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Banner Rotator for IIS 7
rotate banners using ASP

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Msg#: 4589064 posted 12:42 am on Jul 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

I recently migrated some sites from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 where the built-in banner rotator (MSWC.AdRotator) no longer works... it's not supported in IIS7.

It seems that rotating banner support has been dropped and my web searches only return recommendations for using a JavaScript version. But I don't want to use JavaScript here and prefer to see it hard coded before delivery to the browser. I have found some banner rotators written in ASP but they all seem to rotate banners "randomly".

I don't want random displays and I don't want the banner to swap images while on any page. All I want is a simple rotation where a user sees banner #1 on the first page that he visits and then banner #2 on his second page and so on. The significance of this simplicity is that when being spidered by Google and others, some of which don't support JavaScript or cookies, that the pages will be spidered and seen with an evenly distributed inclusion of banners/links.

I have used a CGI banner exchange but the ALT tags and hyperlinks are are not displayed on the page, just a generic link for the CGI and thus useless for any SEO value. So I am considering writing my own banner rotator in Classic ASP.

QUESTION: When Google spiders a site, is their Session ID the same for each request? If not what else can be used to identify their session?



Msg#: 4589064 posted 6:57 am on Jul 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

i dont work with session ids but i look at the IP range to classify if a visitor is a search engine.

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