Visitor Conditions allow you to display ads only to certain users. All available Visitor Conditions have in common, that the decision whether an ad is shown to or hidden from the current user is made based on information that might be individual like the device he is using, where he is coming from or which languages he understands.
If you use Advanced Ads Pro, these conditions not only give you more control over ads but also allow you to use this feature for placements too.
Table of Contents
List of Visitor Conditions
This page lists all available Visitor Conditions, links to the manual and to the add-on in which it is included.
|Device||Display an ad on mobile (+ tablets) or desktop devices.|
|Logged-in Visitor||Display an ad either to logged-in users or to logged-out users|
|Browser Language||Display ads to visitors with a specific language set up in their browser. This makes sure that only people who understand a specific language will see an ad.|
|Browser Width||Display ads based on the screen or device width.|
|Cookie||Display ads based on an existing cookie.|
|Geo Location||Display ads based on a specific geolocation, e.g. city, continent, or country.|
|Max. Ad Impressions||Display ads based on the number of impressions the ad received already from this visitor. This is useful if you want to set up a frequency cap.|
|Max. Ad Clicks||Display ads based on the number of clicks the ad can receive from a single visitor. This is useful if you want to prevent users from clicking the same ad too often.|
|New Visitor||Display or hide ads for new visitors.|
|Page Impressions||Display ads based on the number of page impressions a visitor has made. This is useful to fine-tune ads for recurring and faithful users.|
|Paid Memberships Pro||Display or hide ads based on the defined membership level of content pages|
|Referrer URL||Display ads only to users coming to your site from a specific source url. Especially useful if you have affiliate programs, Google search or your newsletter.|
|Tablet||Display an ad on tablets.|
|URL Parameters||(this condition was moved to Display Conditions. Please select it from there now)|
Display ads based on URL parameters. This is useful if you have specific parameters in your URL or you want to create additional display conditions.
|User Agent||Define which browser or device should be able to see the ad.|
|User Can (Capabilities)||Display ads based on the users’ capabilities. This is helpful to advanced users who want to fine tune ads based on individual user rights across all user roles.|
|User Role||Display ads based on the users’ role. This is helpful, if you want to display different ads for some user groups like set by WordPress or membership plugins.|
Using Visitor Conditions
Visitor Conditions limit the ads to certain visitors. They can either show the ad to only these visitors or hide them from them.
What you need to know:
- You don’t need to set up any Visitor Condition if you don’t want to show or limit the ad only for specific visitors.
- If you want to limit the ads for certain pages, categories, etc., use Display Conditions.
- You can combine multiple conditions with AND and OR.
Adding a new condition
In order to add a new Visitor Condition for an ad, go to the ad settings and scroll down to the Visitor Conditions meta box. Then search for the select field with the available visitor conditions.
Choose the condition you would like to add and click on the add button. The available options are different for each condition. Most of them have their manual linked in the table of all Visitor Conditions above.
Combining conditions with AND and OR
When there is already one active condition set up, you can choose whether a new condition should be checked in addition to the existing one (using the default AND) or opposed to it (using OR).
This is what you need to know when combining conditions:
- conditions are checked in the order they are set
- the OR operator means that the next condition is checked, even if the previous one was false
- you can understand conditions combined by OR as blocks where only one of the conditions needs to be true to show an ad
- the AND operator means that the whole check is stopped and returns false when any of the conditions connected with AND is false
In the example below, you see the mobile device condition and the browser width condition added by the Responsive add-on.
Using the OR statement to combine both conditions means that the visitor must either have a browser width below 767 pixels or must be on a mobile device to see the ad – or meet both conditions.
You could also combine conditions of the same type like a browser width above 480 with one saying a browser width below 767 and so target specific browser ranges like small tablets.
You can find more examples of combining conditions in the Display Conditions examples.