Brightspot CMS User Guide

Configuring an ad feed


This section describes how to configure the ad sizes to retrieve from an ad service.

To configure an ad feed:

  1. If you are configuring a feed for Google Ad Manager, ensure you completed the configuration described in Configure Google Ad Manager.
  2. In your Google console, acquire the slot ID for your ad feed.
  3. Click menu > Admin > Sites & Settings.
  4. In the Sites widget, select the site for which you want to configure an ad feed, or select Global to configure an ad feed for all sites.
  5. Under Front-End, expand Ads.

    Disable ads parameter value

  6. In the Disable Ads Parameter Value field, enter a value that blocks an ad feed. For an explanation of this field, see Advertisement considerations.
  7. Configure ad sizes to receive from the ad feed by doing the following:

    1. Under Ad Sizes, click add_circle_outline. A form appears.

      Ad sizes

    2. In the Width and Height fields, enter values for the width and height in pixels.
    3. Repeat steps a–b to configure more ad sizes.
  8. Click Save.
  9. Return to the Ads accordion under Front-End. Brightspot lists the ad sizes you configured in step 7.

    Ad sizes configured

  10. If you want to prevent ads from loading in the preview pane, do the following:

    1. Under CMS Preview Disabled Ad Size, click add_circle_outline. A selection field appears.
    2. Select one of the ad sizes you defined in step 7.
    3. Repeat steps a–b to block more ad sizes in the preview pane.
  11. To configure an ad feed from Google’s Ad sense, do the following:

    1. Under Ad Modules, click add_circle_outline, and select Ad Sense Ad. A form appears.

      Ad sense ad size

    2. In the Name field, enter a name for this ad feed. Administrators use this name when laying out ads on pages.
    3. In the Slot field, enter the slot ID you acquired in step 2.
    4. In the Ad Size field, select one of the ad sizes you defined in step 7.
    5. Repeat steps a–d to configure additional Ad Sense feeds for other ad sizes.
  12. To configure an ad feed from Google’s Ad Manager, so the following:

    1. Under Ad Modules, click add_circle_outline, and select DFP Ad. A form appears.

      Ad sizes DFP name slot

    2. In the Name field, enter a name for this ad feed. Administrators use this name when laying out ads on pages.
    3. In the Slot field, enter the slot ID you acquired in step 2.
    4. Select ad sizes to receive by doing the following:

      1. In the Sizes field, click add_circle_outline. A selection field appears.
      2. Select one of the ad sizes you defined in step 7.
      3. Repeat steps i–ii to include additional ad sizes.
    5. Map ad sizes to browser window sizes by doing the following:

      1. Under Size Mappings, click add_circle_outline. A form appears.

        Ad size mappings

      2. From the Minimum Window Size field, select a window size. (The available window sizes are those you configured using the procedure described in Configure Google Ad Manager.)
      3. From the Ad Sizes field, select an ad size.
      4. Repeat steps i–iii to map more ad sizes to window sizes.
  13. Click Save.
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