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12/17/2008

Creating Ad Spaces

Before you can place ads on your blog, you must create ad spaces in Adify. 

The difference between creating ad spaces and placing ad tags

In order for an ad to run on your site you need to let Adify know the type of ad you would like to run on your site by “Creating ad space” in Adify. Once you have created the ad space and generated your ad tag, you need to carve out the real estate on your blog’s platform where the ad will run, this is called ”placing the ad tag” on your blog.

Deciding where to place your ads on your blog:  Where you place your ads on your blog will depend on which platform you use and your blog's layout.  For example, if your right column is 200 pixels wide, you should create a 160x600 ad size to insert into your blog design.

See Best Practices for Ad Placement

Creating Ad Spaces

After deciding which ad spaces will fit within the dimensions of your blog, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Adify at https://app.adify.com/SignIn.aspx
  2. From your account main page, select Create new ad space
     
    Create ad space 

  3. Create a name and description for the ad that makes sense with your site (ex. Name: Top Right Skyscraper; Description: 160x600 Ad Space)
  4. Under Text, make sure that Image and Rich Text Media is selected
  5. Under Size, select the ad size that you are creating (Six Apart serves ads ONLY to the following three sizes: 160x600, 728x90, and 300x250).
  6. Under Domain Name, put the URL for the page(s) that your ad will be running. (If the ad is running across every page, insert the URL for your homepage.)
  7. Set your rate card and minimum pricing. (Your rate card and minimum should be the same, and you should set them both as low as possible in order to access the greatest number of campaigns.)
  8. Select Open all clickthroughs in a new window.
  9. Select Done and you will automatically be redirected to Get your ad tags

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Note: Once your ad spaces have been created, you may go back in and retrieve your ad tags at any time by clicking Get Ad Tags from your main Adify account page.

Generating and Placing Your Ad Tags

Now that you’ve created your ad tags, it’s time to place them on your site. Copy and paste your ad tags from the get ad tags screen (located in the center of the screen).

Create ad space 

Selecting create new ad space will take you to the following screen:

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Myself and a friend, Dave Paeth, who has been trying to assist me in getting advertising set up for my blog, Automatter, have run into a proverbial wall. We've been using a document sent to me by an associate of yours, who by his name seems to be Indian; and the document seems to have inaccuracies in it. Moreover, when we were able to create an ad tag, neither Dave or myself could assess anything but the body of the text of my most recent post, to insert the coding.

We made a call to Adify and left a message with Maru to have someone call Dave back. I hope someone does. - Terry Parkhurst, telephone (206) 525-7024

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