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StreamAds - Bronze Level

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Revision as of 09:05, 27 January 2010


In order to advance your station to the bronze level on StreamAds, there are a few things you have to do. Follow the steps listed below and you should be there in no time.

Contents

STEP 1: Install software

You need to install either SAM Broadcaster or SOS to inject instream ads into your audio stream.

SAM Broadcaster

TODO: install instructions and screenshots.

SOS

TODO: install instructions and screenshots.

STEP 2: List on AudioRealm

You can get more details on the Listing on Audiorealm wiki page, but here is a brief overview of what's required:

  1. Get a FREE SpacialNet Account.
  2. Create a station on SpacialNet.
  3. Upload a station logo (Optional).
  4. Configure statistic relay in SAM Broadcaster or SOS.
  5. Verify that your station is listed by searching for it on AudioRealm.

STEP 3: Approve campaigns

TODO: screenshot, instructions


STEP 4: Configure software to receive ads

SAM Broadcaster

Open SAM Broadcaster and go to the Config screen, then open the StreamAds Providers configuration section. Select the Provider A tab and then do the following:

  1. Make sure the Enable provider checkbox is checked.
  2. Make sure the Provider interface URL is http://sa-a.streamads.com/sa/admin/
  3. Enter your station’s StreamAds username into the Username field, and then your password into the password field.
  4. Finally, click on the Verify button. If the setup was done correctly, you should now see a Your login was successfully verified! message dialog.

Important: At this point, make sure to write down your PublisherID number – you will need this in later steps! (See image below)

SOS

SOS has all the same settings as SAM for the StreamAds provider config, but has one extra setting where you can specify whether song history should be logged at the provider. Select provider 1 for this setting.

STEP 5: Complete information

Personal Information

Complete your personal details by clicking on the Edit personal details

TODO: Instructions, list and screenshot

Station Information

TODO: Instructions, list and screenshot


Payment Information

TODO: Instructions, list and screenshot

STEP 6: Generate player code (Optional)

Fill in the following fields to generate a web player for your station:

  1. Player type: Indicate whether you want a player for a single station, a group of stations, or a player that looks like the AudioRealm player. If you have multiple stations, you can create a station group by clicking on the Add New Station Group button that appears when you select the Station Group player type, or simply select a stationgroup you've previously created.
  2. Popup player: A popup player will create a separate browser window with a player in. If your player is not a popup player, it can simply be embedded as part of a page on your website.
  3. Player design: Depending on the type of player you're creating, there are a number of preset designs to choose from. You can always do further styling using CSS.
  4. Select a station: Select the station (or station group) you're creating a player for and then click the GO button.
  5. Station Name: Indicate the name of the station that you want to see displayed on the player.
  6. Station URL: Indicate the source of the audio stream.
  7. Cover Picture URL: Indicate where you're hosting your cover pictures if you've set up SAM Broadcaster to embed cover picture filenames in the audio stream.
  8. Enable Gateway: Indicate whether you want a gateway advertisement to play every time someone starts listening to your station.
  9. Enable 1-to-1 Ads: Indicate whether you want your player to be able to deliver 1-to-1 targeted ads. This is a good idea if you want to advance the level of your station in future.
  10. Use Shoutcast: Indicate whether you hosting a shoutcast stream. Select No for anything but Shoutcast streams.

After generating the player, you can copy the code in the Player Code section and paste it in your website.

STEP 7: Monitor path to approval

TODO: description


STEP 8: Training exam

TODO: instructions

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