Once you have set up the prerequisites for applying targeting settings (see here), you may start applying filters for ad groups across channels.
Follow the video and steps below:
- Under Campaign tab, select the campaign that has the "Display" logo in orange color beside the subtitle.
- Click on the Display Ad Group you have created to enter the ad group level. To learn how to create a Display ad group, refer to this article.
The Performance area of the dashboard shows the performance of the ad group both numerically and graphically, in real-time. The dashboard includes metrics such as impressions served, revenue, click-throughs and budget spent. Users have control over the time period for which the data is shown by adjusting the calendar.
The Estimated Reach area of the dashboard is a prediction on the available inventory and the expected CPM, CPC and CPA rates. This estimation is based on the filtering applied to the ad group, as explained in the next part of this article.
- Additional targeting filters are available to refine and specifically target your intended audience. It is important to understand each one in detail so you are aware of which filters to apply to achieve your intended results:
Ad Group Info
The audience targeting filter allows you to select a specific group of audience. There are two types of audience available: First-party and Third-party audiences. First party audience refers to the audience pool collected on the users' website through a pixel embedded on the sites (i.e. direct visitors to the clients' website).
Third-party audience can be bought from third-party audience data providers at a fixed price. To learn more about the Audience and the steps involved in creating them, visit this article.
To add an existing audience click on Add Audience button and select the desired audience.Click Save button to confirm the changes.
Day and Time
Please note that this field is mandatory in order to start running your campaign.
Apps and Sites
Alternatively, click on Import Site Lists, Import App Lists and Add Ad Space from List buttons to apply a pre-existing list. Check out this article to learn how to create your own Site and App list.
Click on Save button to confirm the changes.
To add a brand safety filter, select the Brand Safety option. Click on Add Brand Safety button and select the relevant categories that you wish to apply to your campaign. You can select both systems as well as user-defined brand safety categories. Click on Save to confirm the changes.
If you would like to set up your own user-defined brand safety categories, check out this article.
A frequency cap is used to set a limit on the number of times an impression is served to one unique user, to avoid inundating the user with ads. The time frame can be adjusted from anywhere from a minute to as long as the campaign’s lifetime.
Click on the Frequency Cap filter. Click Yes for Cap on Impressions and input the number of impressions to cap at during a given period of time.
XPO offers both user device as well as content-based language targeting. The User-Agent option targets websites and apps based on the language setting on the audience's device. For example, French ads can be targeted to devices with French set up in language setting.
The Lumina Knorex option is a software which is built in-house to target user with ads based on the language of the content of a certain webpage. Following on from the previous example, French ads can be placed on websites that have content in French.
To add a language filter, select the Language option. Select either User-Agent or Lumina Knorex and click on Add Language button. Select the relevant languages you wish to target and click on Save button to confirm changes.
To add a filter for contextual targeting, select the Segments filter. Click on Add Segment button and select the segments you would like to add. Similarly, click on Add Sub Segment button and select the sub-segments you would like to add. Click on Save button to confirm your changes.
If you would like to learn more about setting up a user-defined segment, check out this article.
To add a viewability filter, click on Viewability and toggle Set Viewability to ON. Use the slider bar to set the viewability percentage you wish to apply to your campaign. You can also set the position of the ads by checking the relevant boxes under Ad position. Finally, an upper limit can be set on the number of bids placed for a particular page under the Bid limit per page option.
Adding a Device type filter allows users to target ads on specific devices such as Connected TV, mobile phones, tablets and desktops. The other 3 filters allow users to target the audience by the device model, cookie ID and right down to the operating system that the target audience are using as well
To add a device filter, select the Mobile option. Click on Add Device Type button and select the relevant categories that you wish to apply to your campaign. The picture below shows the available device types that can be targeted using XPO.
Follow similar steps to add in the 3 remaining filtering options. Please note that device IDs may also be imported as a list. If you want to learn how you can import a device ID list, check out our this article.
To add a technology filter, select the Technology option. Click on the Add Connection Type button and select the relevant categories that you wish to apply to your campaign. Follow similar steps to add in the 3 remaining filtering options. Please note that IP addresses may also be imported as a list. If you want to learn how you can import a device ID list, check out this article.