You can use the skippable correction feature in Authorized Buyers to render your skippable video ads in the appropriate state, depending on publisher inventory requirements. Skippable correction prevents your video ads from being filtered from the auction by automatically adjusting skippable settings, as necessary. For example:
Inventory requiring non-skippable creatives, such as long-form in-stream video: creatives render as non-skippable, even if the
skipevent is included in the VAST response.
Inventory requiring skippable creatives, such as most mobile video interstitials: creatives render as skippable, even if the
skipevent is not included in the VAST response.
You can see detailed video behavior examples, below.
Use skippable correction for multiple clients
The option to enable skippable correction is set at the account level. Demand-side platforms (DSPs) with multiple child seats need to enable the option for each account.
To enable skippable correction:
- Sign in to your Authorized Buyers account at https://realtimebidding.google.com
- Click Admin Account settings.
- In "General Settings", turn on skippable correction.
Skippable rendering based on the bid request
By activating skippable correction, VAST responses render based on the value of the
video_ad_skippable field in the bid request and the duration of the creative, regardless of whether your response includes the
value in request
||Yes||Skip button is included.|
|No||Skip button is included.|
||Yes||Skip button is removed.|
|No||No skip button.|
||Yes||Skip button is included if the duration is within the acceptable maximum duration for skippable.|
|No||Skip button is included if creative exceeds the maximum duration for non-skippable.*
No skip button if the duration is within the acceptable maximum duration for non-skippable.
We recommend you continue to include the
skip event when you bid on skippable inventory. Skippable event trackers function every time a video ad renders as skippable. If the tracker is not included, the ad may still render as skippable but won't be tracked.
* Creatives exceeding the acceptable max duration for skippable and non-skippable inventory continue to be filtered from the auction.