Placing ads before a game loads with jQuery

When you run a Flash game portal or a Flash game official site, you normally place ads everywhere hoping someone will notice it.

Obviously the most interesting place where to place ads is already taken by the game itself, so we are going to create a javascript preloader that will show an ad for 15 seconds before the game starts loading.

In order to do it, you need jQuery and swfobject

Now let’s suppose the game has to be embedded in a div called the_game, just like I did in my BarBalance official site.

Just create the div this way:

BarBalance game is loading

I used some SEO like an h1 tag and relevant content, and a CPMStar because it’s animated and we suppose won’t bore the player during the 15 seconds.

If you don’t have a CPMStar account, feel free to use my code :)

Then the jQuery part:

It’s just a 15000 milliseconds timeout fading out with a callback replacing the existing content with the Flash game.

Look at BarBalance official site to see it working.

I can’t wait to know this ad eCPM… did you already use something similar?

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