Sunday, November 04, 2007

 

Google Adsense Video Units




Last month, Google introduced Video Units to their Adsense program. People and companies with blogs and websites can embed YouTube videos in their sites of "relevant YouTube partner content." Read all about this new program in this post on Google's Adsense blog.

I decided to add a Video Unit to this post and see what videos Google plays. When setting up the Video Unit, you can choose categories of video to target to your site, select content from individual YouTube partners, or have video automatically targeted to your site content. I picked the third choice. Google is supposed to play videos that are relevant to the content of this blog. This is similar to what they do with their text and image Adsense ads. I was able to add several "hints" as to what kind of videos to play. I entered "music, singer, vlog, funny" as my hints. Those are the types of videos we often cover in this YouTubeStars blog.

I'll embed the Video Unit after this paragraph. First, I'd like to thank all my loyal readers who have been with us from the start, over a year and a half ago! I'd like to thank all the new readers who have dropped by along the way. I'd like to thank everyone who has subscribed to the RSS feed of this blog. Finally, thanks to everyone who checks out the action on our YouTube Top 100 chart - A Weekly Chart of the 100 Most Subscribed YouTube Members. We have been tracking statistics for over 400 members since September of 2006 - sign up and let us track your stats too!

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Comments:
Fascinating. Looks like they tried to match though there is only so much content available to match. Later I'd think there'd be much more, like actual music videos, especially if the music industry finally gets involved and then the ads could be links to places to purchase the music.
 

Outside US I can view the video with adsense but I cannot create one. Why?
 

Hi happysus,

I don't know why you can't create an AdSense Video Unit. Check the AdSense Forum, maybe there's an answer there or you can ask you question there:

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/AdSense?hl=en&utm_sourceid=aso&utm_campaign=ww-en_US-et-helpcenter_announce_box&utm_medium=link

Here's a link to the Video Units Help page:

https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/topic.py?topic=12182
 

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