An ad zone is a defined area on your website where banners will be displayed. To create a new zone, click the Zone link from the left column nav.
Click the Add new zone link. This will take you to the Add new zone screen.
To create the new campaign, enter the campaign’s Basic information required fields:
- Name: The name of the zone. It is recommended that you use a name that uniquely identifies the zone, and will allow you to recognize the zone quickly and easily.
- Description: A free form text description of the zone. You can enter information to make it easier to see what the zone is used for, for example Full banner (468 x 60). This is optional.
- Zone type: The zone type:
- Banner, Button or Rectangle: The “standard” zone type for displaying SQL and web banners, URL banners and Generic HTML banners on a website.
- Interstitial or Floating DHTML: A zone type for displaying SQL and web banners, URL banners and Generic HTML banners on either a website “splash page” (i.e. a splash that appears when first visiting a website, but which disappears after a while), or as a “floating” banner that appears over the top of the website content.
- Popup: A zone type for displaying SQL and web banners, URL banners and Generic HTML banners in a popup.
- Text ad: A zone type for displaying Text banners.
- Email/Newsletter zone: A zone type for displaying SQL and web banners, URL banners and Generic HTML banners in HTML emails.
- Inline Video ad: A zone type for displaying Inline Video banners.
- Overlay Video ad: A zone type for displaying Overlay Video banners.
- Size: If the zone type is Banner, Button or Rectangle, Interstitial or Floating DHTML or Email/Newsletter, then the size fields will be required. You can either select from standard, pre-defined IAB banner sizes, or define your own custom size. Revive Adserver supports wildcard dimensions (i.e. the star character, “*”) if you want to specify that one or both dimensions are variable. This allows banners of any matching dimensions to be displayed in the zone – otherwise, if fixed dimensions are used, only banners matching those dimensions will be able to be displayed in the zone. (Generally, this is desirable, as variable size banners in a zone affect the layout of the website on which the zone appears.)
- Comments: A free-form text area to record notes that may be relevant about the zone. This is optional.
Once you have filled out the required fields and set any optional values, click on Save Changes to create the new zone. You will be returned to the Inventory > Zones page, where you will be able to see your newly created zone.
For additional help on adding zones to your Default Campaign, please consult the Revive User’s Guide at http://documentation.revive-adserver.com/display/DOCS/User+Guide