You can use the positioning feature to determine the position of your ad’s panels and Out-of-Banner parts, in a visualized and convenient manner.
Using a drag & drop stage you can determine the actual positioning of your ad when served, as well as other features that will not affect the ad serving and are intended only to assist you as you are positioning your ad.
While positioning the ad parts, the Ad Builder for Flash will be unavailable. Once you are done positioning the ad you can return to the Ad Builder for Flash.
Positioning is available for the following ad formats: Expandable Banner, Floating (only when defined with no movement) and Floating with a Reminder.
Important: Positioning of In-Banner elements will not affect the ad’s serving since the position of the banner is determined by the website.
The positioning option is available in two places, when adding a panel, floating elements, etc. or through the Ad Builder for Flash panel. The following process describes how to position through the Ad Builder for Flash panel.
Position Your Ad [Applicable to Expandable Banner, Floating Ad, Floating Ad with Reminder]
Open your ad.
If this is an Expandable Banner, Floating Ad and/or Floating Ad with Reminder, then the positioning button is enabled as follows:
The Positioning Ad window opens in a different browser. You can make all of your positioning changes in this browser and then return to the Ad Builder for Flash when you are done.
Open the browser.
The Positioning Ad window is comprised of the following areas:
- Preview area: Displays a preview of the ad with all the ad parts visually displayed on the stage.
- Toolbar: Contains the following buttons:
- Ad Parts table: Displays a list of all the ad parts that were defined in the ad.
When you are done positioning the ad parts click Save. The Positioning window does not close after you click Save. You must click the X to close the browser and return to the Ad Builder for Flash.
Position Your Banner [Applicable to In-Banner Ads]
You can position your ad when you want to see how your ad will look on the advertiser's page. This is especially useful after you have entered a background URL and you want to see how your ad will look in the "AdChoices" placeholder.
To position the ad's banner:
Your ad is highlighted with an orange border.
Place your mouse over the ad and drag it to where you want the ad to appear.
In the example below, the ad was placed in the AdChoices placeholder:
Note: Dragging the ad is just for previewing purposes and does not change the banner's actual position.
When finished, click Positioning again to set its position on the page.
When finished previewing your ad, close your internet browser.
Edit Your Ad's Positioning Attributes
You can edit the position settings of all the ad parts that were defined in your ad. The ad parts are displayed in a table, and are visually displayed on the positioning stage.
Note: Certain positioning features are only intended to assist you as you are positioning your ad and will not affect the ad’s serving.
To edit the ad’s positioning settings:
From the Positioning Ad window, from the table, select the row of the ad part for which you are editing.
To view your ad on a full stage, collapse the Position Settings arrow.
Select the checkbox to display an ad part on the positioning stage.
Select the checkbox to display only the frame of the ad part without its contents on the positioning stage.
To select a positioning unit:
From the Positioning Units drop-down list, select one of the following positioning units:
For In-Banner ad parts:
Banner Relative: The ad part will be positioned relative to the banner’s top-left corner.
Page Relative-Percentage: The ad part will be positioned relative to the webpage’s center.
Page Relative-Pixels: The ad part will be positioned relative to the webpage’s top-left corner.
For Out-of-Banner ad parts:
Percentage: The ad part will be positioned relative to the webpage’s center.
Pixels: The ad part will be positioned relative to the webpage’s top-left corner.
Relative Positioning: The ad part will be positioned relative to a reference element on the webpage; under the Reference Name column enter the reference element’s name.
The corresponding X and Y coordinates are automatically updated.
URL: Enter your required URL background, then click Go.
Image: From the drop-down list select your required image or click Browse to search for your image and then click Go. If no background is selected, by default the positioning stage appears with a grid where each cell contains 10X10 pixels.