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Web banner or banner ad is a type of World Wide Web ad provided by an ad serving company. In this type of on-line promotion, an ad is embedded in a web page. The intention is to draw visitors to a website by means of a link to the advertiser's website.
Often, a banner is supplied from a single ad delivery point. The standard web banner contained in IAB's Universal Package and Ad Unit guidelines is backed by large ad servicing organizations. In addition, ad servicing provider may provide other non-standard banner size and technology as well as supporting various types of on-line ad formats (e.g., natively).
But standard banner size continues to evolve due to consumers' creativity and banner blind spots. A few of the publishing houses known for their distinctive, customized designs are BuzzFeed, CraveOnline, Quartz (publication), Thought Catalog, Elite Daily, Vice Media, Inc, Mic (media company) and many others. eMarketer, a research based online marketing services provider, says such kinds of customization are increasing through targeted purchases by advertisers, with domestic ad spend expected to exceed $4.3 billion by the end of 2015.
Banner advertisement plays an important part in the fast growth of paying advertisement on the web. Using the standard formats, operations (clickable links to a target) and price system (impressions), banner ads allowed any website to advertise and set operational demands on ad serving businesses such as NetGravity to design the necessary tools to run and trace web-based ads.
Banner ads were also unparalleled in comparison to ads in then similar types of publications such as newspaper and magazine. In contrast to magazine advertisements, banner advertisements encourage users to actually exit the medium services or products and switch to a different medium setting (typically an advertiser-operated website).
On the other hand, those who read newspapers or magazines are not discouraged from leaving the journal. Rather, the advertisement should itself affect the readership.