Talk:Web banner

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Standard sizes?[edit]

  • Does anyone know why most web banner ads are 468 * 60 pixels? Tjwood 16:13, 2 May 2004 (UTC)
Tjwood, 468x60 is a standard some organization created. And most everyone in the online advertising industry followed. There are other common standardized sizes too. --Charles Iliya Krempeaux
  • If I have made a banner advertising my homepage, and this banner is shown on another homepage without my consent, is there anything to do about that? do I "own" the design which I have created? /marxmax
marxmax, if you created it. Then you own the copyright. (Assuming that you didn't use someone else's copyrighted material.) Therefore, you could take legal action. You might try and just ask them not to use it, first, though. --Charles Iliya Krempeaux
  • Approximately how many clicks does a banner ad recieve per view? --Taejo | Talk 16:37, 29 October 2005 (UTC)
  • That depends on the ad's placement, how interesting the ad is, whether it's viewed by the right demographic groups, whether the product appears to be something people want, .... Advertising is a complicated science. NeonMerlin 23:34, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

World's First Banner Ad[edit]

(suggestion for) Standard sizes[edit]

(suggestion for) Standard sizes --AndriuZ 07:55, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

The Interactive Advertising Bureau has released a set of sizes which it has designed to make ad sizing more predictable and better for both consumer and producer. It calls these web advertisements "interactive marketing units". The sizes are as follows (measurements in pixels ): Sizes for rectangular/pop-up ads

NAME width px height px width cm height cm
Medium Rectangle 300 250
Square Pop-Up 250 square
Vertical Rectangle 240 400
Large Rectangle 336 280
Rectangle 180 150

Sizes for banner/button ads

NAME width height
Full Banner 468 60
Half Banner 234 60
Micro Button 80 15
Micro Bar 88 31
Button 1 120 90
Button 2 120 60
Vertical Banner 120 240
Square Button 125 square
Leaderboard 728 90
Sizes for "skyscraper" ads
Wide Skyscraper 160 600
Skyscraper 120 600
Half Page Ad 300 600

The IAB has also further standardized four of the sizes (Medium Rectangle, Rectangle, Leaderboard, Wide Skyscraper) into a set of guidelines it calls the "Universal Ad Package".

Ad Blocking[edit]

If I don't want Skyscraper ads, I just hide them with my window. Or I just turn off Flash and...

Sobbing :-([edit]

I was actually the first who thought of adding an actual graphic example of a web banner to this page - and a stylish one at that - and now you guyz have dumped it for some boring "in-bred" wiki banner. Duh-uh :-( Wit 14:48, 23 September 2006 (UTC) (sobbing) cbvb —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:32, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Link-spamming recidivist[edit]

How does one flag someone for that? The contribs page says it all really.
Who is this joker anyway?
Wit 16:27, 12 December 2006 (UTC) [Hello! We are really sorry for that accident. We are really NOT a spamming company. How can we contact a person what could help us deal with that problem and to explain how to get out from the blacklist? What can we do for that? Please help.]

Oversize ads[edit]

On YouTube, there are now ads which have invisible boundaries extending over all of the page header so that a click to somewhere like the search bar is considered an ad click. Is this a new type of banner ad? --ÆAUSSIEevilÆ 00:17, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you're referring to here. Explain further? --Dan LeveilleTALK 20:43, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Dimension Standards (Width x Height)[edit]

I don't have a source on this, but it seems that the industry standard implies listing the dimensions for an image as "Width x Height". The examples listed here have the dimensions listed as "Height x Width". A minor issue indeed, but one worth fixing. Is there a reason for the 'backwards' convention used here? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:06, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Good idea. I missed that. I fixed it now. Thanks --Dan LeveilleTALK 18:20, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Free Creative Commons Photoshop template and tips[edit]

Would it be appropriate to link to an external site that contains a free Photoshop PSD template with all standard as sizes including the UAP, as well as tips on the most effective uses of web banner ads? It's a creative commons license but I don't want to link to it if it would be regarded as spam. URL is —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:17, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Missing information about non-advertising web banners[edit]

Banners are not just advertisements. Just about every web page has a graphical banner at top that identifies the website. The article as I post this gives too much weight to advertisements and says nothing about non-ad banners. Do a Google image search for "parts of a web page" and you will see examples. Remove the flag when this missing material is addressed. 5Q5 (talk) 14:09, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Added hero image to See also for a start. Paradoctor (talk) 09:18, 28 February 2014 (UTC)