Online Advertising

Online Advertising, or digital advertising, refers to the industry of marketing products, services, or messages through integrated advertisements on various forms of digital media. Adding to the long history of strategically placing advertisements in reserved spaces found in newspapers, magazines, billboards, and television commercials, online advertising similarly consists of organizing assorted sizes of advertisements effectively within webpage layouts.

Often referred to as banners, online ads should be designed to best use the standardized ad sizes that work well with a large range of website layouts. Websites are compensated by advertisers based on the number of views and clicks their advertisements receive.

What are the benefits of online advertising?

The benefits of online advertising include the amount of global reach that goes beyond the brand’s local area to attract their targeted audience and improve the brand’s engagement and optimization. Online advertising can also be cost-effective and time-efficient. Online advertising is measurable and can be implemented quickly.

How do you do online advertising?

You can advertise online your business and brand by targeting and reaching your ideal audience and seeing where your audience spends most of their time online. Online advertising can happen organically through social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram or it can also happen through pay-per-click (PPC) marketing.

What is an online advertising manager?

An online advertising manager is in charge of directing a team of marketing professionals to promote different companies through ad campaigns that will be placed on websites as well as social media apps. Job duties of advertising managers include planning online marketing campaigns as well as analyzing online market research.

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Online Advertising

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60 px
468 px
Banner Ad
2.120
16.510
1150
3D
Banner Ad
250 px
970 px
Billboard Ad
8.820
34.220
1260
3D
Billboard Ad
60 px
120 px
Button Ad
2.120
4.230
620
3D
Button Ad
60 px
234 px
Half Banner Ad
2.120
8.260
10
3D
Half Banner Ad
600 px
300 px
Half Page Ad
21.170
10.580
810
3D
Half Page Ad
90 px
970 px
Large Leaderboard Ad
3.180
34.220
50
3D
Large Leaderboard Ad
280 px
336 px
Large Rectangle Ad
9.880
11.850
1300
3D
Large Rectangle Ad
90 px
728 px
Leaderboard Ad
3.180
25.690
1650
3D
Leaderboard Ad
250 px
300 px
Medium Rectangle Ad
8.820
10.580
1800
3D
Medium Rectangle Ad
31 px
88 px
Micro Bar Ad
1.090
3.100
80
3D
Micro Bar Ad
320 px
480 px
Mobile Landscape Interstitial Ad
11.290
16.930
175
3D
Mobile Landscape Interstitial Ad
100 px
320 px
Mobile Large Leaderboard Ad
3.530
11.290
35
3D
Mobile Large Leaderboard Ad
50 px
320 px
Mobile Leaderboard Ad
1.760
11.290
285
3D
Mobile Leaderboard Ad
480 px
320 px
Mobile Portrait Interstitial Ad
16.930
11.290
175
3D
Mobile Portrait Interstitial Ad
1050 px
300 px
Portrait Ad
37.040
10.580
25
3D
Portrait Ad
600 px
120 px
Skyscraper Ad
21.170
4.230
360
3D
Skyscraper Ad
150 px
180 px
Small Rectangle Ad
5.290
6.350
40
3D
Small Rectangle Ad
200 px
200 px
Small Square Ad
7.060
7.060
1150
3D
Small Square Ad
250 px
250 px
Square Ad
8.820
8.820
500
3D
Square Ad
125 px
125 px
Square Button Ad
4.410
4.410
405
3D
Square Button Ad
768 px
1024 px
Tablet Landscape Interstitial Ad
27.090
36.120
1000
3D
Tablet Landscape Interstitial Ad
1024 px
768 px
Tablet Portrait Interstitial Ad
36.120
27.090
210
3D
Tablet Portrait Interstitial Ad
240 px
120 px
Vertical Banner Ad
8.470
4.230
135
3D
Vertical Banner Ad
600 px
160 px
Wide Skyscraper Ad
21.170
5.640
1430
3D
Wide Skyscraper Ad
Mobile Portrait Interstitial Ad - 320 x 480
User interface drawings of Mobile Portrait Interstitial Ads (320 x 480 px) with measured dimensions and resolution

The Mobile Portrait Interstitial Ad (320 x 480) is a huge revenue driver for businesses whose traffic majorly originates from mobile. It is also called mobile interstitial - a full-screen ad on smartphones that appears between two pages. It falls under the category of expandable ad, and even though it is out of date, it is still used widely and can also function as a mobile video ad. The ad can be very annoying to users, so use it sparingly.

Mobile Portrait Interstitial Ads have a height of 480 px and width of 320 px for an aspect ratio of 2:3 on mobile devices. Online advertisements support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with maximum file sizes of 150 KB.

The Mobile Portrait Interstitial Ad (320 x 480) is a huge revenue driver for businesses whose traffic majorly originates from mobile. It is also called mobile interstitial - a full-screen ad on smartphones that appears between two pages. It falls under the category of expandable ad.

Mobile Portrait Interstitial Ads have a height of 480 px and width of 320 px for an aspect ratio of 2:3 on mobile devices. Online advertisements support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with maximum file sizes of 150 KB.

Mobile Portrait Interstitial Ad - 320 x 480
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480 px
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320 px
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Aspect Ratio
2:3
Resolution
72 ppi (screen)
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Formats: JPG, PNG, GIF 

File Size: 150 KB (max)

Print Size: 4.44" x 6.67” | 112.9 x 169.3 mm

Display Types: Mobile

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Wide Skyscraper Ad - 160 x 600
Dimensioned layout drawings of the Wide Skyscraper Ads (160 x 600 px) labeled with height and width

The advantage with the Wide Skyscraper Ad - 160 x 600 is its large size, making it consistently a better performing ad, capable of generating a reasonable CPM. You may call it a super skyscraper or skyscraper ad, and it has lots of spaces for writing ad content. It is commonly positioned on the sidebar, and you may use it on every page for incremental revenue.

Wide Skyscraper Ads have a height of 600 px and width of 160 px for an aspect ratio of 1:3.75 on desktop devices. Online advertisements support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with maximum file sizes of 150 KB.

The advantage with the Wide Skyscraper Ad - 160 x 600 is its large size, making it consistently a better performing ad, capable of generating a reasonable CPM. You may call it a super skyscraper or skyscraper ad, and it has lots of spaces for writing ad content.

Wide Skyscraper Ads have a height of 600 px and width of 160 px for an aspect ratio of 1:3.75 on desktop devices. Online advertisements support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with maximum file sizes of 150 KB.

Wide Skyscraper Ad - 160 x 600
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600 px
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160 px
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1:3.75
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72 ppi (screen)
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Formats: JPG, PNG, GIF

File Size:
150 KB (max)

Print Size: 2.22” x 8.33” | 56.4 x 211.7 mm

Display Types: Desktop

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Wide Skyscraper Ad - 160 x 600 interface mockup

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Micro Bar Ad - 88 x 31
Dimensioned layout drawings of the Micro Bar Ads (88 x 31 px) labeled with height and width

A big advantage with the Micro Bar Ad (88 x 31) is that it can be used in different ways thus, popular among affiliates like coupon/deals oriented sites. The biggest disadvantage of this ad is that it is small and can be difficult to pass the message across. To be successful with it, create or use two styles and set them in different parts of the page.

Micro Bar Ads have a height of 31 px and width of 88 px for an aspect ratio of 2.84:1 on desktop devices. Online advertisements support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with maximum file sizes of 150 KB.

A big advantage with the Micro Bar Ad (88 x 31) is that it can be used in different ways thus, popular among affiliates like coupon/deals oriented sites. The biggest disadvantage of this ad is that it is small and can be difficult to pass the message across.

Micro Bar Ads have a height of 31 px and width of 88 px for an aspect ratio of 2.84:1 on desktop devices. Online advertisements support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with maximum file sizes of 150 KB.

Micro Bar Ad - 88 x 31
Height:
31 px
Width:
88 px
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2.84:1
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72 ppi (screen)
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Formats: JPG, PNG, GIF 

File Size: 150 KB (max)

Print Size: 1.22” x .43” | 31 x 10.9 mm

Display Types: Desktop

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Micro Bar Ad - 88 x 31 interface mockup

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Half Banner Ad - 234 x 60
Dimensioned layout drawings of the Half Banner Ads (234 x 60 px) labeled with height and width

The small size of the Half Banner Ad (234 x 60) makes it fit into small spaces. However, this small size comes with poor performance. Another reason for its poor performance is its limited supply of available display ads. The ad can be used on different web pages and target mobile users or those with small gadgets.

Half Banner Ads have a height of 60 px and width of 234 px for an aspect ratio of 3.9:1 on desktop devices. Online advertisements support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with maximum file sizes of 150 KB.

The small size of the Half Banner Ad (234 x 60) makes it fit into small spaces. However, this small size comes with poor performance. Another reason for its poor performance is its limited supply of available display ads. The ad can be used on different web pages and target mobile users.

Half Banner Ads have a height of 60 px and width of 234 px for an aspect ratio of 3.9:1 on desktop devices. Online advertisements support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with maximum file sizes of 150 KB.

Half Banner Ad - 234 x 60
Height:
60 px
Width:
234 px
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Aspect Ratio
3.9:1
Resolution
72 ppi (screen)
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Formats: JPG, PNG, GIF

File Size: 150 KB (max)

Print Size: 3.25” x .83” | 82.6 x 21.2 mm
Display Types: Desktop

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Half Banner Ad - 234 x 60 interface mockup

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Tablet Landscape Interstitial Ad - 1024 x 768
Dimensioned layout drawings of the Tablet Landscape Interstitial Ads (1024 x 768 px) labeled with height and width

The interactive full-page Tablet Landscape Interstitial Ad (1024 x 768) is an expandable ad usually loaded between content. Meaning, content is only loaded when the user closes the ad. Hence, a close button must be clearly visible on the ad. However, it can be very unpleasant if continually shown to the user.

Tablet Landscape Interstitial Ads have a height of 768 px and width of 1024 px for an aspect ratio of 4:3 on tablet devices. Online advertisements support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with maximum file sizes of 150 KB.

The interactive full-page Tablet Landscape Interstitial Ad (1024 x 768) is an expandable ad usually loaded between content. Meaning, content is only loaded when the user closes the ad. Hence, a close button must be clearly visible on the ad. However, it can be very unpleasant if continually shown.

Tablet Landscape Interstitial Ads have a height of 768 px and width of 1024 px for an aspect ratio of 4:3 on tablet devices. Online advertisements support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with maximum file sizes of 150 KB.

Tablet Landscape Interstitial Ad - 1024 x 768
Height:
768 px
Width:
1024 px
Length:
Depth:
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Resolution
72 ppi (screen)
Weight:
Area:

Formats: JPG, PNG, GIF

File Size: 150 KB (max)

Print Size: 14.22” x 10.67” | 361.2 x 270.9 mm

Display Types: Tablet

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Tablet Landscape Interstitial Ad - 1024 x 768  interface mockup

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