Surfbar Upgrade

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

Info

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.

5 Responses to “Surfbar Upgrade”


  • Marita Engfer

    Wie ist das Vorgehen, wenn ich keine Framebrecher-Seiten sehen möchte? Muss ich den Firefox nutzen und vorher das AddOn löschen? Oder was muss ich tun, damit ich solche Seiten nicht angezeigt bekomme? Danke für die Antwort!

  • @Marita
    Es gibt dazu verschiedene Möglichkeiten:
    1. Den Surfbar-Schutz (s. Artikelbild) unter der “JETZT SURFEN” Schaltfläche schließen.
    2. Den Tab mit dem Dashboard schließen oder in dem Tab eine andere Unterseite öffnen.
    3. Den Surflink direkt (ohne Button) durch Kopieren und Einfügen in die Adressleiste des Browsers öffnen.

  • Taschenrechnerin

    @Marita, nicht alle diese Seiten sind schädlich. Wir haben z.B. eine Seite, die aus unerklärlichen Gründen wie eine Frambrecherseite behandelt wird, der Inhalt ist absolut seriös, es ist die Seite eines Uhrmachermeisters mit einem Webshop. Keine Popups, nicht mal Cookies oder Skripte werden verwendet. Es ist schade, wenn die Seite nur auf Grund technischer Probleme wie ein Skorpion behandelt wird.
    @Team, ich finde das ist eine akzeptable Lösung die hoffentlich den gewünschten Nutzen und Effekt bringt. Viel Erfolg weiterhin

  • How can I use the Shared Surflink? I can not found it anywhere. The Sample in the Artikel is not my surflink

  • @anhcoi123, this is how you can share a surflink:

    1. Go to ‘Visitors’ > ‘Surflinks’ and create or choose an existing surflink.
    2. Next, click on more (the magnifying glass-icon). Here , you can share the surflink, see: http://bit.ly/sharesurflink
    3. Follow the instructions on the screen and you will receive a link that you can pass around to anyone who wishes to modify the settings for this particular surflink.

    @Taschenrechnerin, danke für das Feedback. Ich schaue wegen dem Link gerne mal nach und kann Dir dann sicherlich genauere Infos zukommen lassen. Um welche Seite geht es genau?

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