Sellers.json is an IAB Tech Lab standard that increases transparency in the ads ecosystem and helps to combat fraud. Sellers.json works through a publicly-available file of seller information. Publishers can opt in to share their seller information in the file. This gives advertisers a reliable way to discover and verify the identity of publishers.
By default, only your seller ID is listed in the sellers.json file. We encourage you to make your information transparent and allow your business name to be listed too. This will help advertisers to verify your inventory. If your information isn't made transparent, advertisers won't be able to see your business name, which might impact your revenue.
Note: It may take up to 7 days for the sellers.json file to be updated with your seller information.
Also note that only verified domains can be added.
The sellers.json file includes the following fields:
||16-digit publisher code, e.g.
||When true, the
Your seller name. This is the name shown in the Name and address section of your payments profile in AdMob.
To view your payments profile, click Payments in the sidebar and then click Manage settings.
Note: If you change your business name, this will result in an automatic payment delay of two weeks.
Your business domain (e.g. example.com) if you have one. If you do not have a web presence, this field can be blank.
If you're an
Learn more about business domains.
Opt-in to have your information listed
- Sign in to your AdMob account at https://apps.admob.com.
- Click Settings in the sidebar.
- In the Account information section, click next to Seller information (sellers.json).
- Select Transparent.
- Add your business domain name if you have one.
Your name, business domain (if provided), and your publisher ID will appear in the Google sellers.json file. The name in your billing profile is the name that will be exposed to advertisers. If you choose to update the name in your billing profile, it’s best to make changes after a billing cycle. Changes to the billing profile result in an automatic payment delay of two weeks.
"name": "Example Company Inc."
Your business domain is the domain for your corporate entity, not necessarily the domain where inventory is being monetized.
Your business domain name may be hidden in
sellers.json until we have verified that you own the URL.
Note: If you don't have a web presence or your account is set to confidential, you do not need to provide a domain.
Use the root domain. Domain names should not include “
www” or the scheme (namely, “
http://”, or “
ftp://”). Your domain should use a public suffix. Top-level domains should not include the preceding dot.
|Prefix and subdomains||
|Unsupported domain suffix||
An account with a seller type of
INTERMEDIARY sells inventory in Google Ad Manager which is not owned by the account or is not paid directly by Google. For example, Multiple Customer Management parent publishers would qualify as an intermediary.
Intermediaries and accounts with a seller type of
BOTH will have
is_confidential set to
false by default.
sellers.json file at realtimebidding.google.com/sellers.json.
If you have one or more accounts with AdSense, AdMob, or Ad Manager, you will appear in the
sellers.json for each product. Your
seller_id is unique to each product, but your transparency status and domain will be shared across all products. It’s not possible to be confidential for one product and transparent in another.
If you edit your business information for
sellers.json in either AdSense, AdMob, or Ad Manager, your information will update across all products. For example, if you go into your AdSense account and activate Sellers.json transparency, this will automatically update your Ad Manager and AdMob accounts to also activate transparency.
Example Company Inc. has accounts for AdMob (
pub-9876543210123456), AdSense (
pub-1122334455667788) , and Ad Manager (
Example Company Inc. activates transparency in their Ad Manager account (
pub-1234567890123456). Example Company Inc.’s AdMob account and AdSense account will automatically be updated and set to transparent.
When Example Company Inc. updates the business domain to
example.com in AdSense, their Ad Manager and AdMob accounts will automatically be updated to include the business domain example.com.
Find your information
- Download Google’s sellers.json file(right-click the link, and then click Save Link As).
- Open the downloaded
- Use Ctrl + F (Command ⌘ + F, for Mac) to find your
- Review your information.