How do I register on the Pachads Console?
  • In order to register an account on the Pachads Console, please follow these steps:

1. Click on “SignUp” or “Get Started” buttons (within the Advertiser and Publisher sections)

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2. Fill the requested information

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3. Select your account type from the available pre-defined profiles.

4. Click “Sign Up” and you’re ready to go.

An email confirmation will be sent to the informed email address. You can now access with the user id and password entered to Pachads Console.

Tips for a correct Publisher account setup

Do you have mobile traffic?

  • If your answer is YES, we suggest you to create a MOBILE PLACEMENT specific to monetise your mobile traffic.

Why you should do this?

  • Because is the only way the Advertisers can promote their campaigns using Carrier targeting – the ones with highest payouts (some advertisers can pay up to 12U$ CPM for some specific carriers!!)

And if your technology only allows you to set up one tag for both desktop and mobile traffic?

  • If more than 50% of your traffic is mobile we suggest you to create a Mobile Placement, if is less than 50% than create a standard Site Placement; you will still be able to receive mobile campaigns, but not those ones that have specific carrier targeting setup.

Do we have Simple Iframe tags?

  • Pachads has enabled you the following tags: JSP, PHP, JS Sync, JS Async, API, Iframe Sync, Iframe Async
  • If you prefer you can also integrate our Simple Iframe; you only need to request it to your account manager and he will send it to you in less than 48 hours.

Would you like to run Popunder ads?

  • Popunder is one of the most demanding formats and offers to you the highest payouts. At the same time you need to be smart and do a correct setup to avoid Google punishments.
  • To  setup your Popunder:
    • Create a Non-Standard Placement
    • Go to the lateral bar and click on Placement Capping
  • Add the desired frequency capping for your popunder. We recommend 1 for each 12 hours (per ip). More conservative publishers display 1/24 and less conservative 3/24. (Be aware: for Mobile popunders, you should never display more than 3 popunders in 24 hours)
  • Testing our Pops:
    • The template Pachads works like that: the user need to click in the area you specify on your website for the popunder to open in a different tab on his browser.

 

How can I contact someone from the Pachads’s team?
  • You can get in touch with our team through our contact form, or alternatively by sending an email to support@pachads.com. We endeavour to respond to all submitted requests within 24-48hrs.
Where can I review your Company Guidelines?
  • You can access Pachads Guidelines HERE. These guidelines are meant to assist you throughout your experience working with us.  
What service do you offer?

Pachads is a full service ad tech platform that provides digital advertising and monetisation solutions for direct Advertisers, Webmasters, Affiliates and Ad Networks within the entertainment industry. We operate a multi-channel (desktop, mobile and tablet) technology across both IAB standard formats as well as multiple Custom sizes.

Our objective is to drive incremental earnings and ROI for our partners by empowering them with progressive, customisable tools, extensive layer targeting and full visibility reporting features without ignoring the importance of compliancy and traffic quality.

Does your platform provide reports in real time?

Once logged into their active account, Pachads Advertisers, Publishers, Affiliates & Ad Networks have access to real time reporting where they can view their metrics and personalise their dashboard features whenever they want.

Do you provide mobile traffic?

Yes, Pachads owns a unique technology to manage mobile traffic from all over the world, offering great range of mobile targeting capabilities such as Carrier, IP Range, Device and OS… just to name a few. These features enable us to deliver the most relevant ads, to the right users and at the right time to achieve higher performance results and more money for you. 

How can I make money with Pachads?

Pachads doesn’t guarantee that every publisher it works with will be successful as this will depend on many external factors. However, we do put some of the most advanced publisher features are your disposal. Security, full control, pre-targeting capabilities, minimum floor rates, flexible/reliable on-time payments and a more consultancy approach is what differentiates us from the rest. Our objective is to take out the worry of how to maximise your ad revenue so you can focus on content creation and developing your UU base.

To compliment this we also offer a guaranteed 90% revenue share (first 12 months) as well as various pricing models for advertisers to choose from based on their marketing goals. Our cutting-edge real time platform is focused on generating the maximum revenue for each impression you monetise with us, ensuring the highest payouts possible. How? Because all of our campaigns are highly segmented by channel, OS, browser, device, country, carrier, IP, seller, site, ad-slot… to name a few.

How can I reach my target audience?

Pachads offers you the possibility to acquire and win the loyalty of your end users by reaching them via innovative and qualitative digital ad formats (Desktop, Mobile and Tablet) and advanced targeting solutions.

Depending on your advertising goals and objectives, we also offer different pricing models and the possibility to buy traffic from our exclusive publisher partners using our cutting edge real time buying platform.

What ad formats do you support?

We support all IAB standard ad units as well as various non-standard formats:

  • Formats for standard DESKTOP placements: Leaderboard (728×90); Medium Rectangle (300×250); Rectangle (180×150); Full Banner (468×60); Skyscraper (120×600); Wide Skyscraper (160×600); Half Page Ad (300×600); Button 2 (120×60); Micro Bar (88×31); XXL Box (468×648); Custom Banner Size.
  • Formats for standard MOBILE placements: 120×20; 120×600; 168×28; 250×250; 300×100; 300×250; 300×50; 320×100; 320×480; 320×50; 468×60; 480×320; 728×90.
  • Formats for non-standard placements: Pop-Under (720×300); Pop-Up (300×250); Square Pop-Up (250×250); Pop-Up Large (550×480); Third Party Integration Code; Skin; Template; Custom Pop-Up; Custom Pop-Under.
What are your targeting capabilities?

Pachads offers a wide range of targeting options including: Channel, Country, Location, Language, Operating system, IP Range, Browser, Time Range, Day of the Week, 3G or Wifi, Device, Cookie Value, Domain, resolution and more.

You will be able to see all these when creating your account HERE.

What pricing models do you offer?

Pachads offers the possibility to buy traffic through the pricing model that makes the most sense for your advertising strategy: Cost per Click (CPC), Cost per Mille (CPM), Cost per Action (CPA), Cost per Lead (CPL), Cost per Engagement (CPE). 

Our experienced team is here to listen to your need and help you start with the best pricing model.

What are the minimum pre-payment amounts?

Minimum amounts depend on the payment method:

  • PayPal & Paxum: the minimum is US$ 200.
  • Wire Transfer: the minimum is US$ 2,500.
In order to generate sufficient data, allow our algorithm and AdOps Executive to optimise your campaigns, and enable our technology to deliver concrete results we recommend a standard starting budget of US$ 5,000 (2-4 weeks). If you have specific targeting requirements and marketing objectives we will be happy to discuss this in more detail and put together a more tailored proposal for you.
What is Pachads’ refund policy?

The amount to be refunded is calculated under the following criteria:

Refund amount = original pre-payment – spent activity – merchant commission.

There will be NO extra charge from Pachads on refunding pre-payments. Any advertiser’s request for a refund of their pre-payment will be done within 24Hs.

What Tracking solutions do you provide?

We offer Pixel integration, Server 2 Server implementation (Postback) & API Integration.

How can I access my metrics / reports?

Once your account has been approved, you will have secure access to the Pachads Console where you will be able to log in and analyse your campaign/site performance data in real time as well as personalise some of the features made available to you via our exhaustive and user-friendly Analytic Reporting tool.

Do you offer an “Advertiser Referral Program”?

Currently the referral program is only for Publishers. The great news is that we’re working on having this fantastic program also available for Advertisers.

How can I get my website/app approved?

Before you create a Publisher Account or request a new site for approval, you should check our Guidelines and Terms of Use to make sure that your website complies with our standards. We check manually all sites and apps that are submitted to us.

If you have already checked this, please register your secure accont HERE to start creating sites, ad-zones and placements.

Where on my website should I place the ads?

We are strong believers in not over-loading your website with ad placements as this can generate “creative fatigue” as well as have a negative impact on user experience. Our suggestion is to be strategic i.e. look for a reasonable balance in terms of the supported ad formats, frequency, positioning, and apply any necessary restrictions if needed – these will help contribute towards stronger CTRs and performance results for advertisers (and commitment in your traffic), increased user loyalty, and drive higher earning potential for you. 

Pachads offer multiple advertising formats allowing you to integrate specific ad slots that are more relevant to your users and better aligned to advertiser demands and market trends. Please contact us and we will be happy to assist on choosing the best placements for your site that will provide the highest possible earnings. 

Can I decide what type of ads appear on my website?

Yes, when setting up your account we will send you our KYP – “Knowing Your Publisher” – form where you will see an extensive list of restrictions based on ads formats, contents, and categories that you can select to be excluded. Doing this, you will only see permitted ads being displayed on your website. 

Is Post-Payment available?

Yes, only for selected advertisers with a clean track record and able to commit monthly budget in excess of US$20,000.

What payment methods do you support?

Pachads currently supports Wire Transfer, Paypal and Paxum.

Feel free to suggest new payment methods to our always proactive finance team at finance@pachads.com.

 

When and how will I get paid?

Pachads issue payments in both currencies – US Dollars and Euros – regardless that the platform shows only figures in US Dollars.

We offer payments on Net 7, Net 14 and Net 30 through Paypal, Wire Transfers and Paxum. The minimum amount is 50USD for PayPal & 250USD for Wire Transfers & Paxum.

Once the activity of the calendar month is closed, you can send an invoice to finance@pachads.com or receive a Payment Order with the amount to be paid for your confirmation & account validation. When the minimum amount has not been reached, the current balance is incorporated in the following month.

Confirmed payments are automatically scheduled and paid.

How do I earn money from referrals?

Pachads has a Referral Program that is integrated into your Publisher account. You can earn up to 5% of Publisher Payouts for each account referred to Pachads, over their lifetime. You can find different promotional material on our console to promote Pachads on your site.

All clients referred to us will go through the approval process by our Compliance team.

How do I create a new sub-advertiser?

Within your advertiser account you have the ability to use the “Advertisers” Tab to create new sub-advertisers – this is particularly relevant if you need to segment 3rd party offers. In order to create a new advertiser on Pachads Console you must understand the hierarchy within our platform. Below is the explanation and steps to create one:

Advertiser. This is the highest level of division, which is generally used to group all the ads of a certain advertiser.

Campaign. This level allows you to divide all the Banners of an Advertiser into separate groups by a certain attribute.

Banner. On this level the Advertiser can configure the ad settings and preferences, upload creatives, etc.

1. Click on the “Advertiser” Tab and Click on the “New Advertiser” box or at the top of the left bar, the human with a + sign:

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2. Complete the required information at the advertiser level:

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3. Click “Save”.

How do I create a new campaign?

In order to create a new campaign related to your Advertiser’s account on Pachads Console, please follow these steps:

1. Select the advertiser on the left side of the screen, and click on “Add New Campaign”:

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2. Campaign basic information will appear:

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  • ON: When selected, all banners related to this campaign will be active. When not selected, all banner will be deactivated.
  • Weight: Pachads’s Ad Server provides a flexible mechanism for the prioritisation of campaigns and banners. Changing the weight value of the campaigns and/or banners does this.

3. Click “Save”.

How do I create a new Banner?

In order to create a new Banner related to your campaign on the Pachads Console, please follow these steps:

1. Select the type of Banner you wish to create. For this example, we’ll create a Display 300×250 banner:

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      • Site Placement: Standard Display formats.
      • Non-Standard Placement: Custom Display formats.
      • Mobile Site Placement: Standard & Custom Mobile formats

2. Once the type of banner is selected, you’ll be prompted to include the necessary information of the banner:

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3. Enter the Banner Name.

4. Change the Banner Weight (1-32767; the higher the weight value is – the greater the probability).

5. Select the needed Ad Unit:

  • Banners for Standard Site Placements: Leaderboard (728×90); Medium Rectangle (300×250); Rectangle (180×150); Full Banner (468×60); Skyscraper (120×600); Custom Banner Size; Wide Skyscraper (160×600); Half Page Ad (300×600); Button 2 (120×60); Micro Bar (88×31); XXL Box (468×648).
  • Banners for Non-Standard Site Placements: Pop-Under (720×300); Pop-Up (300×250); Square Pop-Up (250×250); Pop-Up Large (550×480); Third Party Integration Code; Skin; Template; Custom Pop-Up; Custom Pop-Under.

6. Specify the Banner Type: Local File; External File; HTML Code; Template.

7. Upload the Banner creative depending on the Banner Type you’ve selected:

  • For Local File, click Browse and navigate to a Local File on your computer; fill in the Banner Title and specify the redirect URL:

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  • For an External File, insert a link to a Flash Banner File or to an Image Banner File; specify the redirect URL:

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  • If you need an HTML Code Banner Type, paste the advertising tag code into the corresponding frame:

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  • For the Template Banner Type, choose the template you need from the list:

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8. Please check on “How to setup your tracking link” to make sure you setup the landing page containing all necessary tokens.

9. Click “Save” and your banner is ready to start receiving traffic according to the targeting, limits and pricing included.

How do I create my video Ad Campaign?

Video Ad Campaigns

Video Ad Campaigns in Pachads are designed specifically for advertising that comes with Video content.

To create a Video Ad Campaign:

    1. Log into your network account and go to the Advertiser tab.
    2. Select an existing Advertiser > Campaign or add the new ones.
    3. Click the  button and fill out the Create New Banner form:

For graphical ad:

      • Enter the Banner Name.
      • Choose Ad Unit size: Video Overlay (450×50) or Custom Video Overlay Banner Size (and fill in your creative size).
      • Specify the Banner Type:
        • Local File: Allows uploading Overlay Banner creatives from your computer.
        • External File: Allows using a URL to the Overlay Banner creative.
        • HTML Code: Used to insert Advertising tags.
      • URL field: Fill in the link to the Landing Page which will be opened when the ad is clicked.
      • Choose Non-linear Video ad from the In-Stream Video Type field (an ad type that runs along with the video content). Common Non-linear ads include overlays (which are shown directly over the video content), and product placements (placed within the video content itself).

For video ad:

      • Enter the Banner Name
      • Choose Ad Unit size: Video Overlay (450×50) or Custom Video Overlay Banner Size (and fill in your creative size).
      • Specify the Banner Type:
        • Local Video: Use this Banner Type to upload a local video file as an ad source.
        • External Video: Used for uploading Video file via URL.
        • Third Party Vast/VPAID Tag URL: Designed for either VAST 2.0/3.0 or VPAID tags provided by the Advertiser
      • URL field: Fill in the link to the Landing Page which will be opened when the ad is clicked.
      • Choose Linear Video ad from the In-Stream Video Type field. A Linear Video ad is presented before (pre-rolls), during (mid-rolls) or after (post-rolls) the video content is viewed.
  1. Click Save. You will be redirected to the Video Placement page.

VAST Event Tracking

Pachads supports VAST events tracking. In order to enable this feature, select the items you need in the Vast Events pane of the Banner page:

  • AD START – Video ad or overlay display started.
  • AD FIRST QUARTILE – 25% of the Video ad was viewed.
  • AD MID POINT – 50% of the Video ad was viewed.
  • AD THIRD QUARTILE – 75% of the Video ad was viewed.
  • AD COMPLETE – Video ad or overlay display completed.
  • AD PAUSE – Video ad display paused.
  • AD RESUME – Video ad display resumed after a pause.
  • AD CREATIVE VIEW – a creative element was displayed.
  • AD MUTE – Video ad was muted.
  • AD UNMUTE – Video ad was unmuted.
  • AD FULLSCREEN – Video ad full-screen mode was toggled.
  • AD EXIT FULLSCREEN – Video ad full screen was exited.
  • AD EXPAND – Video ad was switched to the expanded view mode.
  • AD COLLAPSE – User exited the expanded view mode.
  • AD SKIP TRACKING – User skipped the Video Ad.

 

Analytics

In order to see statistics for these events:

  1. Log into your network account and navigate to the Analytics tab.
  2. Select the Breakdown By Action checkbox and choose the Actions you would like to track from the corresponding list.
  3. Select the Video Ad Campaign(s) from the Advertisers Filter.
  4. Set another reporting options and click Run Report.

With Pachads  it is possible to track Impressions, Clicks, Progress, and Events for third-party ad servers. To do so, go to the Advertiser > Campaign > Banner and enable the 3rd Party Tracking Codes field. Fill in the Tracking URL, choose Tracking Type and click : Third Party VAST Events Tracking

 

 

How do I setup a tracking link?

In order to setup your tracking link, you need to follow these steps:

When creating your banner, you have to include the landing page/URL of that specific ad. When doing this, you have the possibility of including any of the following tokens to track the user’s activity on your URL:

  • $$ACTION_DATA$$ -> To track the Click ID
  • $$PUBLISHER_ID$$ -> To track the Publisher’s ID/ Site ID
  • $$PLACEMENT_ID$$ -> To track the placement’s ID
  • $$TIMESTAMP$$ -> To track the time of the action
  • $$REMOTE_LANGUAGE$$ -> Language of the client’s browser (i.e.: en).
  • $$REMOTE_COUNTRY$$ -> Client’s country code (US, UK).
  • $$REMOTE_COUNTRY_NAME$$ -> Full country name.
  • $$REMOTE_CITY$$ -> City name.
  • $$CLIENT_USER_AGENT$$ -> Returns User Agent information.
  • $$RANDOM$$ -> Returns a random numeric string.
  • $$CAMPAIGN$$ -> Campaign name.
  • $$BANNER_NAME$$ -> Banner name.
  • $$BANNER_ID$$ -> Banner ID.
  • $$OS_NAME$$  -> Operating system.
  • $$MOBILE_CARRIER$$ -> Mobile carrier.
  • $$DEVICE_VENDOR$$  ->  Device vendor.
  • $$BROWSER$$  ->  Browser name.
  • $$GROSS$$-> Gross. 
  • We have many more tokens available. Please contact support@pachads.com if you’d like to know more about all the tokens we have available.

For example:

  1. Landing page: pachadsoffers.com

Tracking URL: www.pachadsoffers.com?id=56&YOURCLICKID=$$ACTION_DATA$$&YOURSUBID=$$PUBLISHER_ID$$

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How do I setup a Desktop Popunder ad?

In order to create a Popunder you must follow these steps:

1. Click on “Add New Banner”

2. Select the “Non-standard banner” option

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3. Include the banner information and select the Ad unit: Template

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4. Select Template: Tab-under v.1 (non-std) (global) and enter your tracking url (Landing page):

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PS: Tabunder ads are similar to Popunder ads. Tabunder ads appear in the background browser tab. Both Desktop and Mobile platforms support tabunder ads.

How do I create a new site?

In order to create a new site on the Pachads Console, please follow these steps:

1. Click on the Publisher Tab

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2. Click on the New Site box, in case you have already created sites, you can click on the + sign on your left bar

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3. Basic information on your website is requested at this stage. Your site can have multiple zones and multiple placements in each zone. This will help you segment and organise your traffic to obtain the highest payout possible.

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4. When you click “Save” you will access the following screen that confirms the site creation (displayed on the left bar) and enables you to create zones and administer general aspects such as limits, pre-targeting, capping, etc.

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How do I know if my site has been approved?

When accessing the information on your site by clicking on it on the left bar, you’ll be able to see 3 different statuses:

  • Site Pending – means that your site is still in our site approval process by our Compliance Team.
  • Site Approved – Congratulations! An automatic email will be sent confirming your site has been approved.
  • Site Rejected – Oh dear. An email will be sent explaining the reasons for the rejection and suggestions on how to get it approved in accordance with our Guidelines so we can begin monetising it. 

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How do I create a new ad zone?

In order to create a new ad zone related to your site on the Pachads Console, please follow these steps:

1. Select your site on the left bar and click on “Add New Zone” at the header of the screen:

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2. A Zone description and basic details of it can be included. Zones will allow you to segregate your placements as you wish. Mobile & Desktop, different formats, or just 1 zone for all placements.

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3. Click “Save”.

How do I create a new ad placement?

In order to create a new ad placement related to your site & zone on the Pachads Console, please follow these steps:

1. Select your site on the left bar and click on it to access all available zones. Click on the selected zone and click on “Add New Placement” to select the type of placement you wish to create:

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      • Site Placement: Standard Display formats.
      • Non-Standard Placement: Custom Display formats.
      • Mobile Site Placement: Standard & Custom Mobile formats

2. Select the type of placement from the list. For this example we’ll create a Display Site Placement with a format of 300×250:

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      • Name: You can create logical denominations to your placements as you wish. Normally we invite partners to maintain the automatic name assignment.
      • ON: You can active or deactivate this placement by clicking on this box. There’s no need to delete the placement to ensure the deactivation of it.
      • Size: All available Standard Display formats for your selection.
      • Flexible Placement Size: This checkbox identifies if the Ad Units (Banners) that are smaller than the Placement size can be linked to the Placement.
      • Default Code: In case there is no banner that would fit a certain user, the Default Code will be displayed. The impression won’t be counted towards Pachads’s Analytics.
      • Refresh After Seconds: Recalls the Placement after a given period of time. In this way multiple Banners can be shown (only for the iframe Invocation Codes).
      • Description: Free text to enable you to include any information related to this placement.

3. Click “Save”

4. Once you have saved you Placement, you can select the invocation code you wish to use, define any pre-targeting if required, inform limits & capping for that specific unit, etc.

How can I access the placement’s invocation code?

In order to obtain the invocation code of the placement created by a self-service publisher or on a statistical account, please follow these steps:

1. Access the platform using your credentials.

2. Click on “Publishers” tab:

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3. Your site will appear on the left panel. You can click on the zone indicator or click on the arrow symbol to the left of the site’s name to expand zone details:

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4. Your zone will appear below the site name. To access the placement level, please click on the placement indicator or click on the arrow symbol to the left of the zone name. Now you can see all available placements and select the one to expand the details by clicking on it:

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5. Now you’re looking at the details of the selected placement. Please scroll down on the main screen to see the invocation codes:

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6. You can select the format you’d like to obtain your invocation code and click on “Download Code”:

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7. You can select the method and destination of the invocation code in your device:

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8. If you select “Open with” the selected application will open for you to see the invocation code. If “Save File” is the one selected, a file will be automatically downloaded to your device containing the requested code.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you’re creating a mobile placement and you would like to integrate with out iframe sync code, please don’t forget to update the width and height parameter by your actual ad placement size. See example below:

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Replace both values within quotes (“) with one the numbers:

pachads_width = “300”

pachads_height = “250”

It will look like this:

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(function(){

pachads_key = “f006e74a645d0fef2c27827b88388bb2”;

pachads_channel = “”;

pachads_code_format = “ads”;

pachads_click = “”;

pachads_custom_params = {};

pachads_width = “300”;

pachads_height = “250”;

 

return ‘<script type=”text/javascript” src=”//ads.pacha.ninja/js/show_ads_pachads.js?pubId=41″><\/script>’

})()

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that we offer simple iframe code only for Web placements. If you’re creating a mobile placement, feel free to use the iframe sync as it has the same functionality.

Where can I set up my Postback url?

Under the Placement level, you can configure a Piggyback (postback) url, which will allow you to be notified when a conversion occurs.

To start using our Piggyback functionality, please follow these steps:

1 – Log into your network account and go to the Publishers pane:

2 – Select an existing Site or Placement, or add the new ones.

Please note: Site level Piggybacks will be ignored if the Placement level Piggybacks are configured.

3 – Activate the Piggyback pane from the right side menu:

4 – Select the Piggyback type depending on the tracking method: Piggyback Beacon for Pixel Tracking OR  Piggyback URL for S2S methods.

5 – Paste your Piggyback Beacon (JS-only) or Piggyback URL and Click Save.

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Piggybacks support the following Pachads macros:

Macro’s name Description
$$CUSTOM_PARAM(paramName)$$ Is used to pass custom parameters which are specified in the Invocation code, ClickId for example. If you choose this token, please insert &cp.clickid={YOURCLICKID} in your tracking url and insert YOURCLICKID=$$CUSTOM_PARAM(clickid)$$ in the piggyback you will set up with us.

Other parameters: 
$$PUBLISHER_ID$$ Site ID.
$$PLACEMENT_ID$$ Placement ID.
$$NET$$ Net.
$$GROSS$$ Gross.
$$CHANNEL$$ Returns channel value.
$$CHANNEL_ESC$$ Encoded channel value.
$$RANDOM$$ Returns a random numeric string.
$$TIMESTAMP$$ Returns the current timestamp in milliseconds.
$$REMOTE_COUNTRY$$ Client’s country code (US, UK).
$$REMOTE_COUNTRY_ESC$$ Encoded client’s country.
$$CUSTOM_PARAM_ESC(paramName)$$ Is used to pass encoded custom parameters which are specified in the Invocation code.

Video Inventory: how can I create a video placement?

A Video Placement is a rotation pool of video ads. There are four ways to display this type of ad units:

  • Pre-Roll Ad – a video ad shown before the video content.
  • Mid-Roll Ad – a video ad appearing as a break during the video content.
  • Post-Roll Ad – a video ad shown after the video content has ended.
  • Overlay Ad – a graphical ad covering the bottom third part of the video player window.

To add a Video Placement please follow the following steps:

    1. Log into your Pachads Console account and go to the Publishers tab.
    2. Select an existing Site > Zone or add new ones.
    3. Click the Add Video Placement button and fill out the form that appears:

      • Vast 3.0 Config – settings for the Skip Ad button behaviour:
        • Show Skip Ad Button. Select this checkbox to allow skipping ads.
        • Show After (seconds) Defines when the Skip Ad button will be displayed.
    1. Click Save. You will be forwarded to the Video Placement card where you can specify additional settings and get the VAST 3.0 and VAST 4.0 tags, which should then be inserted to your player. VAST tags can be validated beforehand with the help of VideoHub’s VAST/VPAID Video Validator.

NB: HTML Samples are the examples of how the codes should be inserted to the players, and not the actual Invocation Codes.

In addition to the regular settings available for all placement types, Video Placements include Vast Progress Events and 3d Party Vast Tracking settings.

Vast Events

Pachads’ Ad Server supports VAST events tracking. In order to enable this feature, select the items you need in the Vast Events pane:

  • AD START – Video ad or overlay display started.
  • AD FIRST QUARTILE – 25% of the Video ad was viewed.
  • AD MID POINT – 50% of the Video ad was viewed.
  • AD THIRD QUARTILE – 75% of the Video ad was viewed.
  • AD COMPLETE – Video ad or overlay display completed.
  • AD PAUSE – Video ad display paused.
  • AD RESUME – Video ad display resumed after a pause.
  • AD CREATIVE VIEW – a creative element was displayed.
  • AD MUTE – Video ad was muted.
  • AD UNMUTE – Video ad was unmuted.
  • AD FULLSCREEN – Video ad full-screen mode was toggled.
  • AD EXIT FULLSCREEN – Video ad full screen was exited.
  • AD EXPAND – Video ad was switched to the expanded view mode.
  • AD COLLAPSE – User exited the expanded view mode.
  • AD SKIP TRACKING – User skipped the Video Ad.

Custom VAST events

If none of the predefined VAST events meet your needs, it is possible to add custom events to your Video Placement. To do so:

    1. Log into your network account and go to the Actions tab.
    2. Add a new Action.
    3. Go to the Publishers tab and navigate to the Site > Zone > Video Placement.
    4. Click Vast Progress Events from the right side menu. Click the disclosure triangle on the Vast Progress Events pane if it is collapsed:

      • Select the Action you created from Event Action the list.
      • Set the Time for the Action to take place during the Video ad display in one of the following formats:
HH:MM:SS
HH:MM:SS:mmm

NB: If the VAST action is enabled on the Placement card, it will be tracked for the linked Banner(s) as well, and vice versa.

How can I get my Server-to-Server (S2S) postback link?

In order to pick-up your postback link you must follow these steps:

1. Click on the campaign you want to get a postback from.

2. Enable the “Actions” feature in the right-hand panel:

postback

3. Select the action from the Actions panel and click on settings wheel:

postbackpickupstep1

4. A new window will appear. Please select the “Server 2 Server” tab to access the action track URL:

postbackpickupstep2

5. Replace the $$ACTION_DATA$$ value by your CLICK_ID.

 

Why are your statistics different to mine?

Several reasons would explain such a discrepancy:

  1. What are your stats tracking? We only register stats that are genuine impressions/clicks. If you see additional impressions/clicks on your reports, do review the bot/fraude tools you have in place.
  2. Is your tracking set up correctly? Setting up the tracking tag on a different location will create this kind of discrepancy.
  3. Time Zones. Our stats are based on GMT hours. Check your report time zones to ensure the time difference is not the reason for the discrepancy.

If you feel none of the above apply, please contact us providing detailed information and the report containing the discrepancy. We will look into it and respond within 24 hrs.

Why do I see discrepancies when targeting mobile carrier traffic?

Mobile carrier user’s identification is very complex (3G/4G).

We use third-party databases of IP addresses to identify carriers requiring constant maintenance. Depending on the targeting option you are using, and how that option is identifying users (IP addresses, ISP name…) you may see differences. For this reason we can not guarantee the accuracy of this identification.

If you require 100% accuracy, we suggest you to use your own IP address ranges. This will ensure you’re targeting to your desire and updated IP ranges / carriers.

Can you serve ads/placements via API?

Pachads Ad Server includes the functionality to serve ads via Application Program Interface (API).

To find out your network-specific parameters, switch to the API tab of the Invocation Codes window:

API placement

In order to request an ad from a certain Placement you should send the parameters listed below within HTTP GET or POST request to the Request URL. Available response formats are: HTML (default), XML, JSON and JSONP.

Parameter Description Sample response Mandatory
key Unique Identifier of the Placement 92d6f4e52026a25dfce11cbda35e6260 true
clientIp Client’s IP address 112.12.23.33 true
clientUa Client’s User-Agent Android (Linux; U; Android 2.2.1; in-id; GT-S5570)
AppleWebKit/528.5+ (KHTML) Version/3.1.2
false
requestUrl Client’s Request URL http://foo.bar/foo/bar true
format Response format: HTML (default), JSONP, JSON or XML. JSONP false
callback Name of the JSONP callback function. callback123213 Only for JSONP response format.
tz Client’s time zone -1; 2; 5.5 false
latitude Client’s latitude 3.13192 false
longitude Client’s longitude 101.684059 false
didsha1 Device ID in SHA1 hash format hash value false
didmd5 Device ID in MD5 hash format hash value false
dpidsha1 Android ID or UDID in SHA1 hash format hash value false
dpidmd5 Android ID or UDID for iOS in MD5 hash format hash value false
model Device model iPhone false
make Device vendor Apple false
devicetype Device type (1 – Mobile, 2 – PC, 3 – Connected TV) 1 false
clientOs Client’s Operation System Chrome OS, FreeBSD, BlackBerry, Solaris, Palm OS, Windows, Linux, Symbian, Android, Unspecified, Bada, MeeGo, Windows Phone, XrossMediaBar (XMB), Mac OS X, iOS, J2ME false
osv Client’s OS version 3.1.2 false
no_impressions_report No-impressions data per banner {bannerId}|{count}|{bannerId}|{count}|… false

NB: It is also possible to pass Custom Parameters via API requests. Please see the section at the end of this article.

EXAMPLE

Lets assume that it is needed to request an ad in the XML format. To accomplish that:

1. Copy the Request URL from the API tab of the Invocation Codes panel. For this example it will be:

http://pachads.rocks/ads-api-v3

2. Add the placeholders for parameters to the Request URL:

http://pachads.rocks/ads-api-v3?key=&format= 

3. Copy and paste the corresponding values from the API tab of the Invocation Codes panel:

http://pachads.rocks/ads-api-v3?key=6d83a03ab653bbe2d51d05c95fad88a5&format=XML

4. Paste the Request URL with parameters into the address field of your Web Browser and press Enter.

This should return you the information regarding the Banners linked to the Placement in question in the XML format:

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<response>
<success>true</success>
<beacon>
http://ads.pachads.rocks/impression.gif?b=1459&p=71&ch=&ad.trans.id=p7duu54p9cz4&ap=&cps=&c=87&l=CN&h=ffead0342cbb64a053c13dcbebee989f&t=1485787996739&s=a0c8cac1bf7ced345074ee85ea774025&tz=&sh=800&sw=1280&o=
</beacon>
<code>
<script language=”javascript” type=”text/javascript”> leadzu=”http://sexo.leadzu.com/banner_request.php?m=1IP0ADULT&a={clickid}&pubid=pubid&idtm=728×90&lgid=”+new Date().getTime(); document.write(“<scr”+”ipt language=’javascript’ type=’text/javascript’ src='”+leadzu+”‘></scr”+”ipt>”); </script><img src=”http://ads.pachads.rocks/impression.gif?b=1459&p=71&ch=&ad.trans.id=p7duu54p9cz4&ap=&cps=&c=87&l=CN&h=ffead0342cbb64a053c13dcbebee989f&t=1485787996739&s=a0c8cac1bf7ced345074ee85ea774025&tz=&sh=800&sw=1280&o=” alt=”” style=”width:1px; height:1px; position:absolute; left:-10000px”/><script type=”text/javascript”>document.cookie=’pfcsc=””; Expires=Thu, 01-Jan-1970 00:00:10 GMT; Path=””‘;document.cookie=’pfcsc=””; Expires=Tue, 30-Jan-2018 14:53:16 GMT; Path=/’;</script>
</code>
<directFileDownload>false</directFileDownload>
</response>
It consists of the following sections:
      • creative – path to the Banner creative.
      • beacon – Impression tracking URL.
      • click – Click tracking URL.
      • code – Banner source code.

For another banner types, the responses would be:

HTML response sample:

<a href=”http://foo.bar/landing” target=”_blank”> <img border=”0″ alt=”foo.bar” src=”http://foo.bar/img.png” width=”300″ height=”50″></a>

JSONP response sample:

jQuery172021720809857884849_1337079958141({“code”:”<a href=\”http:\/\/foo.bar\/landing\” target=\”_blank\”>\n <img border=\”0\” alt=\”foo.bar\” src=\”http:\/\/foo.bar\/img.png\” width=\”300\” height=\”50\”>\n <\/a>”});

JSON response sample:

{ “success”:true,
“creative”:”http://path.to.creative/320×50.gif”,
“click”:”http://landing.url/landing”,
“beacon”:”http://impression.beacon/impression.gif”,
“code”:”<a href=\”http://landing.url/landing\” target=\”_blank\”><img border=\”0\” alt=\”\” src=\”http://path.to.creative/320×50.gif\” width=\”320\” height=\”50\”></a><img src=\”http://impression.beacon/impression.gif\”/>” }

When there is no Banner that can be displayed, the response code would be the same (200 OK), but a No-impression beacon will be served instead of banner markup.

HTML No-impression response sample:

<script type=”text/javascript”>
new Image().src = “http://impression.beacon/no_impression.gif”;
</script>

JSONP No-impression response sample:

jQuery172021720809857884849_1337079958141({
“code”:”<script type=\”text\/javascript\”>
new Image().src = “http:\/\/impression.beacon\/no_impression.gif\”
;<\/script>”
});

JSON No-impression response sample:

{“success”:false,
“code”:”<script type=”text/javascript”>
new Image().src = http://impression.beacon/no_impression.gif”;
</script>”}

XML No-impression response sample:

<response><success>false</success><code><script type=”text/javascript”>new
Image().src = “http://impression.beacon/no_impression.gif”;</script></code></response>

Custom Parameters in API request

Epom Ad Server provides an option to pass Custom Parameters in API request – please contact Pachads Support Team for a list of these. The general syntax for the parameters should be cp.[parameter-name]=[parameter-value]. For example: ‘cp.price=42’ or ‘cp.product=shoes’. The parameter separator is ‘&’.

So, to pass the aforementioned parameters, the API request should be:

http://pachads.rocks/ads-api-v3?key=ffebe34d562a894ad4e285ecec1aeee9&cp.price=42&format=json

 

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