Showing posts with label Advertising. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Advertising. Show all posts

HTML5 Advertising Banners in Second Life

If you have a club or plan to hold an event in Second Life, creating an in-world advertisement  can be a major boost to getting people's attention. One eye catching possibility is to use animated images, and one of the smartest ways to do this is to use HTML5 advertising banners.

HTML5 advertising banners work in Second Life as media on a prim which means they won't lag the land they are rezzed on. The images load smoothly and appear in good quality, and an added bonus is the ads can also be displayed on yours and friends' blogs, increasing your reach exponentially. If the ad is added on a website a link can be included, (hover your cursor over the ad to the right and you'll see the link address to the bottom of your browser).

The image below shows two HTML5 adverts rezzed in the SL-Inspiration location in world, and although they can't show the animation, the advert in the sidebar here gives some idea of the quality.


Another popular way of drawing attention to an event in Second Life is to send invitations to friends and group members, and using animated HTML5 images is a unique way of doing this. One thing to remember however is that the item will need to consist of two prims; one for the animation and another to contain any information such as notecards and landmarks etc you might want to share with the recipients. (You will also need to include a 'give all' script for this).

The reason a minimum of two prims is needed is because the prim displaying the media won't also offer items from its contents, so another prim is needed for this.


So....are there any downsides to using HTML5 animations to advertise in Second Life? The one small disadvantage is that the prim face may momentarily appear blank as the media loads. Although this can't entirely be avoided, adding a conventional image to the prim face helps a lot. Apart from this the system works extremely well.

To see how HTML5 ads work on a prim you can go along to the SL-Inspiration office in Second Life to collect a copy of an advert, and see how it looks. If you hit the 'click here' area you'll be offered a folder with a copy of the banner ad so you can see how yours will look to someone recieving it as an invitation.

If you would like to use your own HTML5 banner ads in Second Life but are wondering how to do this, get in touch here and we can discuss what you have in mind, and what SL-Inspiration can create for you. 
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Video Adverts For Your Second Life Content

We at SL-Inspiration like to pride ourselves on our imaginative and innovative approach to design, marketing and blogging, and in that spirit we are offering a unique opportunity to Second Life residents who want to promote their in-world interests and businesses. A new SL-Inspiration service has just been launched in which we will create a video advert for you which can be placed in the sidebar of your blog.

Video adverts can be a great way to engage visitors to your website or blog, and can instantly inform them about you, your service or business, or a new line of items in your store. In fact a video ad placed in your sidebar can serve any purpose you can think of.

When we create a video advert for you we  offer a number of options, such as auto play, looping and an explainer box under the video, emphasising the video content.

Once the video is completed we will send you the code to add to your blog. You will also be able to share it with any other blog owners that offer advertising space.

We will also provide the video in a larger format so you can add it to Facebook, Google+, and Twitter etc.

If you would like to know more about letting SL-Inspiration create an advertising video for you , you can contact us here, and we will be in touch as soon as possible. Come to us first for your video adverts before our ideas are imitated.

A Note To Blog Owners 

If you are interested in monetising your blog by placing a video advert on your website, then get in touch and we'll do our best to match you with suitable clients.
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Promote Your Blog Post With Sl-Inspiration

Sometimes when a carefully crafted blog post contains information you want to share with as many people as possible it is important to keep it as prominent as possible.  Facebook groups and Google+ are a good way of exposing your content to a wider audience, but with so many people posting to these groups your post can soon be lost in the crowd.

To run alongside our blog and location advertising opportunities, we at SL-Inspiration are excited to roll out a new concept in Second Life advertising. We now offer bloggers a way to promote a blog post of their choice on multiple blogs.

The two blogs your ad will run on are presently SL-inspiration and Metaverse Tutorials but we will be expanding this list as the concept develops.

How Does The Advertising Process Work?

If you look in the sidebar of this blog you will see a series of 'Featured Items from Sponsors', and this is where your ad will appear. When your ad is included here it is automatically added to Metaverse Tutorials at no extra cost. Simply contact me if you are interested in utilising this opportunity or go to the advertising page here for more information.

This is a great way to expand your reach to even more bloggers, customers and Second life residents, so we look forward to helping you bring your message to a wider audience.

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