Creating your first rotator

This tutorial will walk you through creating your first rotator on TPM Rotator. A rotator is a simple url that will show one of many urls from a list of sites that you configure. On TPM Rotator, you can create as many rotators as you want, and you can include as many websites in each rotator as you want, there are no limits, even for free members.

Step 0:

Log into the members area.

TPM Rotator Members Area Login

Step 1:

From within your members area, click on “Rotator Setup“.

Rotator Setup Page

Step 2:

Type a name for your rotator. This can be any name you want, its just for your reference. It will show up on your public stats page if you choose to use one. If you’d like to create a public webpage that anyone can go to and see how many hits your sites have received, check the box “Stats Public”. Some members use this as a way to show proof to others that they are delivering hits to their website. If you do not need to show anyone else your statistics, you do not need to select this box. Also, you can change this later if you like. Click on “Add”

Adding a new rotator.

Step 3:

Your rotator will now show up in the list. Click on the edit (looks like a pencil and paper) button next to your rotator.

Rotator Edit Button

Step 4:

Now you are on the setup page for your specific rotator. This is where you add all the sites you want to promote. To add a site, type the site name (this is just for reference), the url of the site, the weight, and max hits. After you’ve filled out everything, click on “Add”.

Site Name
This is just for your reference.
Site UrlThis is the url for the site you want to promote.
WeightThis is a relative measure of how often a site should be seen. Weight 0 will not be shown at all.

Site 1: Weight 1
Site 2: Weight 2
Site 3: Weight 10

Site 2 will show twice as often as site 1. Site 3 will show 10 times as often as site 1 and five times as often as site 2.
Max HitsThe maximum number of hits this site should receive, after which the system will stop sending hits to this site.

Step 5:

Add as many sites as you need to.

Step 6:

Choosing your URL.

Rotator URLThis is the basic url. Your sites will show inside of a frame and the visitor will see the url in the browser window. If the visitor refreshes the page, they’ll see a different one of your sites. Free member rotators will show advertisements, but PRO member’s will not.
Invisible URLThis url will do a forward to your site and the visitor will see the site’s url in their browser window.
Auto URLThe auto url will display all your sites in order (except sites with weight 0) and will automatically refresh the page to show another site after 20 seconds. (Only available for PRO members).
Public StatsThis is the link to your public statistics page that you can use to prove to others how many hits you’ve received to each site url. (Only for PRO members).