Banner Ads. Advertising requirements

This document is a translation of Banner Ads in English. In case of conflict between the Russian version of Banner Ads and this translation - only the Russian version of Banner Ads is legally binding. The Russian version of Banner Ads can be found here: https://yandex.ru/legal/banner_adv_rules/?lang=ru.

1. Supported formats: GIF, JPEG, PNG, SWF, FLV (http://advertising.yandex.com/product/requirement/flash.xml).

2. Size of the banner file depending on the pixel height and width:

Banner size in pixels

Banner file size

728х90

up to 60 Kb

300х250

up to 60 КБ

240х400

up to 60 Kb

200x300

up to 60 Kb

200x300 [1]

up to 35 Kb

220x50 [2]

up to 60 Kb

320x67 and 320х50 [2]

up to 60 Kb

160x600

up to 60 Kb

300x300

up to 60 Kb

100%x250 [3]

up to 200 Kb

1920 px wide and maximum height 1500

up to 300 Kb

850×225

up to 75 Kb

100%х90

up to 60 Kb

300х225

up to 60 Kb

260х71

up to 30 Kb

2 banners 445х900

up to 300 Kb

990х90

up to 60 Kb

560х120

up to 60 Kb

200х200

up to 60 Kb

200х100

up to 60 Kb

130×72

up to 30 Kb

900×900

up to 60 Kb

320×100

up to 60 Kb

2.1. Size of the banner file depending on the pixel height and width (for the Yandex Main Page):

Banner size in pixels

Banner file size

728х90up to 120 Kb

728х90/from 640×360 to1200×675

up to 120 Kb / up to 200 Kb

2.2. Size of the banner file depending on the pixel height and width (for the Image Ad):

Banner size in pixelsBanner file size
240х400, 728х90, 300х250, 300х600, 336х280, 300х500, 970х250, 640х100, 640x200, 640x960, 960х640up to 10 Mb

3. An alternative text for a banner may be 100 symbols maximum (the said rule does not apply to the Image Ads).

4. An advertising banner must have visible borders (must be framed in a colour different from the banner's background colour) the banner’s background must not be transparent. For a mobile version banner the width of the frame must not exceed 1 pixel; the transparency of the frame colour must be at least 50% (the said rule does not apply to the Image Ads).

5. Banners with large flashing graphical or textual elements and/or background, with sudden relocations of elements that seriously interfere with the user’s attention when the user works with the site page (studies the page contents or enters a query) [4] are not accepted.

6. Banners that use third-party tools for counting statistics (except for to the counters of TNS and UTM tags) are not accepted. The counters TNS must support https protocol (the said rule does not apply to the Image Ads).

7. There are additional requirements to the banner on the Yandex Main Page. The flash-banner script and the sequence of frames in the gif banner must be executed (played) for 15 seconds maximum [5]. Animation may be replayed but no earlier than in 1 minute. The flash banner must be also added with a “Play once again” control key, after the clicking on which the script will be re-run. The flash banner itself may be interactive and may respond to moving the mouse cursor and/or clicking on the banner, by moving images on the banner according to the action made.

8. Maximum amount of symbols in a link contained in banner (URL) shall not exceed 1024 symbols.

9. The link (URL) on bannersight (Url of a page which opens via click on the banner) are accepted only in UTF-8.

10. No banners with embedded links containing redirects to automatically/forcibly redirect the user to a different Internet address (Redirect) shall be accepted, unless used for the purposes of:

10.1. Redirecting within the resource reached through the original link (e.g., redirect from msk.site.ru to spb.site.ru shall be allowed; redirect from x.narod.ru to y.narod.ru shall be forbidden);

10.2. Redirecting to any domain mirrors;

10.3. Redirecting along with a protocol change (e.g. changing http:// to https://).

The circumstances as set forth in 11.1-11.3 shall accept no more than three Redirect operations.

 

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[1] Banners of the specified format and size are placed only on internet media position Media and contextual banner (https://yandex.ru/adv/products/context/contextdisplay).

[2] Banners of the specified format are placed only on the Yandex mobile version (https://yandex.ru/adv/products/mobile/mobile-mainpage), that is why only *.gif files are accepted for placement.

[3] All relevant information should be centered while maintaining the security field by 210 pixels to the left and right.

[4] For example, flashing may include changes in the element colour (i.e. of any of parameters by the hue-saturation-brightness scale) by more than 40%, at an interval of more than once in 2 seconds. A sudden relocation may imply changes in the position of an element on the banner, at a speed of more than by 100% of the element size (or by 50% of the banner size) for 1 second.

The above estimates are not a criterion of a banner compliance with Yandex requirements but rather an illustration of our system of estimates. If a banner has creative problems outlined above, it is sure to be denied as non-corresponding to Yandex requirements. However, there may be situations when a banner with much lower values of changes is recognized as irritating, or, a banner with higher values of changes is accepted. The final decision is taken by the Chief Editor Board for the advertising policy regarding each separate doubtful case, on an individual basis.

[5] For scripts of the flash banner and the sequence of frames of the gif banner, containing information which is mandatory according to Federal Law No. 38-ФЗ dated 13.03.2006 “On Advertising” (Article 8, 9. 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30), the maximum time may be increased to 18 seconds.

 

Date of publication 05.08.2016

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