Preview a Creative

After uploading a new creative, you can test it in Basis to make sure that it clicks through to the right destination. Only hosted creatives and secure ad tags or VAST can be previewed on the Preview tab. Non-secure ad tags or MRAID creatives will not appear. Some ads (for example, expandables) may not appear correctly in the inline preview.

To preview a creative:

  1. Go to Main Menu [] > Campaigns.

  2. Select a campaign, then select a media plan.

  3. Above the DSP line items, click DSP ActionsCreative.

  4. Select the creative that you want to preview.

  5. Click Preview. You'll see the ad name, the ad ID (a unique identifier for the ad), the ad size, an image of the ad, and the clicks since yesterday.

    • Click the ad to test that it's functioning as expected and clicking through to the correct destination URL.

    • If the Clicks since yesterday counter is not updating, click Refresh clicks.

    • Click Preview in the lower-left corner to view the ad in a new browser tab and test it there.

Click Tracking

Clicks since yesterday shows the number of preview page clicks for the creative. It does not track clicks from live traffic. When you click the ad in the preview, you'll see this reflected in the Clicks since yesterday number, confirming that we can track the click.

For some ad types, it may be necessary to click Refresh clicks to see the clicks since yesterday count increment.