Ad Sets

An ad set is a group of one or more advertisements (linear and/or non-linear) that you can assign to videos.

Ad sets make it easier to manage, organize, and change advertisements. If you add linear advertisement directly to videos, you have to manually change the ad for each video whenever you update or change the ad. With ad sets, you simply add or remove videos from the ad set. All videos that use the ad set are automatically updated.

The following example has an ad set that contains two alternating pre-roll ads.

Position Ad Frequency
Pre-roll Premium Sofa Manufacturer

Show first ad after 0 videos.

Play an ad every 2 videos.

Pre-roll Premium Shoe Manufacturer

Show first ad after 1 videos.

Play an ad every 2 videos.

The following example has an ad set that consists of two pre-roll video ads, two alternating mid-roll video ads that start after 65% of the video has played, three alternating post-roll video ads, and Google Adsense non-linear ads that start 10 seconds into the video.

Position Ad Frequency
Pre-roll Premium Caffeinated Sports Drink’s Currently Living Athlete #217

Show first ad after 0 videos.

Play an ad every 1 video.

Pre-roll Premium Shoe Manufacturer

Show first ad after 0 videos.

Play an ad every 1 video.

In-stream Mega Sports Hut

Show first ad after 0 videos. Play an ad every 2 videos.

Play ad at 65%

In-stream Gigantachain Sports Emporium

Show first ad after 1 videos. Play an ad every 2 videos.

Play ad at 65%

Post-roll Granny Sue’s Homemade Energy Cookies

Show first ad after 0 videos.

Play an ad every 3 videos.

Post-roll Itchy’s Sport Performance Cream

Show first ad after 1 videos.

Play an ad every 3 videos.

Post-roll Fray’s Used Hang Gliders

Show first ad after 2 videos.

Play an ad every 3 videos.

In-stream Google Adsense

Show first ad after 0 videos. Play an ad every 1 video.

Start after 10 seconds.

Using this example, you can change any of the ad tags at any time and the changes are made for all videos that use the ad set.

Note: If you specify more than one video ad in the same position, Backlot plays all video ads in that position.

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