AMP and AMP Ads
The AMP Project is an open-source initiative that aims to make the web better for all. The project enables the creation of websites and ads that are consistently fast, beautiful, and high-performing across devices and distribution patterns.
How display ads work in AMP
After you’ve created AMP pages, you can serve existing display ads on them. Start by adding the
<amp-ad> tag to an AMP page, which is the primary mechanism to request ads from an ad network in AMP pages. There are over 100 ad networks supported in AMP. For DFP, you should use the <amp-ad type=”doubleclick”> tag.
- Learn more about the three easy steps to serving ads on your AMP page.
- These best practices for ads on AMP pages apply to any ad network.
- You can generate <amp-ad> tags directly in DFP without having to manually edit code.
- Run a report to confirm that your AMP pages are using the <amp-ad> tag.
Types of display ads that can be served to AMP pages
When the AMP Project first started, the goal was ensure that most existing ads in the ecosystem would “just work” on AMP pages. However, AMP doesn’t allow any ad format that causes content reflow. Therefore, some formats like interstitials or auto-expandables are unsupported in AMP. See a list of some of the supported ads capabilities in AMP.
From a trafficking standpoint, not much changes for ads on AMP pages.
- We recommended you set up an AMP test page to ensure the ads will serve.
- You can see how your AMP pages are performing.
Faster ads with AMP Ads
AMP Ads are a new, better way of building, delivering and measuring ads that are faster, lighter and more secure. AMP Ads are ads built using AMP-HTML and use many of the smart components that make AMP pages fast (like <amp-analytics>). These ads are only delivered after being validated, ensuring that they’re free of malware. Most of all, these ads can be delivered anywhere on the web, not just on AMP pages. AMP Ads achieves the goal of making ads themselves as fast as the rest of the AMP page.
Where AMP Ads work
AMP Ads serve on both AMP pages and non-AMP pages, including desktop and mobile web where the primary ad tag on the page is GPT.js.