I have not yet considered seriously running ads on my site so I have never heard of OpenX Ad Server before Packt Publishing sent me a free PDF copy of OpenX Ad Server (link here).
What is OpenX Ad Server? OpenX is a platform where you can manage your ads across different websites. It is written in PHP and uses MySQL. The book from Packt Publishing was written by Murat Yilmaz. He is from Russia and obviously has a lot of experience. He is a software developer and runs his own blog and online advertising network.
The book he has written is very detailed. What I mean by details is that a lot of screenshots are provided to guide the reader. Anyone who knows how to create a website will understand the book by scanning the pages. It is a very good guide if you want to get your hands dirty right away with OpenX Ad Server. The author even included screenshots for the installation. I have been doing some tutorials over the past few years, and I tell you, that is a lot of work. The author even goes through an extra step by giving an explaination at the end of each topic.
The book is for beginners, so you won’t find advanced topics. But it is good enough to introduce the new comers to the Ad serving community. It also includes chapters on how to use OpenX with WordPress.
In the end, the book convinced me to look into the “Ad Serving” part of the internet. I have dealt with other systems and web applications but none of this kind. So if you own a lot of websites and want to run advertisements, I suggest that you get a copy of this book. It will probably make your life easier.
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