Especially among “related content” ads, ad grids with multiple ad units bundled in a block are quite popular. With the Ad Grids feature in Advanced Ads Pro, you can create such ad blocks from a group by yourself.

Ad Grid example
Example of an ad grid

Ad Grid Options

You can find the ad grid options through Advanced Ads > Groups after switching the group type to “Grid”.

Type

To create a grid output, just switch the group type to “Grid”. The rest of the options will appear then.

Size

Select the number of columns and rows the grid should have. In our example, the grid has a dimension of 4 x 2 ads, so 8 ad units will be visible at all. Make sure that your ad group contains enough ads. If there are more adverts in the group, the rest won’t be loaded into the grid.

Inner margin

This is the margin between ads and between the outer ads and the border of the ad block. It is given in percentage to be able to adjust dynamically to your layout.

Ad Grid Options
Options when choosing the Grid mode

Min. width

Especially on responsive layouts, the container in which the ad grid is placed can become very small. If you define a column’s minimum width, you make sure that they won’t become too small to interact with. When the minimum width is reached, a line break will be applied, and elements will be displayed below each other.

Please be aware that usually, only images can adjust to dynamically sized ad grids. You should check your layout with different browser sizes and might need to make adjustments using our Responsive add-on to display only ads that fit the screen.

Full width

This option allows adjusting the grid on smaller devices to show a single column in full width and not multiple columns squeezed next to each other.

Random order

Check this option if you want to load the ads in random order or use the ad weights to sort them. Using different ad weights, those ads with the highest ad weight will show up at the end and not at the beginning.

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