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Rotator URL Weighting

To have the rotator return a given URL more often than others, simply add it multiple times in your list. For example, let's say you want URL A to return 50% of the time, and five other URLs to return the rest of the time. Your list would look like this:

http://URL-A
http://URL-A
http://URL-A
http://URL-A
http://URL-A
http://URL-B
http://URL-C
http://URL-D
http://URL-E
http://URL-F

Our rotator system helps with this by allphabatizing your URL list when you save it. When it re-displays your list, identical URLs will be grouped together for easy reference!


Nested Rotators

Users are encouraged to use more than one URL Rotator. To achieve a finer level of control, use nested rotators. For example, create a "master" rotator. We'll call our master rotator 'freerotator'. We'll also create three other rotators, called 'freerotator-group1', 'freerotator-group2' and 'freerotator-group3'. We'll populate the three latter rotators with URLs appropriate for the appropriate group. Our "master" rotator will hold the URLs to these other rotators.

Using the weighting method mentioned in the first section of this page, we can now duplicate a group rotator URL in our master rotator to give it more weight. For example, let's say we want group 1 URL's to show up 50% of the time, with the remaining hits going to groups 2 and 3. Our "master' rotator URL list would look like this:

http://www.freerotator.net/cgi-bin/freerotator-group1
http://www.freerotator.net/cgi-bin/freerotator-group1
http://www.freerotator.net/cgi-bin/freerotator-group2
http://www.freerotator.net/cgi-bin/freerotator-group3

When a hit comes in to the "master" rotator (http://www.freerotator.net/cgi-bin/freerotator), it will be redirected to one of the URLs contained in it's URL list, which are all subsequent rotators. This will allow you to modify each group of URLs individually, or change the weights for each group from a central rotator.


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Rotator "NO URL CHOSEN" bug fixed.
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