Blog Design ManagementNovember 21, 2012
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The web banner is displayed when a web page that references the banner is loaded into a web browser. This event is known as an “impression”. When the viewer clicks on the banner, the viewer is directed to the website advertised in the banner. This event is known as a “click through”. In many cases, banners are delivered by a central ad server.
When the advertiser scans their logfiles and detects that a web user has visited the advertiser’s site from the content site by clicking on the banner ad, the advertiser sends the content provider some small amount of money (usually around five to ten US cents). This payback system is often how the content provider is able to pay for the Internet access to supply the content in the first place.
Web banners function the same way as traditional advertisements are intended to function: notifying consumers of the product or service and presenting reasons why the consumer should choose the product in question, although web banners differ in that the results for advertisement campaigns may be monitored real-time and may be targeted to the viewer’s interests.
Many web surfers regard these advertisements as highly annoying because they distract from a web page’s actual content or waste bandwidth. (Of course, the purpose of the banner ad is to attract attention and many advertisers try to get attention to the advert by making them annoying. Without attracting attention it would provide no revenue for the advertiser or for the content provider.) Newer web browsers often include options to disable pop-ups or block images from selected websites. Another way of avoiding banners is to use a proxy server that blocks them, such as Privoxy.
Ad sizes have been standardized to some extent; they are:
Web banner ads and button ads
|Leaderboard||728 by 90|
|Full banner / Impact banner||468 by 60|
|Half banner||234 by 60|
|Button 1||120 by 90|
|Button 2||120 by 60|
|Micro bar||88 by 31|
|Micro button||80 by 15|
|Vertical banner||120 by 240|
|Square button||125 by 125|
Skyscraper banner ads
|Thin Skyscraper||120 by 600|
|Standard skyscraper||160 by 600|
|Half-page||300 by 600|