What's new in Google Ad Manager

Release notes for August 12, 2019

Manage inventory

Open Auction branding and blocking move to Protections and URLs

On August 14, blocking controls in Protections and branding controls in URLs start to apply to some of your traffic. On this date, the new blocking and branding controls first apply to on up to 5% of your traffic. Review and update Protections and URLs now to prepare for the transition. Learn more

Traffic and deliver ads

New opportunity: “Increase max ad duration to increase video ad revenue”  (Beta) 

Using maximum ad duration, you can control the length of a single video ad within a video pod, which may lead to an increase in video ad revenue. Learn more

Report and optimize

Transfer Ad Exchange queries to Ad Manager is deprecated

The tool to transfer Ad Exchange queries to Ad Manager is deprecated. You can create new Ad Exchange historical reports in Ad Manager. Learn more


Coming soon

  • Update your Tagless Request base URL
    Beginning September 15, 2019, your Tagless Requests will stop sending cookies correctly if you are still using the previous URL, http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/adx?. Please update the base URL to https://securepubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/adx? to ensure all requests are secure. Learn more

  • Private Auctions has a new look  (Beta) 
    In the coming weeks, a new Private Auctions experience will be introduced. The new experience includes an updated workflow for creating and managing Private Auctions as well as for Private Auction troubleshooting, formerly known as Deal Check.

See previous release notes