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This blog will be used as a vehicle to keep interested parties abreast of changes to the Linear system. Using the RSS feed utility, we hope existing and potential clients will become more knowledgeable about our system. Launched September 21, 2005.


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Tile Ad Groups

June 05, 2012 | 08:18 AM

Tile Ads (formerly Tombstone ads) have long been a mainstay of the Linear system. You can define up to 6 sets of Tile ads to be placed throughout the site. Why 6 sets - well, we assumed clients would group their ads by size (i.e. Skyscraper, Small Square, etc.). Each set can be configured for how many ads per page and placement within the page.

Due to popular demand, we have added the ability to divide any of the 6 Tile ad sets into up to 4 groups. Each group can then be independently placed within the right side rails of the site. So, rather than stacking 4 ads atop one another, you could divide them into 2 groups and display the groups side-by-side.

When enabling multiple groups for an ad set, the system will automatically take the total number of ads to be shown and equally divide them among the groups. If the ads to be shown do not divide evenly, extra ads will be assigned to the first group(s).

Tile ad groups are set in your Site Ad defaults. Once you decide to utilize multiple groups, make sure to visit your Rail's standard structure to determine the placement of the additional groups.


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smiley peteFor a small publishing company, with large amounts of content, wanting to make an impressive charge into cyberspace, without prior web-publishing experience, Linear Publishing delivered everything we needed, and even options we didn't know existed, in a quick and effective manner.

Linear's staff worked with us to make sure we had the site we wanted, and the software provided is easy and vast for continuous changes and improvements.

Within a month of launching, the results have already gone well beyond hopes and expectations. I recommend Linear Publishing as far as somebody is allowed to make a recommendation.

Robbie Clark
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