Display Advertising: Billboards of the Web

Display advertising is an online form of advertising similar to billboards, television ads and print ads. The ad has a simple concept and instantly provides the viewer with upfront information about the product or service. A display ad is embedded into a web page and consists of images and text. It can include sounds, animation or video to attract more attention, or with the help of some programming, can be highly interactive. HTML code is used to instruct a web server to load the specified website when the display ad is clicked on. Revenue for display advertising is usually earned on a cost per click (CPC) basis.

The main aim of a display advertisement is to target traffic to the website that is publishing the ad. Like all other forms of advertising, it also aims at sales of the advertised product or services and creating brand recognition and awareness.

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