Custom Targeting allows you to create unique targeting solutions based on your objectives. With Custom Targeting you can define your own targeting criteria(s) such as age, gender, content, etc. In this way, you can leverage your customer database improving the Conversion rates and serving the right ads for the needed customer groups.

To set up the Custom Targeting feature, please follow the steps bellow:

  1. Log into your network account and go to the Advertisers tab.
  2. To set Custom Targeting:
    • For the entire Campaign: navigate to an existing Advertiser > Campaign or add the new ones.
    • For a specific Banner: navigate to an existing Advertiser > Campaign > Banner or add new ones.
  3. Activate the Targeting pane from the right side panel and configure the Custom Targeting:
    • Select either the Include or the Exclude option.
    • Choose the Custom Parameter type of Targeting.
    • Set an expression (a statement that determines the parameter and its condition). The $ sign should always be used before the parameter name (i.e.: $age).
  4. Click .

Now, whenever the Custom Parameters are to be used on a certain page, they should be added to the supp_custom_params line of the Invocation Code.

For example, if the [Include – Custom Parameter – $age > 10], [Include – Custom Parameter – $codeword = custom] and [Exclude – Custom Parameter – $size <= 30], the Invocation code will be similar to:

<!-- BEGIN TAG - DO NOT MODIFY -->
<script type="text/javascript">
/*<![CDATA[*/
supp_key = "90753ccb2860340d85e7ed09cda4c4f8";
supp_channel = "";
supp_code_format = "ads-sync.js";
supp_click = "";
supp_custom_params = {age: "11", size: "30", codeword: "custom"};
/*]]>*/
</script>
<!-- END TAG -->

When the Placement is requested, Epom Ad Server will 'read' the Custom Targeting values and compare those with the required ones, thus displaying the ads only if they are met. So, for the example above:

  • epom_custom_params = {✘age: 9, ✘size: 40, ✘codeword: custom}; – ad will not be shown.
  • epom_custom_params = {age: 11, ✘size: 29, codeword: custom}; – ad will not be shown.
  • epom_custom_params = {age: 11, size: 40, codeword: custom}; – ad will be displayed.

– parameter value passes the requirement.

✘ – parameter value doesn't meet the requirement.

Parameter Syntaxis

  1. The parameter name should start with a letter and consist of letters, numbers, and underscores. For example, $age_18, $size_5, etc.
  2. Multiple Custom Parameters can be used together, separated by comma.
  3. The following expressions cannot be used as Custom Parameters: key, tz, cIds.
  4. Separators: '||' is recognised as 'or', '&&' stands for 'and'.

Expression Samples

Examples of the valid parameters with the values:

  1. $size>12
  2. $size==10 || $age<20
  3. $size>=10 || $size<=20
  4. ($size>10 && $age==20) || ($size==10 || $age<20)
  5. $size==12 && $age<30
  6. ($size>12 && $age<30) && ($size<500 && $age<400)

Custom Parameters in VAST tags

For Vast 2.0 (3.0) tags Custom Parameters should be added to the end of the tag. E.g.:

http://adshost2.com/vast.xml?key=71633f962a22781e647d8fbb90400ea2&cp.age=9&cp.size=40

The syntaxis is:

cp.[parameter_name]=[parameter_value]

Need more help?

Should you require any additional help with our solutions, do not hesitate to contact Epom technical support at support@epom.com. Our support managers are dedicated to resolving any issues and providing you with solutions and support if you face difficulties or have questions.