If your show has automatic ads enabled (also known as dynamic or programmatic ads), then you can manage your ads at the episode level.
To manage your pre-roll and post-roll settings at the show level, see Manage Pre-Roll and Post-Roll Ad Settings for Your Show.
To manage the automatic ad settings for an episode:
- Add or edit an episode.
- Click the toggle next to the Advertising section header to turn on advertising for this episode. If your show has automatic ads enabled, you will see options to include mid-roll, pre-roll, and post-roll ads.
- Ad Slot tools work best in a Chrome browser on a Mac or PC.
- Any ad blocking plugins must be turned off.
- Tools work with CBR (Constant Bit Rate) files; we do not support VBR (Variable Bit Rate) files.
The following options are available:
After you have uploaded or selected an mp3 audio file for your episode, you can use the waveform to visually select the location of mid-roll ads.
|Time||The time box displays the time of the selected marker in your audio file. You can also type in the time manually to set the position of the marker.|
|1 Ad/ 2 Ads / 3 Ads||Use this dropdown to select whether you want one, two, or three ads inserted into your episode audio.|
Click the Add Slot button to insert the selected time marker into your episode.
The slot appears under the Post-Roll section along with the selected time location for the ad slot. Click Delete to remove the ad slot.
|Pre-Roll||Use the Pre-Roll section to insert the number of ads you want at the beginning of your episode audio. (Not editable if you have set this at the show level.)|
|Post-Roll||Use the Post-Roll section to insert the number of ads you want at the end of your episode audio. (Not editable if you have set this at the show level.)|
After you publish your episode, the Episodes List displays the number of automatic ads in the episode. Mouse over a number to see whether it is the pre-roll, mid-roll, or post-roll ad count. (The mid-roll count is the total number of mid-roll ads across all your configured mid-roll slots.)