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SocialAds v3.1.10 is out!

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An updated version of SocialAds, SocialAds 3.1.10 is now available and all our customers are requested to immediately upgrade to the new version. Along with the security fixes, we have fixed the geo-targeting issue that has been reported by some of the customers.

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Please read the release notes carefully before upgrading to the latest version. Read on for the complete changelog

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Giving your site Advertisers the best ROI from advertising on your website

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Why is Advertising an important source of revenue?

Advertising probably is the most successful way to earn money online. While businesses have been experimenting with a variety of business models for raising revenue from online properties, this is the only model that has worked really really well.

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Rejuvenate Joomla banner ads with SocialAds 3.1!

Rejuvenate Joomla banner ads with SocialAds 3.1!

The most awaited release of the year is here! SocialAds is now way more cooler, faster, flexible. With this release we have not only introduced some awesome features but refactored the entire code which is better organized architecturally for more extensibility.

What’s new?Surprise! Bootstrap 3 with backwards compatibility

SocialAds will be set to Bootstrap 3 by default after the installation. If you want to use it with conventional Bootstrap 2.x versions you will have to change the integration and follow the setup instructions given.

Backend Dashboard

We have added some amazing new stuff in the dashboard (practically gave it a makeover) using which admin will get insights of the total number of ads on the site and will be able to monitor his revenue, Click to impression ratio etc.

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SocialAds 3.1. First Look!

SocialAds 3.1. First Look!

It has been a really long time since a SocialAds release. You all might want to ask, "What took it so long?"

Well, we have been working on a major rewrite of the extension and we’re almost there. Apart from a simple, cleaner code and an amazingly fast working SocialAds...

This is what you can expect!Backend Dashboard

Admin will be effectively able to monitor the income, Ads, Click to Impression ratio and more!

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Multi Site Ad delivery with SocialAds

Multi Site Ad delivery with SocialAds

SocialAds, one of our popular extension has a feature of showing ads on a multiple sites. You can install SocialAds on your Joomla based website and the ads created on this site can be displayed on any type of websites like plain HTML site or Joomla, wordpress, ASP based sites and what not!

How can this be done?

In SocialAds, you can create different types of zones. For instance, if you have a module position on your site which would be great for a banner, you can go ahead and create a zone such that it can accept image ads of the dimension of say 680X120 px. If you want to show ads created in this zone on other site, then from zone view go to the widget tab and you just have to copy the script code given on right hand side and paste in the HTML page or module of the other site.

You can customise the widget script by using the settings given on the left hand side of the widget tab. You just have to change the settings you require. The script will take the changes dynamically, you don’t have to save the changes.

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Social-Ads3.0.10 with Joomla Update and Live Update support!

Social-Ads3.0.10 with Joomla Update and Live Update support!

SocialAds is a advertising solutions for Joomla! Which includes some amazing features like geo-targeting, contextual targeting, it also supports ad types like text ad, image ad and videos. Socialads is a way for the site owners to set their cash counters ringing using ads.

We have released a minor update version 3.0.10 for Social-Ads. In this version we have added new version update notification support to notify users about new versions and Live Updates support to let site admins receive and install updates right inside Joomla.

Know more about this extension here. 

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Geo-Targeting with SocialAds

Geo-Targeting with SocialAds

Socialads is not just an advertising tool for Joomla it is much more than that. It has plenty of stuff which can give your advertisers a whole new experience of advance trafficking and you can convert those in terms of revenue. One such feature in SocialAds is Geo-targeting.

Targeting is something which most of  the advertisers want to do by targeting a specific group of people whether it is based in age, gender, area or any community etc.  for their advertisements. In such a case, advertisers tend to focus on their unique selling proposition (what makes them different and better than competitors) and target specific markets.

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SocialAds v3.0.7.2 is out !

SocialAds v3.0.7.2 is out !

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We have another release of SocialAds version 3.0.7.2 out for active subscribers. This release addresses various bugs reported in previous version. Check the change log given below for more details.

Change Log : - Bugs Fixes.Bug #40681: UI - issue for graphs on ad summary

Bug #40680: Fatal error - Mysql error for social targeted ads

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How to access Joomla plugin parameters anywhere inside Joomla code?

How to access Joomla plugin parameters anywhere inside Joomla code?

When developing a new Joomla extension or making changes to existing extension, you might need to access plugin parameters of a Joomla plugin outside the plugin code. There can be cases where you want to access plugin parameters in some Joomla module or component. Now the question is - How to get plugin parameters outside the plugin code?

Here is a snippet of a Joomla code in PHP that lets you access plugin parameters anywhere inside Joomla.// Get plugin 'my_plugin' of plugin type 'my_plugin_type'$plugin = JPluginHelper::getPlugin('my_plugin_type', 'my_plugin');// Check if plugin is enabledif ($plugin){ // Get plugin params $pluginParams = new JRegistry($plugin->params); $param1 = $pluginParams->get('param1'); $param2 = $pluginParams->get('param2'); $param3 = $pluginParams->get('param3');}

 

Wasn’t that easy?I hope this helps! Thanks for reading!Feel free to add your comments.

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Is your site an ad magnet? If not make it one.

Is your site an ad magnet? If not make it one.

Advertising has been one of the first and still is one of the most effective means of monetizing web properties. But some websites have always done it much better than others.

What is it that makes some websites irresistible to advertise on while some fail miserably? The way to success is probably the most open secret on the internet today.

Its all about pleasing your users - your target audience.

User is KING!

Happy and satisfied users will keep coming back to your site resulting in a sustained and increasing rate of traffic for your site. You need to figure out what is it that makes your users tick. Get your users and the rest will follow.

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Empowering advertisers is a great way to sell advertising

Empowering advertisers is a great way to sell advertising

One of the great advantages of Internet advertising as against physical traditional advertising is that it gives advertisers more easily measurable ROI as well as more control on their campaigns. This allow advertisers to react faster to metrics and continuously improve their ROI.

One of the key aspects of the vision behind creating Socialads was empowering Advertisers and this has been consistently implemented via various features of Socialads. Giving advertisers control and transparent access to performance metrics helps you gain their trust and build the base for a long and lasting relationship.

With a tool that lets you do this on one side and a great strategy to attract and engage your users on the other, you should be on the right path to earn your due from your web properties. Lets see how SocialAds can empower your advertisers.

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Tips and Tricks to Maximize the Advertising revenues from your Joomla site with SocialAds

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Digital Advertising has always been a tough job when it comes to the look of your website and the reputation of your site with respect to the end user. In such cases, too much advertising is what tends to happen. Instead of increasing the brand goodwill it can hamper it. Special care needs to be taken to optimize the use of available real estate.

However, with Pretty, well placed, relevant ads that appeal to the sensibilities of your end users can have a completely opposite and positive impact on your site, your brand and finally your ad sales. Let's explore the best way to achieve this sweet spot.

 The Right Ad types in the right places

SocialAds lets you create different types of Ads. You need to be choosy about deciding which Ad type looks good where. Image Ads will look good in most positions while sometimes you might need to set up a simple pure text ad position.

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SocialAds v3.0.5 is out !

SocialAds v3.0.5 is out !

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We have another release of SocialAds version 3.0.5 out for active subscribers. This release addresses various bugs reported in previous version. Check the change log given below for more details.

Change Log : - Bugs Fixes.

Bug #33183: google is not defined error when HTTPSBug #37092: undefined is not a function in geo.jsBug #37093: fatal error on Configure targeting when integrated with CBBug #37094: on create ad view:: a smaill geo targeting box is openingBug #37095: Create ad:: Select box options in ES field not translatedBug #37380: targeting block not opening on load when we edit the Ad

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SocialAds v3.0.4 maintenance release

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Here is another release of SocialAds version 3.0.4 to active subscribers. This release addresses various bugs reported in the previous version. Check the changelog given below for more details.

Change Log : - Bugs Fixes.

Bug #29939: load "fuelux2.3loader" needed on the create ad view in asset_loaderBug #33422: create ad view breaking in guest userBug #33423: make changes to asset loader to load view specific filesBug #35695: the other things is that I can't type the sign "-" in the text box as in "Saint-Nicolas"

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SocialAds v3.0.3 minor update with bug-fixes released

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We are pleased to announce the availability of SocialAds version 3.0.3 to active subscribers. This release addresses various bugs reported in previous version. Also we have made several minor quality improvements in it. Check the change log given below for more details.

Change Log : - Bugs Fixes.

Bug #30697: ads not aligned horizontally even if zone orientation is set to horizontalBug #30707: archieved stats not shown against ad stats in manage Ads viewBug #31018: 403 error while editing zones.Bug #31205: Notice error on backend "manage ads" page.Bug #31283: random ads not seen in module when Ad rotation is setBug #31340: on admin ad edit it is unpublished in case of campaignsBug #32817: sql error on cb integration if targeting plugins added to mappingBug #32928: states are not loaded when selecting a country in billingBug #33154: do not allow to access quick registration form if "Show registration form to guest users" option is NoBug #33155: Notice error on backend import fieldsTask #30173: Update GIF resizer library

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SocialAds v3.0.2 minor update with bug-fixes released

We have released an update for SocialAds. This release v3.0.2 is a maintenance release which includes fixes for following bugs.  We suggest you to upgrade to this version.

#29439 - zone not pre selected for edit Ad and also when redirected from module create ad link.#29302 - Payment view. Coupon area not available to apply coupon (ticket id 9690) #29248 - Ad type not pre selected if redirected from create ad link from module. ticket id 9657 #28937 - config for loading jQuery UI. (ticket id 9471) #28153 - On paypal page there isn't description what is buyer actually buying. ticket id 9368#28117 - Change bytes to kilobytes in tooltip for "maximum media size"

 

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Maximizing your Advertising Real Estate with SocialAds 3.0

Maximizing your Advertising Real Estate with SocialAds 3.0

Socialads 3.0 is here to start another revolution in Joomla Advertising. With SocialAds we have always tried to push the boundaries of Joomla Advertising. This release is no different.

Our kick off meeting set a clear vision for our team for the SocialAds 3.0 release.

Maximizing Advertising Real Estate , Enhanced User Experience & Unmatched performance.

This & the immense feedback we have received from the community went into the recipe of what was to become a pretty power packed release for us. We hope you will agree that we have done this vision justice in this release !

Multi Site Ad Delivery, Ad Rotation, A brand new integrated Ad creation & checkout wizard, Tight EasySocial Integration, are just a few of the awesome features in this release .  Read on for the full blog post for complete details of this release !

The release is available with immediate effect to all existing subscribers.

Not Using SocialAds Yet ? 

If you are not using SocialAds on your site yet, we invite you to start today !  We are specially extending our ‘No Questions Asked Money back policy’ to 30 days for everyone who buys SocialAds in the next 15 days. This is one extension you can’t afford not to have on your site if you offer any kind of advertising. So take this chance & make the switch now !

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Using SocialAds to deliver Ads to TV screens, Kiosks, Digital Signage & more!

SocialAds delivering Advertisements to TV Screens, Digital Signages & Kiosks

Alright! Let's get started. First, we need to get our server-side infrastructure setup. Then we will go about setting up your various Client side displays. 

Setting up SocialAds for Large screen Ad delivery

The first thing to do is decide what kind of Ads you want to show. For Large screen Ads, High-quality image Ads, as well as videos, can work well - However Audio might not always be possible in a Public location. You can also show Text Ads. In this example, I am going to setup my Zones in such a way that I can have some of My client screens showing Full-Screen Ads & some of them showing 3 Ads at a time on the screen. 

Lets setup the Zones

Login to the SocialAds installation & in the backend setup a Media Ad Zone with high-resolution dimensions - check your client screen resolution to decide how much this might be. Also, set up the File size limitation as needed. Since I am doing to be seeing this on a TV in our office, I am going to set it up to be 1280 X 768 px. This I will use on the Client devices that are going to show 1 full-screen ad at a time. 

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SocialAds 3.0 Alpha 2 Released !

We are pleased to announce the availability to SocialAds Alpha 2 for testing. This is another step towards a awesome new stable release for SocialAds. This release Ads a couple of new features from Alpha I & has several bug fixes & stability improvements. 

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The Main Features added in this Alpha are Admin Ad creation & Backend ACL for SocialAds. Now as of Alpha 2 the release is feature complete as per the SocialAds 3.0 Roadmap. We will now be concentrating on doing all round improvements in the release for UI/UX , Bug fixes & Stability improvements. 

So your input now is critical. Please help us test this release & file your bugs !  Thank you all who have contributed in testing so far ! Please read on for the full change log including Alpha 1 & Alpha 2.  

You can download the release from the My Subscriptions area. To report bugs, head for the forum & post your comments.

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SocialAds 3.0 alpha out!

 

 We have released SocialAds version 3.0 Alpha, which is packed with most awaited features . Please check the changelog given below. All the subscribers are free to test this one. Please do not install it on your live site.Change Log for v3.0 Alpha+ features addedFeature #17621: Ads cachingFeature #21645: Invoicing for SAFeature #21653: MultiSite Ad DeliveryFeature #21726: Tabbed Bootrapped Create Ad Creation Wizard InterfaceFeature #26419: tax handling in SAFeature #26691: user data caching for Ad displayUpdate noW !
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