So, what are the rules for how ads are shown?
NewLIST follows a very basic set of rules for showing ads within search results:
- NewLIST may show ads at any of the various ad sizes depending on the ad points of the ads within a particular search results list.
- All ads are shown ordered by ad points, highest to lowest.
- Purchased ad sizes are always shown at least in the size (or larger) that they were purchased as.
If you purchased a half-size ad, you are guaranteed that your ad will always show at least half-size or larger in whatever search resutls listing your ad might appear within.
Example: Let's say 5 ads with ad points show up in a search result for plumbers in Celebration, FL. 1) a full size ad at 395 points, 2) a freemium ad at 550 points (using an ad points pool), 3) a half-size ad at 350 points (again, using an ad points pool), 4) anohter half-size ad at 195 points, and 5) a quarter-size ad at 95 points
NewLIST will arrange and order the ads as follows:
Ad 2 - Free Size - Full Size - 550 points
Ad 1 - Full Size - Full Size - 395 points
Ad 3 - Half Size - Half Size - 350 points
Ad 4 - Half Size - Half Size - 195 points
Ad 5 - Qter Size - Half Size - 95 points
NewLIST will render point (ie. paid) ads in larger sizes in an effort to fill the ad space to make the search result more appealing. Typically, this means that we try to show at a minimum at least: 2 full-size ads, 4 half-size ads, and 8 quarter-size ads, regardless of the points added to an ad.