Last updated on January 11, 2018
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After you set up the line items for an order, you need to specify the ads that belong to the line items. An ad represents the message that the advertiser wants end-users to view, and is the functional unit that serves when a line itemThe primary unit of execution for an order, which represents a specific inventory purchase and the required conditions for ad delivery. wins an impressionA single display of an ad on a web page, mobile app, or other delivery medium. For deals, impression is a metric to relay the total number of ads that have served. See also billable impression, forecasted impressions.. In most cases, multiple ads belong to a single line item. For example, an advertiser might want different ads to serve for a line item, depending on the day of the week, or time of day that the impression is delivered. Also, companion line items contain multiple ads to display at one time in multiple units of inventoryAd space available on a website or app. The basic unit of inventory for OpenX is an ad unit.. For each ad, you set attributes that OpenX Ad ServerA complete digital advertising platform where publishers sell, manage, and deliver their advertising inventory across all digital formats. uses to determine what ad to deliver at serve time.
Only certain types of ads can display in particular types of inventory. The Inventory Type plus the Ad Delivery ModeSpecifies how OpenX selects the ads in a line item for delivery when a line item wins an impression. OpenX can evenly distribute impressions between ads in the line item (equal weighting), distribute impressions between ads in the line item based on each ads’ ad weight setting (manual weighting), or deliver ads together to a predefined ad unit group (companion), according to the selected fill method. settings for a line item determine the available ad types for an ad. The following table describes the available ad types based on these line item settings.
Available ad types based on inventory type and ad delivery mode
|Inventory type||+ ad delivery mode||Supports ad type|
|Linear VideoAn ad or ad unit that displays in sequence with video content in a video player. Sequencing may be pre-roll, mid-roll, or post-roll. Can be accompanied by a companion ad. An example is a video ad that plays before a video starts, though static images may also serve.||Linear Video|
||Native AdAn advertisement designed to blend in with the appearance and tone of the editorial content it runs alongside.|
|Non-linear VideoAn ad or ad unit that displays on top of video content in a video player. Can be accompanied by a companion ad. An example is a banner that displays at the bottom of the video player while video content plays.||
Note You also need to select a Non-linear Ad Type: