AdGet is a Chrome Browser Extension that inspects web pages for Sharethrough technology.
It can be downloaded from the Google Chrome Store.
AdGet is used primarily for previewing creatives from SAM or SFP on live placements in the wild as well as simulating bids from STX in a publishers' live environment for QA'ing their integrations.
From the main screen you can see a list of any Sharethrough placements AdGet has detected on the web page from your current tab:
- Verify and Inspect Placement
AdGet is used to ensure that STR placements are set up and running properly. When the core technology is successfully integrated into the publisher site, it will say 'Successful Integration'. If our technology is not integrated, it will say 'Sharethrough Not Found'.
Note: when we have a successful integration message, you can use the scroll to placement button (located on the right side of placement ID) to easily identify your ad on the page.
- Force Creative
If you have a specific ad you would like to render, you can use the creative key from SAM or SFP to force the ad onto a page.
Note: forcing creative only works when at least 1 placement is successfully integrated on a page. If you have trouble finding a STR placement on a publishers' site please contact support and provide the creative key, publisher name and site you are attempting to preview for assistance.
- Force Prebid
It is becoming increasingly common for publishers to integrate Sharethrough via a client-side header bidding wrapper where our exchange competes with the publishers' other demand sources in real time for every impression. In such cases, Sharethrough's technology is usually only served to the page when we have the highest bid.
AdGet provides a "Force Prebid" feature that allows you to specify a high bid price that will likely win the header auction. ($5-10 is typically a good starting point for most publishers.)
To use this feature, simply click "Force Prebid" and enter the CPM you would like to bid at. This will cause the page to reload so a new header auction can run. AdGet will simulate a bid response from STX at the desired CPM rate. If that rate is high enough to clear the header auction and if the publisher does not have higher priority line items competing for the impression (such as their own direct sales), Sharethrough will win the impression request and will be served to the page.
From there, AdGet can be used to scroll to and inspect the placement on page.
Note: The sample bids contain sample ads only -- not live STX demand!