Online Banner advertising or Online Display Ad is graphical promotion of products or services via Internet advertising units. These advertising units are called Banner ads. Banner ad images are displayed across various pages of a website (also called an Online Publisher) or on a network of high traffic publisher web sites (also called as Publisher Network). An advertiser can place his Banner ads on category specific publisher web sites that attract visitors who are interested in what you are offering or on ‘All Categories’ called RON (Run On Network). The typical size of a banner ad measures 468 pixels wide and 60 pixels in height (i.e. 468×60). Most used Banner ad sizes are 350×200 (called Large rectangle), 728×90 (called Leaderboard), 120×600 (called Skyscraper) and 160×600 (called Wide Skyscraper). For detailed information on ad placement and size options, tag formats, etc., please refer to the Ad Specifications & Guidelines page. Internet banner advertising has an edge over announcement placements in traditional newspaper print, television ads, and direct mail – they give internet users instant gratification by giving them the ability to immediately “click through” to either your online business profile or directly to your offer to make them learn more about what you have in store for them.
5 Benefits of Banner Ad Campaign:
1. Targeted Banner Advertising Brings Quality Traffic for Less
Experienced internet marketers understand how difficult it can be to get the much needed exposure of their e-commerce web site / direct offers to a true targeted visitor. With this goal in mind, Online Publishers offer various ad-sizes, cost models and in ever inventive ad formats. All put together aiming to achieve the desired campaign, advertisers can opt for most cost-effective Online banner advertising rates and packages that deliver true targeted visitors to your web site at the lowest possible price.
2. Launch and maintain your name or brand.
By using a similar look and feel for Display Ads that you as an online marketer use for your other business related materials, you can utilize these ads to reinforce the image of your company to prospective customers. Even if the prospect does not click on the banner ad, they are still exposed to your company logo, announcement, and company image. This solves the very purpose and the basics of advertising or marketing a service or product offer, that is, constant reinforcement of your product, service or offer to the targeted segment by applying company trademarks, colors and product names in your banner ads. This will boost your brand image and remain in your viewers’ minds, which will add value to users’ search behavior in your market segment. Instead of searching for the product or Services, users will type in your brand name directly into the Search engine to get to you. Research has proved that using Display Media along with search in your online marketing strategy boosts Return On Investment by 22%.
3. Gives you the ability to measure results.
Let us explain this with the help of an example. Publisher Network as explained above is a network of various publisher websites. To maintain the ads on hundreds and thousands of websites, a network has to have a superior ad-serving technology, which also generates numerous ad performance tracking options. This ad-serving technology provides an administration panel which captures not only visitors on our ad but their actions on the ad as well. This data is then needless to say when analyzes gives extensive know how about 1) Audience action patterns on the ads 2) Which ad size works better 3) from which geography the responses are more 4) review of which ad placements direct the most customers to the offer website and so on. Basically we know how effective our campaign is. When this knowledge is accessible a Publisher Network ad-operations team helps advertiser fine tune his offers and ad placements to improve conversion rate. Traditional media on the other hand is more mass oriented but lacks the ability to measure performance the way New media can and hence this insight.
4. Stretches your advertising budget.
By now you must be convinced that the Digital media (Online Advertising or New Media) is more efficient in terms of reaching to the target audience than other forms of traditional direct advertising, including radio, TV, newspaper ads, and direct mail. So let us also give you a bonus information that its also much more economical as well. Online advertising, typically, banner ads cost less to design and run. In addition, they often attract a more precise audience as compared to conventional advertising methods. Online marketing being so diverse and ever-changing, Display banner ads have seen the most since the birth of Online/Digital media, it still holds the most significant place.
5. Generates highly qualified sales leads. It is all about being at right place at right time. An ad network technology offers Advertising Solutions that can define geographic, demographic, vertical and many other technical targeting parameters in place such that our ads get exposed to the most relevant target audience by strategically placing banner ads on websites that are in line with what the offer is. For instance, a Hotel or Airline carrier business can display their travel package ad on Travel sites or an office supply retail store can advertise on business related web sites. When a user clicks on our banner ad, there is a strong chance that he or she will be interested in what it is that you are offering. As a result, you get access to highly targeted sales leads.