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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Programmatic Guaranteed Deal
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
You win the auction and your advertiser’s ad is served.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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?
Blank third-party ad serving creative
Site not crawlable
Trading desks, DSPs, and ad networks
Trading desks, media planers, and sales executives
Media analysts, ad networks, and publishers
Publishers, media planners, and DSPs
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.
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.
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.
Snippet status report