Ezoic Ad Tester - Getting Started Guide

Modified on: Sat, 4 Jul, 2020 at 11:11am



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Overview

Step 1: Integrate

Step 2: Enable Monetization

Step 3: Set Up Ad Testing

Step 4: Apply For Google Ad Exchange

Step 5: Turn On Ezoic's Ad Tester

Step 6: Patience



Overview

Ezoic Ad Tester is a great way to use the power of multivariate testing on your website. Using Ezoic Ad Tester, you can create up to 100 potential ad units, place them on your site, and let Ezoic's system test the different combinations of sizes, locations, types, and quantity of ads, to find what works best for each user that comes to your site.

Ezoic’s system is always balancing revenue and user experience, so it will determine the optimal number of ads based on the specific user, and which combination of sizes and locations maximizes revenue while improving user experience.  For example, if you have 20 placeholders on a page, Ezoic’s system may determine that the optimal number of ads for User A is 4 and for User B is 6.

Go to http://www.ezoic.com/start.php to create an account and get started.

The setup wizard on your dashboard will help you keep track of what step you’re at when setting up your site with Ezoic:

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Step 1: Integrate

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In order to Use Ad Tester, you must be integrated with Ezoic.


Step 2: Enable Monetization

In order to gain access to Ezoic’s Ad Testing technology, you will need to click the 'Enable Monetization' button at the top of the monetization menu in your dashboard.


Step 3: Set up Ad Testing


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Step 3a: Wrap your Existing Ads

A guide to wrapping your existing ads can be found here.

Step 3b: Add Additional Testing Locations with Ezoic's Placeholders

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After you've wrapped your existing ads, the next step is to include additional locations to be tested by Ezoic's system. You have two options to do this:

i) Manually add placeholders

ii) Use Ezoic's Chrome Extension to do this for you.

More info on both options can be found here.


Step 4: Apply for Google's Ad Exchange

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Once you've integrated your site, you'll be able to fill out the application for Google's Ad Exchange (Step 4 in your Ezoic Dashboard). This is a requirement to work with Ezoic and gives you access to Google's premium ad marketplace along with all of our other demand partners and header bidding providers. A guide on applying to Google Ad Exchange can be accessed here.

Note: It can take anywhere from 4-6 hours for the approval to go through, but you can continue setting up while you wait!


Step 5: Turn on Ezoic's Ad Tester

Once you're happy with all your ad placements, go to 'Turn On/Off Settings' which can be found under Ad Tester, in the 'Monetization' tab.

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You can turn Ad Tester ON by clicking on the On/Off slider beside each device. The percentage of traffic that is sent through the Ezoic platform can be adjusted when you turn on a device by navigating to the settings tab on the main dashboard.

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Any changes must be saved before leaving the page.

Note: In order to use Ezoic Ad Tester, you must be integrated with Ezoic and signed up to Google Ad Exchange.

Step 6: Patience

As with all testing, it will take time for the Ezoic Ad Tester to test all the possible combinations and find the best ones.  Depending on your website's traffic and the number of positions and sizes that you try, this can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months.

To give you an idea of how many combinations you're testing, please reference the following chart. This chart assumes 3 possible ad sizes for each placeholder: 


Number of Ad Placeholders

Number of Combinations to Test

5

3,003

10

142,506

15

1,221,759

20

5,461,512

25

17,259,390

30

43,949,268

35

96,560,646

40

190,578,024

45

346,700,277

50

591,600,030

55

958,683,033

60

1,488,847,536

65

2,231,243,664

70

3,244,032,792

75

4,595,146,920

80

6,363,048,048

85

8,637,487,551

90

11,520,265,554

95

15,125,990,307

100

19,582,837,560


Please click here for further tips and tricks on optimising your site with Ad Tester.



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