Not ones to sit on the sidelines and twiddle our thumbs when it comes to serving up the latest in ad serving technology, OrbitScripts is proud to announce delivery of our newly developed Floating Ads Plug-in. This new plug-in provides owners of our Orbit Ad Server and Orbit Ad Market ad serving systems the technology to display floating ads on all of their websites.
Floating ads, also known as overlay ads, are a type of digital advertising format employed by a number of companies and websites across the Internet. Similar to a pop up ad, floating ads typically offer a more unique viewing experience that can include animation, sound, and video. Floating ads may be scheduled to appear when a website is loaded. They give the impression of magically floating “over” the website itself before they disappear on their own, after a customizable period of time (on average, 10 sec).
Overlay ads are perceived as less annoying than pop ups because they can be made fairly small and don’t take over the screen. Floating ads are highly profitable among available digital ad formats. Industry studies show overlay ads garner high click thru rates (CTR), in the neighborhood of 30 clicks per thousand impressions. Expandable ad numbers exceed the CTR of typical banner ads.
Users love interactivity. Dynamic digital ad campaigns created with unique eye-catching ads engage the eye and command attention. For instance, to capture the imagination of a travel market segment, envision an animated window that suddenly appears depicting a picturesque sandy beach, where sunbathers relax and play. Nothing motivates someone trapped in a cube and chained to a computer screen like a sunsplashed beach! Why not make this your ad on your website?
Floating ads stick in the minds of viewers and drive them to websites and conversion. Ad tracking analytics found that not only do users click more often on floating ads than on other ad campaign types, but they also reload the page to see them again.
Bringing floating ads to the attention of your advertisers’ core audience, brings your business more ad revenue!
If we can answer any questions you have on overlay ads or you’d like a consult on how our Floating Ads Plug-in can work for you, please feel free to contact us.