Wouldn’t it be nice to have a website with dynamic content, scheduled changes of content, A/B test designs and update effortlessly. Then you should consider using Bannerflow banners on your website! Use Bannerflows feeds, schedules, real-time updating, versioning and scaling tools to have full control over how your products are displayed on your website. But before you start, here are some things you should know.
Ad Blockers might seem like a dealbreaker when using this method. But don’t worry, we have got you covered! 🎉 For everyone that wants to advertise on their own website using Bannerflow we can help to set up a custom domain. This means that it will look like the banners are hosted on your website, while they are actually still hosted by us.
Once it looks like they are hosted on your website, ad blockers will not catch them.
Set up the custom domain
- Contact your Customer success manager and let them know that you want to advertise on your own website and that you want to set up a custom domain for that. Decide what domain (usually a sub domain) you want to use for the on-site banners.
👉 Please note: We highly recommend that the domain that you choose to use is adblock friendly. For example, promo.domain.com is not allowed.
- Create a SSL certificate for the chosen domain.
- Send the domain and the SSL certificate (Certificate, Private Key and CA-Bundle/Chain) to your Customer success manager.
- After this we will send you a URL back, you then need to set up a CNAME in your DNS and point it to that URL.
- Once that has been done we'll then complete the setup on our end. Done!
Publish to your own website in Bannerflow
Once the custom domain has been set up on your account, you will have a new publishing option available on your account.
When publishing to your own website you will use the script tags generated in Bannerflow. You can choose between the Bannerflow (script) and the Bannerflow (iframe) where Bannerflow (script) is recommended and gives the best result.
💡Since we host the banners, you still have the possibility to update them from Bannerflow without having to publish again.
- Polite loading: Makes the banner placement first load and display the fallback image while waiting for the HTML5 banner to load. Once loaded, the HTML5 banner will replace the fallback image.
- Responsive size: The responsive parameter will be added to the script tag/iframe and make the banner responsive. This means that the width of the banner will be 100% of the space available, instead of the fixed banner size.