Friday, January 18, 2008

How to get AdBrite to work on your Office Live Basics website

Well, this turned out to be easier than I originally thought it would be.

  1. Create a separate blank .html file in notepad named adbrite.html
  2. Paste your AdBrite code into the adbrite.html file and save it
  3. Upload your adbrite.html file to your Document Gallery in your office live basics account
  4. Add a HTML module to your office live basics page where you want the AdBrite ad to be placed
  5. Put an < iframe > inside the HTML module like this (note that size of iframe will differ depending on what size ad you are placing, and be sure to replace 'your_domain_name_here' with your actual domain name... in my case it was 'tubeforme.com')
    < iframe src="http://your_domain_name_here/Documents/adbrite.html" height="100" width="800" frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" > </iframe>


And there you have it. You can now put AdBrite ads on your office live basics pages. This same method works for many other things you might want to embed into your site. Using the same method above I was able to get my statcounter code to work for office live basics. It will also work for google adsense ads. I hope this helped.

6 comments:

Katelyn Alain said...

Thank you! I've been trying to add the statcounter code in the html module on MS Office Live with no luck. You solved it..and my problem along with it.
Thanks again,
Katelyn
www.KatelynAlain.com

Matt said...

Hey, no problem... I'm glad I was able to help. I still have some issues with the statcounter code... it works, but doesn't seem to track everyone... I guess they have to actually hit the page that has it on it... since there is no good way to put it on every page I just have it on the front page of my site. I just use MS Office Live's reports to see the visits and where people come from. If you have found a good way to put the code on every page that would be helpful. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I tried this but it has not worked.Any idea why,I followed all the steps ?

Matthew said...

hmmm... it's been awhile since I posted this and tried anything further with it. Do you notice any errors or interesting side effects? If you like I can investigate this further and see if I need to update my steps. Thanks!

Innovation said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm checking in on the latest and best solution to add visitor stats software to a Microsoft Office Live Basics website.

I have not been able to get Google Analytic to work using the suggested method. Really I would like every page to be coded to generate useful data like visit time per page and exit page data

1. What should the code insert look like? For Statcounter or other similar programs.

Matthew said...

@Innovation - to be honest my statcounter code is not that helpful as it tracks as if they only visited the included HTML page. I've somewhat given up on my Office Live Basics site for the time being due to these types of restrictions. It's been over a year since I posted this though, so I should go back and see if things have changed.

I'm assuming you have already looked at this, but the Office Live Basics Website does have some stat counter information available for free. Might be just what you are looking for if you haven't seen that yet.

Let me know if you want me to try to get something to work and I can try to pick it back up and see what I can figure out.

Thanks,
Matt