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Banners have been proven to create excellent brand marking. In fact, public remembers banners 20% more than television ads. An advertising banner is still the most effective method of building traffic to your web site quickly.

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Banner advertising is the Internet version of display advertising. There are two major reasons that banner advertising has become so successful:

•  Banners have been proven to create excellent brand marketing. In fact, the public remembers banners 20% more than television ads.

•  An advertising banner is the most effective method of building traffic to your web site quickly other than free classified ads. Banners bring people who click on your banner directly to your "portal page."

We specialize in creating professional quality flash and interactive banners. To achieve higher CTR's, we use mainly Flash to develop visually outstanding, animated banners which can carry more text, frames, and more informative design.

A well designed flash banner can always attract more eyeballs and clicks, than a static image that remains still. Most banner ads you see on major portals such as Yahoo! are Flash banners.

Types of banners
•  Flash & GIF Banner Design
•  Interactive & Playable Banners

Web Banner or Banner Ad is a form of advertising on the World Wide Web. This form of online advertising entails embedding an advertisement into a web page. It is intended to attract traffic to a website by linking them to the web site of the advertiser. The advertisement is constructed from an image (GIF, JPEG), JavaScript program or multimedia object employing technologies such as Java, Shockwave or Flash, often employing animation or sound to maximize presence. Images are usually in a high-aspect ratio shape. That is to say, either wide and short, or tall and narrow, hence the reference to banners. These images are usually placed on web pages that have interesting content, such as a newspaper article or an opinion piece.

Typical web banner, sized 468x60 pixels The web banner is displayed when a web page that references the banner is loaded into a web browser. This event is known as an "impression". When the viewer clicks on the banner, the viewer is directed to the website advertised in the banner. This event is known as a "click through". In many cases, banners are delivered by a central ad server. Many banner ads work on a click-through payback system. When the advertiser scans their logfiles and detects that a web user has visited the advertiser's site from the content site by clicking on the banner ad, the advertiser sends the content provider some small amount of money (usually around five to ten US cents). This payback system is often how the content provider is able to pay for the internet access to supply the content in the first place. Web banners function the same way as traditional advertisements are intended to function: notifying consumers of the product or service and presenting reasons why the consumer should choose the product in question, although web banners differ in that the results for advertisement campaigns may be monitored real-time and may be targeted to the viewer's interests. Many web surfers regard these advertisements as highly annoying because they distract from a web page's actual content or waste bandwidth. Newer web browsers often include options to disable pop-ups or block images from selected websites. Another way of avoiding banners is to use a proxy server that blocks them, such as Privoxy. Standard Sizes The Interactive Advertising Bureau has released a set of sizes which it has designed to make ad sizing more predictable and better for both consumer and producer. It calls these web advertisements "interactive marketing units". The sizes are as follows (measurements in pixels):
  • Sizes for rectangle/pop-up ads
    • Medium Rectangle: 300 by 250
    • Square Pop-Up: 250 square
    • Vertical Rectangle: 240 by 400
    • Large Rectangle: 336 by 280
    • Rectangle: 180 by 150
  • Sizes for banner/button ads
    • Full Banner: 468 by 60
    • Half Banner: 234 by 60
    • Micro Button: 80 by 15
    • Micro Bar: 88 by 31
    • Button 1: 120 by 90
    • Button 2: 120 by 60
    • Vertical Banner: 120 by 240
    • Square Button: 125 square
    • Leaderboard: 728 by 90
  • Sizes for "skyscraper" ads
    • Wide Skyscraper: 160 by 600
    • Skyscraper: 120 by 600
    • Half Page Ad: 300 by 600
The IAB has also further standardized four of the sizes (Medium Rectangle, Rectangle, Leaderboard, Wide Skyscraper) into a set of guidelines it calls the "Universal Ad Package".

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