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Verbal



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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2007 15:49    Post subject: How often do you rotate your thumbs on your TGP? Reply with quote

I have a cron setup to rebuild my site with new thumbs every 20 minutes - I figure since I have so many FHG's in my db, it's a good way to give them all even exposure and also keeps repeat visitors interested in seeing new content.

Do you think this is way too often? I use TGP Rotator so I don't have an archive function or a "days of week" feature like some some other scripts have - which makes updating only once a day more logical.
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bracey



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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2007 16:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once a day.
How often is a person visiting your site?
Do the math.
Say he goes there once a day.
At 20 minutes he's missing more thumbs than he's seeing.
You're going to fly through your database and end up with far less accurate click stats.
Also, don't do the classic template cycle.

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Use the include feature.
If you have 100 thumbs on the page, do every other thumb new.
Then ditch the fifty worst on your rebuild the next day.
You'll get much better prod since they'll all be interlaced... with the meat.

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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2007 19:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good thread. This has always been a tricky thing. It also depends on how much traffic the site has and which script you're using.
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Verbal



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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2007 22:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey bracey, thanks for the good info. I'm gonna give this a try. Smile
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Verbal



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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2007 22:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

bracey wrote:

Use the include feature.
If you have 100 thumbs on the page, do every other thumb new.
Then ditch the fifty worst on your rebuild the next day.
You'll get much better prod since they'll all be interlaced... with the meat.


Ok, I was thinking about this, but am not sure what you are using the include function to do?

Here is what my current Rotator template looks like.. if you have a sec, can you take a look? Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.

Code:
<%DEFINE
GLOBALDUPES False
PAGEDUPES False
%>

<%TEMPLATE
NAME Thumb
HTML <li><a href="##Gallery_URL##" target="_blank"><img src="##Thumbnail_URL##" class="thumb" /></a></li>
%>

<div class="thumbnails">

<%GALLERIES
TYPE Thumb
CATEGORY Mixed
AMOUNT 100
STATUS Pending
ORDER Times_Selected, Weight * RAND() DESC
REORDER (Clicks/Build_Counter) DESC
HTML Thumb
%>

</div>
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PostPosted: 28 Jul 2007 03:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

after 200- 300 hits
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bracey



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PostPosted: 28 Jul 2007 11:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

The galleries sub-directive I was suggesting only works on agsql and tgpx.

This all depends on your layout as well. What's the url of the site.

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PostPosted: 28 Jul 2007 16:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, just sent you a PM Smile
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PostPosted: 29 Jul 2007 00:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Good thread. This has always been a tricky thing. It also depends on how much traffic the site has and which script you're using.


Can be a good thread Wink

Looking at the directive, I am not sure when he will make use of the REORDER if he is building new page every 20 mins via cron.

Then and again I am not expert in TGP rotators.

BTW Verbal, I don't think alternating the forum thread colour is a good idea, I like the way it is Smile

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PostPosted: 29 Jul 2007 04:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rotate 1 site 1 time a day!
Some 16+ every 5 Minutes.
and the rest every Click
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PostPosted: 31 Jul 2007 04:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

once a day, sometimes twice is good enough
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