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The Free Hosted Galleries (FHG) Adtool type lets you upload a collection of images, videos, or both forms to be used by affiliates helping to promote your site. The media uploaded to these galleries will then be available for free to surfers using a corresponding affiliate linkcode.

Uploading a Free Hosted Gallery

You can upload new images or videos to be used for a Free Hosted Gallery through the Adtools Admin. To do so, simply go to the Adtools Admin, scroll down to the "Hosted Galleries Types" category, and click the "View Adtools" action icon next to the "FHG" adtool type.

The Hosted Galleries Adtools Category

On the next page, you will see a section labeled "New FHG Adtool." Use the available "Thumbnail" field to add a thumbnail image for your free hosted gallery; you can upload a file from your hard drive, or input an image URL in this field.

Adding a New FHG Adtool

Once you have selected an image to use as your gallery thumbnail, you can define all the other available settings for your gallery. These settings include:

  • Name - The name of your free hosted gallery.
  • URL - The URL that the images/video for your gallery are located at.
  • Type - Choose if your gallery consists of pictures, videos, or both.
  • # Pics/Clips - Input the number of photos and/or video clips that will appear in your gallery.
  • Description - Input a description of your gallery for surfers to see.
  • Enabled on - Choose a site (or all sites) that you want this gallery to be enabled for.
  • Publish Date - Input what date you want this gallery to be available from.
  • Default Group - Select an adtool group to categorize the gallery under.

Once you have defined all of the available fields, click "Add Adtool" to add your new Free Hosted Gallery to NATS.

Your new FHG will now appear in the "FHG Adtool" table, along with the other available free hosted galleries. This table provides you with the ID number, name, URL, type, and default group of each gallery.

Displaying a Free Hosted Gallery

Before you can include your new Free Hosted Gallery on one of your sites, you must first add a "SHOW" rule. To do so, click on the "Add a new rule" action icon next to your new gallery. On the next page, simply add a "SHOW" type rule for the affiliate(s), program(s), and site(s) you want this gallery to be enabled for. You can also choose to enable this gallery for all affiliates, programs, and sites. For more information on rules in NATS4, please see our NATS4 Rules wiki article.

Adding a rule for your FHG

Once you create a "SHOW" rule for your new image gallery, affiliates will be able to grab the linkcode for that gallery through their Ad Tools page.