How To Publish An Ad To Your Website

Video Transcript

The final step of the monetization process is to publish your ad to your blog. The good news is that Market Samurai automates this process so that you can upload your ad to your blog with just a few clicks of your mouse.

Example Ad

Let’s take a look at an example.

Here’s an ad that I created using the sidebar template. I just dragged in a suggested headline, an image, a sentence and a ‘Find Out More’ button which includes my amazon affiliate link.

Example Blog

Before we publish this ad, lets take a quick look at the simple blog that I’ve set up at Wordpress.com for this example.

As you can see, this is a very simple two column blog with an area for articles and a single sidebar which is where I’d like to publish my affiliate ad.

Now lets head back to Market Samurai and take a look at the publishing process.

Click Publish

The first step to publishing my ad is to click the Publish button.

Select Blog or Create a New Account

Now here at the top of the screen I need to tell market samurai which blog I want to publish to. My options are to create a new Wordpress blog account or a new Wordpress Direct blog account.

For this example I’m going to create a new Wordpress blog account.

Enter Title

This title field is the internal market samurai name for my blog. So I’m going to call it ‘My How To Play Saxophone Blog’

Enter Blog URL

The URL is the web address of my blog. In this example http://howtoplaysaxophone.wordpress.com

Enter Blog Username and Password

To allow market samurai to connect to and update my blog I need to enter in my blog username and my blog password.

Add Account

Now all I have to do is click the Add account button.

Next time I come to publish an ad, this option will appear in my dropdown box.

Select Publishing Option

I can now select from three publishing options.

I can publish my ad as a sidebar widget, as a blog post or as a blog page. Usually this will be the same as the template that you selected at the beginning of the process.

For this example I’m going to use the sidebar widget option.

Retrieve Sidebar List

If I have a blog that has multiple sidebars I can retrieve a list of my sidebars by clicking this button.

Handling Multiple Text Widgets

Also, if you have multiple text widgets on your blog sidebar you can retrieve a list of your text widgets using this button. For this example, I can just accept the defaults.

Image Options

Now, the last thing I need to specify is where I want the images in my ad to be stored.

If you just want the images to be uploaded to your blog, you should choose the first option.

Alternatively, if you want the images to be uploaded to another account such as your Flickr account, you can enter your Flickr details here.

The final option is to remotely link the images from their current location. Generally speaking you should never use this option unless you own the domain where the images currently reside.

So for this example, I’ll just upload the images to my blog account.

Publish

Now that I’ve selected these options, all I have to do is click the Publish button.

Visit Site

Market Samurai tells me that its logging into my blog.... now its adding a text widget and now its all done!

I can visit my site by clicking this link.

Ad on Website

And here you can see my completed affiliate ad live on my blog.

Check Affiliate Link

If I click on the Find Out more button, I get taken straight to amazon.com and i can verify that my affiliate information is carried through.

So there you have it, market samurai’s monetization module allows you to create high impact affiliate ads and upload them to your website with just a few clicks of your mouse.

10 Responses to "How To Publish An Ad To Your Website"

  1. Patricia Winston Says:
    November 22nd, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Fabulous time saver.

  2. Emeka Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Great! but how can we intergrate this add to our website at its design stage before uploading to the web? Can market Samurai generate the code of the ad which can then be copied and pasted into the website at its design stage just to see how it would look and feel?

  3. scott Says:
    January 17th, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Can this be used with and ad server such as openx?

  4. sima Says:
    February 12th, 2010 at 11:03 am

    come on man... BLINK!

  5. Jesus Malave Says:
    February 20th, 2010 at 6:41 am

    I read if we put affiliate links in the blog would be more difficult to rank in google, they said that we should cloak the affiliate. Is that true?

  6. Sharon Says:
    February 21st, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Nice video Anthony.
    I'm a thirty day challenger and have an ad on my side bar.
    How do I change out the ad? Any way you can do a video on this?

  7. Kim Says:
    February 28th, 2010 at 3:14 am

    Hi Anthony ,
    Just wonder if I want to use Wordpress.org , with my own web hosting , will it work ???
    If not , would you please add that feature ???
    Thanks
    Kim

  8. Brigitta Says:
    March 29th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Just like Kim, I wonder if this feature can be applied with a self hosted WP-installtion - or only with wordpress org or com???

  9. Clive Says:
    May 7th, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Seconding (thirding?) Kim and Brigitta: what about us serious bloggers with self-hosted WP.org blogs (surely your main audience)?

    I ran M.S. and couldn't find a way to do that.

    Help appreciated - this looks very cool but, as it currently stands, is aimed at 'quick hit' or 'hobby' bloggers whereas your superlative product is not!

  10. Dr. Anthony Says:
    May 28th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    @Kim, Brigitta and Clive.

    Re: publishing ads to a self-hosted Wordpress.org site.

    This is already possible. To do this go to 'Manage Accounts' in the monetization module and add your site as a 'new Wordpress blog account'.

    Then create your ad following the video instructions.

    Then when you click publish select your Wordpress.org account and select 'Sidebar Widget' as your publish option.

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