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Authorized Buyers Basics

Explore the fundamentals of Authorized Buyers and ways in which purchasing ad impressions at auction can accelerate the growth of your business. Get Certified Today with Best Certification Answers!

Questions you might encounter in this certification:

Your bid has been filtered out of the auction due to publisher filtering. Why would this happen?

The bid was lower than the publisher’s required minimum CPM.

Your bid contained use of a vendor that a publisher has added to their exclusion list.

The creative itself contained a dangerous product.

The ad was not SSL-compliant.

Ad Exchange initiates an open auction by sending you a request/callout with information for an available impression. What triggers Ad Exchange to do this?

Your bidding technology pings Ad Exchange with bidding information. Should there be any impressions available, Ad Exchange will initiate an auction.

Ad Exchange initiates an auction as soon as the buyer or the media agency inputs their creatives into their bidder’s interface, targeting desired inventory.

When a publisher makes impressions available, their sell-side platform pings Ad Exchange to request ad content. Once Ad Exchange has available bids, it initiates the auction.

When a user requests a web page, the empty ad slots (or ad tags) in the user’s browser send a request for ad content to the publisher’s sell-side platform (SSP), which pings Ad Exchange to initiate an auction.

What makes the Open Auction on Ad Exchange unique?

You can participate on the Open Auction via the Ad Exchange user interface.

There are no creative or platform policies in place on Ad Exchange, allowing for faster transaction turnaround times between buyers and sellers and no creative disapprovals or bid filtering.

A neutral force selects which advertiser will show for a given impression, and market demand sets the price of that impression, evaluated in real-time as a unique auction, providing buyers with the knowledge that their bids are not grouped together.

You can buy display inventory programmatically through the Open Auction via the Ad Exchange user interface, real-time bidding, or the Ad Exchange Buyer REST API.

Why do we have policies in place on Ad Exchange?

To ensure your ads are served on the right publisher site or app

Because other exchanges have policies and we need to keep up

Because disapproving your ads is fun

To maintain a healthy ecosystem where you, the buyer, are protected, publishers can offer inventory safely, and end users are served clean ads

You’re seeing a high bid response filtering rate and want to find out what’s causing it and fix it. Which tool in the Ad Exchange user interface can you use to get the reasons why your bids are being filtered?

Creative Explorer

RTB Graphs

RTB Breakout

Permissions

What is a Programmatic Guaranteed Deal?

It’s a many-to-many deal type between publishers and buyers in an open auction floor.

It’s a one-to-one deal between one publisher and one buyer where impressions and price are agreed upon and fixed.

It’s a one-to-many deal between one publisher and many buyers competing in a closed auction floor.

It’s a one-to-one deal between one publisher and one buyer where a fixed price is established for the impression.

What is a bid response?

A bid response is what Ad Exchange sends a buyer describing the impression being auctioned.

A bid response is what Ad Exchange sends a publisher notifying them that there are available buyers for the impression they are selling.

A bid response is what a buyer must build and send back to Ad Exchange that describes the campaign settings such as format type, audience, and content vertical.

A bid response is what a buyer must build and send back to Ad Exchange that describes the bid and includes an HTML snippet for the associated creative.

You’ve defined your campaigns and want access to premium inventory, with exclusive access to publisher data/audience data. Which deal type would best suit your requirements?

Programmatic Guaranteed Deal

Open Auction

Private Auction

Preferred Deal

Which deal types are one-to-one, between one publisher and one buyer?

Preferred Deals and Private Auctions

Prefered Deals, Private Auctions, and Programmatic Guaranteed Deals

Programmatic Guaranteed Deals and Private Auctions

Preferred Deals and Programmatic Guranteed Deals

What happens after you receive a bid request from Ad Exchange?

You win the auction and your advertiser’s ad is served.

Nothing happens.

You’ll interpret and evaluate the bid request and submit a bid response with information describing your bid, including an HTML snippet for associated creative, buyer creative ID, and macros.

You send a response to the publisher’s SSP, containing information describing your bid, including an HTML snippet for associated creative, buyer creative ID, and macros.

What are the benefits to the end user of using interstitial ads?

Users are more engaged with these ads as they fit the form and function of nearly any publisher’s content, on any screen. This creates a better user experience which drives increased engagement rates.

Users tend to engage more with interstitial ads as they are larger-sized ads. They also allow for a more user-controlled experience as users can X-out or skip non-relevant ads.

Users experience a seamless ad experience with interstitial ads as they are integrated into the feed the user is scrolling through.

Users are more engaged after seeing these ads as they have the flexibility to be placed before, during, or after users have digested the app content.

Some non-family safe ad content is allowed to be run on Ad Exchange. How is this made possible?

Some publishers allow non-family safe content to be served and can override these policies for Preferred Deals or Programmatic Guaranteed Deals.

Some non-family safe ad content is borderline safe and can sometimes be approved by Ad Exchange.

Some advertisers find loopholes that allow them to run non-family safe content.

Some advertisers are just lucky.

What is a bid request?

A bid request is a signal sent by Ad Exchange to your bidder describing an impression being auctioned.

A bid request is a signal sent by Ad Exchange to your bidder describing publishers who have inventory available for bidding on.

A bid request is a signal sent by your bidder to Ad Exchange, containing bid information and an HTML snippet with a creative to compete in the auction.

A bid request is a signal sent by your bidder to Ad Exchange asking for information on available inventory to bid on.

What are the general types of policies on Ad Exchange?

Content creatives and general ad specifications

Content creatives, data and third-party serving, buyer participation, and behavioral

Data and third-party serving, buyer participation, and remarketing

Buyer participation, content creatives, behavioral, and user experience

You’ve just defined the audience you’d like to target with your next campaign, as well as which formats you’d like your ad to run on. Which tool in Ad Exchange allows you to input your criteria and find publishers with available inventory or packaged products matching your campaign settings?

Marketplace

RTB Breakout

Query Tool

RTB Graphs

Why would you choose to participate in the Ad Exchange Open Auction?

To get exclusive access to premium packages of inventory often before it becomes widely available

To get exclusive, advertiser-to-publisher relationship for programmatically purchasing inventory in brand-safe environments without any inventory guarantees

To reach the widest publisher inventory pool based on your defined campaign targets and to scale your media buys across screens and exchanges using the right audience signals

To reserve a fixed number of impressions at a fixed price, in a manner similar to a traditional reservation

Which policy would you violate if your declared click-through URL leads to a landing page that can’t be crawled by Google?

Undeclared URL

Blank third-party ad serving creative

Site not crawlable

Restricted content

Who are the most common buyers on Ad Exchange?

Trading desks, DSPs, and ad networks

Trading desks, media planers, and sales executives

Media analysts, ad networks, and publishers

Publishers, media planners, and DSPs

What are trading desks and what part do they play as a buyer on Ad Exchange?

Trading desks use sophisticated targeting capabilities and optimization algorithms to help advertisers and agencies determine a value of an incoming impression and place a bid in order to win that impression.

Trading desks are companies that aggregate publisher ad space and sell it to advertisers who wish to advertise on that space.

Trading desks are divisions at agency holding companies that can execute exchange buys for the company’s media agencies within the same holding company.

Trading desks are companies that trade inventory with other trading desks.

What are native ads?

Native ads are skippable ads that appear on top of the app content and take up the whole screen.

Native ads are larger-sized ads which enable advertisers to create more engaging ads. Users can X-out or skip non-relevant ads, allowing for a more user-controlled experience.

Native ads are clearly attributed ads that fit the form and function of nearly any publisher’s content, on any screen, providing consumers with positive experiences across sites and apps.

Native ads are rich media ads that run in mobile apps and help you to engage your audience with impactful rich media mobile creatives.

What type of information is typically found in a bid request?

A bid request contains information about the advertiser’s creatives, e.g. the creative size, language, and content type.

A bid request contains information about the publisher auctioning an impression, such as their domain, content vertical, and geographic location.

A bid request contains information about the impression being auctioned such as the position of the ad, whether it will be viewed vertically or horizontally, the minimum CPM, Google user ID, or the mobile advertising ID.

A bid request contains information about the user requesting a webpage, e.g. their browser, Google User ID, their language, and demographic.

Which tool in the Ad Exchange user interface allows you to discover and strike deals with publishers that match your buying criteria?

RTB Graphs

Snippet status report

Query Tool

Marketplace

 

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