Data Feeds

Get More Visitors: Sites that collect advertising (for example classified and auction sites) can offer their users the option to have their ad included in the AdConnect network. Your site would collect these new ads and send them to AdConnect; those ads would be shown on thousands of member sites. When chosen by a reader of a member site, your site (and your advertiser) receive a new visitor, and potential customer.

Increase Revenue: AdConnect provides an XML feed of collected classifieds, auctions, and other ads that can be incorporated onto your website in many different ways. Ads can be included among other (local) classifieds or auctions, provided as part of a search result, or displayed anywhere on your web page. If a reader chooses the ad, your web site is compensated based on relative activity across the Network.

How to Participate

You need to be able to send or receive data feeds in the correct format. Once you are ready, you will need to create an account with AdConnect and then use the Web interface to complete the feed setup.

Visit the AdConnect Feed Manager to get started.

Showing AdConnect Network Ads

Create a new Feed to receive ads from the network for use in your own Web services. You can receive a feed of ads from AdConnect in a number of ways. Choose the method you want to use.

XML Data

  • Receive a list of ads and links in the AdConnect XML Format.
  • Choose a set of categories from our list of over 1400.
  • Download a new feed whenever you want.
  • Receive credit for every ad viewed through your site.
  • Ads are current and expire in at least 1 week.

Embedded Ad Box

  • Paste a small amount of code into your Web site.
  • Choose a category from our list of over 1400.
  • Your Web site will automatically show recent active ads.
  • Receive credit for every ad viewed through your site.

RSS Feed

  • Receive a list of ads and links in RSS format.
  • Choose a category from our list of over 1400.

Sending Ads to the AdConnect Network

You can send a feed of ads to the AdConnect Network in a number of ways. Choose the method you want to use.

Basic Rules:

  • Ads must be placed into the AdConnect list of over 1400 categories.
  • Each ad will cost $0.50 per week.
  • Each ad must have a valid URL destination.
  • If there are any errors in the feed, the entire feed will be rejected.
  • You will confirm the feed and its cost prior to final insertion.

XML Data

  • Send a list of ads and links in the AdConnect XML Format.
  • Upload a new feed whenever you want.
  • You can send a block of ads, or send individual ads.
  • Ads will last at least 1 week.

CSV Data - coming soon

  • Send a list of ads and links in the AdConnect CSV Format.
  • Upload a new feed whenever you want.
  • You can send a block of ads, or send individual ads.
  • Ads will last at least 1 week.

Web Form - coming soon

  • Use our Web page to enter an individual ad.
Server to Server Connection
 

First you choose an authentication method.

Authentication Method
IP Address
This is the IP address (in numeric dot notation as in 205.147.5.220) of the server that will send ads to the AdConnect network.
Authentication Code (coming soon)

Downloading ads from AdConnect

An authenticated server can download ads from the AdConnect network. Your server will send an HTTP GET request to AdConnect, and we will return a list of ads based on the parameters you established for the feed.

Your server will issue a request from the URL:
http://adconnect.com/feed/connect

Required Parameters:

format 0 = XML
1 = Name and Value pairs [not yet available]
download true = Validates that you are performing a download operation
fn Feed number to be downloaded

Example URL:
http://adconnect.com/feed/connect?format=0&download=true&fn=185

Sending ads to AdConnect

An authenticated server can place ads into the AdConnect network under this account. Your server must send an HTTP request (either GET or POST) to AdConnect. The request will contain the required ad data, which must conform to one of the AdConnect data formats. One or more ads can be transferred with each request.

Your server will send the ad data to AdConnect at the URL:
http://adconnect.com/feed/connect

Required Parameters:

format 0 = XML
1 = Name and Value pairs
bulk false = Daily accumulation generates one account entry for day (default)
true = Generates a separate account entry for each transfer
data Ad data in the appropriate format

If your server uses an HTTP GET request, the required parameters must be URL-encoded.

XML Format information.
Name-Value Pair Format information.

Have more questions?

Contact AdConnect@adconnect.com for more information.

 

 
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