Search for ads by image (Beta)

Creative review includes an image search function to help you find and review image ads, including third-party creatives. Simply upload a target image from your computer and Creative review will find the ads that are a visual match for your image. For example, you could upload a picture of a competitor’s logo and use it to search for image ads containing their logo. To search by image:

This Ad Exchange feature can also be accessed from within DFP. Learn more about Ad Exchange in DFP.
  1. In the main navigation bar across the top of the page, click the Creative review tab.
    If you're accessing this feature from DFP instead of Ad Exchange, select Delivery, then Creatives > Exchange creatives.
  2. Click the appropriate syndication type, for example, Display or Video.
  3. Select the sub-tab for the ads you’re looking for. For example, if you want to find ads that have already appeared on your site, select the Shown tab.
  4. In the upper right-hand corner of the screen, click Filters.
  5. In the "Filters" panel, next to “Similar to image,” click Browse for an image and select an image from your computer.
    Your image can be a maximum of 2MB in size, and its largest dimension should be less than or equal to 1024 pixels. The supported image file formats are: JPEG, GIF and PNG.
  6. Under “Ad types,” make sure that only the Image checkbox is selected.
  7. Choose from the following filtering options:
    You'll see slightly different filtering options, depending on which tab you've selected in the sidebar.
    • Ads matching: Search based on ad text or URL, similar image ads (beta), and custom images or logos (beta).
    • From ad network: Search a specific ad network.
    • New ads in last: Search for ads that have appeared in the last 1, 3, or 7 days, or for all new ads.
  8. Click Apply filters. The results of your image search are displayed in Creative review ready for you to review and block
The accuracy of search results might be affected by RTB ads due to their dynamic nature.
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