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Digital Point Ad Positioning
Mod Version: 1.00a, by digitalpoint (Coder) digitalpoint is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (43 votes - 4.77 average) Installs: 273
Released: 27 Nov 2010 Last Update: 28 Nov 2010 Downloads: 1721
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This allows you to insert an ad into a random location within the post currently being viewed and/or insert an ad after the currently viewed post.

I made this a couple years ago for internal use and decided to release it because a few people have been requesting it.

  • Install the product-dp_positionads.xml product under AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product
  • Go to AdminCP -> Settings -> Options -> Digital Point Position Ads for all your settings/options.

  • You can control which usergroups see ads.
  • You can control which forums the ads are inserted for.
  • This addon works just fine with vBulletin 3 as well as vBulletin 4.
  • The ads are inserted relative to the currently viewed post, not necessarily the first/last, etc. post in a thread.
  • Requires no template edits.
  • Our ad revenue more than doubled when we implemented this (and we opted to only use it for non-registered members).

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Old 30 Sep 2012, 12:08
rmd708 rmd708 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
I just installed this. Will give some feedback after a couple days whether it improved earnings or not.
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Old 03 Oct 2012, 06:48
rmd708 rmd708 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Initial feedback is that the second add (ad after post) performs very poorly, but the first ad (ad within post) performs decently (above 1% click through rate). I still need to test it against a regular adsense in signature of first post to see if it is performing better than that.
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Old 03 Oct 2012, 06:56
rmd708 rmd708 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
I tested both versions in this thread. The other version someone posted adds one option:

"Do not show ad after second post in the following forums:"
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Old 03 Oct 2012, 13:00
rmd708 rmd708 is offline
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I've been trying to get it to work with vbseo. We need to have ?p=<thread id> appended to the specific URLs where that is needed.

Some of the links can be fixed in the VBSEO control panel. For example for "'Go To Post in Thread' Redirect" use a custom setting as follows:


Since this modified url will not be in your sitemap I don't know if it will matter so much for SEO. But if it does, you can add a no-follow to this. It is possible that these are already no-followed by VBSEO.

Also make custom rule for "'Go To Post in Thread' Pagination Redirect":


Still we need to add the ?p=<post ID> to some other URLS:

'Newest Post in Thread' Redirect

'Last Post in Thread' Redirect

Neither of these are supporting the [post_id] variable in the VBSEO config rule. I am sure we just need to change a single line of code in vbseo for it to reference the [post_id] variable, but unfortunately I don't know enough to solve it, so I gave up here.
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Old 03 Oct 2012, 13:27
rmd708 rmd708 is offline
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Still fails with VBSEO as VBSEO forwards all URLs to the original URL regardless of what is appended to the URL. I will give up and just use it as is, providing random ad in the first post.

I am curious what the click rate difference would be running this plugin without VBSEO. If it was significantly higher I would be willing to stop using VBSEO and revert to in-built SEO friendly URLs of vbulletin.

Can anyone give me some hints about their CTR with this plugin working correctly (without VBSEO)? Anything significantly above 1% (which is what I am seeing with VBSEO)?
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Old 04 Oct 2012, 11:53
rmd708 rmd708 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
One concern I have with the ad placement is that it randomly chooses a paragraph to put the add under. So there will be instances where someone posts, "Hey visit this great site:" and your ad will be randomly inserted under that in the place where the person had put the link. If Adsense people see that they will see it as a violation. I would be more comfortable with the ad always at the end of the post in the signature. Or in the begining of the post. That way what they write cannot be mistaken to encourage clicking on the link.
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Old 05 Dec 2012, 05:00
fayax fayax is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Very nice mod. Was looking for something like this since my upgrade to 4.2 and it works like a charm!

Thanks DP guy!
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Old 11 Dec 2012, 14:59
magnumclub magnumclub is offline
Join Date: Mar 2005
Thanks. love the ease of use / installation.
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Old 22 Dec 2012, 08:34
naisho naisho is offline
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Very good mod! Previously I was using first post and last post ads with a poor ctr (0,25%).
With this mod it's now a little bit over 1%, with only one ad (inside post) instead of two.
This is an average for the last 10 days.
Ads are only displayed to guests and me.
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Old 25 Dec 2012, 15:00
dreamygirl dreamygirl is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
I want to add this, but I have VBSEO. Would love to have more details on making them work.
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Old 29 Dec 2012, 01:57
MysteriousSoul MysteriousSoul is offline
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nice release , thanks.

Last edited by MysteriousSoul; 29 Dec 2012 at 17:18.
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Old 19 Feb 2013, 11:08
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vimarc vimarc is offline
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Awesome mod thanks for making my day
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Old 26 Mar 2013, 18:45
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Using VB4.2 PL3 with plenty of other mods, litespeed bla bla and this works fine.
Really easy to use, and the install is even easier... good job!
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Old 28 Mar 2013, 05:08
Omni1 Omni1 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2011

Nice mod, thanks, but...

Sometimes the ad shows up in the middle of the text, sometimes at the end of the text. How to do that just showed at the bottom of the text?

I have 4.1.7 VB
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Old 19 Apr 2013, 02:07
datoneer datoneer is offline
Join Date: Jul 2011
Originally Posted by cloferba View Post
and which are the improvements?
If i remember correctly i think that

After Post Ad HTML didn't have this "Hide After Post Ad From Usergroups"

and this "Show After Post Ad In Certain Forums"
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