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Publisher Settings

Clicking the cog icon in the top right of a publisher page will take you through to publisher settings. From here you can manage various publisher-specific settings.

Branding

Set internal labels for easier identification throughout the system as well as branding & RSS feed URL for use in video content.

Tracking

You can use this section to add custom pixel or JavaScript trackers. This section is for technically trained users only. It is worth speaking to your account manager if you have additional tracking needs, where we can then advise you on the required setup.

Visual Customisations

You can set Global CSS overwrites here to fix publisher-specific styling issues. However, this feature is for experienced web developers only. It is recommended you do not change this field, and leave it to your account manager to fix styling issues on your behalf.

Custom Key Values

Custom key values allow you to pass in targetable data into the ad server. More on this over on Publisher Tag Features.

Optional Features

Optional features are features that can be enabled with a simple toggle.

AI Dynamic Floors

Whether P&P or SaaS, you can make use of our AI Dynamic Floors system. Dynamic Floors are enabled on a traffic percentage basis, so you can be confident in the model as you ramp up. Simply drag the slider between 0% (completely off) and 100% (fully on).

Dynamic floors are deployed daily at midnight (UTC), so the percentage traffic split you have chosen will only take effect come midnight, and will remain as is for a full 24-hour period.

Our model takes into account historic date trends, device, browser and country all applied at the granular tag config level for highly targeted floors.

Note: Dynamic floors apply to your ad server demand (some set up required for SaaS) and all Prebid SSP's. Dynamic floors do not apply to wrappers such as OpenWrap and Amazon Publisher Services.

Debug Mode

Debug mode can be enabled on a per page basis by adding the ?content-ignite-debug=true query parameter to the page URL. This is the recommended way of debugging our publisher tag. In cases where our tag is served into a safe frame, for example, that query parameter will not work, so enabling the debug mode toggle here turns it on globally.

Debug mode provides additional output in your browser's developer console. This is to be used by your development team only to help identify or track down any issues and should be disabled as soon as it is no longer needed.

βeta Tag

Warning! This feature should not be used without first discussing it with your account manager.

We are constantly developing and improving our publisher tag, and before we release an update to everyone, we release it in "βeta". This is an early development preview and comes with the risk of not being tested. Enabling this could therefore break your ad serving and reduce your revenue.

If we are working with you on a new feature that benefits your particular publisher, we may enable this for you to test its effectiveness.

Page change detection

Our tags can detect when a page change event occurs, these are events triggered by client-side scripts that dont reload the whole page. This is often used by Single-Page Applications (SPA's) or by feature libraries such as galleries, where each change in viewed image, updates the URL accordingly which helps users share or bookmark pages.

When our tag detects these events, we reload the ads on page as if a full page change occurred, ensuring we re-assess all the targets on page, and load ads as expected.

This feature should be enabled as required by your developers, there is a small risk that rouge scripts could cause page change events when they are not supposed to, causing ads to reload and performance stats to decrease.

For SPA sites, we recommend you disable this feature and use the more targeted method of calling window.__ciads.reload() to trigger our tag to reload, as this is a much more narrow and controlled approach.

Deployment freeze

You can schedule a deployment pause for the publisher tag being rebuilt, temporarily queuing up any changes to the publisher tag between the selected start and end dates. Once the end date has passed, your tag will resume building automatically.

Benefits of this feature include:

  • The ability to make lots of changes to publisher settings, tag configs etc, and deploying them all together at a set time.
  • Pausing new tag builds over a period where publisher management is trickier, such as over a company Christmas 'shutdown'.

We've setup a 30-day maximum period from the start date to ensure your tag doesn't go too long without a rebuild, guaranteeing it stays up-to-date with the latest features and security upgrades.

Third-party Ads.txt Requirements

As part of our Ads.Txt Insights analysis, we are able to map a publishers current ads.txt file lines against the required lines derived from the demand partners in your ad stacks. This allows us to discover what lines fall outside of our requirements and are deemed as "Untracked".

These untracked lines may include genuine inventory required from other third party partners you work with.

In order for us to ascertain between genuine inventory and lines that may be legacy or dormant (which can pose many complications and negative revenue effects), we provide a field on the publisher settings page where you can enter any active third party ads.txt lines. This allows us to track these lines and add them as part of the requirements for the given publisher, making any untracked lines a flag for removal as part of the ads.txt insights.

Simply input your line-separated ads.txt requirements, remembering to follow IAB Ads.txt 1.1 guidance, and we'll do the rest.

Further information on how we use these requirements, macro usage and relationship management which can be applied, read more in our docs.