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.
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.
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.
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.