Links Available for Rotation
4.  Page Rotation Weight
5.  Updated URL Rotator Admin Page
6.  Updated and Improved Link Rotator Reset Stats Page

1.  There are times I wanted to temporarily remove a link from rotation, to update the site.  With older versions, if you wanted to disable a link from rotation, you had to delete it from the rotator.  Then, if you wanted to rotate that link later, you had to add it back into the rotator.  When you deleted the link, the stats for that link were also deleted, so you had no history of rotations on that link.

With the new Enable/Disable function, you can now remove a link from the rotation without deleting it.  Simply disable the link, and then enable the link to add it back into the rotation.  The hits stats are preserved and will hit counts will continue where they left off.

This is a huge plus.

Read On…

Why to Host Your Own Rotator Script

Stop Paying Stupid Monthly Fees for Rotating Links to Your Favorite Money Making Sites!

Here is why you need to install a Rotator Script on your own domain.

If you’ve ever had the need to send traffic to one URL, and have that traffic spread among several websites, you have had the need for a link rotator.

If you have been looking for a URL rotator, you have probably there are two solutions to URL rotation. Installing a rotator script on your own domain, or using a third party link rotation service.

I always suggest you go with the solution that you can host yourself. As you investigate link rotator services, you will find a number of drawbacks.

First, you will find that rotation services limit the number of links you can rotate for free. At some point of time you will find yourself rotating enough links that you will have to pay a monthly fee to rotate the number of links that you want to.

You never know when a URL rotation service that may disappear, leaving the hard earned traffic you have directed to the service going nowhere.

Here is a solid piece of advice if you are doing any marketing on the internet. You must control your own links, and have as much control over your traffic as you can.

That’s why I strongly encourage you to have your own domain, and your own web hosting account. Furthermore, I encourage you to provide your own services as much as you can. Leave the web hosting and autoresponders to the services that know them best, and then attempt to host and own the rest of your own tools.

The rotator script is one tool you can, and should, host yourself.

The benefits to owning your own url rotator service are:

1. No more monthly fees! You pay a low one time fee, and then install the simple rotator script on your own domain. You rotate as many links as you want, on as many domains as you want. Just be careful, not all rotator scripts allow you to install the URL rotator on unlimited domains. Some rotator scripts charge you a one time fee per domain.

I recommend the HomeBizRotator since you can install it on unlimited domains that you own.

2. As stated above, you MUST be in control of your own links, and your own traffic. Imagine if you singed up for one of the free, or fee per multiple rotator services. You spent hard earned money and worked your tail off to get traffic going to your link rotator link with the third party service.

Suddenly, the rotator service disappeared. The traffic that your worked hard to generate is now pointing to a dead link. The money you spent, and time you spent is now being wasted because you had no control over the rotator service.

This is something that can happen very easily. All it takes is a few spammers sending out emails with the rotator service link in the email. A spam complaint to the rotators web host and domain registrar and that service could be shut down.

Don’t take the chance of losing your traffic being sent to a URL rotator service. I strongly suggest you look at this quality rotator script, and install it on your own domain.

3. Traffic going to your website means something. When you use a third party link rotation service, you are sending your traffic to their domain. The rotator service is benefiting from your traffic one way or another. At the very least, they are improving their Alexa rating as a result of members sending traffic to their domain. Why not send the traffic you are generating to your own domain?

This URL Rotator installs on your site and gives you complete control of your links and the traffic you send to the rotator.

You can see the link rotator in action. Each time you load this page, you will see a different page come up in your browser. These are links that are loaded into the URL rotator.

Also have a look at the admin area, to see the various rotation options.
You will need username: demo and password: demo123.

If you would like to learn more about what a link rotator is, and get some ideas on how you can use it in your marketing, check out the Link Rotator Blog.

Your search for a rotator script is over, this is the only rotation script I use!