- Banner types
- Banner type groups
- Load types
- Add a banner type
- Special banner types
- Availability of various banner types
The banner type is a tool that lets the system make a decision about placing the banner on the placement. You can only place the banner on the placement if the placement and banner types are identical (and if the campaign is placed on this placement, of course).
For example, a “468 × 60” banner can't be displayed on a “240 × 400” placement, but it can on a “468 × 60” placement. An identical type match means that if a placement has the same parameters but a different type, like “468 × 60_2”, a “468 × 60”banner can't be displayed there.
Banner type groups
All banner types are divided into two groups:
- Preset banner types are provided by the system together with templates. They're used to configure the 1×1 pixel and to place banners on AMP and Turbo pages and in mobile apps. You can enable or disable banner types that you use in your account.
- Custom banner types are created by the user. They're mainly used in desktop site versions. You can add and remove them.
Load types tell the system what form to load banners to the site in:
- XML: The ad tag is just a request string. XML code is returned in response to the request.
Add a banner type
To create a custom banner type, go to Settings → Banner types → Custom and open the tab with the load type that you want (Nondimensional or XML). Click + Add.
Enter the name of the new banner type. It's convenient to base the name on the placement size or format, for example: 240 × 400, 300 × 600, 352 × 200, fullscreen, or background.
If you create a banner type for video monetization, enable the Video option.
Click Add. On the tab that opens, add a template. The template defines the appearance of the banner type that you add.
Special banner types
To place ads on web pages using AMP or Turbo technology, use special banner types that you can find on the Settings → Banner types → Preset → Nondimensional tab and have Turbo or AMP in the name.
Availability of various banner types
When you add a banner or a placement, all the included banner types are available to you.
If you disable a banner type, you can't select this type when adding a banner or a placement. But impressions continue for banners and placements where this type is already used.