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#1

Hi guys,

What is the best way to include ad banners in rails? Do you include them
in default layout? What is the ideal way if the ad has to change each
time?

Thanks,


#2

What is the best way to include ad banners in rails? Do you include
them
in default layout? What is the ideal way if the ad has to change each
time?

My advice would be to not to do it. Tie Rails into an existing ad
server. You really don’t want to have to write your own ad server if
you can avoid it.

You may find this useful:
http://pjkh.com/articles/2006/12/21/integrating-openads-with-rails

I’m assuming you want to sell your own banners, otherwise integrating
Google Adsense or similar is as simple as just dropping in the code.

-philip


#3

Philip H. wrote:

What is the best way to include ad banners in rails? Do you include
them
in default layout? What is the ideal way if the ad has to change each
time?

My advice would be to not to do it. Tie Rails into an existing ad
server. You really don’t want to have to write your own ad server if
you can avoid it.

You may find this useful:
http://pjkh.com/articles/2006/12/21/integrating-openads-with-rails

I’m assuming you want to sell your own banners, otherwise integrating
Google Adsense or similar is as simple as just dropping in the code.

-philip

Thank Philip.

I was actually investigating both options, making my own or using
adsense.Can you please share some information (or links) on how to
integrate Adsense in my code?

Thanks,
Youssef


#4

I was actually investigating both options, making my own or using
adsense.Can you please share some information (or links) on how to
integrate Adsense in my code?

Just drop the code into your views…

If you want to make it a bit more configurable, setup a simple admin
tool where your ad guy can paste the adsense code into a text_area and
then include that. Add some keys so in your view you’d do something
like:

<%= AdsenseCode.find_by_key(“homepage_bottom_right”) %>

Or similar.


#5

On way to do this is as mentioned on this blog. I used it and it gave
some simple steps to getting google ads up and running on my RoR
application

http://atservice.blogspot.com/2008/07/google-ad-sense-code-implementation.html

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