How to generate secure zone tags

Secure websites encrypt all the data they transmit. If you want to serve ads on a secure website, you will need to supply your publisher or web developer with the secure version of AdButler's zone tags. If you're using resources that aren't hosted with AdButler (such as images hosted elsewhere or third party ad tags), those resources must be hosted securely as well.

Not using secure zone tags or resources on a secure website often leads to ads not being displayed. Because most websites are secure, we recommend that you use secure zone tags and resources by default.

How secure websites work

As previously mentioned, secure websites encrypt the data that they transmit. Encrypting data stops other programs or devices from viewing and copying that data. Most websites already implement one or more forms of secure technology, standards and practices, such as SSL, HTTPS, and security certificates.

For our purposes, what's important to remember is that everything on a secure website needs to be secure, including the ads.

Generating secure zone tags

  1. Go to the dashboard of the relevant zone (Your AdButler > Publishers > Your Publisher > Your Zone).
  2. Click Get Zone Tags/JSON Ad API on the right menu. The Zone Tags window will appear.
  3. Ensure that the Use Secure Tags (https) box is checked.
  4. Send the zone tag to your publisher. You can copy it or email it right from the Zone Tags window.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Send us an email

hello@adbutler.com

Visit the blog

For more ad serving tips, industry news and AdButler insights.