Below is a list of the most common banner sizes for websites, blogs, social pages and advertising networks. As a general rule, the bigger the banner size the higher the impact. However, banner placement on a website is more important. Closer to the top of the page equals more visibility.
Facebook banners for posts can be a maximum of 504px wide and any height. You can create banners smaller or wider than 504px, however wider banners will be resized upon uploading to your Facebook page.
Youtube offer two static banner options in addition to video ads:
- Display Ads
- Overlay Ads
The recommended size for a YouTube channel art banner is 2560 x 1440px. This size is optimized for the following display devices: TV, Desktop, Tablet.
The recommended size for Twitter profile banners is 1500x500. This is then resized proportionally according to the size of the viewers device.
Twitter in stream banner size is 506px x 253px. Twitter resizes in stream banners and photos to a maximum width of 506px and a maximum height of 253px. Images with a width greater than 506px will be resized to 506px wide and this could result in the entire length of the image not displaying.
Goolge offer multiple formats for both desktop and mobile devices.
More content can be added to vertical banners compared horizontal web banners. Verticle banners are placed in either the left or right columns of a website.