To get started with Dynamic Product Ads, be sure to review the topics in this section. The section is intended to provide Yahoo Native UI and API partners, account managers and developers with information about important prerequisites when implementing your DPA product catalogs.
For API & UI Developers¶
If you’re working with the Yahoo Ad Tech RESTful API, you’ll need to have a basic understanding of HTTP, XML, JSON, as well as a cursory knowledge of query languages. The API is documented in detail at Yahoo Native Developer Documentation. For DPA, check out the section that describes the steps to get started at Dynamic Product Ads - API.
If you’re working with the Yahoo Native UI, you’ll want to sync-up with your Account team before getting started. Review the steps in the section Dynamic Product Ads - UI.
For Feed-Based Ads (Retargeting)¶
To take advantage of feed-based ads with retargeting, consider the following:
You’ll need to instrument a Dot tag and a Custom Event Script. The Dot tag and script needs to be placed across your product pages on your website.
Product Feed setup
Retargeting works effectively if you have a high volume of website visitors
Helps if you’re familiar with Facebook Dynamic Ads or Google Ads
Following are some of the critical questions you’ll need to address when syncing-up with your Account team:
Are you already running Feed Ads (Dynamic Product Ads) with other ad networks? If so, do you target users by purchase funnel (i.e., Viewed the Product or Add to Cart)? And do you run upsell and cross-sell campaigns by product sets?
How large is your feed? How many items are included in the feed? How does do plan to upload the feed? Do you require scheduled feed updates on a daily or weekly basis? If so, can you provide us with an ftp address with user name and password, or can you utilize a our FTP site?
Yahoo Native can support tens of millions of products in a product feed. If you have a product feed larger than 1.5M products, be sure to inform our product team, so the initial ingestion can be monitored for potential issues. The first feed upload can take several hours or even longer due to initial image processing. Subsequent feed updates (non-image related) can be processed several million per hour.
What are the dimensions of your product images? In square or rectangular sizes?
We prefer high-quality images at 1200x627 pixels. We also support square images at 600x600 pixels (i.e., the Facebook standard). Images should not have padding if possible, and landscape (horizontal rectangle) and square images are preferred over portrait (vertical rectangle) images. A 300x300 minimum image resolution is supported. Anything lower will generate an image error for that record and row in the feed.
Use Third-Party Tag Managers¶
You can use third-party tag managers to set up and deploy Yahoo Dot tags:
The API Team¶
Work with the team of Yahoo Ad Tech Solutions Engineers. The team will assist you with
API onboarding, so you can get started quickly and easily, using time-tested best practices for making API calls and maximizing conversions. Our onboarding guide will systematically walk you through all the necessary steps and address your individual concerns.
API ongoing issues. The team will address any issues that surface when working with the programmatic API and escalate those issues to the appropriate engineering teams for rapid resolution.
API feature and enhancement requests. The team will handle your requests for new features, enhancements and updates to the API, per your input and feedback.
To reach out directly for more information, contact the team at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Note some of Yahoo’s key partners using the RESTful API shown in this graphic.
Partner Support includes product bulletins updated on a monthly cadence for Yahoo API partners, account managers and developers.