Managing ad platforms

In the Yandex Advertising Network, a platform (or advertising platform) is the combination of places for showing ads on a single website and any mirrors.

There are two types of Yandex Advertising Network ad platforms:

Creating an ad platform

To create a new platform, go to the list of platforms (Products → Content platforms or Products → Search platforms) and click Add platform. Select a platform domain from the list and enter the name of your platform. Several platforms of the same type may exist for one site.

Why create several platforms?
Some Advertising Network settings are specified individually for each platform, but not for the whole site or different blocks. For example, you can restrict the display of “adult advertising” on certain pages of a site by creating a separate ad platform and enabling a family filter on it, or you can create two separate content ad platforms for displaying Yandex.Direct ads with images and regular text ads.

After saving, the ad platform will be assigned a unique identifier (Page ID) and appear in the list of ad platforms with the status Testing (for a site that's already passed moderation) or New.

When blocks are created for this platform, their code is installed on the site, and impressions start, the status changes to Working.

Configuring the platform

Click Edit to change platform settings.

The following settings can be configured for the whole platform (but not for specific blocks).

You can also specify your website's language. The language is selected for elements of ads and blocks, but does not impact the content of the ads. Ad impressions are selected for each user on an individual basis. You can select between Russian (ru), Ukrainian (uk), English (en), Belarusian (by), Kazakh (kz), Turkish (tr), and Tatar (tt) languages.

Yandex.Metrica reports

When a platform is saved in the interface, Yandex.Metrica automatically creates a new tag within 30 minutes to evaluate site performance.

After you place ad blocks created for this platform on website pages, Yandex.Metrica starts collecting traffic statistics for these pages. This data is included in reports: click Metrica reports in the line with the required platform.

Stopping and archiving the ad platform

To stop displaying all ad blocks on a particular platform, click the Actions → Stop button. To resume ad impressions, click Actions → Start impressions.

A platform that doesn't have statistics for impressions and clicks can be archived. To do this, click Actions → Archive. If the platform has accumulated statistical data, first stop ad impressions on this platform and then add it to the archive.

You can restore archived platforms on the Archive tab.