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Advertising FAQS

SocialArchitect.com offers a wide range of social media tools to our Members with the goal of connecting like minded individuals, companies and causes. Our Members are able to earn from their content by placing ads in their groups and on their profiles.

In addition to traditional banner ads, we offer group promotion and sponsorship opportunities in the form of raffles and contests in highly sought after demographics.

Use the self-serve Ad Wizard to get your ads running right away.

Ad Creation FAQS

How to Create an Ad

Click on any "Create An Ad" link to launch the Ad Wizard.

The zone you click the link from is the zone your ad will rotate in. This can not be changed.

The options are:

Ad type: Text, Text and Media or just Image/Media. Supported media formats are: png, jpg, gif, swf, flv, and mp4. Autoplay is not permitted for multimedia ads.

example of a 336 x 280 pixel ad

Selecting an ad type will load the available zones for that ad. If a zone does not display for the ad type you selected it means it is not available for that ad type.

Ad sizes vary by zone and type. Image / Media ad sizes are 336 x 280 and 300 x 600 pixels. Combination Text & Image ads have space for a 100 x 100 image, 30 character title and 100 character description. Text Ad titles are 30 characters and the body is 150 characters.

You can edit all options for your ad BEFORE you save it and you can edit the IMAGE/CONTENT of your ad after you save it, but you can NOT change zones or types after saving.

URL: The URL or Social Architect content you are linking to.

NON MEMBER CONTENT or offsite links - enter the full URL in the text area (http://www.domain.com). Choose this if you have MEMBER CONTENT that you want to promote with standard ads (not the profile icon - see below)

MEMBER CONTENT - Click "I want to advertise something I have on SocialArchitect.com". Your available content and zone options will load. This option uses the profile image from the content you are promoting. If you have an image ad or would like a different layout choose the Non Member Content option and use the direct URL to your Member Content page.

Zones - The position on the page where your ad will show.

Social / demographic targeting - select the options that apply.

Geolocation preferences - select the options that apply.

Zones and Targeting

The more options you choose the LESS YOUR AD WILL DISPLAY. Leaving the demographic and/or geolocation options empty will show your ad to the widest range of viewers.

example of a 336 x 280 pixel ad with cross hatching and the numbers illustrated as 336 times 280

SocialArchitect ads display using the following formula - zones (location on the page) filtered by demographics and geolocation preferences selected.

Demographic limiting will show ads ONLY to the profiles that match, so use these accordingly. This is a FILTER.

Geographic targeting is also a FILTER and will limit your ads to the areas you select. This is ideal for a local establishment serving a local clientele. Example: selecting a CITY would limit ads to those who have that matching CITY in their profile.

Zones marked Member Profile appear in Member areas, including Groups. Zones marked Group appear only in Group areas.

General Advertising FAQS

Zone Locations

  • 336 x 280 Clubs Static - top right in specific clubs.
  • 336 x 280 Members Static - Logged In Members profiles, groups and main page top right
  • 336 x 280 Public Static - Public pages, FAQs, News, Blogs and other Non-Member pages.
  • 300 x 600 Floating - Public pages right side, NOT members area
  • 300 x 600 Floating - Logged In Members Profiles, groups and main Members page

Payment methods

You can pay with Paypal or products for the shop or promotions. All inquiries are welcome.

I can't see the Ads I just created.

The Ad is not always shown to its creator. If you have targeting enabled or if it's a different rotation, your ad may not show when you are online because you may not fit the criteria to see it. If you want to see your Ads you need to log in as a user satisfying the targeting of the Ad.

How Does Geo Location Targeting work?

The users location is fetched based on their current IP. Ads targeted to that location are shown to him/her matched against the Maxmind LITE database.

How does Social Targeting work?

The logged in users profile data is matched with the Ads database.

What is the view count interval?

60 seconds.

Can I sponsor groups, grants or giveaway pages?

Yes, those areas are marked specifically in their Titles. Click the Sponsor link in the area on any page you'd like your ad on.