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Note: This article is about adding new adtools in NATS4. For information on adding adtools in NATS4.1, please go to our Adtool Types wiki article and choose the specific adtool you want to add.

NATS4 contains the feature to add new adtools in the NATS admin for affiliates to use when promoting your site. You can do this through the Adtools Admin.

Adding a New Adtool (General)

In the Adtools Admin, locate the Adtool Type for which you wish to upload a new adtool. To view your currently existing adtools or add a new adtool, click the corresponding View Adtools icon.

There are 5 categories of adtools by default in NATS: Banner Adtools, Hosted Adtools, Content Adtools, Interactive Adtools, and Page Advertisement Adtools. Each type has different fields that must be configured when adding a new adtool. For more information, please see the Adding a New Adtool (Specific) section of this article.

On the next page, fill in all available fields in the "New Adtool" box and click "Add Adtool." Your new adtool will now appear in the list of Adtools underneath, where you will be able to perform various actions, including editing your adtool, editing your adtool groups, adding a rule (publish date) for your adtool, and deleting your adtool.

The Edit Groups icon allows you to add or delete Adtool groups, which help to categorize your adtools. You can also choose to associate the selected adtool with that group.

The Add New Rule icon allows you to change the publish date of your new adtool, which can also be set when adding or editing the adtool itself in the "Publish Date" field.

Adding a New Adtool (Specific)

By default, this category will have three different adtool types: Image Banners, Flash Banners, and Geo Targeted Banners. Click the View Adtools icon to view the currently existing adtools in that adtool type. On the next page, you will find the "New AdName Adtool" box, where you can upload your file and configure its settings. The available fields are:

  • Banner - Choose a file from your computer or insert an image URL to upload as your adtool.
  • Alt Text - Displays text describing your adtool.
  • Type - Choose either static or animated banner.
  • Enabled On - Choose which of your sites you want to enable this adtool for. You can choose one site, or all sites.
  • Publish Date - Set a date for your adtool to be shown with a Freeform Date
  • Default Group - Select an Adtool Group for this adtool to be associated with. You can create new Adtool Groups by clicking the "Groups" tab at the top of the page.

Adding a New Banner Adtool in NATS

After you have configured all available fields, click "Add Adtool", and your new adtool will appear in your list of Adtools below.

Hosted Adtools Types

By default, this category will have two different adtool types: Free Hosted Galleries and (Hosted) Free Sites. Click the View Adtools icon to view the currently existing adtools in that adtool type. On the next page, you will find the "New FHG/HFS Adtool" box, where you will be able to configure your gallery or site and upload thumbnail images. The available fields to configure are:

  • Name - The name of your FHG/HFS that will appear in the Adtools list.
  • URL - The URL of your free gallery or site.
  • Type - If adding a FHG, define whether the media formats involved are pictures, videos, or mixed. If adding a HFS, define whether your site is a free site, or a console.
  • # Pics/Clips - Specify how many pictures or video clips reside in your gallery or site.
  • Description - The description of your adtool that will be used by affiliates.
  • Thumbnail - Upload an image thumbnail from your hard drive, or insert an image URL to be used as a thumbnail for your adtool.
  • Enabled On - Choose which of your sites you want to enable this adtool for. You can choose one site, or all sites.
  • Publish Date - Set a date for your adtool to be shown with a Freeform Date
  • Default Group - Select an Adtool Group for this adtool to be associated with. You can create new Adtool Groups by clicking the "Groups" tab at the top of the page.

Adding a New Hosted Adtool in NATS

After you have configured all available fields, click "Add Adtool" and your new adtool will appear in the list below.

Downloadable Adtools Types

By default this category will have three different adtool types: Page Ads, Mailers, and Content. Click the View Adtools icon to view the currently existing adtools in that adtool type. on the next page, you will find the "New Page Ads/Mailers/Content Adtool" box, where you can upload your adtools and configure their settings. The available fields are:

  • Name - The name of your adtool that will appear in the adtools list.
  • Type - This setting is different for all three adtool types in this category
    • Page Ads - Choose between a half page and a full page ad.
    • Mailers - Choose between a normal mailer and a CAN-SPAM Compliant mailer.
    • Content - Choose between pictures, videos, and mixed content.
  • Content Type (Page Ads only) - Choose if you want an ad for an image gallery, a video gallery, a mixed gallery, a free site, a console, or a general ad.
  • Thumbnail (Page Ads and Mailers only) - Upload an image from your hard drive to be used as a thumbnail, or insert a chosen image URL.
  • Image Zip ("Content Zip" in Content) - Select a .zip file to upload from your hard drive, or insert a URL for a .zip file to use as images/content for your adtool.
  • HTML Source (Page Ads and Mailers only) - Insert any custom HTML source code to use for your page ads or mailers.
  • Enabled On - Choose which of your sites you want to enable this adtool for. You can choose one site, or all sites.
  • Publish Date - Set a date for your adtool to be shown with a Freeform Date
  • Default Group - Select an Adtool Group for this adtool to be associated with. You can create new Adtool Groups by clicking the "Groups" tab at the top of the page.

Adding a New Page Ad Adtool in NATS

After you have configured all available fields, click "Add Adtool" and your new adtool will appear in the list below.

Feeds Types

By default, this category will have one adtool type: Feeds. Click the View Adtools icon to view the currently existing adtools in that adtool type. On the next page, you will find the "New Feeds Adtool" box, where you will be able to configure your news feed. The available fields to configure are:

  • Name - The name of your news feed that will appear in the adtools list.
  • Feed URL - Insert the URL of your news feed.
  • Type - Choose what type of new feed you wish to use between RSS and ATOM.
  • Enabled On - Choose which of your sites you want to enable this adtool for. You can choose one site, or all sites.
  • Publish Date - Set a date for your adtool to be shown with a Freeform Date
  • Default Group - Select an Adtool Group for this adtool to be associated with. You can create new Adtool Groups by clicking the "Groups" tab at the top of the page.

Adding a New Feed Adtool in NATS

After you have configured all available fields, click "Add Adtool" and your new adtool will appear in the list below.