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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.

AdRotate Geo has been online for 2 weeks now and things are somewhat fine. API version 5 works fine. All versions have been collecting a crap-ton of data to use on version 6, which is around the corner, ready to deal with IP address banning.
These bans are permanent. No exceptions. It’s fully automated too.

Any IP address sending more than 5 invalid requests that has no license is banned automatically within an hour or so. If this system works as expected all other API will be updated with the same mechanics over the next few months.

If you have any questions of comments, please let me know below or via the contact form. Thanks.

I’ll try to figure out what to do with AdRotate Geo in the meantime 🙁

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!

Promo details

Valid: November 23th through November 26th 2018 (GMT+8 timezone, that’s South East Asia)
Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAY2018
Discount: 30% on AdRotate Pro (All licenses)

Special offer from Media.net

My advertising partner Media.net also has a special offer for AdRotate users! Check it out in this post – Get your campaigns going with Media.net!

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.

A invasion of privacy? No, if you don’t like it, don’t tick the box.
Is that useful? For the more complex problems it can be very useful and speed up finding a solution.
Is it safe? Just as safe as you sending login details in a follow-up email. The account can easily be deleted if you don’t want it anymore. Keeping your own admin account (and password) out of sight.

And here is what it looks like;

Changelog

  • [new] Share an account via the support form
  • [fix] Display of stats for “best” performing advert
  • [fix] Display of stats for “least” performing advert
  • [fix] Date picker format more visible
  • [change] Faster drawing of graphs
  • [change] Dashboard tweaks

Recently I went on a little road trip from Dumaguete to Bacolod for a few days. A fresh set of clothes, no laptop, and a fistful of pesos. Quite enjoyable 🙂