In order to make your surfing experience with eBesucher more convenient and safe, we have recently implemented a protection against sites that open a framebreaker. The protection is available on your dashboard, see Start & Infos in the members area.
How it works
By launching the surfbar through the SURF NOW button, your dashboard will monitor the surfbar and restart the surfbar window automatically once it has stopped working. This feature simply requires you to leave the dashboard open as long as the surfbar is running. Therefore, please note that the protection is rendered inoperative in case that the browser crashes. However, the protection offers you a crucial advantage: it is fully integrated into the browser, you do not have to install additional tools or add-ons!
For those of you who are using the surfbar frequently, we still recommend installing the eBesucher restarter as well as the eBesucher add-on. Both tools have proven themselves valuable and many of our users rely on them.
Upon the request of our users, we have released two features which have previously been reserved for our premium members. As of now, all of you can determine the format of display and activate the advanced visibility test for each advertising campaign.
Format Of Display
Determining the format of display allows you to promote a website as a standalone campaign in the surfbar! In order to apply this feature, please use the field Format of display and choose the option Entire page when adding your website. By activating this feature, your website will receive the whole advertising space and no second website of another advertiser will be displayed next to it. This has two major advantages:
- Your advertising campaign will not be displayed next to a competing website, which increases the attention of the visitor.
- Your advertising campaign covers twice as much space, which enhances the visibility of the content.
Please note: because the impression covers twice as much advertising space, the costs are twice as high.
Advanced Visibility Test
The advanced visibility test is yet another measure that aims to ensure a consistent stream of high quality advertising. If this feature is activated, our system will use the HTML5 Visibility API in order to assess whether the website is displayed within the visible area of the screen. The impression will only be counted unless the visibility test delivers a positive result.
It goes without saying that both features can be activated or deactivated after the advertising campaign has been created.
On the demand of our surfbar-users and advertisers, we have renewed the interface of the visitor exchange statistics.
A shortcoming of the visitor exchange statistics was that the statistics of the previous months could not be displayed in their entirety – detailed statistics could only be displayed for the current calender month. The recent improvements now allow you to have insight into the daily and hourly statistics of a previous month. Example: a surfbar-user can now query the exact earnings of the 3rd of November 2014 between 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
Furthermore, the design of the interface has been improved: a slider allows you to easily switch between a specific month or year, the statistics will be directly displayed in the respective diagram. The recent improvements apply to all visitor exchange statistics, these include:
- Point earnings & Displayed websites
- Website impressions & Costs
Your eBesucher team
we have recently added an additional option to the Geo-Targeting feature, which we would like to explain to you in the following.
In order to determine the location of each surfbar-user, our system relies on a Whois database of an external service provider. Our experiences with this database are thoroughly positive: the database is updated on a weekly basis, which guarantees that IP address is localized correctly in more than 99% of the cases. A comparison with ripe.net - an organisation responsible for the allocation of IP address ranges – can confirm these data. If you wish to access the database, you need to select the Whois settings in the members area.
Despite the high accuracy of our Whois database, it can happen that an external webcounter assigns specific IP addresses to a false country of origin. Such discrepancies can be explained by the fact that not every webcounter relies on the same data sources.
At the request of some advertisers, we have developed the Whois + Adjustments method, which filters the concerned IP addresses and ensures that they are no longer associated to a particular country. Anyone who wants to ensure that only those visitors get to see his page, whose country of origin can be determined by an external webcounter, should activate the additional option Whois + Adjustments.
The settings can be adjusted in the members area by clicking on Traffic exchange and Settings.
Your ebesucher team
Today, we have released the version 2.3.7 of the eBesucher add-on.
The following changes have been applied:
* the add-on is now compatible with Firefox 36
* we have improved the performance of the surfbar
We therefore strongly recommend to update the eBesucher add-on in order to have access to the latest version. In case you have any questions regarding the add-on, for feedback or suggestions, please contact our support or join the eBesucher community on our message board.
Your eBesucher team