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Just finished updating my site for AdSense
timchuma




msg:1366248
 11:33 pm on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Phew!

If you can I would recommend putting the ad code in an include file or Dreamweaver template, so you don't have to update every page manually.

I don't know what will work so I have some ads that blend in, some that stand out and a lot that are just on the default setting.

As I have a lot of archived content (widget galleries) I have just updated the index pages for now. All new galleries will have the code on every page (it is easier to do it when I am creating the galleries.)

There are some parts of my site that I haven't updated after careful consideration and studying my logs from the past few years. Also I want to wait a while before I change them over.

Thanks.

 

Wiley




msg:1366249
 2:26 am on Jan 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

You can incorporate ads into templates and if you are using Dreamweaver you can also make the ads a library item. This way you can take the same template and incorprate a different ad format and then resave the template under a new name. You can then have adsense templates, YPN tempales, etc. Now when you make a new page you can decide what ads you want without having to worry about conflicting ads on the same page. Works for me and only take a minute to make a new page.

Publisher




msg:1366250
 3:50 am on Jan 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Of course, taking a minute to change a page is a lot of time when you have over 600 pages...

timchuma




msg:1366251
 4:57 am on Jan 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have hundreds of gallery pages so it is easier just to convert the newer pages (I don't know if it is worth putting AdSense on these individual pages as there is not enough text.)

uhwebs




msg:1366252
 5:37 am on Jan 19, 2006 (gmt 0)


I put my ads in my DW template so it updates all pages.
But, I still have to upload several hundred pages after that's done. Any quicker way to do this?

Publisher




msg:1366253
 2:09 pm on Jan 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

This assumes that you want the exact same positioning on every page...

I have pages that have many photos along with text, and depending on where these photos fall within the text, the adsense placement may make the page look funny. So I have to enter adsense to each page separately.

Wiley




msg:1366254
 3:10 pm on Jan 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

You only have to convert to the templates one time and from that point you can make changes to 600 pages in only a few minutes. It is the old saying pay me now or pay me later. I would convert and then in the future always use a template. One really cool part about using templates is that DW allows you to apply a new template to any page so you can make fairly large changes then apply them based on what you want the page to look like. I always have about four or five templates that I use based on my content.

trillianjedi




msg:1366255
 3:11 pm on Jan 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you have php on your server you can always call the ads from an include file.

Good luck with the new site Tim ;-)

TJ

ndaru




msg:1366256
 4:31 pm on Jan 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you can I would recommend putting the ad code in an include file or Dreamweaver template, so you don't have to update every page manually.

Why don't you use PHP?

timchuma




msg:1366257
 10:54 pm on Jan 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

I want to keep my site as simple as possible so it is easy to update and there is less tempation for hackers to vandalise the site.

Also many of the people who visit the site wouldn't like it being complicated and they like the way it is laid out now.

Thanks.

incrediBILL




msg:1366258
 11:25 pm on Jan 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you want to experiment with various colors, blending, sizes, etc. then use a banner rotator in the page instead of pasting in the AdSense code directly. Then you can replace the AdSense code via the banner server and not run around changing all the pages to just experiment with new things.

EarleyGirl




msg:1366259
 1:52 am on Jan 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

I want to keep my site as simple as possible so it is easy to update and there is less tempation for hackers to vandalise the site.

Also many of the people who visit the site wouldn't like it being complicated and they like the way it is laid out now.

Iíll have to respectfully disagree. I use Smarty [smarty.php.net] templates which are PHP based. All my pages have .html extensions just as they had before I switched to using Smarty.

The top, left, right and bottom sections of my pages consist of separate templates pulled into one and remain the same throughout the site unless I use a different set of templates. When I change something, such as the AdSense block on the right side, it automatically updates every page within that template set and I only need to upload one file!

I've used DW for years and have never cared for the templates or the library for the simple reason you have to upload every page for the change to take effect (there might be more to the process but it's been years since using those features). SSI/PHP is so much easier once I got past the learning curve. It did take time to learn how to use Smarty and set up the pages and understand some basic PHP. But if I can do it, anyone can. I am not a PHP wizard by any means, know very little and did not use PHP for the creation of dynamic pages. I used the Smarty template system as an experiment (most who use Smarty use PHP more extensively than I could ever hope to) and so far, it's paid off. It's so much nicer than having to update every single page and no one knows the difference. Itís just like a regular HTML site but I can apply a sitewide change in a matter of a few seconds/minutes depending on the change.

I'm always concerned about security and the way I've set up the templates (per the instructions), I think it's very secure. Then again, my site isn't dynamically based per se, with a database, etc. It just has a nice template system.

Hope

Wiley




msg:1366260
 2:40 am on Jan 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

That great if you are running PHP but I have found that PHP is not always the best solution. There have been the horror storys of sites NOT being indexed because Google had trouble reading poorly done PHP pages. Don't get me wrong if it works for you then go for it but I can update hundreds of pages using DW templates so I am not really sure what PHP would by me.

incrediBILL




msg:1366261
 3:09 am on Jan 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Don't confuse the technology of PHP with crap web pages and indexing failure as Google has trouble indexing ANY poorly made pages.

The fact that someone did them in PHP was just a bonus.

EarleyGirl




msg:1366262
 3:22 am on Jan 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

There have been the horror storys of sites NOT being indexed because Google had trouble reading poorly done PHP pages.

All of my PHP pages are using a .html extension, not a .php extension. Google has no trouble indexing. But if you don't mind using DW templates - great.

Hope

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