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March 19, 2013, 12:27:05 PM
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I'd like to discuss a way to advertise products priced in US dollars, payable in bitcoin. In my advertising thus far, I have advertised the price in BTC, but doing that with static banners is very tiresome, as I constantly need to update the advertising material as the BTC value changes.

I think there should be a widespread way to advertise prices in "bitcoin dollars", US dollars payable in bitcoin at the current exchange rate. It could be something like B$ or BTC$.

"Payable in Bitcoin" or "We accept Bitcoin" doesn't quite cut it - Bitcoin is the only way I can accept payment. It also takes up a lot of advertising space.

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March 19, 2013, 12:31:30 PM
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Just copy what BitcoinStore is doing. Problem solved.

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March 19, 2013, 12:34:18 PM
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but doing that with static banners is very tiresome, as I constantly need to update the advertising material as the BTC value changes.

Why do you advertise the price in static banners? As someone who doesn't use USD this wouldn't make it easier for me.

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I agree.
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March 19, 2013, 12:46:45 PM
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Why do you advertise the price in static banners? As someone who doesn't use USD this wouldn't make it easier for me.
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Bitcoinstore is listing their prices in BTC and USD in their store, and that's fine. I do the same on Bitmit (link in my signature).

What I want to discuss in this topis is advertising banners, outside of Bitmit. Here's an example:



I don't know of any BTC advertising network that lets you use dynamic images, so I have to keep updating those banners manually if I want to show the prices in BTC (as you can see, the prices in the banner are completely off). Instead of doing that, I was thinking I could advertise the price in "bitcoin dollars". Do you get it?

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March 19, 2013, 12:50:40 PM
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I don't know of any BTC advertising network that lets you use dynamic images, so I have to keep updating those banners manually if I want to show the prices in BTC (as you can see, the prices in the banner are completely off). Instead of doing that, I was thinking I could advertise the price in "bitcoin dollars". Do you get it?

Okay. How about this: you automatically create those banners and make your own affiliate system ?

If that's not how you want to do it, just ask a BTC advertising network to implement API requests to update banners.
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March 19, 2013, 12:57:19 PM
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Okay. How about this: you automatically create those banners and make your own affiliate system ?

If that's not how you want to do it, just ask a BTC advertising network to implement API requests to update banners.
I think coding up my own affiliate system is a little over my capacity. What might I have to pay to get someone else to do it?

Good idea about asking advertising networks for an API.

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March 19, 2013, 01:23:32 PM
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you could probably get these questions answered on IM forums more satisfactorily now that they're drifting ot
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March 19, 2013, 01:27:53 PM
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Well, the original question still stands.

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March 20, 2013, 04:54:58 PM
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Why does the price need to be in both dollars and bitcoin? Everyone knows how much a bitcoin is worth in their old currency.

I think it makes more sense to just offer prices in bitcoin.
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March 20, 2013, 05:38:39 PM
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March 21, 2013, 09:50:01 PM
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I don't know of any BTC advertising network that lets you use dynamic images, so I have to keep updating those banners manually if I want to show the prices in BTC (as you can see, the prices in the banner are completely off). Instead of doing that, I was thinking I could advertise the price in "bitcoin dollars". Do you get it?

Generate the dynamic image on your server and overwrite the banner ad every xx mins.

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March 23, 2013, 04:05:40 PM
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I don't know of any BTC advertising network that lets you use dynamic images, so I have to keep updating those banners manually if I want to show the prices in BTC (as you can see, the prices in the banner are completely off). Instead of doing that, I was thinking I could advertise the price in "bitcoin dollars". Do you get it?

Generate the dynamic image on your server and overwrite the banner ad every xx mins.

If the banner was hosted by me, I could do that (if I knew how). Unfortunately, it's not.

I'm going to go ahead and make some banners with bitcoin dollars and try out the idea.

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March 23, 2013, 04:50:33 PM
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Here's a new version of the previous banner, with the prices in Bitcoin dollars:



Would you say, as a Bitcoin user, that you understand what the prices in the banner means?

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March 23, 2013, 09:36:31 PM
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I'd like to discuss a way to advertise products priced in US dollars, payable in bitcoin. In my advertising thus far, I have advertised the price in BTC, but doing that with static banners is very tiresome, as I constantly need to update the advertising material as the BTC value changes.

I think there should be a widespread way to advertise prices in "bitcoin dollars", US dollars payable in bitcoin at the current exchange rate. It could be something like B$ or BTC$.

"Payable in Bitcoin" or "We accept Bitcoin" doesn't quite cut it - Bitcoin is the only way I can accept payment. It also takes up a lot of advertising space.
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