Ad Size Guide Glossary


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  • 120x600What is a 120x600? The 120x600 ad unit is a now-defunct IAB standard ad unit historically...   Learn More >
  • 120x60What is a 120x60? The 120x60 ad unit is an IAB standard ad unit with dimensions of 120 pixels...   Learn More >
  • 125x125What is a 125x125? The 125x125 ad unit is a now-defunct IAB standard ad unit with the...   Learn More >
  • 160x600What is a 160x600? The 160x600 ad size is an IAB standard ad unit with dimensions of 160 pixels...   Learn More >
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  • 300x50What is a 300x50? The 300x50 ad unit is an IAB Mobile standard ad unit with the dimensions of...   Learn More >
  • 300x600What is a 300x600? The 300x600 ad unit is an IAB standard ad unit with dimensions of 300 pixels...   Learn More >
  • 300x250An MPU is a display ad unit that is 300 pixels wide by 250 pixels tall. It is commonly called a...   Learn More >
  • 320x480What is a 320x480? The 320x480 ad unit is a mobile ad with dimensions of 320 pixels wide by 480...   Learn More >
  • 320x100What is a 320x100? The 320x100 ad unit is a top-performing AdSense ad size, which is...   Learn More >
  • 320x50What is a 320x50? The 320x50 ad unit is an IAB Mobile standard ad unit with the dimensions of...   Learn More >
  • 336x280What is a 336x280? The 336x280 is an ad unit that has been delisted by the IAB. It...   Learn More >
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  • 468x60What is a 468x60? The 468x60 ad unit is a now-defunct IAB standard ad unit with the dimensions...   Learn More >
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  • 728x90A leaderboard is a display ad unit that is 728 pixels wide by 90 pixels tall. It is commonly...   Learn More >
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  • 970x90What is a Super Leaderboard? The 970x90 is an ad unit that is one of the IABs new ad portfolio...   Learn More >
  • 970x250What is a Billboard? The 970x250 is an ad unit which was listed as a Rising Star by the IAB. It...   Learn More >
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  • Acceptable AdsAcceptable Ads is a set of criteria for placing ads on a website. It was created by the parent...   Learn More >
  • Ad BundleAn Ad Bundle is a popular advertising concept in Germany that refers to buying all ad units...   Learn More >
  • Ad UnitAn Ad Unit is the generic term used when talking about a single type of ad.
  • Anchor AdAn Anchor Ad is a type of overlay ad which stays at the bottom of a webpage regardless of...   Learn More >
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  • BannerWhat is a 468x60? The 468x60 ad unit is a now-defunct IAB standard ad unit with the dimensions...   Learn More >
  • Banner Ads'Banner Ads' is the generic term used to describe image-based online ads such as 160x600s,...   Learn More >
  • BillboardWhat is a Billboard? The 970x250 is an ad unit which was listed as a Rising Star by the IAB. It...   Learn More >
  • ButtonButton historically referred to the ad sizes 120x60 or 125x125, however is usually used now to...   Learn More >
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  • Companion AdCompanion Ads are two or more ads that are delivered together. Due to the way these work,...   Learn More >
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  • Expandable AdAn expandable ad in online advertising refers to any ad unit which becomes larger upon some sort...   Learn More >
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  • FilmstripIn online advertising, a filmstrip refers to a type of 300x600 ad unit. It is distinct from a...   Learn More >
  • Flash AdAn ad made using Adobe Flash which is usually animated and can be interactive. These types of...   Learn More >
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  • Homepage TakeoverWhat is a Homepage Takeover? A Homepage Takeover is a type of roadblock in which the Homepage...   Learn More >
  • HPTOWhat is a Homepage Takeover? A Homepage Takeover is a type of roadblock in which the Homepage...   Learn More >
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  • InterstitialInterstitial essentially means "between" and are the ads which appear before or between webpages...   Learn More >
  • InText AdvertisingWhat is In-Text Advertising? In-Text Advertising is where you allow a company to monetize words...   Learn More >
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  • Jump PageA jump page is a microsite that opens after clicking on an ad. It is essentially a pop-up ad...   Learn More >
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  • LeaderboardA leaderboard is a display ad unit that is 728 pixels wide by 90 pixels tall. It is commonly...   Learn More >
  • Linear Video AdsLinear Video Ads are simply video ads that convey a message by being watched (as opposed to...   Learn More >
  • LRECWhat is a 336x280? The 336x280 is an ad unit that has been delisted by the IAB. It...   Learn More >
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  • Mobile AdvertisingWhat Is Mobile Advertising? Mobile Advertising refers to advertising which is built...   Learn More >
  • Monster MPUWhat is a 300x600? The 300x600 ad unit is an IAB standard ad unit with dimensions of 300 pixels...   Learn More >
  • MPUAn MPU is a display ad unit that is 300 pixels wide by 250 pixels tall. It is commonly called a...   Learn More >
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  • Non-Linear Video AdsA non-linear video ad is a video ad that is not based on simply watching a video to get the...   Learn More >
  • Non-Standard Ad UnitIn the Preparing Your Site section we told you to stick with IAB standard ads. This was because...   Learn More >
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  • OverlayWhat is an Overlay (or Floater)? An Overlay (or Floater as they are known in the US) is an IAB...   Learn More >
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  • PlacementPlacement is a generic term meaning some combination of an ad and the place it is served. It can...   Learn More >
  • Pop-UpWhat is a Pop-Up (or Pop-Under)? A pop-up ad comprises of a webpage that opens up in a new...   Learn More >
  • Pre-GamePre-game ads are usually a type of video (although occasionally an MPU) ad that comes up before...   Learn More >
  • Pre-RollWhat Is A Pre-Roll? Pre-Roll is commonly used to refer to any type of video advertising. It is...   Learn More >
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  • ReskinWhat is a Reskin? A reskin is a branded image that replaces the background of a website. It...   Learn More >
  • Responsive Ad UnitA responsive ad unit changes size to fit the space it is given. This is especially useful when a...   Learn More >
  • Roadblock AdThis is where all ads on a page are sold together to one advertiser. The ads must deliver...   Learn More >
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  • SkyscraperWhat is a 160x600? The 160x600 ad size is an IAB standard ad unit with dimensions of 160 pixels...   Learn More >
  • Standard Ad UnitThe Online Advertising Guide recommends you use IAB standard ads, as it makes the whole ad...   Learn More >
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  • TileA tile is a common term for a square ad. It usually refers to a 125 pixels (wide) by 125 pixels...   Learn More >
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  • VASTVAST is the equivalent of IAB Standard Ad sizes for Video Advertising, meaning that an...   Learn More >
  • Vertical UnitA Vertical Unit is an informal way of talking about any ad size which is taller than it is wide...   Learn More >
  • Video Ad Serving TemplateVAST is the equivalent of IAB Standard Ad sizes for Video Advertising, meaning that an...   Learn More >
  • Video MPUA Video MPU is an MPU ad that contains a video in it.   7 Ideas & Facts About Video MPUs ...   Learn More >

 

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