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Interstitial ads: Mobile, ad revenue & interstitial video
Monetize your app with beautiful interstitial ads. Integrate them into your game loop at the right moments to maximize user engagement and app revenue. ironSource’s mobile interstitial ads let app developers boost revenue while maintaining a seamless user experience.Start monetizingStart monetizing
Interstitial ad definition: Interstitials engage users with rich, customizable, and appealing ads at natural pauses in your app’s flow, ensuring minimum disruption to user experience while still maximizing app revenue. They are full-screen ad units that offer users the option to exit and skip.
Mobile interstitial ads can hold any number of highly engaging ad formats that users enjoy – including mobile interstitial video ads, interstitial rewarded video ads, and interactive interstitials like playables.
With the emotional impact and appeal of TV advertising, and the targeting available on digital, playable and video interstitials see high engagement from users and drive high eCPMs for app developers.
Increase your interstitial ads revenue
How much do interstitial ads pay? With the right implementation, and using playable and video interstitials, developers can reach $10-$20 eCPMs in tier 1 countries. The average eCPM for interstitial ads range from $4-$6.
Rewarded video vs. interstitial
Ever heard of rewarded interstitial ads? Serve your users an interstitial ad and then reward them with in-game currency. Rewarded interstitials are a great way to improve your user’s ad experience.
Interstitial ads vs. banners
In comparison to traditional banner ads, interstitial ad units tend to generate more revenue for publishers and offer enhanced user experiences. That’s because banner ads may be overlooked, while interstitial advertising is built naturally into the app flow.
Interstitial video ads
Interstitial video ads are full-screen, short clips that are presented to users at natural transitions during an in-app experience. An interstitial video can function as a natural transition and is deployed to monetize apps without interfering with the user experience.
Interstitial video ads are popular in gaming apps and others that have marked transitions, as these moments offer the best space to naturally integrate these types of ads. Interstitial video ads are often used more extensively in apps that have more straightforward and uncomplicated in-game economies.
The benefits of interstitial video ads
Including interstitial video ads offers you a reliable way to boost ad revenues and improve your app monetization. One of the big benefits interstitial videos offer is that they are dynamic, so they offer a more engaging ad experience than static ads or banner ads.
When they’re placed at natural transition points in the in-app experience, they also offer less disruption to users’ app experiences. Finally, interstitial video ads can also deliver higher eCPM rates than some other ad types.
Unlike banner ads which can often be overlooked by users, interstitial video ads are more likely to be viewed because they occur within the app’s flow and take up the entire screen, meaning advertisers will pay more.
What is rewarded interstitial?
Rewarded interstitial is a full-screen, system-initiated ad unit, which developers place at natural transition points within an app, and offer users rewards in exchange for a view. Being system-initiated, rewarded interstitials are controlled by the developer and do not require users to opt into viewing them. Rather, users can choose to opt out and lose the reward.
Interstitial vs. rewarded video revenue
While interstitial ads appear during natural pauses during your app’s flow, rewarded video ads come at times when they’re very much needed by the user. This is because, unlike interstitial ads, rewarded video ads offer users a reward in exchange for opting-in to interact with an ad.
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Interstitial ads best practices
Stick to natural pauses
Interstitial ads are best served during natural transition points in the app lifecycle, since that’s when users are most likely to welcome and engage with ads. Doing so results in better ad performance and higher eCPMs – for example, pause menus, loading screens, and level completions.
A/B test your placements
Timing is everything. A/B test the optimal placement in your app’s funnel. Measure KPIs like retention, session length, ads shown per player, ads clicked, and CTR among users, and compare the results of each KPI across all the different possible interstitial ad placements in your app.
Cap the frequency
Showing many interstitial ads in a short period of time creates a poor user experience and results in lower retention, fewer impressions, and bad reviews. That’s why it’s important to cap the frequency of your interstitial ads by analyzing the ratio of impression/time.
Segment your users
Each user engages with your game differently. So when it comes to showing ads in your app, it’s best to segment ad type, frequency, and placement based on your users, catering to each segment differently. For example, your most valuable users should see fewer interstitial ads than your non-paying users, or no ads whatsoever.
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Android interstitial ads
Follow the instructions here to integrate interstitial ads into your Android app and increase your revenue with interstitial ads.Start monetizingStart monetizing
iOS interstitial ads
Follow the instructions here to integrate interstitial ads into your iOS appand increase your revenue with interstitial ads.Start monetizingStart monetizing