Vendor Banner advertising is managed through the Vendors module in the Administrator Role. In order to add a new banner you need, when logged in as an administrator, to click the Vendors button in the menu.
Click on the letter of the alphabet that corresponds to the first letter of the Vendor’s company name. Click the Edit button and select the advertising banner.
Click Add New Banner.
The following details will be displayed:
In the Banner Name field, enter the text that you wish to be displayed as alternate text for the banner.
At Banner Type, select in the menu either Banner, MicroButton, Button, Block, Skyscraper, Text or Script.
At Image select from: Url or File.
If you choose Url, enter the address or click Select An Existing URL if the URL has been used before.
If you choose File, at File Location, select the folder where the image was added and at File Name select the image from the drop down menu. If the image has not been uploaded click Upload New File.
Enter the banner dimensions and on Text/Script (optional) enter the text to appear when a user scrolls the mouse over the banner.
The dimensions field is optional for the image banners but is mandatory for Macromedia Flash banners.
In the URL field enter the page address that the users will be taken to when they click on the banner. If no URL is added, a page displaying the Vendors contact information will be displayed instead.
In the CPM/Cost field (optional), enter the cost per 1000 Impressions (i.e. for every 1000 clicks on the banner the Vendor is recharged this amount).
In Impressions, enter the number of impressions the banner is available for. An impression is made every time the banner is displayed. If set to Zero the banner will remain indefinitely.
Select the first and the last date the banner will be displayed.
At Criteria, select And if the banner has to expire after reaching its number of clicks and the expiration date, or Or if the banner has to expire after reaching its number of clicks or the expiration date.