Flash ads

Difficulty: Advanced | Updated: July 18, 2013
It is very very likely your flash ad does NOT support clicktracking using the examples and/or method shown on this page. If clicktracking does not work and you have not been provided with a variable/parameter to enable clicktracking for your flash ad. It’s NOT supported!

As you might know AdRotate allows you to make use of Flash for ads. You can simply upload them to your website using the normal way and add them the normal ways. However, to actually include the flash it’s not as simple as adding the tag. You need to make the browser (visitor) aware of the flash ad. Otherwise it will just show the filename.

Keep in mind that both examples are just that and are not guaranteed to work. You might want or need extra options to embed your ad properly.

A simple example:

<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="729" height="90" id="SOMENAME">
	<param name="movie" value="%image%">
	<param name="quality" value="high">
	<embed src="%image%" quality="high" width="729" height="90" name="SOMENAME" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"></embed>
</object>

Change the values for the right height and width for your ad or it will show distorted and in the wrong size. Also for links, and especially click tracking, make sure you enable your flash animation to allow an url in a parameter.

An example for clicktracking:

<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="729" height="90" id="SOMENAME">
	<param name="movie" value="%image%?clickTAG=%link%">
	<param name="quality" value="high">
	<embed src="%image%?clickTAG=%link%" quality="high" width="729" height="90" name="SOMENAME" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"></embed>
</object>

Another example:

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="%image%?clickTag=%link%" width="729" height="90">
	<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"/>
	<param name="movie" value="%image%?clickTag=%link%"/>
</object>

As you can see, the ad has a separate value for the url. Which you can then use in the AdRotate tracking options. This will allow you to use AdRotate to it’s fullest.

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