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Using an Alternate Ad With Chitika Ads

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2014 12:53PM EDT

What is "Alternate URL"?

The alternate URL feature allows you to make use of your ad space in the event that Chitika is not able to show a paying ad (for example: non-search traffic). In such an event, the Chitika system will redirect to the URL you specify. 

How to specify an "alternate URL"?

When you customize your code, enter the alternate URL you want to use in the specified box.

chitika alt url


How do I set an ad code as an alternate URL?

1. Open a blank document in Notepad or any other simple text editor.


2. Paste your alternate ad code into the file. NOTE: use proper HTML coding for the page - use the following template as a guide:

 

<html><head></head><body>

<!--AD CODE GOES BETWEEN HERE -->



<!--AD CODE GOES BETWEEN HERE -->

</body></html>





3. Save the file as a .html file (something like ad.html). You will need to set the "file type" as All Files.



4. Upload the file somewhere on your site and copy the URL of the file.



5. Insert this code into your Chitika code at the "customize" stage. 

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