Portal For Advertisers

Over the course of the years, eBesucher has grown considerably, as we are consistenly releasing smaller and bigger features for advertisers and users. Because of this, we have also received mixed feedback, in particular from new members who are less familiar with the platform. Those users have expressed their concern regarding the clarity and user-friendliness of eBesucher.

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We have therefore started to detach the advertising section from the members area. This means that in the long run, all the relevant features regarding the management of the advertising campaigns will be shifted to the new portal for advertisers. The eBesucher members area is thus becoming slimmer and our platform will be more user-friendly.

As one of the first changes, we have shifted the feature that allows you to convert BTP into MTP (and vice versa) to the portal for advertisers. The feature is listed under orders > convert points.

You can find the portal for advertisers on Buy advertising > Manage advertising.

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Important: it goes without saying that all members will continue to have access in the members area, as well as the portal for advertisers.

 

Maintenance Work on the 27th of June

We are now carrying out maintenance work on the server infrastructure. eBesucher will be unavailable between 1:00pm and 3:30pm (CET+2).

Thank you for your patience!

Ebesucher Add-on Compatibility

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Users of Mozilla Firefox, who have updated their browser to the latest version (54.0 or higher), are currently experiencing difficulties with the eBesucher add-on. Whilst the addon remains installed, it is no longer displayed in the browser interface. This incident encourages us in our aim to develop a new and better add-on. Within the upcoming days, our developers will therefore intensify their efforts in processing this task. We will announce the release of the new add-on via newsletter.

As for now, in order to continue using the addon, you have several options:

  1. Run the add-on in Firefox Portable 53.0. Firefox Portable is a portable browser version that does not need to be installed and which offers the same features as the normal Firefox. You can use Firefox Portable together but not simultaneously with any other Firefox version of your choice.

  2. Uninstall Firefox 54. Next, install Firefox 53 and deactivate automatic updates.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us!

Your eBesucher Team

eBesucher is back online

eBesucher has yesterday been offline for several hours, as one of our main servers has failed. Unfortunately and for several reasons, the maintenance has taken longer than expected.

We apologize for the incident! eBesucher is now back online.

 

eBesucher Social Login

eBesucher now provides a social login to its members! By linking your eBesucher account, you can easily access the members area through a social network of your choice. The following networks are available: Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and LinkedIn.

Those who have not yet created an account on eBesucher, can easily sign up through one of the above mentionned social networks.

Below two examples on how to process on Facebook.

Connect Existing Account With Facebook

  • Go to the members area on User Data > Profile.
  • Look out for Social Login and go on Facebook.
  • If you are not yet logged in, you will be redirected, so that you can log in on Facebook.
  • Your eBesucher account is now connected with Facebook and you no longer have to log in on Facebook seperately!

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Connect New Account Through Facebook

  • Go to the eBesucher login and click on Sign up with Facebook.
  • If you are not yet logged in, you will be redirected, so that you can log in on Facebook.
  • Click on the button Sign up now.
  • The following form will take over the data from Facebook. Simply proceed by confirming our terms and conditions and the confirmation email, that is all!

 

 

HTML5 Replaces The Flash Player

HTML5 has finally replaced the Flash Player from Adobe and most browsers do no longer support the Flash plugin.

We have therefore applied some changes and optimized the connection test of the surfbar. As of now, we will run a quick test in Javascript which verifies whether the Flash plugin is installed. This allows us to drastically shorten the connection test and to load the surfbar much faster.

A huge advantage for all surfbar users: Most browsers automatically support HTML5 automatically and never require to install any plugins.

Final remark: In order to increase your earnings in the surfbar, we strongly recommend using the eBesucher Add-on for Mozilla Firefox.

Christmas Greetings 2016

The final month of 2016 comes to a close and like every year, we would like to take this opportunity to review the development of the eBesucher community.

Review

A lot has happened this year. eBesucher has been further developed and new features have been implemented, which has created new opportunities to users and advertisers alike. In addition, our developers have consistently optimized the portal, which leaves us well equipped for the years to come. Have a look at a chronological review of the most important events of the outgoing year:

March

April

  • Protection Against Framebreakers
    The dashboard verifies whether the surfbar has been interrupted by a site that loads a framebreaker. If so, it automatically restarts the surfbar.

Juin

  • Visitor Session
    The visitor session allows you to advertise many different pages to the same visitor.

August

September

  • Surfbar Upgrade
    Irrespective of the used web browser and without the help of the eBesucher add-on, the surfbar can now display websites that load a framebreaker.

December

Outlook

Our team is currently developing a new advertising method, which allows you to target new visitors and to earn additional points. This new feature must be considered as one of the major updates of the past few years. The development is in its final stage and we are happy to announce that it will be released shortly. Stay tuned!

We wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Your eBesucher Team

Merry Christmas

New Design And Release of The IP-Suspension

We are announcing two important updates, as we have updated the eBesucher design and released the IP suspension.

New Design

The internet develops at an exiting pace: What has been considered highly up-to-date only a few years ago is now already outdated. We have thus spent some more basic thoughts on the structure and design of eBesucher.

We are confident that you appreciate the new design and would be pleased to hear some feedback!

The eBesucher Design Over The Ages

eBesucher exists since 2002 and has quickly turned into a promising web portal. Take a peek into the past and have a look at our former webdesigns.

Design of 2002

2002

On the 24th of October 2002, eBesucher sees the light of day and starts as a so-called “visitor exchange of the new generation”.

Thanks to an exclusive script and a variety of unique features, the site quickly turns into one of the most prominent marketing portals in Germany.

The demand for internet advertisement is high and despite a layout which at best qualifies as satisfying, thousands of members register within a very short time.

 

 

Design of 2005

2005

With more than 30.000 members, the demand for a professional webdesign increases rapidly.

eBesucher starts an official design tournament, with dozens of advertisers participating. The winner convinces with a layout that was considered as modern and original for its time.

Apparent: The design from 2005 for the first time uses the eBesucher slogan and logo, as well as a color design, which defines the website until today.

 

 

 

Design of 2011

2011

eBesucher has grown substantially over the years and many new features have been implemented. Since 2011, the eBesucher design thus presents itself in a plain outfit.

The navigation was moved in the header, which allowed us to gather additional space for the content area. The main page features a new simplicity and by placing distictive headlines, the subpages have been optimized for SEO.

For the first time, a context menu has found its way into the members area.

 

 

Design of 2016

2016The requirements for a modern website are primarily a good usability and a clear outline. Both aspects have been considered during the remodelling of eBesucher.

Extensive graphic effects were largely dispensed with. At the same time, the design is characterized by a new minimalism, which is oriented towards the latest trends in web optimization.

Whilst the main page has already been remodelled in 2015, the newest design now comes with a fresh header and is completely responsive. This enables the user to comfortably access the portal from a mobile device.

 

 

For time travellers: the Wayback Machine from archive.org allows you to display all the eBesucher Layouts from 2002 until today.

IP-Suspension

The IP-suspension enables an advertiser to receive so-called unique impressions. Applying this feature ensures that during a time interval which is defined by the advertiser, a visitor only gets to see the advertising campaign once.

Until today, using the IP-suspension was restricted to members that have signed up for a premium membership. Ths restriction no longer applies. As before, using the IP-suspension costs 1 BTP per impression and allows the advertiser to optimize his advertising campaign.

The settings for the IP-suspension can be found in the members area, see: Visitors > Manage Pages > Edit  > Costs and Consumption.

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Ranking-Check: How can I improve the ranking of my website?

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With the digitalization of the online-world, the customer demands increase and become more challenging. In order to fulfill the requirements of our customers and to stand out from the competition, companies need to have a modern and informative website. Besides an appealing web design and in order to get the full attention of the target group. it is more important than ever to follow the rules for search engine optimization.

When it comes to the analysis of websites, search engines rely on two significant rankings: the Google “PageRank” and the “Alexa Rank”. In this context, it is important to mention that the PageRank is one algorithm among many, that Google uses when it comes to determining the rank of a website. Nevertheless, the relevance of a website increases along with the value of its PageRank. Even though it is no longer possible to determine the PageRank of a site, the Alexa Rank and the PageRank are still very important when it comes to website evaluations by search engines. Therefore, we will present you important tips that aim at improving the ranking of your website.

Tips to increase the Alexa Rank and PageRank

Tipps & Tricks

  • Make sure that the content of your page remains qualitatively high and relevant for visitors. Therefore we recommend to permanently validate and update your website.
  • In order to raise its level of awareness, we advise you to register your website in web catalogues. The biggest and most important web catalogue is “DMOZ” (Directory Mozilla) or “Open Directory Project” (ODP).
  • Register your website or project in different social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and additionally in professional networks such as Xing or Linkedin.

Tips to increase the Alexa Rank

  • Alexa only considers visitors that are running its toolbar as a relevant source of information for determining the Alexa Rank. Therefore, seek to get as many of those visitors as possible on your own website, for instance by publishing blog-articles about the “Alexa Rank”. In this way, you will not only inform your customers but also encourage them to install the Alexa Toolbar. As a result, the Alexa Rank of your own page will increase.
  • Ask friends, acquaintances etc. to install the Alexa Toolbar and to set your own website as their start page.
  • Install the Alexa Toolbar for your own browser and benefit from the Alexa features. Among others, you can view related links to your own website and thus analyze your competitors. Furthermore, you can find reviews about the corresponding websites in the section “Website Reviews” and adjust your website based on these reviews. At present, the Alexa Toolbar is available for the web browsers “Chrome”, “Firefox” and “Internet Explorer” (IE) but it does not support browsers such as “Safari” or “Opera”.
  • Generate more subpages on your website. In this way, you can increase the traffic on your site and attain a higher Alexa Rank.
  • Furthermore, you can increase the traffic on your website with online advertising such as the traffic exchange and the mail exchange on the online portal eBesucher.
  • Insider tip: Integrate different images on your website and label them in your HTML source code with suitable keywords in the section “Titletags” und “alt”. In this way, you can obtain more traffic via Google Image Search.

Tips to increase the PageRank

  • The more other websites that refer to your site, the higher your PageRank will be. Furthermore, these external links are more valuable, when those referring sites contain as few links as possible.
  • To obtain more links from external websites, your site has to be perceived by other webmasters or Internet users. You can use free online marketing portals such as eBesucher to increase the traffic to your website.
  • Links from other websites are usually generated when the websites have interesting and relevant content that provides an added value to the Internet users.

Surfbar Upgrade

We have developed a new feature for the surfbar which allows to display websites that contain a framebreaker in all webbrowsers.

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Since websites that contain a framebreaker are disrupting the frameset of the surfbar, they could – up to now – only be displayed to users that are running the eBesucher add-on for the Firefox webbrowser. Since this imposes a restriction for advertisers as well as users, our developers have spent some thoughts on this and have elaborated a simple as well as practical solution.

Surfbar Upgrade

Provided that the surfbar is accessed through the dashboard (Surf now), the user can now visit websites that are loading a framebreaker, irrespective of the used browser. Whenever the system determines a website that loads a framebreaker, the dashboard discontinues the surfing session by hiding the control device of the surfbar.

Next, the website that loads a framebreaker will be displayed as a fullscreen advertising in the browser window of the surfbar. The dashboard acts as a control device and indicates the amount of time that the website will be shown. After the time has elapsed, the dashboard automatically reopens the surfbar and the surfing session continues.

Fullscreen

Besides the dashboard, the new feature can also be accessed through one of the interest areas (Discover), as well as through the surflink options of a shared surflink (Surf now).

New cost structure

As for now, sites that load a framebreaker could only be displayed to users who were running the Firefox Add-on. However, since not all of our users are using the add-on, we were unable to match the high demand from the part of our advertisers. This has forced us to double the costs for advertising those sites.

The upgrade of the surfbar allows us to display websites that load a framebreaker in every browser. This enables us to revoke the regulation of the double costs. Furthermore, since websites that load a framebreaker can only be displayed outside of a frameset, it is required to advertise them as an Entire page. The advertising costs thus do not change. However, advertising a website as an entire page increases the visibility of the advertising campaign.

Advantages

For users as well as advertisers, the upgrade of the surfbar has many advantages.

For Users

  • Enhanced Usability: the upgrade presents itself as a practical alternative to the Firefox Add-on.
  • Irrespective of the used browser, all websites can be displayed.
  • Users that are surfing without the eBesucher add-on will be able to see more websites, this has a positive effect on the earnings.

For Advertisers

  • Websites that load a framebreaker have a higher reach.
  • Websites that load a framebreaker can be displayed in all browsers.
  • Enhanced visibility at the same costs.



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