Creating an HTML5 animated ad for Adroll or any Ad network can be messy without coding knowledge, in that case, tools like Google Web Designer are there to save you.

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If we talk about the basics of HTML5 Ads and Google Web Designer, HTML5 creatives are a replacement of flash creatives. This shift to HTML5 enhances user experience and compatibility of ads across devices. Google Web Designer is a free HTML5 Animation tool developed by Google. GWD is equipped with a lot of features that make it easy for animators to develop ads quickly.

To upload to Adroll the ad must be a single zip file containing all the assets and an index.html file, here are some of the major requirements of the zip file:

To make an ad especially compatible for Adroll we must modify some aspects of the code

<meta name="ad.size" content= "width=300, height=250">
<script type="text/javascript">
// Change the value of this string to your URL
var clickTag = "";
<div id="clickArea" style="width: 300px; height: 250px" onclick=" ,'_blank');">

These things might look a little complicated to a non-coder but these are super easy to implement in Google Web Designer.

Here are the steps to create an Adroll Ad in Google Web Designer:

  1. Create a New File by Choosing Display and Video 360 as the environment.

    Adroll doesn’t ask for choosing Display and Video 360 as an environment but the tool Adroll recommends to test ads after ad creation is Google’s Doubleclick HTML 5 Asset Validator, this tool will check the availability of Display and Video 360 environment in the Ad.

  2. Create all the Animation by importing all the necessary assets

  3. Switch to code view and add meta data for ad size,

    Go to the head section in top and add this line below or between other  meta tags
    <meta name="ad.size" content= "width=300, height=250">

  4. Switch back to design view, drag and drop Tap Area Component

    Spread the tap area on the whole ad or the CTA button.

  5. Right-click on tap area and add event Touch/Click under Tap area

    And then choose ‘Exit Ad’ under ‘Google Ad’

  6. Mention ‘clickTag’ in metrics id

Source: Adroll Help

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