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About creating a search engine account - Search Ads 360 Help [gg-searchads-en]

About creating a search engine account

A search engine account connects Search Ads 360 with one of the supported search engines. Each search engine account specifies the ID or number of the account that it's connecting to, a date on which Search Ads 360 starts managing the account, and other settings that are specific to the type of engine.

Only one Search Ads 360 engine account can be active for each account ID or number that you have set up with the engine. For example, if you create an engine account that connects to Google Ads account 123-456-7890, you can't launch that account if another Search Ads 360 engine account is currently active for  123-456-7890. Instead, you'll need to change the status of the other account to Removed

Ready to get started?

  1. Create an engine account. The steps you follow depend on the type of engine account you're creating.
    The articles in this section of the help center describe how to create different types of engine accounts. For example, here's the article for creating a Google Ads engine account.
  2. Run your first sync to import any campaigns that you've already created in the engine.

Edit an advertiser - Search Ads 360 Help [gg-searchads-en]

Edit an advertiser

You can edit the name of a Search Ads 360 advertiser, or enable/disable an advertiser for the Conversion API Service or Google Analytics reporting.

You must be an agency manager or advertiser manager to have access to edit a Search Ads 360 advertiser. 

Follow these steps to edit an advertiser:

  1. Navigate to the advertiser.

    Steps for navigating to an advertiser
    1. Click the navigation bar to display navigation options.

    2. In the "Agency" list, click on the agency that contains the advertiser. You can search for an agency by name or scroll through the list.

    3. In the "Advertiser" list, click on the advertiser.

    4. Click Apply or press the Enter key.

    Search Ads 360 displays the advertiser page, which contains data for all of the advertiser's engine accounts.

  2. In the left navigation panel, click Advertiser settings.

    Don't see Advertiser settings? Only Search Ads 360 agency managers or advertiser managers can see Advertiser settings in the left navigation panel. 

  3. To rename the advertiser:

    1. Click the Advertiser details tab.

    2. Click Advertiser name and replace the current name.

    3. Click Save.

  4. Optionally enable/disable an advertiser for the Conversion API Service or Google Analytics reporting.

Video Solutions advertising overview - Google Ad Manager Help [gg-admanager-en]

Video Solutions advertising overview

Video Solutions, or some features of Video Solutions, may not be enabled for your network. Contact your account manager for more information.

Just as ads appear on your TV during a show, video ads serve during videos that play on your site. If you already serve videos, these ads are a great way to increase revenue.

View related Skillshop training course

Video ad types

Video Solutions supports several types of video ads, including:

Linear ads

Videos that appear before (pre-roll), after (post-roll), or during a break in video content (mid-roll).

Non-linear ads

Display ads or videos that appear during video content playback, without disrupting playback.

Companion ads

Can display on the page around the video player.

Learn more about ad types in the industry standards for video ads.

Serving video ads

The basic component of serving video content and ads on your site is the video player. These can be custom-built by you, or provided by a video technology partner.

Learn more about Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI), our server-side video ad technology.

Advanced content (advanced)  The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) maintains a set of standard specifications for serving video ads. There are three types of specifications:

Specification Description
VAST (Video Ad Serving Template) The standard for serving and tracking video ads. To use Video Solutions, your player must be VAST-compliant. In other words, it must be able to handle VAST ad responses from Ad Manager and any standard, industry-compliant video ad server.
VPAID (Video Player Ad Interface Definition) The legacy standard that allows a video ad and a video player to communicate with each other. Ad Manager currently supports VPAID creatives.

VPAID is currently being deprecated by the IAB, to be replaced by SIMID.

SIMID (Secure Interactive Media Interface Definition) The emerging IAB standard that allows a video ad and a video player to communicate with each other. This standard will eventually replace VPAID for interactivity.
VMAP (Digital Video Multiple Ad Playlist) The standard for multi-ad playlists. VMAP is used to schedule a playlist of video ads and manage their exact placement. It does not define the video ads themselves, but creates inventory. The ads are defined by the VAST response.

Integrate your player with the Google IMA SDK

The Google Interactive Media (IMA) SDK enables your player to display linear, non-linear, and companion ads in interactive media content such as videos, games, and audio streams. We strongly recommend integrating your video player with the IMA SDK because it supports VAST, VPAID, and VMAP.

Video ads vs. display ads

The IAB categorizes video and display ads differently based on page/ad loads, impression counting, and tracking.

Display ads

Video ads

  1. Page loads
  2. Ad loads and Impression is recorded
  3. Click tracking is recorded (if applicable)
  1. Page loads (with video player)
  2. Ad loads
  3. Video plays and Impression is recorded
  4. Click & interaction tracking is recorded (if applicable)
 

Here are the details:

  • Page loads: Both pages load similarly. However, the video tag is located within the player, while the display tag is directly on the page.
  • Ad loads: Both ads load similarly from the corresponding ad tag. However, video ads require the player to begin playing the ad before the impression can be counted.
  • Impression counted: Display ad impressions are counted immediately on ad load, while video ad tags are counted after the player begins playing the ad.
  • Additional tracking counted: Display ads can record an additional click metric, while video ads can record many additional interaction metrics, including the number of times the video reached its first quartile, midpoint, third quartile, or completion.

Get travel search results from Gmail - Computer - Google Search Help [gg-websearch-en]

Get travel search results from Gmail

On Google, you can search for information from Gmail, like upcoming flights or hotel reservations.

  1. Go to google.com.
    • You won't get these results if the URL says "http" instead of "https."
  2. At the top right, click Sign in.
    • If your Google Account profile photo or initial is there, you're already signed in.
  3. Try one of the example searches below.

Example searches

Tip: Some examples won't work in all regions.

  • Hotel Reservations: Find your hotel reservations by searching my reservations.
  • Flights: Find your upcoming flights to get up-to-date information by searching my flights.
  • Transportation: Find your car, bus, or train reservations by searching my car reservation, bus tickets or my train tickets.

Privacy of your search results

Results from your Google products are private. No one else will get your information in their results unless you've explicitly shared it with them or it's available publicly.

You're the only person who will get results that come from your Gmail.

Turn results from Gmail on or off

You're in control of whether you get search results from Gmail.

Tip: You need to search on https://www.google.com and sign in to a Google Account to follow these steps.

  1. On your computer, go to Your data in Search.
    • Make sure you're signed in to your Google Account.
  2. Click Personal results.
    • If you don't find the Personal results setting, make sure you have "https" in the URL instead of "http."
  3. Turn Personal results on or off.

Personal results will stay turned off as long as you're signed in to your Google Account. You might still get results based on your Web & App Activity.

To stop getting search results based on your account activity and other Google products, learn how to turn off Web & App Activity.

Use Drummer Loops in Logic Pro - Apple Support

Use Drummer Loops in Logic Pro

Learn how to quickly add drums to your project using Drummer Loops, a type of Apple Loop that you can customize to fit your project.

Logic Pro 10.3.2 includes a variety of Apple Loops powered by Drummer. Quickly add beats to your project by dragging a Drummer loop from the Loop Browser into your project. Choose from variety of Drummer Loops for each drummer.
 

      

Find a Drummer loop

To open the Loop Browser, click   in the upper-right corner of the Logic Pro window, or press the letter O on your keyboard.

Drummer Loops appear in the Loop Browser with a yellow icon . To show only Drummer Loops in the Loops Browser, select Drummer from the Loop Packs pop-up menu at the top of the Loops Browser. To preview a loop, click it in the Loop Browser.

Add a Drummer loop to your project

When you've found a Drummer Loop you like, drag it into an empty part of the Tracks area. Logic Pro automatically creates a new Drummer track with a region of the Drummer Loop. Logic Pro also automatically configures all the settings in the Drummer Editor to reproduce the sound of the Drummer Loop.

You can now edit the performance as you would any other Drummer track using the Drummer Editor. You can also create your own regions in the track, and edit them freely.

Add additional Drummer Loops

Each Drummer Loop is played by a specific drummer. You can add Drummer Loops generated by different drummers into the same project, but there are some limitations. First, you can only add Drummer Loops to an existing Drummer track if it's of the same type (Acoustic, Electronic, or Percussionist). If you drag the Drummer Loop to a track played by a different drummer, Logic Pro automatically creates a new Drummer track with the drummer assigned to that loop. Second, adding Drummer Loops from multiple Drummers to the same track may cause the loop to sound different from the preview. The drum kit changes and the new drummer will interpret the settings in its own way.

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Payment timelines for AdSense - AdSense Help [gg-adsense-en]

Payments

Payment timelines for AdSense

The AdSense payment cycle is monthly. You accrue estimated earnings over the course of a month, and then at the beginning of the following month your earnings are finalized and posted to your balance on your Payments page. If your balance exceeds the payment threshold and you have no payment holds, you'll be issued a payment between the 21st and the 26th of the month. Note that the exact time you receive your payment will depend on your timezone, whether the 21st falls on a weekend or holiday, and your chosen form of payment.

Example: Let's say you accrue estimated earnings throughout the month of June. By July 3rd, you'll see your June 1st-30th finalized total earnings credited to your Payments page. You'll then be issued a payment for your June earnings and any other credits on your balance as one lump sum on or around July 21st.

To learn more about receiving earnings through the YouTube Partner Program, see the YouTube partner earnings overview.

Tracking the progress of your payments

Your Payments page is updated to indicate the progress of your payments. You'll see line items added and updated throughout the month as your earnings are finalized and then issued for payment. You also might notice other line items for various payments and credits. Click your form of payment below to see your customized payment timeline.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
  • 3rd: Your estimated earnings for the previous month are finalized and posted to your Payments page. On your Payments page, you'll see a line item with your earnings total added to the previous month's transactions.

    Your Payments page will also display any deductions related to adjustments or fees. Note that you may not see line items for invalid activity deductions taken during the finalization process. Learn more about invalid activity deductions.

  • 20th: Changes to payment information (including removing payment holds) must be completed on or before the 20th. Changes made after the 20th of any month won't take effect until the following month's payment cycle.

    Your total balance on the 20th must reach the payment threshold. If your balance does not meet the payment threshold or if you have a payment hold, you will not be paid that month and your balance will be rolled over to the following month.

  • 21st-26th: Between the 21st and the 26th of the month, a "Payment in Progress" line appears on the Payments page, indicating that the earnings are processed and issued to your banking institution. When this line item updates to say "Payment Initiated", this means that our bank has accepted the payment and it has been sent for processing.

You'll receive your payment up to seven business days after it was issued. If you haven't received it by the end of the month, follow up with your banking institution.

Note: If the 21st falls on a weekend or holiday, payments may be issued on the first business day following the 21st of that month.

Check

Check payments for your previous month's earnings are issued between the 21st and the 26th of the month and can take as long as four weeks to arrive at your payment address.

  • 3rd: Previous month's estimated earnings are finalized and posted to your Payments page.
  • 20th: Changes to payment information (including removing payment holds) must be completed on or before the 20th. Changes made after the 20th of any month won't take effect until the following month's payment cycle. Also, your total balance on the 20th must reach the payment threshold. If your balance does not meet the payment threshold or if you have a payment hold, you will not be paid that month and your balance will be rolled over to the following month.
  • 21st-26th: Check mailed for eligible accounts. You'll see a "Payment in progress" line item appear in your Payments page.

Allow two to four weeks for your check to arrive in the mail. Arrival times may vary depending on the postal service in your area.

Western Union Quick Cash

Western Union Quick Cash payments are sent between the 21st and the 26th of the month and will be available for pick up at any Western Union location in your country one business day after they're issued.

  • 3rd: Previous month's estimated earnings are finalized and posted to your Payments page.
  • 20th: Changes to payment information (including removing payment holds) must be completed on or before the 20th. Changes made after the 20th of any month won't take effect until the following month's payment cycle. Also, your total balance on the 20th must reach the payment threshold. If your balance does not meet the payment threshold or if you have a payment hold, you will not be paid that month and your balance will be rolled over to the following month.
  • 21st-26th: Payment sent to Western Union. You'll see a "Payment in progress" line item appear in your Payments page.

You must pick up your payment within 60 days of issue otherwise the amount will be returned and credited back to your AdSense account.

Wire transfer
  • 3rd: Previous month's estimated earnings are finalized and posted to your Payments page.
  • 20th: Changes to payment information (including removing payment holds) must be completed on or before the 20th. Changes made after the 20th of any month won't take effect until the following month's payment cycle. Also, your total balance on the 20th must reach the payment threshold. If your balance does not meet the payment threshold or if you have a payment hold, you will not be paid that month and your balance will be rolled over to the following month.
  • 21st-26th: Wire transfer initiated. You'll see a "Payment in progress" line item appear in your Payments page.

Allow up to 15 business days for the transfer to complete. The length of time it takes for your wire transfer to arrive in your bank account may vary depending on your banking institution.

Note: If the 21st falls on a weekend or holiday, payments may be issued on the first business day following the 21st of that month.

Rapida
  • 3rd: Previous month's estimated earnings are finalized and posted to your Payments page.
  • 20th: Changes to payment information (including removing payment holds) must be completed on or before the 20th. Changes made after the 20th of any month won't take effect until the following month's payment cycle. Also, your total balance on the 20th must reach the payment threshold. If your balance does not meet the payment threshold or if you have a payment hold, you will not be paid that month and your balance will be rolled over to the following month.
  • 21st-26th: Payment sent to Rapida for processing. You'll see a "Payment in progress" line item appear in your Payments page.

Allow up to 15 business days for your payment to be posted to your Rapida Online account. Note that there can sometimes be delays due to file processing. Learn more about receiving payments by Rapida.

Note: If the 21st falls on a weekend or holiday, payments may be issued on the first business day following the 21st of that month.

Note: If a publisher's account is found to be in violation of our Terms and Conditions or Program policies, we may at anytime withhold payment (beginning from when Google initiates its investigation of potential violations), deduct earnings from the publisher's account, and/or refund advertisers for clicks received on the publisher's site or AdSense for search results page. In addition, if a publisher is past due on any payment to Google in connection with the Google Ads program, we reserve the right to withhold payment until all outstanding payments have been made. For a complete description of payment terms, refer to the AdSense Terms and Conditions.

Payment thresholds - AdSense Help [gg-adsense-en]

Payments

Payment thresholds

There are several revenue thresholds that impact whether you're eligible to be paid for your AdSense earnings. These thresholds vary depending on the reporting currency in your account. You may be required to take an action when a threshold is met. For more information about thresholds, read the descriptions and see the table below.

1. Tax information threshold

Depending on your location, you may be required to provide certain information for tax purposes. If you are required to submit tax information, you will be able to do so when you first sign in to your account. Learn how to submit your tax information to Google.

2. Address verification threshold

To verify the accuracy of your account information, we will mail a personal identification number (PIN) to your payment address when your earnings reach the verification threshold. You'll then be required to enter this PIN in your account. Learn more about address verification.

3. Payment method selection threshold

According to our Terms and Conditions, active accounts need to reach the payment threshold to qualify for a payment. Since we don't ever issue payments for less than this threshold, we don't allow publishers to select a form of payment until their current balance reaches the payment method threshold. For more information, see the payments guide.

4. Payment threshold

You'll be paid out when your unpaid earnings reach the payment threshold, as long as there are no holds on your account and you're in compliance with our Program policies. For more information about when you'll get paid, see payment timelines.

5. Cancelation threshold

If you decide to cancel your AdSense account and your account balance is greater than the cancelation threshold, you'll receive your final payment within approximately 90 days of the end of the month, provided that you've completed the necessary steps to get paid.

Threshold values per currency

Thresholds Tax information Address verification Payment method Payment Cancelation
U.S. Dollar (USD) $0 $10 $10 $100 $10
Australian Dollar (AUD) N/A $10 equivalent A$15 A$100 A$15
Canadian Dollar (CAD) C$0 $10 equivalent C$10 C$100 C$10
Chilean peso (CLP) N/A $10 equivalent CLP$6000 CLP$60000 CLP$6000
Czech Koruna (CZK) N/A $10 equivalent Kč200 Kč2000 Kč200
Danish Krone (DKK) N/A $10 equivalent kr60 kr600 kr60
Euro (EUR) N/A $10 equivalent €10 €70 €10
Great British Pound (GBP) N/A $10 equivalent £10 £60 £10
Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) N/A $10 equivalent HK$100 HK$800 HK$100
Hungarian Forint (HUF) N/A $10 equivalent Ft2,000 Ft20,000 Ft2,000
Indonesian rupiah (IDR) N/A $10 equivalent Rp130000 Rp1300000 Rp130000
Israeli Shekel (ILS) N/A $10 equivalent ₪40 ₪400 ₪40
Japanese Yen (JPY) N/A $10 equivalent ¥1000 ¥8000 ¥1000
Jordanian dinar (JOD) N/A $10 equivalent دينار‎;7 دينار‎;70 دينار‎;7
Mexican Peso (MXN) Mex$0 $10 equivalent Mex$120 Mex$1,200 Mex$120
Moroccan dirham (MAD) N/A $10 equivalent .د.م80 .د.م800 .د.م80
New Zealand Dollar (NZD) N/A $10 equivalent $15 $130 $15
Norwegian Krone (NOK) N/A $10 equivalent kr60 kr600 kr60
Peruvian sol (PEN) N/A $10 equivalent S/30 S/300 S/30
Polish Zloty (PLN) N/A $10 equivalent zł30 zł300 zł30
Singapore Dollar (SGD) N/A $10 equivalent S$15 S$150 S$15
South African Rand (ZAR) N/A $10 equivalent R100 R1000 R100
Swedish Krona (SEK) N/A $10 equivalent kr70 kr700 kr70
Swiss Franc (CHF) N/A $10 equivalent Fr10 Fr100 Fr10
Tunisian dinar (TND) N/A $10 equivalent د.ت,20 د.ت,200 د.ت,20
Turkish Lira (TRY) N/A $10 equivalent ₺20 ₺200 ₺20
United Arab Emirates dirham (AED) N/A $10 equivalent د.إ35 د.إ350 د.إ35
Uruguayan peso (UYU) N/A $10 equivalent $U240 $U2400 $U240

What's the difference between estimated and finalized earnings? - AdSense Help [gg-adsense-en]

Payments

What's the difference between estimated and finalized earnings?

Estimated earnings, which are visible in your reports, reflect close estimates of recent account activity. These reports show estimated earnings to offer a close estimate of recent account activity as soon as possible. However, these earnings aren't finalized until the end of the month and won't necessarily reflect the amount you will ultimately be paid.

Finalized earnings are accurate earnings amounts that include all revenue you will be paid for validated clicks and impressions. These amounts are equal to the current balance found on your "Transactions" page. After our earnings records are processed and verified by the 3rd of the month, your current balance from the previous month is posted to your "Transactions" page and to the "Finalized earnings" section of your Home page.

If you're seeing a large difference between your earnings estimates and your finalized earnings, find out why.

Hide a user account in macOS - Apple Support

Hide a user account in macOS

If you need to assist a user, but don't want them to see your user account when they log in, learn how to hide a user account in the macOS login window.

 This article is intended for system administrators. If you believe this issue affects you, contact the system administrator for your business or school.

Hide a user account in the macOS login window

1. Log in with an administrator account.

2. Use this Terminal command. Substitute the short name of the user that you want to hide for hiddenuser:

  sudo dscl . create /Users/hiddenuser IsHidden 1  

The user account is also hidden in System Preferences the next time it's opened. This command can't be used with the Guest user account. Learn how to manage the Guest user account.

If FileVault is enabled, a hidden user might still appear in the first login window when you turn on or restart your computer. 

Show a hidden user account

If you want the hidden user to appear again in the login window, set the user's IsHidden attribute to 0:

  sudo dscl . create /Users/hiddenuser IsHidden 0  

If you want, you can delete the IsHidden attribute instead.

Hide the home directory and share point

This command hides the "/Users/hiddenuser" home directory:

  sudo chflags hidden /Users/hiddenuser  

This command removes the Public Folder share point for the user with the long name "Hidden User":

  sudo dscl . delete "/SharePoints/Hidden User's Public Folder"  
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Do you provide an invoice or payment receipt? - AdSense Help [gg-adsense-en]

Payments

Do you provide an invoice or payment receipt?

Yes, a payment receipt becomes available in your account whenever we issue a payment. The payment receipt is a printable page with relevant details about your payment. You can print this page to keep a record of all your payments, to present to your bank when depositing your AdSense check or for accounting purposes.

To access the payment receipt for a specific payment:

  1. Sign in to your AdSense account.
  2. In the left navigation panel, click Payments.
  3. Click View transactions.
  4. In your "Transactions" page, click the Automatic payment link for the payment you want a receipt for.

You'll be directed to your payment receipt. Please note that this receipt should be used in strict accordance with the AdSense Terms and Conditions.

As a reminder, participating in AdSense doesn't mean you're employed by Google Inc; however, you are in an agreement as bound by the Terms and Conditions. Violation of these terms may result in the cancellation of your account at any time.

Steps to getting paid - AdSense Help [gg-adsense-en]

Payments

Steps to getting paid

Wondering when your AdSense payment will arrive? Trying to figure out whether you'll be paid this month or next month? This guide explains our payment process.

When will I get paid with AdSense?

When you'll get your first payment

Complete the steps below to get your account set for your first AdSense payment.

1. Provide your tax information (not required in all locations)

Depending on your location, we may be required to collect tax-related information. For more information, see how to submit your tax information to Google.

2. Confirm your personal information

Because Personal Identification Numbers (PINs), which are described below, are sent to the mailing address in your account, it's important to confirm the accuracy of your payment address and payee name. If you need to correct any information, you can follow these instructions to change your payee name or change your payment address.

Verify your identity (not required in all locations)

Depending on your location, we might need to verify your identity using information like your name, address, or date of birth. If you are required to do this, you typically won't be asked to verify your address until after you've successfully verified your identity.

Verify your address

When your earnings reach the address verification threshold, we'll mail a PIN to the payee address in your AdSense account. You must enter this PIN into your AdSense account before we can issue any payments. Your PIN will be sent by standard post and may take up to 2-3 weeks to arrive. For more information about PINs, see the Address (PIN) verification overview.

3. Select your form of payment

When your earnings reach the payment method selection threshold, you can select your form of payment. Depending on your payment address, there may be several forms of payment available to you, including Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), EFT via Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), wire transfer, etc. Learn how to set up your form of payment.

4. Meet the payment threshold

If your current balance reaches the payment threshold by the end of the month, a 21 day payment processing period begins. After the processing period ends, we'll issue you a payment. Learn more about payment timelines.

Example

For example, let's say the payment threshold for your account is $100. If your current balance reached $100 during January and you've completed all the steps above, then we would issue you a payment at the end of February.

If your current balance hasn't yet reached the payment threshold, your finalized earnings will roll over to the next month and your balance will accrue until the threshold is met.

If you have more questions about AdSense payments, try the Payments FAQs.

About the Users Flow report - Analytics Help [gg-analytics-en]

About the Users Flow report

Visualize your users' paths through your site.

The Users Flow report is a graphical representation of the paths users took through your site, from the source, through the various pages, and where along their paths they exited your site. The Users Flow report lets you compare volumes of traffic from different sources, examine traffic patterns through your site, and troubleshoot the efficacy of your site.

In this article:

Users Flow report prerequisites

None.

Access the Users Flow report

To see the Users Flow report:

  1. Sign in to Google Analytics.
  2. Navigate to your view.
  3. Open Reports.
  4. Select Audience > Users Flow.

What can I do with the Users Flow report?

The Users Flow visualization lets you see:

  • The relative volume of traffic to your site by the dimension you choose (e,g., traffic sources, campaign, browser)
  • The relative volume of pageviews per page or collection of pages
  • Specific metrics for connections, nodes, and node exits when you hover over them

The Users Flow report is very similar to the Behavior Flow report; however, the Users Flow is focused on the pages your users visit, whereas the Behavior report also includes Events and Content Groupings.

Next Steps

Access the Users Flow report now and explore your site. For information about how to configure the report and use the different visualization options, read Using Flow reports

Once you have a general idea of how the Users Flow report works, read the Analyze your data with the Users Flow article to see some specific ways to gain even more insights from the report.

Video publisher policy - AdSense Help [gg-adsense-en]

Product-specific policies

Video publisher policy

This policy applies to AdSense publishers, and Google Ad Manager Partners using Google Monetization (Preferred Deals, Programmatic Guaranteed, Private Auction and Open Auction), who monetize with video ads in auction, including ads shown in in-stream content, audio content, or non-in-stream video placements (for example, games, in-article, in-feed). Anywhere a video ad is eligible to serve (in a game, in a video player with in-stream video, or in a standalone non-in-stream placement) is considered the video ad placement.

Policy requirements are organized under these key principles:

Specific ad formats also have their own, additional requirements:

Use supported implementations

Use of supported Google video implementations is required in order to allow us to optimize user experience, support brand measurement, protect against invalid traffic, and render proprietary formats such as TrueView.

  • In-stream ads: Video ad placements next to video or audio content must use the Google Interactive Media Ads SDK or the Google Mobile Ads SDK on supported platforms, unless through an official Google Beta program.
    • Publishers cannot use interactive media ads products to monetize YouTube-hosted content. For YouTube content, publishers must monetize through the YouTube Partner Program.
  • Non-in-stream ads: To be eligible to serve video ads outside of a video stream, video ad placements must use Google-provided solutions: on web, Google Publisher Tags; in app, the Google Mobile Ads SDK. These video ad formats include: in-banner video ads (including in-article and in-feed video), native video ads, interstitial video ads, rewarded video ads, and app open video ads.
    • The Google Interactive Media Ads SDK is not allowed for non-in-stream placements, except for placements in games.

Accurately describe inventory

Use metadata and declarations to accurately describe inventory so that advertisers are correctly informed where their ads run.

  • Ensure that high-quality, accurate metadata and description URLs are provided and maintained for all monetizable video & audio content, as well as for web games (See Ad Exchange video tag parameters for IMA3).
  • Video ad placements must either be audible by default or properly declared as a muted placement.
    • For non-in-stream placements using Google's format libraries, muted declarations are automatically handled correctly.
  • Only serve in-stream video ads to valid in-stream placements, which excludes:
    • Video slideshows highlighting content available on a site without original video content.
    • Video ads in a display banner ad on a web page or app.
    • Video ads in the rail of the page, such as in a 300x250 slot on desktop.
    • Video ads in placements with no accompanying video content, apart from non-in-stream placements.
    • Video ads in placements that cycle between display ad units and video ads, whether or not there is accompanying video content.
    • In-banner video ads which do not load a video player.
  • Accurately declare video ad placement size.

Protect advertiser value

To protect advertiser value, users need to be able to engage with video ads. Video ads must render properly in video ad placements. Video ad placements must avoid surprising users or behaving in unexpected or non-standard ways.

  • All video ad placements must maintain a standard aspect ratio of 4:3 or 16:9 for horizontal videos, 3:4 or 9:16 for vertical videos, or 1:1 for square videos.
  • Video ad placements for in-article and in-feed video ads must be at least 256 pixels in both their longer and shorter dimensions (with the exception of 300x250 and 320x180, which are also permitted). All other video ad placements must be at least 256 pixels in their longer dimension, and at least 144 pixels in their shorter dimension.
  • Do not obscure, hide, remove or change the rendering of any ad content or ad controls.
  • Ads must not be placed in proximity to or obstruct game or video player controls (play, pause, volume, and so forth).
  • Ads must display until the user navigates away from the page or content, unless otherwise noted for specific ad formats (see Additional requirements for specific ad formats, below).

Respect the user

Video ads must serve in an environment that is respectful of users' experience and time:

  • For in-stream ads, the sum duration of video content must exceed the sum duration of video ads.
  • For non-in-stream video ads, including ads in games, the amount of content experienced by users must exceed the sum duration of interstitial ads.
  • Ads must not autoplay below-the-fold, nor may ads play on hover.
    • Autoplay is only allowed when at least 50% of the ad unit is visible: on a 1024x768 viewport for desktop; on a 360x600 viewport on mobile.
  • No more than one video ad placement may play in view at any given time.
  • Additional policies apply to video ad placements in a sticky video player (a video player that remains in a fixed location on the screen):
    • A sticky video player must start out as an in-page video player that is not sticky.
      • As the user scrolls the page, the video must transition from playing in the in-page video player to playing in a sticky video player, which remains in view as the user scrolls the page.
    • The in-page video player must be fully viewable on the page before transitioning to the sticky video player.
    • If the sticky video player has more than one edge overlapping in-page video ad content, in-page ad content, in-page content, or in-page navigation, the sticky video player must include a dismissal feature.
      • The dismissal feature must be visible without needing the user to hover over or tap on the video.

Additional requirements for specific ad formats

TrueView and skippable video ads

Google Ads allows advertisers buying on YouTube to extend their budgets to sites and apps that partner with Google, including using our proprietary TrueView format. To be eligible to receive skippable ads, including TrueView ads, these additional policies apply:

  • Video ad placements must be audible by default.
  • Scroll-to-play ads are not permitted for TrueView.
  • For mid-rolls, the video content's duration must be at least 10 minutes.

Non-in-stream video ads

Video ad placements that do not have accompanying video can include: in-banner video ads (including in-article and in-feed video ads), native video ads, interstitial video ads, rewarded video ads, and app open video ads. Learn more about out-stream video ad formats.

To be eligible to receive non-in-stream ads, these additional policies apply:

  • Clearly be identified as advertisements. Learn more about ad attribution.
  • Autoplay, apart from interstitial and rewarded video ads, must be muted by default, unless the user has explicitly opted to turn on sound.
    • For interstitial video ads, audio can be turned on or disabled on initial load, subject to the user's phone settings. For example, if an interstitial loads when the user's phone is sound off, the interstitial must load in a muted state.
  • May begin playing only when at least 50% of the pixels in the player are visible in the viewport and must stop playing when fewer than 50% of the pixels in the player are visible in the viewport, unless the user has interacted with the play button in the video ad controls.
    • Interstitial video ads only play when fully in view.
  • Cannot cause the page to reflow its layout before, during, or after the video ad renders. In other words, the placement must not shift the content up or down in the user's viewport. The placement must not expand to full screen on scroll over.
  • Other than interstitial and rewarded video ads, must scroll along with the other content in the app or page. No sticky implementations are allowed.
  • In-article video ads must be placed between paragraphs, and in-feed video ads must be placed within a feed of items.

Non-in-stream video for Ad Manager encompasses many different ad formats.

For certain formats, such as in-article, in-feed, and native video, the Google-provided solutions already ensure your ad is compliant with these requirements.

Formats that allow you to control the player's behavior require you to comply with the above.

Change the subtitles, audio language, or audio descriptions on your iPod nano - Apple Support

Change the subtitles, audio language, or audio descriptions on your iPod nano

On iPod nano, you can use customized audio languages, subtitles, or closed captions. You can also use audio descriptions to have scenes in videos described to you.

Change the subtitles or audio language

  1. While watching a video, tap the screen to reveal the playback controls.
  2. Tap the Media Selection button the Speech Bubble icon to open the Audio & Subtitles menu.
  3. Choose the language or subtitles that you want to use.

If you don't see an option for SDH, or you want to turn on CC or SDH by default, go to Settings > Accessibility > Subtitles & Captioning. You can also customize captions and subtitles from this screen.

Turn on audio descriptions

If the video you're watching includes audio descriptions, you can find them in the Audio & Subtitles menu:

  1. While watching a video in the Videos app, tap the screen to reveal the playback controls.
  2. Tap the Media Selection button  to open the Audio & Subtitles menu.
  3. Tap the second track of the language that you want to use. The audio description track isn't called out specifically.

Learn more

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AdSense for video FAQs - AdSense Help [gg-adsense-en]

AdSense for video (AFV)

AdSense for video FAQs

We've put together the following FAQs to answer commonly asked questions about AdSense for video.

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FAQs

What ad formats are available with AdSense for video?

The following ad formats are available with the AdSense for video product:

  • Video
    • Standard Instream: Non-skippable video ads
    • TrueView: Skippable video ads
    • Bumper: Six second video ads
  • Fullslot
    • Skippable linear image and text ads
  • Overlay
    • Non-linear image and text ads

For more detailed descriptions and examples please visit the AdSense for video introductory pages.

What is a fullslot ad and and how can I request it?

A fullslot ad is a skippable linear AdSense image or text ad that usually appears before, in-between, or after content.

In the IMA HTML5 SDK integration, the following parameters must be set:

  1. Set forceNonLinearFullSlot to true:

    adsRequest.forceNonLinearFullSlot = true;

  2. Set nonLinearAdSlotWidth and nonLinearAdSlotHeight to the width and height of your game unit:
    • adsRequest.nonLinearAdSlotWidth = {your_video_player_width};
    • adsRequest.nonLinearAdSlotHeight = {your_video_player_height};

In the AdSense for video ad tag, ensure that image and/or text are included in the ad_type parameter. For example, ad_type=video_image would include video ads and skippable image fullslot ads.

Note: Fullslot ads are not supported for the IMA Android SDK or IMA iOS SDK.

What is is a video ad and how can I request it?

Video ads consist of a video creative that is played before, in the middle of, or at the end of the content. This allows you to distinguish between:

  • Pre-roll: a video ad placed before the content.
  • Mid-roll: a video ad placed in the middle of the content.
  • Post-roll: a video ad placed at the end of the content.

In the IMA SDK integration, the following parameters must be set:

  • Set linearAdSlotWidth and linearAdSlotHeight to the width and height of your game unit:
    • adsRequest.linearAdSlotWidth = {your_video_player_width};
    • adsRequest.linearAdSlotHeight = {your_video_player_height};

In the AdSense for video ad tag, ensure that video ads are being requested in the ad_type parameter. For example, ad_type=standardvideo would request non-skippable Standard video ads. Further information is available in the tagging documentation.

Why are video ads not rendering on mobile or tablet devices when using the IMA HTML5 SDK?

When using the IMA HTML5 SDK on mobile devices (including tablet), playback of video must be initialized with a user action, meaning a tap or click of a link or "play" button. If video ads are not rendering correctly on these devices, check to see whether you are calling the initialize method as a result of a user action. More detailed information is available in the IMA HTML5 SDK documentation.

What ad sizes does AdSense for video support?

AdSense for video supports the following ad sizes:

  • Video: variable sizes
  • Text fullslots: variable sizes
  • Image fullslots: 200x200, 250x250, 300x250, 336x280, 450x50, 468x60, 480x70, 728x90
  • Overlay ads: 728 x 90, 480 x 70 , 468 x 60, 450 x 50, 320 x 60 (only text).
My ads coverage seems poor, what could be the reason?

There could be two main reasons for this:

  • For traffic outside of the United States, the coverage for video ads might be very low. In this case you should backfill with different ad formats to optimize your account earnings.
  • The blocking options that you apply on your account can also impact your coverage. Bear in mind that any ads that you block won't compete in the auction on your site.
I have implemented AdSense for video. Why has my revenue peaked and suddenly dropped?

This is a very common behavior to see. It means your users are getting used to your ads so they're less likely to click by mistake or out of curiosity. Please be assured that after these initial fluctuations, your earnings will eventually stabilize.

What are the requirements for becoming an AdSense for video publisher?

If you want to use AdSense for video, you'll need to ensure you adhere to AdSense policies. In addition to that:

  • You have to be able to manage the video player source code (the product leverages the SDK integration), or use one of our technology partners.
  • YouTube content producers should apply for the YouTube partner program instead.
  • You can only integrate AdSense for video on HTML5 web-based video players, or iOS/Android native-app video players.
  • Video content has to be family safe and targeted to users age 13 and older.
  • You have to own legal rights to monetize video content.
What are the AdSense for video policies?

AdSense for video publishers are required to adhere to the product's specific policies and to the general AdSense program policies.

Can I play video ads without sound?

No. You can't play video ads without sound because this would damage the message that the advertiser wishes to provide through the ad. Playing video ads without sound is against our program policies. Please check out AdSense for video specific policies for further details.

What languages does the IMA SDK support?

The IMA SDK supports any language that is supported by AdSense. However, video ads coverage is predominant in the United States, and publishers outside the U.S. might experience poor video ad coverage.

Which video platforms and players are integrated with AdSense for video?

Video players/platforms with the IMA SDK integrated are listed in the technical integration guide.

I want to embed video on partner websites or release public embed code. Is that allowed?

Yes, this practice is allowed. You can do so by creating an embed snippet that is compliant with the AdSense for video specific policies.

Note that you're responsible for your ad code wherever it appears, and for any advertiser damage that results from that placement, so be mindful about releasing your code "into the wild". Here are some best practices for you in this situation:

  • Whenever possible, provide JavaScript embed tags instead of HTML. You never know when you'll need to change your embed code!
  • Create channels for all trusted partners or "in the wild" embed snippets. Keep track of what foreign traffic looks like, and turn off ad serving if you're experiencing uncommon behaviors (for example much higher CTRs). There's no benefit to jeopardizing your entire account over monetizing an embed base.

Also bear in mind that you may not share your AdSense earnings with third parties.

I would love to implement AdSense for video, where do I start?

To implement AdSense for video, please follow the setup process guidelines.

How do I get my AdSense for video publisher ID?

To get your publisher ID, you need to successfully implement the IMA SDK and complete the process described in the setup process guidelines. Once you have your publisher ID, you can request live ads and start earning money.

What does a good description URL look like?

A good description URL would look something like the following:

<html>
<head>
<title>Game Attack | ExampleGamesPublisher.com</title>
</head>
<body>
<h1>Game Attack</h1>
<p>Game Attack is a game where players must navigate through the maze in the least amount of time. There are multiple modes of play including relay mode, versus mode and time trial. Play against your friends!</p>
<h2>About ExampleGamesPublisher.com</h2>
<p>ExampleGamesPublisher has been in business since 2010 providing high-quality online web games to users around the world! We provide free games as well as premium, subscription-only games for users who want to earn points to spend on cool digital prizes!</p>
<h2>Game Attack Game Tags</h2>
<p>Users use these tags to search for games on our website:</p>
<ul>
<li>Free</li>
<li>Single-Player</li>
<li>Multi-Player</li>
<li>Puzzle Game</li>
<li>DeveloperX</li>
</ul>
</body>
</html>
Now I'm using my live publisher ID, I'm not getting any ads returned. Am I doing something wrong?

No, not necessarily. Let the system run for a couple of hours and ads should start showing up. You should also make sure that you've set the ad_test ad request parameter to "off".

Am I allowed to monetize videos or games that I don't have access to?

Yes, provided that you have the rights to monetize this content.

Why am I not getting any ads returned when I use the test publisher ID?

It's possible that there is an issue with your IMA SDK integration, or with your AdSense for video ad tag. Check your code against the technical integration guide and make sure that there are no missing parameters or HTML attributes.

Do you have a VAST tag that I can integrate with?

We typically require publishers to use video players or game launchers capable of Google IMA SDK integration. That said, if your ad setup is VAST and VPAID 2 JS compliant, you can try using our IMA Adapter.

google_product_category: Definition - Google Merchant Center Help [gg-merchants-en]

google_product_category: Definition

All products are automatically assigned a product category from Google's continuously evolving product taxonomy. Providing high-quality, on-topic titles and descriptions, as well as accurate pricing, brand, and GTIN information will help ensure your products are correctly categorized.

The google_product_category attribute is optional, and can be used to override Google's automatic categorization in specific cases. 

When to use

Optional for each product.

Google will only accept a product category override in the following cases:

  1. Calculation of US taxes. For products sold in the US, you can override Google's automatic categorization to ensure that the correct US tax rate is applied to your product.
  2. Enforcement of category-specific attribute requirements. Some product categories (such as Apparel & Accessories, Mobile Phones, or Software) impose additional required fields. If Google incorrectly assigns your product to one of these categories, use this attribute to override the categorization and remove the category-specific requirements.
  3. Targeting of Google Ads campaigns. If you've defined any of your ad campaigns based upon Google's product categories, you can use this attribute to reassign products within your campaign structure. Learn more about managing a Shopping campaign with product groups
  4. Alcohol. Alcoholic beverages must be correctly categorized. If the category of your product is incorrectly assigned, you can use the google_product_category attribute to override it and ensure that your product remains compliant. Learn more about our alcoholic beverages policy.

Format

Follow these formatting guidelines to make sure we understand the data you're submitting.

Supported values

Predefined Google product category: the ID or the full path of the product category

Download a list of all Google product categories:

To download this list in another language:

  • Select that language from the menu at the bottom of this page. These links will update to that language.

To prevent garbled text in the .txt version:

Limit

1 category per product

Repeated field No
File format Example entry
Text feeds

2271
or
Apparel & Accessories > Clothing > Dresses

XML feeds <g:google_product_category>2271</g:google_product_category>
or
<g:google_product_category>Apparel &amp; Accessories &gt; Apparel &gt; Dresses</g:google_product_category>


To format your data for Content API, see the Content API for Shopping.

Guidelines

Follow these guidelines to make sure you submit high-quality data for your products.

  • Use only a predefined Google product category. You can choose to submit either the ID or the full path of the product category, but not both. If no category matches the product, or if you want to submit your own product category, use the product_type attribute instead
  • If the taxonomy of product codes is not available in your language, use the English values or numeric ID.
  • Use the one category that best describes your product. Choose the category based on your product's main function. For example, even though an MP3 player might have other functions, like a clock, its main function is as an MP3 player. So you would use the MP3 player category: Electronics > Audio > Audio Players & Recorders > MP3 Players (233). 
  • Use the most specific category possible. For example, an MP3 player charger, use the MP3 player accessories category: Electronics > Audio > Audio Accessories > MP3 Player Accessories (232). Don't just use: Electronics (222)
  • Use categories published after August 2011. Don't use categories that were published before August 2011. Use the links above for the latest values.

Best practices

To optimize your product data's performance, follow these best practices:

  • Use the latest categories. In Google Ads, bidding on Shopping campaigns is based on the latest categories. While you can submit any version of the categories published after August 2011, we'll translate these to the latest version. So if you use out-of-date categories, what you submit might not match what you see. 

Additional guidelines

Review each section closely to determine if the requirements apply to your country or product. If you don't follow requirements that apply to you, we'll disapprove your product and let you know in Diagnostics in your Merchant Center account.

Products sold on Google
In the United States, Google will use any google_product_category values that you supply in your feed to help determine the tax rate for products you sell directly on Google in applicable states. Learn more about marketplace facilitator tax
Shopping ads campaigns

In Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States, you can use the google_product_category (displayed as "Category") to help organize your product groups in your Shopping ads campaigns. For all other countries, you can only use the product_type attribute to help organize your product groups for bidding in your Shopping campaign. Learn more about managing a Shopping campaign with product groups

Alcoholic beverages
  • Make sure your product meets the alcoholic beverages policy.
  • Use the following Google product categories when submitting alcohol-related products:
    • Food, Beverages & Tobacco > Beverages > Alcoholic Beverages (499676) or any of its subcategories
    • Arts & Entertainment > Hobbies & Creative Arts > Homebrewing & Winemaking Supplies (3577) or any of its subcategories
Merchant-defined bundles 
  • Use the Google product category that's most appropriate for your bundle of different products. If the bundle contains a main product, use the category of the main product. For example, for a digital camera bundled with a bag, use: Cameras & Optics > Cameras > Digital Cameras (152)
Mobile phones or tablets with a contract or installment plans
  • Use the following Google product categories to let us know when you're submitting a mobile phone or tablet with a contract or an installment plan:
    • Electronics > Communications > Telephone > Mobile Phones (267
    • Electronics > Computers > Tablet Computers (4745)
  • For mobile phones sold with a contract, you may set the price attribute to 0. If you submit a price of 0, you'll need to set the google_product_category attribute to: Electronics > Communications > Telephony > Mobile Phones (267).
Gift cards
  • Use the following Google product category to let us know when you're submitting a gift card:
    • Arts & Entertainment > Party & Celebration > Gift Giving > Gift Cards & Certificates (53)
Software subscriptions
  • Use the Software > Computer Software (313) category to let us know when you're submitting a software subscription, or use one of its subcategories. For example: 
    • Software > Computer Software > Antivirus & Security Software (5299)

Examples

Apparel products

An illustration of a woman wearing a black dress

Product Skater dress
title Skater dress - Black
google_product_category Clothing & Accessories > Clothing > Dresses

Google Malibu Sunglasses

Product Google Malibu sunglasses
title Google Malibu sunglasses - Brown
google_product_category 178
Coats and jackets
Product Google Jacket Black
title Google Men's Performance Full Zip Jacket Black
google_product_category Clothing & Accessories > Clothing > Outerwear > Coats & Jackets

 

Product Google Performance Pullover
title Google Men's Performance 1/4 Zip Pullover Heather/Black
google_product_category Clothing & Accessories > Clothing > Outerwear

 

Product Google Hoodie
title Google Tri-blend Hoodie Grey
google_product_category Clothing & Accessories > Clothing
Rings and jewelry
Product White gold wedding band
title White Gold Wedding Band - 14K - 3mm
google_product_category Clothing & Accessories> Jewelry > Rings
color white gold
material white gold

 

Product Platinum-plated engagement ring
title Round Platinum-Plated Classic Engagement Ring
google_product_category Clothing & Accessories > Jewelry
color silver
material platinum

 

Product Quartz multi-finger ring
title Silver Quartz Multi-Finger Ring
google_product_category Clothing & Accessories
color silver
material silver/quartz
Mobile phones

An illustration with 3 different colors of one mobile phone

Product Google Pixel 3
title Google Pixel 3 - 32 GB - Midnight Blue - With contract
google_product_category Electronics > Communications > Telephony > Mobile Phones
gtin 00723755006386
brand Google
Software subscription
Product Google Security Software Basic Edition (1-year subscription)
title Google Security Software Basic Edition (1-year subscription)
price 29.90 USD
google_product_category Software > Computer Software > Antivirus & Security Software
brand Google
gtin 1234567890123
shipping 0.00 USD
image_link https://www.example.com/logo.jpg
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