How to use the waveform ad insertion tool

We've upgraded our waveform ad insertion tool to make it easier for creators to include ads in their episodes. The waveform ad insertion tool allows you to decide exactly where you want to place your ad, and if you have any available ads opportunities (like an Ambassador ad or Automated ads) your ad slots will be potentially filled. This feature is available to make your ads monetization experience on Anchor easier and more precise!

** Please note: this feature is currently a limited experience and may not be available to all creators. We hope to roll this feature out to more creators in the future. 

Using the waveform ad insertion tool on web

When editing an episode:

  • Click Episodes at the top of your Anchor account
  • Click into the episode you wish to edit your ads
  • Scroll down to episode segments and click Edit ads. 

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  • You'll be taken to the waveform ad insertion tool. 
  • Here you can edit your current ads or include more
  • To edit or delete an ad, scroll down to your ad list. Click X to delete or click edit to edit
  • When editing, a box will appear allowing you to edit the timestamp, edit the ad count, and the ad type (pre-, mid-, or post-roll)
    • Note: Ads are not guaranteed to play in each of the counts you select

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  • You can insert an ad directly from the waveform tool with your browser
  • Hovering over the waveform editor will enable the timestamp to appear. You can click directly into where you would like your ad placed

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  • Once you've selected on the waveform editor where you would like your ad placed be sure to include your ad count and click Insert ad break
    • Your ad count represents the maximum number of ads that may play sequentially at the corresponding timestamp
    • Note: your ad type will update automatically depending on where you have selected to place your ad
  • Once you've edited/added your ads click Done to return to your episode page

When creating an episode:

  • Click New episode followed by Quick upload to select the audio or video file you wish to include in your episode 
  • You'll be taken to your episode options page where your file will begin uploading
  • Once your audio has fully uploaded scroll down to the ad insertion section of the page and click Insert ads

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  • You can insert an ad directly from the waveform tool with your browser
  • Hovering over the waveform editor will enable the timestamp to appear. You can click directly into where you would like your ad placed
  • Once you've selected on the waveform editor where you would like your ad placed be sure to include your ad count and click Insert ad break
    • Your ad count represents the maximum number of ads that may play sequentially at the corresponding timestamp
    • Note: your ad type will update automatically depending on where you have selected to place your ad
  • Once you've edited/added your ads click Done to return to your episode page

Using the waveform ad insertion tool on mobile

When editing an episode:

  • Click into the episode you wish to edit from the Your Podcast section of your app
  • From your episode details page click Edit ad locations

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  • You'll be brought to the waveform ad insertion tool. Tapping on the waveform tool will display a popover of the selected ad slot details

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  • Scroll to the timestamp where you would like to place your ad. Update your ad count and your ad type and click Save
  • Your ad will now appear in green on your screen. Be sure to click Save at the top right of your screen

 

When creating an episode:

  • From your episode builder click Edit ad locations

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  • You'll be brought to the waveform ad insertion tool. Tapping on the waveform tool will display a popover of the selected ad slot details
  • Scroll to the timestamp where you would like to place your ad. Update your ad count and your ad type and click Save
  • Your ad will now appear in green on your screen. Be sure to click Save at the top right of your screen

 

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