Exchange partners enabled for deal transactions can submit bids specific to deals you've set up in their system. These deals compete with Ad Exchange Preferred Deals and Private Auctions based on price, with higher priority than other open auction bids.
Learn more about how Open Bidding works.
Allow third-party deals in Open Bidding
- Sign in to Google Ad Manager.
- Click Delivery Exchange partners (Beta)
- Click the name of your exchange partner. Ad Manager companies enabled for Open Bidding are listed.
- Click the Allow deal bids in Open Bidding toggle in the "Transacting deals" tab to turn it on. If you don't enable this option, deal bids won't be considered in the auction.
Manage exchange partner deals
Ad Manager displays third-party exchange deals activity for the last 7 days. Only deals that have transacted in Open Bidding within the last 7 days are included in the table. Revenue, impressions, and eCPM values correspond to delivery over the last 7 days.
It might take up to 4 hours for a deal to appear in the table.
Choose an auction strategy
There are two auction strategies you can use for third-party deals in Open Bidding: standard and optimized. By default, third-party private auction deals use the "Optimized" auction strategy and third-party preferred deals use the "Standard" auction strategy.
Use a strict interpretation for each deal type in the auction.
Preferred deals win over private auction deals, and private auction deals win over the open auction. Ad Manager will transact a preferred deal or private auction deal over other bids, even if another bid would actually provide more revenue.
Allow high-value bids from the open auction or other deals to compete.
Ad Manager ensures that deals compete at the same priority as other deals of the same deal type in the unified auction, but in some situations, high-value bids from lower-priority deal types, such as private auction deals for a preferred deal, or the open auction can add auction pressure.
Ad Manager samples deal bid requests to see what revenue would have been possible from other deals or the open auction. The result depends on a deal's auction strategy:
- For "Optimized" deals: the estimated revenue lift from optimization over the next 7 days.
- For "Standard" deals: the estimated revenue lift you'll miss over the next 7 days by not optimizing.
It might take up to 24 hours for Ad Manager to calculate auction strategy impact after a deal has been detected.
Ad Manager provides an overview of why an exchange partner's bids are not winning Open Bidding auctions.