If you plan to serve your ad with a third-party ad network, publisher or software, please make sure that your publisher / server supports the Adobe Flash (SWF files) format prior to your purchase. Your ad publisher may have specific requirements for Flash ads, such as maximum file size limit etc. Please contact us if your banner needs modification in order to meet such requirements.
To use your banner with third-party ad publisher, send to them the banner SWF file you have obtained from your order download page. We guarantee compatibility of your banner files with any ad server or software, which assignes the Flash ad click-through URL by appending it to the SWF filename or by using the FlashVars parameter to pass the click-through URL to the SWF file ("clickTAG", "link", "url" etc., - see examples).
If your ad publisher has some non-standard methods to serve Flash ads, we will fix your banner accordingly at no extra charge.
Banners created with our services are compatible with any ad server/software, which assignes the ad click-through URL by appending it to the SWF file name or pass the click-through URL to the SWF file with standard "FlashVars" variable. Examples:
banner.swf?clickTAG=http://www.example.com(Ad network: Google AdWords; Ad server: Revive Adserver)
banner.swf?url=http://www.example.com(Ad servers: Ban Man Pro, Absolute Banner Manager)
banner.swf?link=http://www.example.com...or any other parameter as long as the click-through URL begins with "http".
Your ad publisher may have some specific requirements, for example, animation loops cap, use of external audio / video content within your banner, click-through URL "hard-coded" into the SWF file etc. Usually we can fix your banner for free to meet such requirements. We strongly recommend to download free demo banner and check with your ad publisher about their tech specs prior to your purchase.
Just download demo banner SWF file and send it to your ad publisher. Notify them that your banner is of Adobe Flash format, opens click-through URL in a new browser window and is compatible with any ad server/software, which assignes the Flash ad click-through URL by appending it to the SWF filename ("clickTAG", "link", "url" etc - see examples).
Banners created with our service follow the online ad industry standards. Rarely, ad publishers may require the ad click-through URL (banner link) to be "hard-coded" (embedded) into the SWF file. Using the Pro service, you can hard-code the banner link in the SWF file. Alternatively, contact us with your order number and exact click-through URL, and we'll send you a copy of your banner file with the URL embedded.
We also recommend to check with your ad publisher about the click-through URL browser window requirements. By default, your banner will open click-through URL in a new ("_blank") browser window. You can set your banner to open the click-through URL in the same ("_top") browser window through your Pro account.
Yes, Google allows Flash banner ads to run via Google AdWords campaigns. You can upload your banner to your AdWords account in the same manner that you upload all display ads. Make sure you're aware of the following requirements:
We are pleased to announce that the Flash SWF files created with our banner makers meet AdWords' technical specifications, including the clickTAG, right out-of-the-box. When creating your banner, please bear in mind that your ad must also follow other advertising policies that apply to all display ads. In particular:
Summary: Banner files created with our banner makers are fully compliant with Google AdWords technical specifications. You should check with the AdWords advertising policies to see if your ad content and copy is allowed. Only the Google AdWords staff (who will manually review your ad), will finally decide about acceptance of your banner.