This post was most recently updated on January 20th, 2022
Newsletter ad monetization can be intimidating because the implementation is not very straightforward and there is a lack of online resources available for reference. For publishers looking for additional revenue streams, particularly those with an email subscription base, this is worth the read.
Below is the simplified version of the entire process of setting up GAM ads in a newsletter.
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You first have to decide on the ad sizes you are going to run for newsletters. Have your creatives handy.
Decide on how you’d like to organize your Orders and Line items. For a more granular reporting and ease of optimization, we suggest creating a separate Order per advertiser.
A few facts regarding newsletter tags:
Use this tag as a template and just modify the parts as broken down in the table below:
|<a href=’http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/jump?iu=/654321/ad_unit_code&sz=468×60&c=12345′ target=”_blank”>
<img src=’http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ad?iu=/654321/ad_unit_code&sz=468×60&c=12345’/> </a>
|your Google Ad Manager network ID
|your ad unit code
|your ad unit size
|correlator value. A special code is needed here, so it generates a unique value for every pageview. You might need to consult your dev to accomplish this.
To test it, do the following:
Open the URL tag in your browser > right click > Inspect
Click on the Network tab
It should show Content-Type: image/png
As you can see, monetizing your newsletter with DFP ads (now Google Ad Manager) is not as complicated as it seems. Need help setting up ads in your website, running header bidding, or optimizing your ad inventory? Sign up for a Professional account at MonetizeMore today!
Kean Graham is the CEO and founder of MonetizeMore & a pioneer in the Adtech Industry. He is the resident expert in Ad Optimization, covering areas like Adsense Optimization,GAM Management, and third-party ad network partnerships. Kean believes in the supremacy of direct publisher deals and holistic optimization as keys to effective and consistent ad revenue increases.
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