Can I Use Local Video Ads with Dacast Monetization?

Yes, you may use local video ads with Dacast’s monetization tools as long as you have your own ad network. 

In case you’re not familiar, an ad network is a third party platform or business that connects companies that want to run ads with content creators that want to monetize their sites with ads.

Essentially, ad networks connect content creators to companies that have the same target audience. For example, if your videos are about food, a pizzeria may want to purchase ads on your content.

With an ad network, this process is streamlined so, as a content creator, you just have to enable ads in the Dacast monetization settings.

To integrate your local ad within the Dacast platform, you’ll have to copy and paste the URL of your ad under the engagement tab, which can be found in either of the two following places, depending on your needs. This first place is under the “Engagement” tab of the “Settings” section. Paste the URL here if you want to apply ads to all of your content:

Dacast Local Video Ads - Settings

The second option is under the “Engagement” tab of a specific “Video” or “ Live Stream” channel. Use this option if you want to apply ads to the specific video content:

Dacast Local Video Ads - Engagement

The process to add a New Ad is pretty straight forward, you will have to: 

STEP 1: Click New Ad

STEP 2: Enter the Ad URL.

STEP 3: Select the placement of the ad (you will be choosing between three options) as shown below:

Dacast Local Video Ads - New Ad


STEP 4: Click Save.

Please refer to our Ad Integration Tutorial if you want to learn more about the whole process to integrate your ad network and manage ad insertion.

Other Types of Monetization Available with Dacast

In addition to ad-based monetization, Dacast offers two other video monetization methods: SVOD and TVOD.

SVOD is a subscription-based method that allows viewers to have unlimited access to a video library for as long as their subscription lasts. Subscriptions are typically weekly, monthly or quarterly.

TVOD is most commonly known as pay-per-view. As the name suggests, viewers pay for what they want to watch.

Which option you choose will depend on the nature of both your content and target audience.

If you have any questions about this feature, please contact us any time,

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Harmonie Duhamel

Harmonie is a Senior digital marketer with over 6 years in the Tech Industry. She has a strong marketing and sales background and loves to work in multilingual environments.