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Old 11-03-2006, 05:35 AM
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Default Needs Better Frequency Control

Here's my situation:

For a given banner spot on our board, there are four ads in rotation:
1 x HTML/TEXT ad (Adsense)
1 x Flash ad
2 x image ads

I need all four ads to show up with the same frequency (eg: 25% of the time).

What is happening right now is that the 2 image ads are showing up for a total 33% of the time
33% of the time it's the Flash ad, and the other 33% of the time its the Text ad.

The reason this is happening is because in the Billboard section, I have defined 3 ads, one for each ad type.

To kludge my way around this problem, I've added a 4th ad (for a 2nd image ad) to the Billboard.

But ideally, there should be some other way to dictate the frequency because otherwise, I'd have to add/subtract ads to/from the Billboard to adjust the frequency as my ratio of image vs. HTML vs. Flash ads change over the months.

Does any of this make sense? Am I missing a better way of doing this with the existing GAB code?

TIA for your help.

...lars
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Old 11-04-2006, 01:17 AM
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It makes total sense and something that has held GAB in beta much longer than it should have been. Saying that I think I have a pretty good solution and I am looking forward to getting to it once GAL hits gold.

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