Site Set Up with Broadstreet Ads

If you are a WordPress user, you can find the instructions on how to set up Broadstreet with WordPress here. If you need help with site set up for any other site you are in the right place.

Login to your Broadstreet Dashboard

You can log in to your Broadstreet dashboard here.

Create Zones

Zones, sometimes called “Ad Units” by other vendors, represent areas on your website where you wish for ads to appear. For example, you might have an ad unit called “Sidebar – Top,” because you will eventually want ads to appear at the top of a sidebar on your website. We’ll use that as an example.

On the left side of your dashboard, click Zones.

Click “New Zone” on the top right.

Give the zone a name — this might be something like “Sidebar – Top.” Some users prefer to add sizing to zone names for informational purposes. For example, “Sidebar – Top – 300×250.”

Give the Zone a name of your choosing. For example, a very common area for ads is the top of the sidebar, so many clients have a zone named “Sidebar Top.”

After your zone has been created, get the code for the zone. You can do this by clicking the “Get Zone Code” button on the top right of your dashboard.

Place the Zone Code

a. Once you have clicked “Get Zone Code,” follow the instructions on the ‘Javascript (v2.0)’ tab.

The first bit of code is a snippet that you only need to your site once. After placing it, you won’t have to re-add it for future zones. It’s commonly put right before the closing “body tag” (</body>), but can be placed anywhere on the page.

The second snippet of code should be placed where you would like your zone to appear (and consequently, ads).

Create Ads and Place Them

Return to your Broadstreet dashboard. Click “Advertisers” in the left-side menu.

Click “New Advertisement” on the top right of the screen.

After you have created your Ad you will start a campaign. Here you can pick a start and end date along with the Zone you would like the ad to show up in.

Once your Advertisement is created, scroll to the bottom of the page to the “Quick Campaign” section. Optionally select a start and end date, and the ad zone that you would like that ad to appear in — you may select multiple zones.

Repeat these steps for as many ads as needed.

Now, visit your website — you should see the ads you’ve just placed.