Announcing Game Maker Affiliation service
May 8, 2007
Announcing the BETA of Game Maker Blog‘s Game Maker Affiliation service.
Designed to make exchanging affiliate banners with other gamemaker sites quick and easy and to reduce the time taken to maintain links, graphics and search for new affiliates.
This free service is currently in BETA, so register and help us make the service better whilst helping your traffic grow!
8 Replies to “Announcing Game Maker Affiliation service”
I think that would probably be for the best. I know you had no intention to try and cheat the system and were just trying to improve it but I can imagine future situations where people caught for cheating the system claim they were only doing the same as MarkUp.
Once more Game Maker websites have joined the service different banners will be shown on MarkUp each time it is loaded anyway.
I have to admit I’m not too keen on the js rotation as I think it comes dangerously close the seventh point in the terms and brings in some murky water.
As for the adserving, provided a member has at least 1 credit thier banner will be shown next time the code is run from someone elses’ site (at least whilst there are less banners than avalible spaces in the code). The reason for the large number of ‘Get your banner here’ codes currently showing is beause there are only a total of 6 banners that have been submitted to GMAS so far, and 2 of them don’t have the code on their page so aren’t earning any credits for display.
Therefore switching to a click-based system would not rectify the problem of the “your ad here” spaces, as we also ensure that each banner is only shown once in each code block.
The empty spaces will vanish once more people register with GMAS, or if additional members decide to add another banner advertising a different page or site.
>I have to admit I’m not too keen on the js rotation as I think it comes dangerously close the seventh point in the terms and brings in some murky water.
I can remove it if you like.
I’d be happy if you want to integrate that into your ad system. Also, why do you use impressions, rather than clicks for the points system? It seemed to leave a lot of “you ad here” spaces.
Great tools, good work!
JassInc and GameMakerResource are the latest sites to join the GMA.
GMKing.org’s MarkUp game development magazine has become the fifth site to register for the game maker affiliation service.