This is an example of a typical post page, with the main types of ads we run here at AdThrive. You can view this page on desktop or on a mobile device, to see the different types of ads that run on each device type.
At the top of the page, you can see a header ad. Sometimes also called a “leaderboard ad,” the header ad is a long rectangular ad that appears at the top of a website on desktop or tablet.
A sidebar ad runs in the sidebar of the site. If you’re viewing this page on desktop, you can see an example of a normal sidebar ad over there on the right side below the ‘Meet AdThrive’ widget.
AdThrive sidebar ads are typically open to several different ad sizes to ensure the most competition for each spot in your sidebar. A sidebar that is at least 300 pixels wide keeps your site open to the highest-paying ad sizes!
Sticky Sidebar Ad
A sticky sidebar ad is an ad at the bottom of the sidebar on desktop that “sticks” to the screen and scrolls along with the reader as they move down the page. Because this ad is seen so well by readers, it earns exceptionally well.
If you’re viewing this page on desktop, you can see an example of a sticky sidebar at the bottom of the sidebar as you keep scrolling through this post.
The sooner a sticky sidebar ad comes into view and begins scrolling with a reader, and the longer it’s able to scroll, the better it earns — so a short sidebar with fewer widgets helps this ad type earn more.
A content ad is an ad that runs inside the content of your pages on desktop or mobile, usually between paragraphs of text. You’ll see these ads sprinkled within the content on this page, too.
Content ads are especially valuable on mobile, since mobile devices don’t have room for a sidebar with sidebar ads. AdThrive technology detects a reader’s screen height and intelligently spaces out these ads to maximize your ad earnings AND keep sites reader-friendly!
If you publish recipes on your site, a recipe ad is an ad that shows up inside the recipe card. Readers tend to spend a lot of time viewing a recipe’s ingredients and instructions, so an ad placed inside the recipe box tends to earn very well.
You can see a live example of a recipe ad inside the recipe box below:
Sticky Footer Ad
A sticky footer ad loads at the bottom of the browser and “sticks” there as the reader navigates the website. You can see an example of this ad at the bottom of this page.
The sticky footer ad is one of the most valuable ad units you can run on your site and always has an ‘X’ at the top right so readers can close it if they want.
Video Player Examples
Do you publish original video content on your site? We’d love to help you monetize those videos with our AdThrive video player options.
If you’re viewing this post on desktop, you encountered our collapsible video player, that begins playing inside the post content and moves to the sidebar as you keep scrolling. This video player silently autoplays a playlist of videos inside every post on desktop with ads interspersed between videos. To hear the audio, simply mouse over the video to turn on sound
Collapsible Video Player Example
Some content management systems aren’t compatible with the Collapsible video player, so we also have an alternative stationary sidebar player that stays in one place in the sidebar and silently autoplays on all pages. You can see an example of this video player in the sidebar here.
If you’re viewing this post on mobile, the mobile video player is a stationary video player that loads in the middle of your post and silently autoplays your video content with ads interspersed throughout. We can always customize the location depending upon your site’s mobile theme.
Below, you’ll find an example of an embedded click-to-play video. These function a lot like YouTube’s embedded video players — you upload a video and get an embed code to place anywhere you’d like on your site — but AdThrive video players earn significantly more. The video player can play ads before, during, and after your video content.