1. WaveLightGames's Avatar

    Quick question on Pubcenter ads in Windows Phone. If there is no ad to display from the Microsoft server, is anything shown in the banner area? Because when I'm testing it ... it appears nothing is shown if no ad is available. This would be really bad as one of my in-app purchases is to remove ads, which would be pointless if ads aren't even provided by Microsoft Pubcenter most of the time.
    06-24-2014 04:00 PM
  2. hopmedic's Avatar
    I haven't had time to look at my apps in quite a while, so I'm a bit rusty, but I use AdRotator. With that you can set up several different ad networks, configure with an xml file on your server (so no app update needed to change the ad mix), and AdDuplex is just one of the networks you can choose from. I also use AdDuplex for part of my mix (AdRotator lets you say 80% of this network, 20% of that one, or more). AdDuplex is basically an exchange. For every 10 ads your app displays, 8 ads for your app (or whatever you want to advertise) will be displayed in other apps. You can monetize with it if you choose, though I haven't done that, so I don't know how it works.

    I know, not a direct answer to your question, but if memory serves, AdRotator disappears if there is no ad - but you also have the option of putting your own local ad in, too.
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    06-24-2014 07:40 PM
  3. WaveLightGames's Avatar
    cool ... thanks, I might look into that. I remember reading about Ad Rotator a while ago but never went back to look into it in detail.
    06-24-2014 10:56 PM
  4. astondg's Avatar
    I can also recommend AdRotator combined with Pub Center, AdMob and AdDuplex. I've found that Pub Center doesn't supply many advertisements but AdMob is much better and AdDuplex is great for the community and promoting your app.

    Because I also rely on people upgrading from the free to paid version to remove advertisements I'm trying:
    1. Full-screen AdMob advertisments (Interstitials) at a certain point in the app flow
    2. Created my own banner advertisement for upgrading to the paid version of my app and placed it under the AdRotator control so that when there is no AdRotator advertisement it still shows my banner.
    WaveLightGames likes this.
    06-24-2014 11:27 PM
  5. WaveLightGames's Avatar
    Thanks ... I'll do that. Very helpful.
    06-25-2014 07:47 AM

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