|1. One ad position||2. Multiple ad positions
2.1. Let the system create ad positions
2.2. Manually create ad positions
The new previewer introduces ad positions. A way to fill up available ad spaces with actual files, allowing for a more accurate representation of how your creative will behave online. Where your creative will show on the preview site depends on which ad position it’s using.
The ad positions are relevant for the layers or fixed positions in your creative, and determines where they’re placed on a website. The complexity of working with the ad positions depends on what template you’re using.
- If you don’t have any fixed positions, the layers that you upload will attach themselves to a pixel, much like the legacy previewer has always done.
- Before uploading all your files, it is important to know exactly what you are uploading. The legacy previewer could only handle one ad position per flight/creative. The new previewer allows for multiple ad positions to exist in one creative. When you upload files, the previewer will automatically check if it can find an ad position related to those files and set itself accordingly.
- You can change the current ad position by pressing the edit icon next to the name of the current ad position.
- All ad positions need to be unique. Even, for example, if you have two 300x250 banners, you must use different ad positions. In this case the specsheet does mention which ad positions can be used.
1. One ad position
If you’re using a template with one ad position, the system can often determine which ad position is correct. For this it doesn’t matter how many HTML files are in the ad position. However, it is important that only the template files are placed in an ad position.
You can check the automatically determined ad position with the position given on the specsheet to make sure it’s correct.
2. A template with multiple positions
Templates with multiple ad positions are a bit trickier. When uploading such template the HTML files are often placed in one ad position, and need to be redirected manually.
2.1. Let the system create new ad positions
This is easily done by selecting the HTML files that need to change. The easiest way to figure out which files should be in the same ad position, is by checking the specsheet. For a more personalised ad, ask yourself which HTML files belong together.
For example: the header and skins depend on each other for their positioning; but a rectangle does not, even if it is in the same creative. This means that the header and skins are one ad position and the rectangle should be in another. For additional HTML files such as overlays: you can place the these with the HTML file that calls the additional file.
Once you’ve decided which files to reposition, select them by clicking the box before their name and select the button with two arrows on the right side of the screen.
This gives you a pop-up, with three options:
- Create a new ad position and move selected ad elements to this new ad position
This option is great when you’re moving one HTML file. With this option the selected HTML file is placed in a new, automatically determined ad position.
- Create a new ad position for each selected ad element
This moves all selected elements into their own new ad position, which the system automatically makes.
- Move selected ad element(s) to an existing ad position
This is for when HTML files need to be in the same ad position, but are not. For example: a header and the skins.
2.2. manually creating new ad positions
You can also manually make ad positions by selecting ‘+ New ad position’. Initially this will create a new pixel ad position, but it will change once an HTML file is placed in the ad position. Otherwise, press the edit button next to the name and select the desired ad position from the list with available ad positions. Make sure to choose an ad position that’s hasn’t been used already, otherwise the system can’t generate a preview page.
The next step
Now your files are uploaded, there’s one last thing to add before previewing your creative: the URL’s for the clicks