Scrolling advert carousels for banner images and slides

In this video we are going to cover:

  • What are advert carousels?
  • Creating a new carousel
  • Editing an existing carousel
  • Deleting a carousel
  • Managing campaign groups

What are advert carousels?

A carousel is a image slideshow that normally appears on the homepage of your site. They may also be on other pages depending on the design of the website theme. The carousel is comprised one or more Banners.

To create a new Banner, login to the Neto Dashboard and navigate to Webstore > Advertising Campaigns

Click on Add New Campaign

You will be presented with some options: Banner, Carousel Slide, or Text Advert and Featured Product Ads. Featured product ads are covered in a separate video.

In the Status section, you can change if the advert is visible or not on the website by changing the Status to Active or Inactive.

The Group drop down is used if you have multiple ad carousels on your website, and want to allocate the banner you are creating to a particular carousel. This feature depends on the website theme you are using.

Enter a Start Date and End Date if you want the banner to display between particular dates. Leave the date ranges blank if you would like banner to display indefinitely.

The Sort Order can be used to select the order of the banners in the carousel. The highest number displays first and the lowest last.

Click on Save & Continue. You can now upload the banner image under the Ad Builder section. You can upload images in JPG, PNG and GIF formats. You can convert the image format and select the size of the upload image.

It is recommend that you convert the image to JPG as this has the smallest file size and will reduce the time it takes to load the web page. You can also select the image width and height. The width will depend on your website theme design but will never exceed 1200 pixels. If you set the width, and not the height, the image will be resized proportionally. You can also set the quality for .jpg images between 50 and 70%. The lower the percentage, the smaller the file size and the lower the quality.

Enter the Headline / Alt Text, this will be the headline text that appears over the image. Two more options are available, the Ad Text will appear under the headline, and the Call to Action Link Text will appear inside the banner.

Enter where the image will link to when clicked. Select URL and enter a web address, or select a Product or Content Page on your website. The second drop down is used to drill down to a particular product or page.

Select where you want the ad to display on your website. You can also allocate this advert to a page, blog post or product category. Select the page and click Add. You can add multiple pages, post or categories. Click on the red cross to remove a page from the list.

Save to complete the banner. To add multiple images to the carousel, just repeat the process.

To edit an existing banner, navigate to:

Webstore > Advertising Campaigns

You will see a list of Banners (Ad Units). Select the ad you want to edit by clicking the Campaign Name or ID.

To delete an existing banner, go to:

Webstore > Advertising Campaigns

Tick the checkbox (on the left) of the item you want to delete, then click on:

With Selected > Delete

You can select more than one campaign at a time.

Managing campaign groups

To manage the Campaign Groups, go to:

Setup & Tools > All Settings & Tools
Select Web Store and choose Webstore Advertising Groups

Click the Add New button to create a new group or click on the group name to edit an existing group. Give the group a name. The description is for your reference. Then Save the changes. Implementing a group requires a change to your site files, which is covered in our designer documentation.

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Last Modified: 18/07/2018