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Besides simple ads, the "ad unit" spaces can also be used to add a video, an image, your own coupon, an Eventbrite event, a Slideshare presentation, a Facebook page widget and more!   Take advantage of this space to personalize your paper.


Screen Shot 2014-02-12 at 11.26.47 PM.png Wondering where the ads will be placed?  

For the classic layout paper, check out this sample paper which shows ad placement.  A classic layout paper has five ad unit spaces.

For the modern layout paper, check out this sample paper which shows ad placement.  A modern layout paper has four ad unit spaces.


Customize which ad positions you want seen

You have the control to either switch off some of the ads or all advertising all together.

  • From your Paper Settings Dashboard, click Web newspaperLayout & appearance, then Ad units.

  • Customize which ad positions you would like to show by clicking on the ad position to view the ad position toggle.  Switch toggle to ON or OFF position to view or not view ad.


Customize how ad space is used 

If you choose to turn the ad-space on, you can use the ad space in your paper in several ways.





  • Default ad

If you select the default ad, then you are letting us use Google Adsense to place ads on your paper.

  • Image

Choose "Image" to upload your own image and add a hyperlink to another site.

Here are our recommended image sizes if you are using the classic layout.  If you are using the modern layout, the ad sizes are more flexible.

  • Custom HTML

You can choose Custom HTML to add the HTML code (including javascript) for many outside services that offer widgets or embed code.   For example, using the Custom HTML field, you can install a youtube video, a Slideshare presentation, an Eventbrite event, a Facebook page widget, and more...   To do so, check to see if the service you are using offers embed code or a widget and install the code into the Custom HTML field.

You can also link to another site using an iframe, add your own text, and include multiple images.  For these installations, you'll need to know a bit of HTML.  

If you're getting the HTML code from a website and are given the option between http and https protocol, use the https option in order to ensure that the widget or embed shows in the ad unit.

Contact us if you need help.

  • Google Adsense

Papers on a custom domain can also choose to add their own Google Adsense ads.


Special note for publishers using the News Page App (on a WIX site)

Using the News Page App on your WIX site?  All layout and color controls are found by accessing your WIX page settings.  Click anywhere on the body of your Newspaper to see Settings button, shown below.  From there, you can edit the text color, choose a font, and choose a general color scheme.  However, WIX does not allow you to add custom ads. 





What to read next?  Now read this article for even more ideas on how to use your ad space. 

If your ads are not showing, please see Advertise! What Are The Rules For Pro Ads To Appear In My Paper?


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Last updated: May2 3, 2018  Julia

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