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OpenLinkz - free sliding ad wizard

This post is to announce our newest widget, OpenAdSlider. This is a sliding panel that can contain an advertisement, banner ad, text links or any other message or image. The panel slides up from the bottom of the browser window and stops as soon as it is fully displayed. This means it does not float across the entire page getting in the way of your content.

This ad panel will not be blocked by pop-up blockers. It is a DIV within the page and, as such, it can house Google AdSense ads that are contextually in synch with your page content.

We have provided a free web-based wizard on the OpenLinkz homepage so you can generate the style sheet, HTML and Javascript necessary to implement the sliding ad panel. You can customize the height of the panel, the background color and the font color. You can plug in any ad code, HTML, Javascript or image code you wish by pasting it into a text box.

If you are worried about overdoing it with sliding ads, you can choose whether you want the ad to display on every page view or only on the first page view of the user's session. Indeed, that is how we have it configured on this blog. In either case, the user can easily close the panel and it will slide out of sight.

We have decided to provide this wizard free of charge. Most other sites require you to pay for a downloaded code generator. Costs range from around $20 all the way up to $125.

We think this sliding ad panel helps you get your advertising message displayed above the fold without being too obtrusive. The sliding action immediately draws the user's eye to the ad content. Try it on the OpenLinkz homepage and see what you think!

Posted by TradeRadarOperator at 7/28/2008 09:26:00 PM  


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