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New Google Video Ads Up & Running

written by John Chow on October 4, 2006

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googlevideo.jpgIt took a little while but I have finally spotted a Google video ad running on The TechZone. I took a screen shot (on the right) just in case I don’t see it again.

As some may recall, I signed a deal with Google to run their new video ad format on my site. These ads are right now outside of the normal Google ads. I have been given a separate publisher ID for these ads and the stats won’t be displayed in my AdSense control panel. Instead, Google will email me weekly performance updates.

As this program continues to gain momentum, the ad inventory will continue to reflect more and more image and click-to-play video ads. I can expect to see text ads in the earlier stages. Right now, I say a video ad shows up maybe 5% of the time. The rest of the time, it’s all text ads. I’m sure that will change as Google ramps up their Q4 advertising efforts.

Whether they are text, image or video ads, Google will pay me a guaranteed flat CPM rate. In exchange, I have to guarantee Google a minimum level of ad inventory. I can exceed the inventory level Google wants, but I cannot go below the minimum level.

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{ 3 comments }

Sam October 4, 2006 at 10:46 pm

Hi there John, I have a question for you. I was wondering where you get your news for Thetechzone.com. I’m interested in making a similar site, but not technology based, and I was wondering what sources you use.

John Chow October 4, 2006 at 10:48 pm

News are sent to us from other sites. If we like the story, we publish it. If the story doesn’t interest us, it goes into the deleted items.

Sam October 5, 2006 at 2:40 am

Ok, thanks for the information. I really appreciate it.