With the increase of people on social media and using mobile devices, it is crucial for Merchants to provide optimal creative sizes. By creating correctly sized banners, a Merchant can not only make it easier for their Affiliates to quickly promote their program & products, but it will also lead to strengthen partnerships. Affiliates will love not having to edit or request additional sizing for social or mobile!
Tips for Social Media Banners
Twitter: Center your content to avoid cropping issues.
Facebook: For the best quality images, use the .PNG extension. There must also be less than 20% of text on the banner. (80% image, 20% text)
Instagram: No hyperlinks allowed, though the link can be placed as plain text to copy and paste.
Pinterest: Banners can be any height. Make sure the value of the content matches the height of the banner!
Tips for Mobile Banners
With mobile banners Merchants won’t have a lot of space for copy. Here are a few tips to remember:
- Use clean, simple design. Most readers will be scrolling through websites and don’t want to look at a complicated banner.
- Put in concise messaging. Don’t overdo it on explanations. Keep it short & interesting. (See the CTA TOTD)
- Add larger CTA buttons than normal. This will also help the banner stand out and the user will be more likely to “tap” the button and go to your site.