How Strict Site Check Works?

What is Strict Site Check?

Strict site check is a feature that is used for blocking ads if the auto-detected URL address of the embedded player does not match a defined URL parameter in the player's embed tag. 

 

How Strict Site Check Works

The 'Strict site check' check box is available in both the Ad campaign and the Player objects. When applying this option to an Ad campaign, the site restriction will only apply to the selected Ad campaign. When the identical check box is selected on the Player level, this option will apply to all Ad sets and all the subordinate Ad campaigns assigned to that player.

 

Ad Campaign Level Strict Site Check

The following diagram and explanation describe how Strict site check works with your player tag on a specific Ad campaign level. 

 

In this diagram you can see a Player that has been embedded into three websites, each of them on a different domain. One of the player's Ad campaigns has the 'Strict site check' selected. For the 'Strict site check' feature to work, an additional URL macro has been added to the player's embed tag. The URL macro is used to define which URLs are allowed to display ads.

After the player has loaded on each website, the player auto-detects its URL location. This URL is then compared with the URL macro value/s to check if ads can be displayed. If the URLs are identical the ads from the selected Ad campaign will be displayed, but if they are not, the player will differ to the next Ad campaign (if defined) or revert to playing back the content video.

In this example, only website 1 has an identical URL to the URL macro and therefore the ads from Ad campaign 1 will be served. Websites 2 and 3 have different domains that are different from the URL macro and therefore will not be displayed.  

 

 

Player Level Strict Site Check

The following diagram and explanation describe how Strict site check works with your player tag on all Ad sets and Ad campaign by applying it to the player level.

 

 

In this diagram you can see a Player that has been embedded into three websites , each of them on a different domain again. In this scenario the player itself has the 'Strict site check' selected. 

After the player has loaded on each website, the player auto-detects its URL location. This URL is then compared with the URL macro value/s to check if ads can be displayed. If the URLs are identical the all ads assigned to that player will be displayed, but if they are not, the player will revert to playback the content video.

Here, only website 1 has an identical URL to the URL macro and therefore the ads all ads assigned to the player will be served. Websites 2 and 3 have different domains that are different from the URL macro and therefore will not be displayed.  

 

 

Note: For further details on how to add the URL macro, please see How to add a URL macro for Strict site check.

 

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