We’ve just rolled out a new feature to help bloggers create a Smörgåsbord of discount codes to excite different types of advertisers. Ka-ching!
A blogger might decide to give all charity advertisers a 30% discount.
Or a local blog might give a 50% discount to local coffee houses.
Or, the week before Thanksgiving, the blogger might offer a fire sale, posting a 50% discount code on her site to encourage ads over the quiet holiday week.
As always, bloggers will have final say over whether a particular ad will run or not.
Here’s a screenshot of the functionality from the blogger’s perspective:
To access the functionality, a blogger should log into her account and click “Adstrips” in the nav bar. Then click “customize adstrip.”The blogger just clicks “add another code,” specifies the amount of the discount, the sets a terminal date and voila, the code is enabled. The advertiser uploads the ad during the adbuy process. Remember, ads sold via a blogger’s own site are just 14% fee to Blogads for handling customer support, reporting and accounting. (Cash register photo by Steven Snodgrass.)