Why Create an Ad?
An ad is an important part of a flight and campaign, and can help in driving traffic to a website or domain. To create an ad, simply upload the creative associated with the ad to the system using the Create Creative API call. After the creative is uploaded, pass the
CreativeID as the
id for the creative object.
An ad will be created, and the unique Ad ID returned may then be used to update or delete ads.
When using the Create Ads API call, it is important to understand the syntax required to make the request. Because the Kevel API is a RESTful API, there is a specific request format that must be followed to ensure the endpoint can process the request. The format is:
POST- the type of API request being made.
https://api.kevel.co- the URL for the request.
v1- the API version.
flight- the API endpoint being called.
FlightID- the ID associated with the Flight.
creative- the creative being uploaded.
In addition to the parameters already listed above that can be passed as part of this request, there are a few additional parameters you can pass to further refine the ad being created. These parameters are listed in the table below.
|Indicates that ad comes from a 3rd party (i.e. uses 3rd party ad tags) - for use with Click Bucketing. If |
|"Opts-out" of frequency cap settings imposed on it by above|
|The cap of the frequency cap. Instructions here|
|How long the frequency cap should apply. Instructions here|
|The unit for the frequency cap: |
Goal: If GoalType is 2 (Percentage), then a Goal of 100 represents a 100% goal. If GoalType is 1 (Impressions), then a Goal of 200000 represents a goal of 200,000 impressions. Note: when you GET a creative, you will see a value of "null" for Goal, and the goal should be represented as e.g. "Impressions": 200000 or "Percentage": 100. Our API does this conversion behind the scenes.
IsGoalOverride: You will see this
IsGoalOverride field in the results of a GET request for a creative flight map -- this indicates whether or not the flight-level goal is being overridden by an ad-level goal. When creating or updating a creative flight map, however, you do not need to explicitly set
IsGoalOverride -- it is set automatically based on whether or not you are supplying
IsStartEndDateOverride: You will see
IsStartEndDateOverride field in the results of a GET request for a creative flight map -- this indicates whether or not the ad has its own start/end dates. When creating or updating a creative flight map, however, you do not need to explicitly set
IsStartEndDateOverride -- it is set automatically based on whether or not you are supplying