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Christmas sale for AdRotate Pro

Santa is already here! And brings you a nice end-of-year-discount on AdRotate Pro! May this Christmas end the year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year full of advertising revenue. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

In this sale Get any AdRotate Pro license over the sale period for 30% off. Thinking of monetising your WordPress website? Now is the time!
Several licenses are available. Buy a Single License or pick another from the product page!

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Analytics Spam Blocker 2.6 – New API, Better API!

Welcome to an all new API for Analytics Spam Blocker. Now with faster response times, better handling of requests and you get some insights in the API’s Analytics, too.

Blocklists are updated daily, as before. The reporting routine has been updated and modernised a bit to work better.

Analytics Spam Blocker has been tested to work on the new and fancy WordPress 5.0. If you find any weirdness or bugs, let me know. Thanks!

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AdRotate Free 4.13.4 – Available now!

This update fixes a few things to improve PHP7 compatibility and overall stability of the plugin. The dashboard keeps getting small incremental changes and tweaks.

This time the “Help” tab got re-done. It’s now an actual help tab, too.
Take a look at the renewed content in it. If you’re looking for adverts to increase revenue take a look at the Partners tab.

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AdRotate Geo reinstated and updated

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on new mechanics to better manage AdRotate Geo. As an immediate response I shut down AdRotate Geo API versions 3 and 4 and introduced version 5 a few days later with better detection mechanisms to block/ban abusers.

This worked fine for a while until the DDoS nonsense started again, those requests are not attached to a license and thus I can’t use the mechanic to block them as well – Since the system didn’t look at the IP address or origin other than the license key.

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale for AdRotate Pro!

It’s time for this years Black Friday and Cyber Monday! That means it’s time for a sale! Get any AdRotate Pro license over the sale period for 30% off. Thinking of monetising your WordPress website? Now is the time!

If you are an online magazine looking to monetise your business? Get a license this weekend! Are you on a small budget and looking to earn more? Now is the time to get on with it! Earn some extra money with advertising, manage your campaigns with ease in AdRotate Pro!

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Get your campaigns going with Media.net!

As you may know I’ve partnered with Media.net a while ago to encourage the usage of other advertising businesses other than Google Adsense. For Black Friday, through Cyber monday they have a great offer for new accounts. Check it out!

Media.net is a leading global advertising company with one of the most comprehensive portfolios of advertising technology in the industry. They offer ads across search, native, display, mobile, products and video. Media.net manages high-quality ad supply on over 500,000 websites and its partners consists of some of the largest publishers, ad networks and other ad tech companies worldwide – Forbes, Hearst, MSN, Reuters, CNN Money, NY Daily News amongst many more.

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AdRotate Switch 1.8 available now

It’s been a few months. And AdRotate Switch finally got updated to work with current and near future versions of AdRotate and AdRotate Pro.

The import scripts have been tested to work with current and the next versions of AdRotate (Pro)! Also some older versions are no longer supported due to changes internally to AdRotate and AdRotate Pro.

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AdRotate Free 4.13.3 – Available now!

Updated all social links to point to the right Facebook Page. Re-arranged some strings and dashboard elements. Checked and verified that stats were accurate (since a bug in AdRotate Pro was fixed for a stats related issue). As far as I can see, it still works 🙂

Some reports that the schedule impression and/or click limit doesn’t work have been tested. I can find no such issue. All adverts disable/expire when they should.

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AdRotate Pro 4.16 – Improved Stats

This update improves a bunch of things in stats. Graphs draw now faster. Some numbers where shown incorrectly. This has been fixed.
More exciting is a new option for support.

Let me see

A common problem when solving problems is that the user (you) can’t explain very well what goes wrong and some are so bad to even get stuck at “it doesn’t work” (pretty much). This is frustrating for you, because in your perception my support sucks. And it’s frustrating for me, because I can’t see what’s wrong.

This has been made a little easier in AdRotate Pro 4.16 where the support form in your dashboard now has a checkbox to send me login details so I can take a look at your dashboard.

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AdRotate Geo temporarily shut down

Today I woke up to 22 emails that my website was offline-online-offline and so on. Turns out some users are once again abusing AdRotate Geo by sending millions of requests to my API.

AdRotate Geo serves around 3 million requests per day. And scales pretty well for small to medium sites. Currently there are a couple of hundred users subscribed to AdRotate Geo. But getting upwards of 40 million requests per hour is a bit too much for my servers.

So, DDoS then, again… But they’re all real AdRotate Pro users as far as I can see. Valid authentification keys and api access… After some digging it turns out that it was AdRotate Geo being hammered with traffic from a bunch of AdRotate Pro users sites. Millions of requests per site? Come on. That’s not real traffic. Can’t be… Or is it.

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