Bitrix Site Manager

Creating and editing a banner

In this section

  • Context bar
  • Editing form
  • Banner
  • Restrictions
  • Targeting
  • Statistics
  • Comment
  • Controls
  • Context bar

    Button Description
    Banner list Opens a form with a list of banners.
    View banner CTR graph Shows the banner CTR graph.
    View banner settings Displays the banner parameters.
    Add new banner Creates a new banner in this form.
    Copy banner Duplicates the banner being edited.
    Delete Deletes the current banner.

    Editing form

    This form, which is split in several tabs, is used to create new and edit properties of existing banners.

    This tab contains common banner parameters.

    FieldDescription
    Banner status Indicates the banner display status:
    • - banner cannot be displayed;
    • - banner can be displayed.
    Created The time the banner was created. The user who created the banner.
    Modified The time the banner was last modified.
    Contract The contract to which the banner relates.
    Active Denotes the banner is active.
    Show period The range of dates within which the banner can be displayed. The banner becomes inactive when the period expires.
    Name An arbitrary name of the banner.
    Group An arbitrary group to which the banner belongs. If a drop-down list is active, you can select one of the previously created groups.
    Type The banner type. Defines the banner placement.
    Media
    Image Click the Browse button to upload an image for the banner from the local computer.
    Tooltip text Advisory text to appear when a user hovers the mouse over an image.
    Flash banner does not contain link If checked, clicking a Flash banner will open the link specified in Banner URL rather than the link the Flash banner was intended to open. This allows to register clicks in the Statistics module.

    Note!
    Enabling this option affects the intended interactivity of Flash banners. This is because the banner will not receive the mouse input.

    Banner URL URL of the target page or site to which a visitor will navigate upon click.
    URL target Type of the window to display the target page of the link:
    • _self specifies to load the link into the same window the link was clicked in.
    • _blank specifies to load the link into a new blank window. This window is not named.
    • _parent specifies to load the link into the immediate parent of the document the link is in.
    • _top - specifies to load the link into the full body of the window.
    Banner code You can use both plain text and HTML as the banner code.

    You can use templates #RANDOM1#, #RANDOM2#, #RANDOM3#, #RANDOM4# and #RANDOM5# in your code. These will be replaced with the random numbers at the show time in the public section.

    The following templates are also allowed:
    • #BANNER_NAME# - banner name;
    • #BANNER_ID# - banner ID;
    • #CONTRACT_ID# - contract ID;
    • #TYPE_SID# - banner type.
    Banner status
    Status Allows to set the current banner status:
    • approved the banner can be displayed on the site;
    • on approval banners in this state be displayed. This state indicates that a user taking over the advertising module should move the banner to either the approved or rejected state;
    • rejected when in this state, the banner cannot be displayed.
    Status comment Comments for the banner state change.
    Notify contract owners If checked, directs to create and send a message based on the template Banner state change.
    "Restrictions" tab

    These settings can be used to impose additional control over the banner display.

    FieldDescription
    Weight (priority) The banner weight. This affects the probability of selecting a banner for the show.
    Maximum audience Maximum number of visitors allowed to view the banner.

    The number on the right indicates the number of visitors to which the banner was shown.

    Checking the reset flag resets the counter to 0 upon save.
    Maximum shows to one visitor You can limit the number of shows of the banner to a single visitor.
    4 shows is usually the optimum.
    Maximum shows Maximum number of shows that triggers the inactive state of the banner.

    The number on the right denotes the current number of shows.

    Checking the reset flag resets the show counter to 0 upon save.
    Register clicks on this banner If the flag is checked, banner clicks are registered in the Statistics module.
    Maximum clicks Maximum number of clicks for the banner. After the counter reaches this value, the banner becomes inactive.

    The number on the right denotes the current number of clicks.

    Checking the reset flag resets the click counter to 0 upon save.
    Banner CTR (%) Denotes the percentage of clicks.
    Days and time for show Hours and days of week when the banner is to be shown.
    "Targeting" tab

    This tab contains options which allow additional control over the banner shows.

    FieldDescription
    Sites Sites on which the banner can be shown.
    Sections and pages to show the banner You can specify names of section or pages that will only show the banner. Page names allow parameters; each page should start from the new line.
    Sections and pages to not show the banner You can specify names of section or pages that will not show the banner. Page names allow parameters; each page should start from the new line.
    User groups With field, you can choose user groups to whose members the banner will or will not be shown (it depends on the selection between the two options: Show banner to selected groups only and Don't show banner to selected groups).
    Keywords The banner keywords. The banner will be shown much more often on pages containing these keywords.
    Show to visitors from countries Visitors from the selected countries will be only allowed to view the banner.
    Show to visitors under advertising campaigns The module administrators can only edit this field.

    This field can be used to restrict banner impressions to visitors who entered the site on a specific adv. campaign
    Show to visitors Select the visitor category to show the banner: all; new visitors; returned visitors.
    "Statistics" tab

    Parameters of this tab define how events are registered in the Statistics module. Only administrators can edit these settings.

    FieldDescription
    Register events If checked, events are registered.
    Event1 Event type identifier event1.
    Event2 Event type identifier event2.
    Event3 Auxiliary parameter of an event. 
    The following templates are allowed in event1, event2 and event3:
    • #BANNER_NAME# - banner name;
    • #BANNER_ID# - banner ID;
    • #CONTRACT_ID# - contract ID;
    • #TYPE_SID# - banner type.
    "Comment" tab

    Here you can type any comment to the banner.

    Controls

    Button Description
    Save Saves changes. Returns to the list of banners.
    Displayed when editing an existing banner.
    Apply Applies current changes. Editing continues.
    Cancel Dismisses recent changes. Editing continues.