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Build an HTML5 AppNexus Creative in Google Web Designer  

This page explains how to use Google Web Designer to build HTML5 creatives that will properly track clicks in AppNexus.

  1. From within Google Web Designer, click the + button under Events to add a new event. 
  2. Add an Event Target 

    Choose the element of the ad that will be clickable.
  3. Select Event

    Then choose the user action that will open the landing page (e.g., click)
  4. Select Custom under Action
  5. Type a unique name into the field (next to gwd.) provided (e.g., appnexusClick). Then paste the code below into the text box provided (this is your clickTag code). 

    Paste the code using your computer's menu bar as Google Web Designer has a known issue with key commands.
  6. Then click OK.
  7. Test (optional)

    Click Preview to open the ad in your browser. Add ?clickTag= at the of the URL in the address bar with the landing page you want to test. Refresh the page and click on the ad. A new window with the landing page you entered should open in your browser. When the ad is served, AppNexus sets the value of clickTag to AppNexus' click tracker and set a redirect to the landing page URL provided in Console.
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