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  • #140867

    Matthew
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    My question is – how do I go about having two or three versions of an advertisement rotate within the rotation…

    There are 4 Ads…

    A B C D

    The A advertisement has two versions – A1 and A2 (same size… same ad – except a different quote)

    What I would like to do is –

    A1 B C D
    A2 B C D
    repeat

    So BCD each get twice as many exposures as A1 or A2…

    Right now, I can do:

    A1 A2 B C D – and change the weight of the first two to a lower category… but that doesn’t seem right.

    Help?

    #140880

    Arnan de Gans
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    It’s probably the easiest to create variations as adverts and just include them in the group.
    Tos how them more prominently you can indeed use the weight option.

    #140882

    Matthew
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    The weight option is 5 choices…

    1 2 3 4 5

    If I give: A1 weight 2, A2 weight 2, B weight 4, C weight 4, D weight 4/

    So out of 12 possible choices…

    Would this work – where all of the ads are even?

    i.e. 25% chance that an A1 or A2 will come up
    i.e. 25% chance that a D will come up
    i.e. 12% chance that A1 comes up.

    #140883

    Arnan de Gans
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    Every ‘level’ of weight is an up-to % chance of being picked on pageload.
    So a weight of 2 gets an up-to 20% chance to be picked.

    The system is defeated if every advert has the same weight of-course.

    Over time you’ll notice that the lower weight adverts get less impressions. This may take a few days to become noticable.

    #140885

    Matthew
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    I am still confused.

    From the software - under manage advertisers... the weight category

    The weights aren’t really levels – as much as they are unclear terms. So a weight of “Less than average” isn’t helping me. A weight of 2 – that means 20% – I can understand that.

    As I explained earlier – I would like to be able to control with precision these things… like a group within a group… and fixed percentages.

    Is this something that I could perhaps hire you – to help me with?

    I have multiple ad spots – but some advertisers want more than one ad (different quotes featured).

    TALKERS Magazine

    If you look at a particular ad spot and refresh the page – a different ad will appear. At this time – all advertisers only have one ad. But starting today – we have an advertiser with two ads that they want to rotate…

    I used to use a slideshow program to display the groups and then give weights within the slides. But that slideshow program doesn’t work as of the latest big release of WP.

    #141389

    Matthew
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    Any thoughts on this? Still trying to make it work – its not exact… or even overly close.

    #141405

    Arnan de Gans
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    Hi, The weights are levels. But compared to my explanation they’re not very obvious indeed.
    I should revise my explanation a bit (or the dashboard) to make the numbered levels more clear.

    I’ll look into that for a near future update so that it’s easier to interpret and explain.

    My previous post still has the answer though.
    You can also check out this little manual for a bit more context, but the screenshot also needs updating – https://ajdg.solutions/support/adrotate-manuals/the-weight-system/

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