How can I create / edit adverts on my website?



You can edit adverts that appear on your webshop, including banners and featured products.

To create or edit an advert, go to Marketing > On Site Advertising > View All Campaigns

To add a new campaign click on Add New Campaign and select the type of ad you want to create:

  • Banner Advert: These consist of a single image. Banner ad sizes can be defined during creation. You can create multiple banner ads and assign them to different categories or locations on your website. If multiple banner ads appear in a single location, the system will automatically rotate the banner each time the page is loaded.
  • Banner, Carousel Slide or Text Advert: These consist of an image, headline and body of text with a link through to the adverts targeted page. You can create multiple ad units and assign them to different categories or locations on your website. If multiple ad units appear in a single location, the system will automatically rotate the ad unit each time the page is loaded.
  • Feature Product Ads: These consist of of a product or range of products. You can create multiple featured product ads and assign them to different categories or locations on your website. If you create more featured ads than the allocated location allows for, then the system will rotate through the available ads each time the page is loaded.

Banner types

 

To create a new banner ad:

  1. Go to Marketing > On Site Advertising > Add New Campaign
  2. Select banner ad type
  3. If this is a Feature Product Ad, enter a name of the campaign under Campaign Name.
  4. Select the Group. I most cases you would leave it blank if it is the banner at the top of the Home page. However, for other banners you may need to select a group. This will depend on the design of your theme.
  5. Set the date you want this banner to start appearing by clicking in the field under Date Start. If you want this banner to stop appearing, set the date under Date End. If no dates are set the ad will appear indefinitely.
  6. Click on Save & Continue.

Add New Ad Banner Campaign

 

Jump to the instructions for the banner type you selected:

Banner Advert (Ad Banner) and Banner, Carousel Slide or Text Advert (Ad Unit)

  1. Enter the text that will be used for the visually impaired under Headline / Alt Text. This will also be indexed by search engines like Google. For the Banner, Carousel Slide or Text Advert (Ad Unit), this is the headline text that will appear over your banner image.
  2. If you selected Banner, Carousel Slide or Text Advert (Ad Unit), enter the Call to Action Link Text. This is the text that will appear in the button.
  3. If you would like the banner (Banner Advert) or button (Banner, Carousel Slide or Text Advert) to link to a product, page or product category, click on the drop down menu under Links To.... Select the type of page you want to link to. If it is a product, enter the SKU or product name and select the product from the results. If it is a page or category, select the page in the second drop down menu.
  4. Click on Browse or Choose File under Image to select the banner from your computer. It is recommend that banner be in JPEG format. JPEG compresses the image better than other formats and would reduce the time it takes to display the image on your site. Here are a list of recommended image widths:
Banner size Width
Full width of the screen / web browser 2000 pixels
Width of the web page 1140 pixels
Width of page with another column 850 pixels

 

  1. Once you select the banner image, the following options will appear:
    • Convert To: Select the image format. If you banner is a JPEG, leave it blank, otherwise select JPEG (*.jpg). (optional)
    • Quality: If you are converting the image to JPEG, you can select the quality of the image. The lower the percentage the smaller the file size and the less time it takes to download the image. Use 70%, it is a good balance between quality and file size. (optional)
    • Width: If you want to change the image width, enter the width. (optional)
    • Height: If you want to change the image height, enter it. Leave it blank if you want the height to be calculated based on the width. (optional)
    • Add white space to force size: If the width and height are different than the aspect ratio of the image, white bands will be added to the image to make it the selected size. (optional)

Ad Builder

 

  1. Select the page where you want the banner to appear. Under the Location section, select the page type from the drop down menu. If the banner is to display on the home page, select Home Page. Otherwise, a second drop down menu will appear, select the page from the list. Then click on the Add button so it appears on the right.
  2. Click on Save.
  3. Banners can take up to two hours before they display on your site. To view the banners now, select Web Accelerator under </> and click on the Purge Cache button. Then refresh the page containing the banner in your web browser.

 

Feature Product Ads

  1. Select the page where you want the banner to appear. Under the Location section, select the page type from the drop down menu. If the banner is to display on the home page, select Home Page. Otherwise, a second drop down menu will appear, select the page from the list. Then click on the Add button so it appears on the right.
  2. In the Products section you can select the products that will appear in the advert. Click on the Add Product button. Search for a SKU or product name and select the product from the search results. To sort the products, enter a number for each product under Sort Order. The highest number will appear first in the list.
  3. Click on Save.
  4. Banners can take up to two hours before they display on your site. To view the banners now, select Web Accelerator under </> and click on the Purge Cache button. Then refresh the page containing the banner in your web browser.

 

To edit a banner ad

  1. Go to Marketing > On Site Advertising > View All Campaigns
  2. Select the ad you want to edit by clicking on the campaign ID number.
  3. Change any of the settings as desired
  4. Save the changes.

 

Can I have more than one banner ad?

If you have scrolling banners set up in your website design you can have more than one banner per location. Add another banner as per the instructions above and set it to the desired location.

 

To delete an advertising campaign

  1. Go to Marketing > On Site Advertising > View All Campaigns
  2. Click on the checkbox on the left of the the ad you want to delete
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select With Selected > Delete.

Delete advert


  • Last Modified: 29/10/2015 Neto Version: 5.87