How to Monetize your Videos with Advertising

Monetize your videos through the display of VAST 2.0, VAST 3.0, or VPAID 2 compliant pre, mid and post roll linear adverts.

The main prerequisite for offering advertising on vzaar is that you have an account with an advertising provider that can offer valid ad. tags.

You can set a global advert for all videos here or set them specifically on each one by going to the videos manage page here: https://app.vzaar.com/videos/xxxxxxx/settings/advertising where xxxxxxx is your video id. In both cases, once on the advertising panel you may choose from several options:

  • make ads skippable - allows people to click to skip the advert after a few seconds.
  • pre roll - takes an ad tag, and allows you to choose a custom message to play at the beginning
  • mid roll - as above, but also lets you choose which point the advert appears at.
  • post roll - the ad tag to show at the end of the video, also with custom text.

Advertising is included in the Premium Feature Set which is included in the cost of the Enterprise subscription and is available as a paid upgrade at the other subscription levels: https://vzaar.com/pricing

Macros

In the tag URL, we support the following macros:

[_timestamp_] - Adds a timestamp to the URL
[_random_] - Adds a random number sequence for cache busting
[_referrer_url_] - Adds the URL of the referring page

but you're not required to use them.