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HTML banner

Of all the banner and link options, the HTML banner is the best option for those having higher demands. With this type of banner, you can do almost everything. You can add videos, pictures, applets… anything to your banner that can be done with HTML. In an HTML banner, you can use variables in regards to Content Creator’s data.

If you enable the option of Show preview in an iframe, the banner preview in the Content Creator panel will be shown in an iframe. This can be useful when you have some javascript code in the HTML code and you do not want it to interact with the rest of the Content Creator panel.

HTML banners allow you to fully customise the look of your banners and give you unlimited formatting options from defining forms, tables, and graphs to selecting multiple images as one banner.

These banners are often seen used for menus or search boxes allowing users interaction before they reach the destination site. This interactivity helps to boost responses, click-through rate as well as visibility of the banner in general. HTML banners can even convince users who usually do not click on banners.

Create an HTML banner

To create an HTML banner, go to Banners and Links | Banners and Links manager. Click Add banner or link and select HTML banner. Fill in the fields and click Create.

Wysiwyg vs HTML editor

The WYSIWYG editor (What You See Is What You Get) gives you the ability to enter and format your content while viewing it in real time. By using the implemented WYSIWYG editor, you can easily edit and style the content of your HTML banner without having any coding experience. This editor enables you to format and stylize text by bolding out or italiciz\sing words, creating numbered lists, adding images, pasting tables, or embedding links.

The primary advantage of the HTML editor (manual coding) is that the user has complete control over the design of their HTML banner. However, the primary disadvantage of manual coding is that the designer must save the banner and load it in a web browser or preview it to see any changes. Many HTML designers keep the text editor and a web browser open at all times to reduce the time required to save and view the altered documents.

You can easily toggle between Wysiwyg and HTML editor in the “HTML code” fieldset.

Build an affiliate link within the HTML banner

The simplest way to include an affiliate link in your HTML banner is by including the {$targeturl} variable. This variable will be replaced with the URL you’ve defined in the “Destination URL” field. In addition to that, every mandatory parameter such as the Referral ID and Banner ID will be added as well.

If you want to include more links in your banner with different destinations, you have to type them out manually. To track these links properly, you need to also add the Referral ID and Banner ID variables (including URL parameters).

Make sure that the destination page includes the Click Tracking script!

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