January 2019

Check out these new features, enhancements and changes introduced in Oath Ad Platforms.

Introducing Site Blocking For Brand Safety & Improved Performance

We’ve introduced the capability to block sites in supply targeting, available in the Native & Search API, Bulk and UI. Note that Site Block Targeting is available for Native campaigns, and can only be set at the campaign level. Also, bid modifiers are not allowed for Site Block Targeting. Blocking sites is useful for ensuring the safety of your brand as well as improving the performance of your Native campaigns. For more details on how it works, see Bulk Fields. For an overview of how it works, check out How to Use Site Blocking.

UI Support Added for Oath Interest Segments

UI support for Oath Interest Segments has been added in Native & Search. For details, see the How to Use Interest Segments.

Video Overview: New Supply Group Bid Insights Tool

We’ve added a new video walkthrough in the Advertiser Guide to introduce Supply Group Bid Insights, a new tool in our Native & Search UI Insights feature suite. This short video includes a UI walkthrough of the tool and explains Bid Strength optimization in depth. Also see the Advertiser Guide for more information about key features, how it works, and FAQs.

Make Bulk Edit Changes Directly in the UI

You can now make bulk edits directly in the Native and Search UI across multiple campaigns. This is particularly useful for advertisers who are not using bulksheet uploads and downloads as their primary method to modify campaign settings. See the overview in bulk operations for more details about how it works.

New Guide on How to Create & Manage Product Feed Operations

If you’re working with Native Feed Ads for your product catalog, you’ll want to reference the new Product Feed Formats & Requirements guide, which is now available: Create & Manage Product Feed Operations.

Using Native & Search, you can create, update and delete product feeds.

A sample product feed spreadsheet in .csv format is also provided for download and reference.

New Account Insights to Optimize Campaign Performance Introduced

Using the new Account Overview tab in the Native & Search UI dashboard, you can

  • Troubleshoot performance across bids, budgets and ads.
  • View quick snapshots of your campaign top movers, device performance, account dayparting and account location performance insights.
  • Find rejected ads with a single click, ensuring that you stay on top of creatives that need alterations in order to serve successfully.

The new Account Overview tab enables you to surface everyday native optimization tasks in a few clicks, and to discover performance insights at a glance.

Check out How to Use Account Insights for more information on this new feature.

New Tealium Tag Manager Introduced for Native Feed Ads

If you already have an account with Tealium Tag Manager and are familiar the Tealium Tag Manager UI, you may want to take advantage of this tag manager to set up your Native & Search Dot tags for NFA. The steps are described in the Tealium Tag Manager Guide for Native & Search NFA Dot tags.

A Dot tag lets you capture events that are related to the products in your catalog.

New Conversion Counting To Control & Optimize Your Campaigns

Native & Search now provides you with a new campaign-level setting that allows you to control how you want a conversion to be counted for your campaigns. The feature is supported in Bulk and the UI, as well as in the Native & Search API. Check out Bulk Campaigns Fields in the UI. For an overview of how it works in the UI, see Conversion Counting.

Dynamic Product Ads (DPA) Now Known as Native Feed Ads (NFA)

Native Feed Ads (previously known as Dynamic Product Ads, or DPA) enable you to target customers with ads for specific products that those customers have already viewed. Your ads then appear on customers’ desktop, tablet or smartphone devices. For details on topics which describe how to work with NFAs, see Native Feed Ads.

Support for Promote My Products Campaign Objective

Native Bid Adjustments now provide support for Promote my products campaign objectives, as well as Visit my website and Know my brand. For more information, check out Use Native Bid Adjustments to Control Campaign Performance.

New Cloning Enhancements for Campaign & Ad Group Entities Introduced

Native & Search now lets you replicate your ads, campaigns and ad groups across multiple locations in the Native & Search UI, with minimal effort and a few simple mouse or keyboard clicks.

Cloning lets you take advantage of your most successful ad assets, ad groups and campaigns by enabling you to create similar ones for use with different settings.

Check out Clone Enhancements For Campaign & Ad Group Entities, which walks you through the new enhancements in the Native & Search UI and how to take advantage of this new feature extension.

You can use cloning to leverage your most successful ad assets, ad groups and campaigns, so that you can create similar ones for use with different settings. See How To Clone Campaigns, Ad Groups & Ads.

Best Practice For Cropping Images For Ads

As a best practice, when cropping ads on different properties, ensure that you leave a safe zone around the edges that the text does not enter. Doing this will ensure that no text will be cut off if there is cropping. See How To Crop Images For Ads.

Segment Interests Added to Bulk

Interest segments (Oath Audience Segments) targeting is now available for native campaigns and can be set at both the campaign and ad group levels. For details on Bulk Fields and Object Types, see Segment Interests in Bulk.

Update to Chrome Extension to Validate Dot Tags

The Chrome Dot Helper Extension for Native & Search has been updated. You can use the extension to inspect, validate and troubleshoot Dot tags that you’ve instrumented on your website.

For more information with steps on installation, check out Dot Helper Chrome Extension.