From the dropdown in the the upper left choose Marketplace / Banner Ads (Not sure how to access BLOX Applications? Click here)
Click the gear icon in the upper right corner to open Application Settings.
Click Add in Manage Ad Regions.
An ad region is an area on a page of your site in which you can have multiple ad positions to which you can assign ads to.
Fill in Region Name (REQUIRED - this is the name of the ad region)
There are 2 types of ad regions:
- Fixed ad regions
- Ad Block regions
Fixed Ad Regions
When targeting fixed ad units, you must use the following fixed ad regions:
Fixed “big-ad” regions refer to the positions located at the top, middle & bottom of the right column (if wireframe supported):
Fixed big-ad regions with “asset” in the title refer to positions located in the text of an article asset:
Fixed "gallery" regions allow you to insert ads within a photo gallery (via a collection asset) or within the images that may be associated with an article or block:
- fixed-big-ad-gallery (This region allows inserting of an ad within child images of an article. It will also insert an ad into the block template “Slideshow: Carousel”)
- fixed-big-ad-paging-gallery (This region is for collection assets which are using the “Paging gallery” presentation mode.)
Fixed "pop up" or "pop under" regions allow an ad window to “pop up” or display on top of the rest of the site. Similarly, a “pop under” allows an ad window to display behind the site. The pop under is more effective for a call to action when an end user leaves:
Ad Block Regions
When targeting ad blocks, you have the flexibility of naming your ad regions how you see fit, because as long as the ad block you create references that ad region name, it will display the ad targeted to that position. With that said, TownNews.com does provide a predefined list of ad block regions to start with:
Note: Region names MUST be all lowercase and cannot have spaces. Use a hyphen (-) to separate words (ie: ad-middle-right). Region names cannot begin with an underscore (_). Doing so will generate an error message.
Positions (REQUIRED - this will be 1)
Max Width (this is the largest ad that will fit into that ad position)
Refreshable (if this position has multiple ads assigned to it they will rotate on the page. See Banner Ads Application Settings for more information).
The list of ad regions below are typically provided as part of a standard BLOX site setup:
From the dropdown in the the upper left choose Design / Blocks (Not sure how to access BLOX Applications? Click here)
Open Flex (homepage) by double clicking on the name or select it and click on Edit.
Create a block from the Ads: BLOX Ads block template. Click on New in the Block Library and select Content Block. (for information on creating blocks see How Do I Create a New Block?).
Select the Static Block Type, select Ads: BLOX Ads and click on Continue in the lower right corner.
Fill in Block Title. The other fields are filled in from the information created in step 4: Region is the Region Name, Position is Positions, Width is Max Width. Overline allows you to put a line of text above the ad space (such as 'Advertisement', or "Sponsored'), and Display Mode allows you to set whether this is a standard banner ad (in the body of the page), a Wallpaper ad, or an Anchor ad (which sits at the bottom of the page).
Click on Configuration and provide a unique name in addition to Ads: BLOX Ads (ie: Size, Client Name, etc.) and provide a Description (for your own purposes only).
Click Save Changes. The block is now ready to be placed onto the page.