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Is there any profit in this kind of script - javascript ad rotator

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by masterfl, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. masterfl

    masterfl Junior Member

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    My idea is to provide services to webmasters where they can access a form and they can put their ads there like:
    ad url 1
    ad image 1
    ad title 1

    ad url 2
    ad image 2
    ad title 2

    ad url 3
    ad image 3
    ad title 3
    and choose settings like:
    time between ads: 4 seconds
    open tab in a new window: yes/no
    and the form will create a script that they can put in their sites.

    my selling point is to allow users to access the ad creation page for like $1 3 days trial perion, $5 for 1 month and $50 lifetime access

    any suggestions on what features will make this appealing to buyers / webmasters?

    a VERY ROUGH demo is located here - http://addevils.com/banner-rotator/

    looking forward for some feedbacks

    PS. this demo was made in under 1 hour. this is just to show or demonstrate my idea. the feature list will be from the feedbacks that i can gather from this thread. thanks again
     
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  2. JohnsonDaniel

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    Nice stuff, imho this would do very nicely :) Well done!

    Issues:

    In the demo, the Demo Html pages don't work, it might just be me, and my location, but all I see is a white page.

    Features:

    Geo-rotation is a must on adservers/banner rotators. Who would handle this?
    Consider implementing tracking, although it "should" be implemented on the server hosting the images.

    Looks cool, though, and, when ready, should be an interesting service which will appeal to a vastly wide range of webmasters.
     
  3. artizhay

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    It's a good start, but I really don't think you're going to see much profit due to the pure simplicity and lack of any additional features.

    For example, you're up against similarly-priced products such as http://www.adbutler.com/features.spark?sparkKey=ac4572607b8bb1604b23472d1c2cd933b0. They offer many more features than a simple javascript rotator.

    Plus, there are many other free scripts that match the simplicity of yours, so there is no profit when competing against those.
     
  4. masterfl

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    as for the geo location, it's hard to code it using javascript, i do plan on another version but that requires php, mysql and something like geoip - http://www.maxmind.com/app/php

    as for the features, this is really a rough demo that i created an hour ago, I really want to know what do webmasters want in this kind of script to make it 'sellable'

    i haven't tried ad butler before, do you need to install anything on your site to run it like php? mysql?

    thanks again for the comments

    PS. demo2 is now fixed, i used the wrong id on <a>
     
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  5. JohnsonDaniel

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    In my opinion, you are starting the right way.
    The "right way" from what I've learned, is to ask for what features people
    want and, ideally, cannot find elsewhere, and then create your product
    tailored to that feedback.

    So, kudos to you for coming up with a plan, and I'd like to take the
    opportunity to wish you great success with it :)
     
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