Convert custom templates to work with friendly iframes
If you're using asynchronous Google Publisher Tags (GPT) to serve expanding and floating ads, and the creative is larger than the ad slot, your creatives might get cut off. This is because asynchronous GPT tags use friendly iframes to serve creatives. (Standard creative banners (e.g., 728x90, 300x250) will not have an issue with friendly iframes.)
To make creatives compatible with friendly iframes, the code for the creative should detect and handle the following three scenarios:
The creative is not served in an iframe
The creative checks and sees that it is not served in a frame or iframe. The creative can be directly written to the page.
The creative is in an iframe and can escape the iframe
The creative is in an iframe and can't escape the iframe
An alternative should be provided in case the ad can't escape the iframe. For example, for an expandable ad, if the ad can't escape the iframe, show a backup image that does not expand, or for a floating ad, do not show anything and do not count an impression.
Below is some sample code to detect each of the different scenarios. Replace each comment with the appropriate creative code.
/* The creative is not in an iframe. Display the ad. It might be possible to use document.write to display the creative. */
/* Use appropriate code to have the creative escape the iframe and show the ad. Most likely the code will need to use DOM functions and reference the top window. */
/* The creative cannot escape the iframe. Show an appropriate alternative. The alternative will remain inside of the iframe. */