Display & Video 360 announcements

  1. Coming soon: December 6 edition

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    New notification panel A new notification panel will be added in Display & Video 360, providing users with a single location to find product announcements such as feature launches and improvements, updates to reporting, policies, links to livestreams, or research opportunities. Update to YouTube & partners video line item categories YouTube video line item types will be renamed to make creation more intuitive based on the campaign objective. New YouTube line item types: Product and brand consideration (renamed from “Brand awareness“). Compatible with CPV bid strategy: In-stream or in-feed vide…
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  2. Coming soon: November 8 edition

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    YouTube video action campaigns will surface suggestions for target CPA During line item creation you will see a suggestion for a target CPA to maximize the performance of your YouTube video action campaigns. New feature indicators To improve the discoverability of new features Display & Video 360 will indicate updated navigation using blue dots, and a “New” badge next to notable new features.
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  3. Coming soon: October 25 edition

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    Set a radius for your proximity targets Soon you'll select a radius for proximity targets in numerical units. You'll be able to choose a distance in any direction (in miles or kilometers) from your proximity target. YouTube video discovery ads will have a new name “Video discovery ads” will be renamed “in-feed video ads.” The ad format will work the same as before the change. Plan for and reach your 1P and 3P audiences across CTV Within the audience module, 3rd party audiences will show reach for CTV inventory. There will be two new filters for eligible 3rd party audiences based on “Provider” …
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  4. Coming soon: Reporting updates in November 2021

    Changes previously communicated as happening the week of November 15, will now happen the week of November 29th. Campaign Manager 360 Start/End Date in Account Timezone Estimated week of November 29 2021 To provide a more unified user experience with Trafficking, dimensions and filters will use the account timezone instead of UTC. Reports generated after this change will show different creative start/end dates compared to before and will filter out different creatives if the filters are not adjusted to the account timezone. Content classifier dimension will be renamed Estimated week of Novembe…
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  5. Coming soon: October 11 edition

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    New custom goal tracking in insertion order settings Soon you'll be able to set a Impression value over cost goal (used in custom bidding) in insertion order settings. This allows for better performance tracking in the overview and info graphs. YouTube & partners audio metrics in Display & Video 360 and offline reports We’re changing the way YouTube & partners metrics are presented in Display & Video 360 to make them more relevant to the media type of your ads. Audio-specific metrics will be added to the campaign, insertion order, line item, and combined view tables when applicable. A Media Ty…
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  6. What's new: September 2021

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    Campaign and workflow updates Review settings differences between experiment arms You can use the new Diff tab in experiments to check which settings are different between baseline and variant experiment arms. SDF v 5.4 now available The latest version of Structured Data Files includes: TV insertion orders and over-the-top line items YouTube reach line items “Adult” brand safety content label renamed to “Sexual” Custom bidding goals at the insertion order level Media plan budget segments to link budgets at the insertion order level Insights updates Frequency management value quantification for…
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  7. Coming soon: September 27 edition

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    Two new video dimensions will be added for more detailed reporting We're adding two new dimensions for better video reporting: media type and video content position. Media type can be: audio, video, display, tracking, or unknown. Video content position can be: pre-roll, mid-roll, post-roll, or unknown. Enhancing click and conversion tracking for YouTube campaigns If your Display & Video 360 account is linked to Campaign Manager 360, you can choose a tracking placement when creating a YouTube ad. This tracking placement captures impressions, viewability, and other metrics tied to Display & Vide…
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  8. Coming soon: September 13 edition

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    Removing WEBM and 3GPP video transcodes The current list of video transcodes is comprehensive for the sake of thoroughness, however we’ve learned that the majority of publisher requirements can be met with a smaller list of transcodes. To make it easier to review transcodes, we’re removing rarely used WEBM and 3GPP transcodes from the list. Improving view-through-conversion modeling for Firefox Browsers and operating systems are constantly making changes to the way third-party cookies are used and accessible to advertising platforms like Campaign Manager 360 and Display & Video 360. The goal o…
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  9. What's new: August 2021

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    Campaign and workflow updates New functionality for YouTube ads and ad groups in Combined view The Combined view for campaigns now includes new functionality for YouTube: View YouTube ads across your campaign View review status and appeal disapprovals Bulk pause and activate ads and ad groups across your campaign View and edit the ad group bid strategy via inline settings New way to create a display URL for YouTube Video action campaigns Today, display URLs (sometimes known as vanity URLs) are automatically generated for YouTube video action campaigns. You can now customize the display URL for…
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  10. Coming soon: August 30 edition

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    A better way to view reports We’re adding pivot tables to Report Builder so you can better visualize your report data directly within our Instant Reporting. Once you add your desired dimensions and metrics, a pivot table will be ready for your viewing. An easy way to create Custom Bidding algorithms through goals You'll be able to generate algorithms based on goals you set up within the platform. These goals will allow for simple creation of ROAS (return on ad spend) or weighted conversion algorithms, without the need to write or test scripts. Just select the Floodlights and their correspondin…
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  11. Coming soon: Reporting updates in September 2021

    Campaign Manager 360 Creative Start/End Date in Account Timezone Estimated week of September 6, 2021 To provide a more unified user experience with Trafficking, dimensions and filters will use the account timezone instead of UTC. Reports generated after this change will show different creative start/end dates. Creative filters must be updated to the account timezone to function correctly. Removal of leading spaces for Rich Media Events Estimated week of September 6, 2021 Leading spaces for Rich Media events will be removed. If you automatically ingest Rich Media Events you may have to adjust s…
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  12. What's new: July 2021

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    Campaign and workflow updates Bid suggestions available in the Troubleshooter Bid suggestions from the Intelligence Panel are available in the Troubleshooter if your line items have impressions that are restricted by bids. Accept these suggestions to reach more impressions by adjusting your bid or enabling an automated bid strategy. Download SDF metadata for ID lookups We’ve added a Download metadata option to the SDF actions menu, in addition to the current Upload and Download options. This allows you to download CSV files to look up various public and private ID and name mappings to use with…
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  13. Coming soon: July 21 edition

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    Improved measurement of YouTube impressions The pipeline for Active View metrics in Campaign Manager 360 and Display & Video 360 will be upgraded to align with other ads products. As a benefit, there will be improvement in Measurable Impressions and Viewable Impressions for some Display & Video 360 YouTube inventory. Because these metrics are MRC accredited, there will be a notice for all impacted customers with an estimate of the change. The notice will display in product until around Aug 15th, and the changes will be complete the week of Aug 16th. Customer Match Uploader API for Display & Vi…
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  14. What's new: June 2021

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    Creative updates Creative names can be up to 512 characters long Creative names were previously limited to 256 characters in Display & Video 360. We’ve increased this to 512 characters, which matches the limit in Campaign Manager 360. If you sync your creatives from a linked Campaign Manager 360 advertiser, placements with longer names in Campaign Manager 360 will no longer be trimmed when they’re synced over as creatives in Display & Video 360. OGG format support for audio creatives You can now upload OGG assets for audio creatives in both Display & Video 360 and Campaign Manager 360. Media A…
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  15. Coming soon: June 21 edition

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    Display & Video 360 Lightbox creatives will no longer be available Due to low usage and updated creative strategy within Display & Video 360, new Lightbox ads will no longer be available on August 1, 2021, and all Lightbox ads will stop serving by August 31, 2021. We’ve introduced innovative new products that can meet your goals, such as Panorama, Cue Cards, and Flipbook. Before the end of August, consider building a new creative and assigning it to your relevant line items. Please note the following timeline: July 1, 2021 - Deprecation announced. August 1, 2021 - New Lightbox ads cannot be cr…
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  16. Navigating your campaigns through COVID-19 with Display & Video 360

    As communities respond to COVID-19, we know that this time presents unique challenges for businesses. Below are some considerations as you evaluate your ads and adapt to dynamic market conditions. Understand how your customers needs are changing Use Google Trends to explore what’s top of mind for your customers and adjust your campaigns to be more helpful. Learn how to use Google Trends to discover new insights and navigate disruptions to your business. Constantly reassess Your audience’s media consumption habits are rapidly changing and your typical media plan isn’t necessarily appropriate to…
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  17. Coming soon: June 7 edition

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    Programmatically manage budgets and reconcile invoices for Display & Video 360 in Prisma Customers and agencies using Display & Video 360 will be able to programmatically manage budgets and reconcile invoices through MediaOcean’s Prisma, including: Map Display & Video 360 partners and advertisers to corresponding hierarchies in Prisma Create Display & Video 360 campaigns and campaign level budgets using Prisma Link programmatically created campaign level budgets to insertion orders in Display & Video 360 Automatically receive and reconcile Display & Video 360 invoices in Prisma Bidding insight…
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  18. What's new: May 2021

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    Campaign and workflow updates Custom bidding metrics are now available in Combined view You can now see custom bidding metrics in the performance view of the Combined tab of a campaign. Refer to these metrics to quickly see custom bidding performance without creating an offline report. Impression value or cost data is available in-line for any line items that use a custom bidding algorithm. Advertiser-level users can access and create custom bidding scripts Custom bidding, which was previously only available at the partner level, is now available at the advertiser level. Users with advertiser …
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  19. Coming soon: May 24 edition

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    OGG format support for audio creatives Starting this week you’ll be able to upload OGG assets for audio creatives in both Display & Video 360 and Campaign Manager 360. Tracking ad support for audio placements You’ll soon be able to assign tracking ads to audio placements, just like you can for video and display placements. With this change, you’ll be able to create tracking ads in Campaign Manager 360 and assign them to YouTube audio creatives in Display & Video 360, as well as third-party ad served audio creatives. Support for using these tracking ads with non-YouTube audio creatives hosted b…
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  20. Coming soon: May 10 edition

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    Removal of Creatives download button from Gallery view The option to download HTML5 Creatives from Gallery view will be removed from Display & Video 360. Display creatives with multiple .html files no longer supported in Display & Video 360 and Campaign Manager 360 Starting the week of May 24 Studio Creatives with multiple .html files will not be available for export from Campaign Manager 360. Starting the week of June 28, 2021, Studio, Campaign Manager 360, and Display & Video 360 will no longer support creatives that include more than one .html file. These creatives will be archived in Campa…
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  21. Coming soon: Reporting updates in June 2021

    Changes are estimated the week of June 7, 2021

    The metric name changes in offline reports and Data Transfer referenced in the March 2021 reporting updates will now go into effect the week of June 7, 2021. Display & Video 360 Changes to reporting dimensions Time of Day Values returned by the Time of Day dimension will change from single digit to double digit. For example 0 will be 00, 2 will be 02, and 10 will be 10. The change is being made to make values easier to sort. Scheduled reports will continue to run with the new values. Creative Attributes The Creative Attributes dimension in DV360 reporting will no longer return the following va…
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  22. What's new: April 2021

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    Campaign and workflow updates Media cost markup option for revenue models deprecated The media cost markup option is no longer an option for new revenue models due to low usage. Existing line items that use media cost markup will continue to be able to use this revenue model, but you won’t be able to create new line items with this setting. Download the Combined tab into a .csv file There is now a download button in the Combined tab of your campaigns that downloads a .csv file of your current view of your campaign, including custom columns. Use this download to share, review, and analyze data …
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  23. Data outage for some reporting metrics between March 31 and April 7, 2021

    Between March 31 and April 7, 2021 there was data missing (from display ads served to web environments) which resulted in undercounting the following metrics: Begin-to-render Impressions Provisional Impressions Viewable Impressions This was caused by problems with a Display & Video 360 and Campaign Manager 360 counting method and how that method interacted with the IMA SDK. The problem was fully resolved as of April 8, but the data is unrecoverable. No other metrics were affected, including any used for billing. Last updated May 6, 2021
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  24. Coming soon: April 26 edition

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    Outcome based buying is expanding to include pay per Active View A new outcome based buying option will give the choice to be billed based on viewable impressions, measured by Active View. Pay per Active View will be available when you use a bid strategy that targets conversions (target CPA and Maximize conversions). Open auction inventory for audio line items available through Google Ad Manager Open auction inventory will soon be available for audio line items via Google Ad Manager. To access open auction inventory enable all audio exchanges at the Partner level, then target Google Ad Manager…
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  25. Coming soon: April 12 edition

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    Media Asset IDs will now be available in all VAST tags from Display & Video 360 and Campaign Manager 360 Media Asset ID <mediafile> will be available in Display & Video 360 and Campaign Manager 360 video VAST tags. This unique identifier provides a workaround for how advertisers and publishers identify unique videos in their own platforms. New metrics and dimensions to expose budget and pacing information in standard reports The following metrics and dimensions will be added to Display & Video 360 standard reports: Metrics: Percentage of current IO goal Dimensions: Budget segment budget Budget…
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  26. What's new: March 2021

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    Campaign and workflow updates Display & Video 360 API update The Display & Video 360 API now includes support for default line item generation, campaign targeting retrieval, expanded app targeting, and full replacement of sites in a channel or negative keywords in a negative keyword list. See the release notes for more details. New insertion order goals available There are new performance goals available for insertion orders including: Target cost per completed audio listen (CPCL) Target cost per completed video view (CPCV) Target cost per video impression that was on screen for at least 10 se…
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  27. Coming soon: March 29 edition

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    New setting coming soon for auto-tagging for YouTube & partners inventory We’re adding a partner-level setting to enable advertisers to use YouTube auto-tagging. Enabling auto-tagging helps track conversions for YouTube & partners inventory and is a best practice for the upcoming parallel tracking changes. Auto-tagging will be turned off by default and can be selectively turned on by going to Partner settings > Advertiser configurations in your Display & Video 360 partner. Improvements to bulk duplications coming soon to the Combined tab Duplicating insertion orders and line items from the Com…
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  28. Coming soon: March 15 edition

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    Parallel tracking for YouTube & partners enabled after June 30, 2021 The deadline to adopt parallel tracking for YouTube & partners is June 30, 2021. Parallel tracking helps load your landing page more quickly. Customers are delivered directly to your landing page while click measurement happens in the background. This can reduce lost visits, leading to increased conversions and improved ad performance. To ensure that customers are redirected to the correct location after clicking your ads, the final landing page defined in your click tracker and the landing page URL you set on an ad in Displa…
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  29. What's new: February 2021

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    Campaign and workflow updates Display & Video 360 API update The Display & Video 360 API now includes support for insertion order targeting retrieval, third-party audio creatives, and new performance goal types for insertion orders and campaigns. See the release notes for more details. Geography targeting update As of February 2021, some geography targeting locations (e.g. outdated zip codes, cities, etc.) are no longer supported in Display & Video 360. Line items that only targeted these locations have been paused. You can view a full list of locations here. Line item troubleshooter now suppo…
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  30. Coming soon: March 1 edition

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    New targeting expansion suggestions coming soon to the Intelligence panel You’ll soon see new suggestions in the Intelligence panel for using targeting expansion to help improve pacing and performance. By accepting the suggestions, you can increase your available impressions and expand the reach of your line item. View the geographic location of where ads served from the quality view in the Combined tab of a campaign The quality view of your campaign will soon include the geographic location by country of where your ads served. Use this view to see geography information quickly from Display & …
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  31. Coming soon: February 15 edition

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    Open Measurement enabled (OMID) inventory will be targeted by default for more measurable, higher quality inventory Starting the week of April 19, Open Measurement enabled (OMID) mobile display inventory will be targeted by default by Display & Video 360. An Open Measurement setting will be available as part of viewability targeting at the advertiser and line item level. If the advertiser level setting is on, all line items in that advertiser will target Open Measurement enabled inventory. If the advertiser level setting is off, you can control Open Measurement targeting per line item. Beginni…
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  32. Coming soon: February 1 edition

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    Active View to start using Open Measurement SDK on mobile app display inventory During the week of March 1, Active View measurement will start using signals from the Open Measurement (OM) SDK when measuring viewability for mobile app display inventory in Display & Video 360 and Campaign Manager 360. This change brings Active View in line with the industry standard. There may be a small change in mobile app display measurability and viewability. This change only impacts Active View measurement on inventory where the OM SDK is available. Advertiser-level users will be able to access and create c…
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  33. What's new: January 2021

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    Campaign and workflow updates Display & Video 360 API update The Display & Video 360 API now includes support for TV insertion orders, over-the-top line items, and mobile app install line items, as well as support for additional exchanges and Google audiences. Advertisers can also now be filtered by their last updated time when retrieved. See the release notes for more details. SDF v 5.3 now available The latest version of Structured Data Files includes updated "Campaign Manager 360" references in brand safety sensitivity settings. Learn more Local linear TV inventory via WideOrbit now availab…
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  34. Coming soon: January 18 edition

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    All sub-exchanges (with the exception of BidSwitch) will no longer be available for targeting In order to make seller-packaged and curated inventory more discoverable as auction packages in Marketplace, all sub-exchanges except for BidSwitch won’t be available for individual targeting under the list of Public Inventory in inventory source targeting. Any sub-exchanges currently targeted in existing line items won’t be affected by this change. Some geography targeting options will be removed Some geography targeting locations (e.g. outdated zip codes, cities, etc.) will be no longer supported in…
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  35. Important changes to Data Transfer

    Updated November, 2021

    As part of our ongoing commitment to user privacy we are in the process of making important changes to our Data Transfer feature in Display & Video 360 and Campaign Manager 360. YouTube: We no longer populate the encrypted UserID and PartnerID fields in Data Transfer for impressions served on YouTube inventory globally and recorded in Campaign Manager 360 and Display & Video 360. Google Marketing Platform: We no longer populate encrypted UserID and PartnerID fields in Data Transfer for certain events recorded in Campaign Manager 360 and Display & Video 360. Authorized Buyers (formerly DoubleCl…
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  36. Coming soon: Reporting updates in March 2021

    Display & Video 360 YouTube watch time metrics incompatible with geo dimensions Estimated week of Mar 1, 2021 The Watch Time metric in YouTube reports will no longer be compatible with the following dimensions: Country City Zip Code API requests that combine Watch Time with these dimensions will return an error. Any existing scheduled reports that use Watch Time with these dimensions will no longer run. The change is being made because of no/low usage. Entity names for filter selections included in report footers Estimated week of Mar 29, 2021 To align with Campaign Manager 360 offline reports…
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  37. What's new: December 2020

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    Campaign and workflow updates Display & Video 360 API update The Display & Video 360 API now includes a search method for geographic region targeting options, as well as additional line item warnings and the ability to filter resources by last updated time. See the release notes for more details. Sitelink extensions for TrueView for action Sitelink extensions add more links to your TrueView for action line items. Sitelink extensions take people to specific pages on your site (for example a product, or store hours). When someone clicks or taps your links, they go directly to what they want to k…
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  38. Coming soon: December 14 edition

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    Upcoming changes to the Combined tab of a campaign You’ll soon see the following changes coming to the Combined tab of your campaigns: Ad groups from YouTube & partners line items: The Summary view will include ad groups from YouTube & partners line items, including basic performance metrics. The ability to update ad groups in bulk from the Combined tab will follow. Updated column names for Interactions data: To better represent the variety of inventory sources available in Display & Video 360, the following column names will be updated. These update only impact the Combined tab and have no im…
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  39. What's new: November 2020

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    Campaign and workflow updates Display & Video 360 API update The Display & Video 360 API now includes support for manual triggers, targeting expansion, and third-party custom segments for Integral Ad Science and DoubleVerify. See the release notes for more details. Improve pacing and performance with optimization suggestions in line item details You’ll see optimization suggestions next to relevant settings on the Line item details page, including an indication of expected pacing improvements. By seeing a suggestion next to a specific setting, like the line item’s bid strategy, you can quickly …
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  40. Coming soon: November 30 edition

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    Local linear TV inventory via WideOrbit will soon be available to all Display & Video 360 users in the US In the TV insertion order you’ll soon be able to access inventory from local TV stations affiliated with national broadcast networks through a linear TV line item. You’ll need to enable access to WideOrbit TV buying in your partner settings.
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  41. What's new: October 2020

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    Campaign and workflow updates Display & Video 360 API October update The Display & Video 360 API now includes support for line item warning messages and click-through rate (CTR) performance goals. See the release notes for more details. Use match ID to sync your namespace with Google for offline conversion attribution Match ID (a new tag parameter) is now available for use with Floodlight. Match ID is a unique advertiser created identifier (passed via Floodlight) that can be synced with Google to attribute offline conversions. For more information see custom fields in the global site tag and M…
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  42. Coming soon: November 2 edition

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    Nielsen mobile digital ad ratings (mDAR) measurement will soon be available in more countries Advertisers in additional countries will soon be able to use Nielsen mobile app measurement (mobile digital ad ratings, aka mDAR) for both Display & Video 360-bought impressions and direct reservations through Campaign Manager 360. Measurement will be available in Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Puerto Rico, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, …
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  43. Coming soon: Reporting updates in November 2020

    Campaign Manager Updates to app reporting We’re making improvements to how Campaign Manager reports impressions served on mobile app inventory. As a result, you may see see a change in mobile app impressions (using the platform dimension) beginning the week of November 30. If you're impacted you'll see a notification directly in the Campaign Manager interface and no additional action is required. Removal of insights tab Because of low usage, the Insights tab in Campaign Manager reporting will be removed the week of November 2. You should instead use Instant Reporting, which provides most of th…
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  44. Coming soon: October 19 edition

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    Multicultural publisher attribute coming soon to Marketplace As part of Google’s commitment to support Black and Latino-owned publishers, we’re introducing new ways to discover and support a more diverse set of publishers in Marketplace. First, we’re introducing auction packages with a clear indicator that they feature inventory from multicultural publishers. Second, we’re using the same indicator to make it easier to discover properties in Marketplace owned by members of multicultural communities so you can support these publishers with your campaigns. Similar audience settings to be replaced…
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  45. Coming soon: October 5 edition

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    Simplifying lookback windows for line item conversions Starting early Q1 2021, new line items won’t be able to be created with more than one lookback window. Edits to existing line items with more than one lookback window won’t be saved without choosing a single lookback window. Quickly view your user role information with new profile section in User Management You’ll soon see a new section at the top of the User Management page called “My Profile” that shows your user role and the partners and advertiser you have access to. Navigate to User management and notification settings > User manageme…
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  46. What's new: September 2020

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    Campaign and workflow updates Additional brand signals available for Custom Bidding Custom Bidding scripts now include new brand signals, allowing you to optimize towards brand KPIs such as time on screen, audibility, and more. Use these new signals to maximize client-specific goals. Learn more Weekly frequency caps now available for YouTube ad sequence line items YouTube ad sequence line items now offer more control over frequency capping and allow you to repeat sequences on a weekly basis. Learn more Gujarati and Kannada language targeting now available for YouTube & partners line items Lang…
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  47. Coming soon: September 21 edition

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    Additional brand signals coming soon to Custom Bidding Custom Bidding scripts will soon offer new brand signals, allowing you to optimize towards brand KPIs such as time on screen, audibility, and more. Use these new signals to maximize client-specific goals. Comments in event history coming soon to insertion orders and advertisers To help you further improve collaboration across your teams, you’ll soon be able to add comments under specific dates in the History tab on insertion orders and advertisers. You can use these comments to annotate changes made by your team or on behalf of clients. Co…
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  48. Coming soon: September 7 edition

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    Refreshed look-and-feel coming soon to Instant Reporting During the week of September 21, Instant Reporting will be updated with a refreshed look-and-feel and clearer groupings of some settings. To avoid disruption, you’ll be able to revert to the previous version for a limited time. New insertion order optimization suggestions coming soon to the Intelligence Panel The Intelligence Panel will soon show the following new optimization suggestions for insertion orders, including an indication of expected pacing improvements: Enabling automated bid strategies on insertion orders that only have lin…
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  49. What's new: August 2020

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    Campaign and workflow updates Display & Video 360 API update An incremental update to the Display & Video 360 API v1 is now available, with support for user management, partner-level settings and channels, Custom Bidding, and audio line items, as well as the ability to count entities and track against global entity limits. Additional filters are also available when listing advertisers, campaigns, insertion orders, line items, and targeting criteria. See the Release Notes for more details. Manage Structured Data Files faster and avoid common formatting issues with Google Sheets download You can…
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  50. Coming soon: August 24 edition

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    Use modeling to recover lost conversions due to browser changes Starting the week of September 28, all attribution models will be opted into conversion modeling by default. Conversion metrics will include modeled conversions from this point forward. Starting today, the settings to create a new attribution model in Campaign Manager and Display & Video 360 will allow you to choose which models should include modeled conversions in the future. You’ll see a notification with these settings asking you to review your attribution models and opt-out of modeling if you wish. During the next 30 days, yo…
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  51. Coming soon: August 10 edition

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    Advertiser identity verification To increase transparency for users, advertisers will be required to complete an identity verification program. Based on this information, Google will generate a disclosure on any ads you run, displaying your name and country. As part of our phased rollout, certain advertisers may be selected to complete this verification the week of August 28. Because Display & Video 360 adheres to Google Ads policy, you can learn more about this update in the Google Ads Help Center. Create Custom Bidding scripts using Google Analytics goals You’ll soon be able to use goals fro…
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  52. What's new: July 2020

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    Campaign and workflow updates Understanding negative keyword targeting during COVID-19 We recommend removing COVID-19 negative keywords from your campaigns as they can significantly impact news publisher revenue and their ability to fund the essential reporting people need today. If you’re negatively targeting COVID-related keywords, you’ll see new warnings in the keyword targeting and advertiser’s brand control settings. By following the suggestions in the warnings, you can avoid overly constraining your targeting while still remaining brand safe. Learn more about navigating your campaigns th…
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  53. Coming soon: July 27 edition

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    Programmatic Guaranteed deals for audio on third-party exchanges coming soon to Display & Video 360 We’re expanding Programmatic Guaranteed support for audio on third-party exchanges in order to provide an automated audio buying solution with tagless trafficking, advanced targeting, and consolidated reporting and billing. You’ll be able to select audio as the format when you’re setting up a new Programmatic Guaranteed deal and fill in details about the deal specific to audio. Refreshed look-and-feel coming soon to YouTube audiences workflows You’ll soon see a refreshed look-and-feel to the wor…
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  54. Coming soon: Reporting updates in August 2020

    Starting the week of August 17th, the following changes will be made to Display & Video 360 reporting: YouTube Cookie Reach metrics deprecated On August 1st, 2019, we changed the following metrics to show 0 for YouTube reports with date ranges spanning 8/1/2019 or later: Average Impression Frequency per Cookie Average View Frequency per Cookie Total Cookies Total Viewers (Cookies) Soon these metrics will removed, and new reports won't be able to be created using them. Existing scheduled reports that include these metrics will not be impacted, nor will the current version of the API. Updated Ex…
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  55. Coming soon: July 13 edition

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    Structured Data Files v5.2 coming soon A new version of Structured Data Files (SDF) is coming soon, featuring updates including the ability to assign combined audiences to line items and set third-party measurement vendors and reporting IDs for YouTube & partners line items. Custom grouping coming soon to Unique Reach reports Currently, Unique Reach metrics can only be calculated for individual entities in Display & Video 360 if you’re using filters in the report. For example, if you include the Line Item dimension or use the line item filter, you’ll see reach per line item. You’ll soon be abl…
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  56. What's new: June 2020

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    Campaign and workflow updates Display & Video 360 API update The Display & Video 360 API v1 now includes support for: Advertiser-level brand safety targeting Creating and managing inventory source groups, channels, keyword lists, and location lists Listing the line items associated with a particular creative New expository fields for first- and third-party audiences New third-party exchange options Learn more in the Display & Video 360 API release notes. Custom bidding now available, allowing you to optimize towards your own KPIs With a basic knowledge of Python and some help from Display & Vi…
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  57. Coming soon: June 29 edition

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    Understanding negative keyword targeting during COVID-19 We recommend removing COVID-19 negative keywords from your campaigns as they can significantly impact news publisher revenue and their ability to fund the essential reporting people need today. If you’re negatively targeting COVID-related keywords, you’ll soon see new warnings in the keyword targeting and advertiser’s brand control settings. By following the suggestions in the warnings, you can avoid overly constraining your targeting while still remaining brand safe. Learn more about navigating your campaigns through COVID-19 Manage Str…
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  58. Updates to read & write access coming to Display & Video 360 with new admin and standard user roles

    Summary To make it easier for you to designate the right role for the right user, we’re updating the user role options for all read & write users. You’ll see the following changes coming to Display & Video 360 in the coming weeks: Introducing new admin and standard roles. The admin role will help you determine who in your organization needs to be a true administrator with user management and billing access, versus who only needs access to account settings and campaign management. Learn more below Migrating existing read & write users to the new roles. All read & write users will be migrated to…
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  59. Coming soon: June 15 edition

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    Unused scheduled reports in offline reporting will be automatically deactivated Starting the week of July 13, scheduled reports will be disabled if generated report files aren’t downloaded for 60 or more days. You’ll see a message in the Schedule section of the report configuration page letting you know that it’s been deactivated. You’ll be able to reactivate any report that’s been deactivated. Continuing to scale brand safety targeting options for connected TV globally Display & Video 360 is continuing to invest in labeling connected TV inventory for brand safety targeting options like digita…
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  60. Coming soon: June 1 edition

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    Custom Bidding coming to Display & Video 360, allowing you to optimize towards your own KPIs With a basic knowledge of Python and some help from Display & Video 360, you can use Custom Bidding to maximize impression values for you and your goals. Custom Bidding lets you write a custom script that defines how much an impression is worth. Display & Video 360 then uses that script to optimize your bids for the highest performance based on your goal. Because Display & Video 360 also has automated bid strategies, Custom Bidding is best for optimization to metrics other than standard automated biddi…
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  61. What's new: May 2020

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    Campaign and workflow updates Third-party measurement updates for YouTube You can now set third-party viewability, brand safety, brand lift, and reach measurement on line items directly in Display & Video 360. Reach out to support with your vendor client ID to enable this feature for your advertiser, and then you can set third-party measurement on individual line items in Additional settings > Third-party vendors. Learn more Additionally, after careful consideration, we are extending the timelines for the Ads Data Hub migration for third-party measurement on YouTube. You can find more details …
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  62. Updating the TrueView name to YouTube in Display & Video 360

    Summary To better reflect the variety of YouTube inventory available through Display & Video 360, we’re updating the TrueView name to YouTube throughout the platform. Starting on June 15, you’ll see updates across Display & Video 360 to support this change: The TrueView line item will be renamed to the YouTube & partners line item. Several settings in your partner and advertiser will be renamed to match the YouTube & partners line item. Various metrics, dimensions, and report templates will be updated to use the YouTube name as previously announced. There are no workflow changes in Display & V…
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  63. Coming soon: May 18 edition

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    Change to impression counting in OMID enabled mobile app environments Impressions will soon only be counted for OMID enabled mobile app display inventory when at least 1 pixel of the creative is on screen. We're launching a Provisional Impressions metric on June 1 that can be compared with the Impressions metric to see the impact of this change. There will also be an OMID reporting dimension that describes whether an impression served on OMID-enabled inventory or not. The change to this new counting methodology for the Impressions metric (including billable impressions) will take place early n…
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  64. Coming soon: May 4 edition

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    Verification for election advertising in New Zealand Verification to run election ads in New Zealand will be available from May 19, 2020. Information about verification requirements can be found here. New optimization suggestion to improve pacing and performance with automated bid strategies coming soon to the Intelligence Panel The Intelligence Panel will soon show new optimization suggestions to enable automated bid strategies on eligible line items. The suggestions will recommend a default bidding strategy and show an indication of expected spend improvements. Troubleshooter will soon show …
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  65. What's new: April 2020

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    Campaign and workflow updates Display & Video 360 API v1 major feature update We’ve announced a major feature update to the Display & Video 360 API v1, including: Core resource management that allows you to create, retrieve, update, and delete entities. Line item targeting capabilities that allow you to edit or retrieve current targeting options for a line item individually or in bulk. Creative resource management that allows you to upload creative assets, create creatives, and assign those creatives to line items. Learn more about getting started with the Display & Video 360 API on our develo…
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  66. Coming soon: April 20 edition

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    Planners can soon convert campaign plans into insertion orders and line items for streamlined campaign setup In order to help you quickly and efficiently move from planning to executing your campaign, you’ll soon see an option to convert a plan to insertion orders and line items. By clicking a new “Set up” button that will appear next to each plan, you’ll be able to use this new workflow to help ensure that your eligible planned products are converted into line items that match your media plan. Previously, you’d need to rebuild a plan into a campaign. Bulk upload for native video creatives com…
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  67. Coming soon: April 6 edition

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    The Troubleshooter will soon show rejections related to targeting and creative vendor mismatches with inventory sources In order to help you troubleshoot and fix issues with your line items and deals, the Troubleshooter will soon show new rejections and reasons for the following: Targeting and inventory sources: You’ll be able to click on the Targeting link in the Troubleshooter and dive into what targeting settings are causing mismatches between your line items and targeted inventory sources. Creatives vendors and inventory sources: You’ll be able to click on the Creatives link in the Trouble…
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  68. What's new: March 2020

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    Campaign and workflow updates Structured Data Files version 5.1 now available Version 5.1 of Structured Data Files (SDF) has been released. Highlights of this version include: Inventory source group targeting Custom bidding Outcome based buying TrueView popular content targeting Share Floodlight groups across advertisers in a partners You can now share Floodlight groups across multiple advertisers within a partner if you have partner-level access. You’ll see a few changes across Display & Video 360 to support this change: Floodlight groups management from your partner: View and manage all of t…
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  69. Coming soon: March 9 edition

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    The Combined tab, with a new look-and-feel and real-time performance data, will soon become the default view for your campaigns The revamped Combined tab will soon become the default view for your campaigns, giving you a complete picture of campaign performance and structure. Highlights include: View your campaign hierarchy in one place: The Combined tab features a hierarchical list of all of the insertion orders and line items in your campaign. You can also see creatives from the Summary view. Refreshed look-and-feel and quicker workflows: You’ll see several improvements that make it easier t…
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  70. What's new: February 2020

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    Campaign and workflow updates Updated frequency management and new value reporting for Programmatic Guaranteed deals Programmatic Guaranteed deals now have the ability to pass on impressions once the campaign frequency cap has been met. Display & Video 360 prioritizes meeting the spend amount set in the deal terms, then optimizes to the frequency cap (set on the campaign-level) based on the publisher inventory that’s available. You can report on Programmatic Guaranteed impressions passed due to frequency and Programmatic Guaranteed savings re-invested due to frequency from a new card on the de…
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  71. Coming soon: February 24 edition

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    Upcoming parallel tracking changes for YouTube As previously announced, on March 31, 2020 parallel tracking will come into effect for YouTube buys, including auction-based TrueView line items and YouTube Programmatic Guaranteed. Parallel tracking helps load your landing page more quickly, which can reduce lost visits. That can lead to increased conversions, and improved ad performance. Parallel tracking sends customers directly from your ad to your landing page URL while click measurement happens in the background (without sending them to the click tracker URLs first). We strongly recommend th…
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  72. Coming soon: Reporting updates in March 2020

    Metrics and dimensions renaming The following will be renamed in Display & Video 360 and Campaign Manager Reporting, including scheduled reports. Display & Video 360 reporting Companion metrics and dimensions Old metric name New metric name Companion Impressions (Audio) Companion Views (Audio) Companion Impressions (Video) Companion Views (Video) Old dimension name New dimension name Video Companion creative Companion creative Video Companion ID Companion ID Video Companion size Companion size TrueView metrics, dimensions, values, and templates Old metric name New metric name TrueView: Views Y…
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  73. Coming soon: February 10 edition

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    Updated combined audience creation and audience targeting experiences coming soon You’ll soon see updates to the combined audience creation and audience targeting workflows that will provide increased flexibility in the audience combinations you can create and target: Combined audience creation: You’ll soon see increased flexibility in the data that can be used to create a combined audience. This includes the ability to AND together Google audiences with first-party audiences. Currently, these different audience types can only be OR’d together in a combined audience. Refreshed audience targeti…
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  74. What's new: January 2020

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    Campaign and workflow updates Integral Ad Science and DoubleVerify "Invoiced" partner cost deprecation Display & Video 360 no longer offers the option to invoice partner costs for Integral Ad Science and DoubleVerify non-prebid directly from a line item. Previously, there was an option under a line item’s Additional Settings > Partner Costs to invoice these costs. With this option selected, Google collected payment for these costs to remit to the third-party vendor. Now, customers will need to pay the vendor directly for these services, as is often the arrangement. This setting were removed fr…
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  75. Coming soon: January 27 edition

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    Display & Video 360 will soon begin to auto-archive unused inventory sources To make it easier to manage your active deals from the My Inventory tab, inventory sources that were created at least a year ago and have had no spend or activity will be automatically archived. There will be a bulk cleanup over the next few weeks of inventory sources that meet this criteria, and going forward these inventory sources will be automatically archived. You’ll see alerts that show which deals, deal groups, and line items are targeting the inventory sources that will be archived. You’ll be able to unarchive…
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  76. Display & Video 360 pro tips

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    Whenever you see a star icon , you'll find tried and true recommendations for everything from campaign performance to faster workflows. You can check out our current pro tips below: Category Targeting helps reach customers without identity signals. Learn more Use Targeting Expansion to recover reach when cookies are constrained. Learn more Modeled conversions improve the accuracy of performance measurement. Learn more Create a durable audience strategy with Google audiences. Learn more Ensure bid strategies represent top priority KPIs. Learn more Last updated August 16, 2021
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  77. Coming soon: January 13 edition

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    Template selection for offline reports will move from New report menu to report configuration page When you’re creating a new offline report today, you need to select a report type and template from the New report menu button. Going forward, you’ll select a report type from the New report menu button, and can select a template on the report configuration page. Updates coming soon to the History tab to show more data and include TrueView line items The History tab currently shows data for the last 30 days by default. Going forward, it will show the most recent edit and data for 30 days precedin…
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  78. What's new: December 2019

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    Campaign and workflow updates In-flight inventory forecasts now available Display & Video 360's line item reach forecasting now shows available and estimated impressions for line items that are in flight. Learn more New budget and pacing setup recommendations In order to help avoid budget and pacing settings that mismatch or could lead to underspending, Display & Video 360 now shows recommendations for these settings when you’re creating a new insertion order. The new recommendations include a default daily pacing amount and warnings if your daily budget doesn't add up to the total insertion o…
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  79. Coming soon: December 16 edition

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    Integral Ad Science and DoubleVerify "Invoiced" partner cost deprecation Display & Video 360 will be removing the option to invoice partner costs for Integral Ad Science and DoubleVerify non-prebid directly from a line item. Currently, there’s an option under a line item’s Additional Settings > Partner Costs to invoice these costs. With this option selected, Google collects payment for these costs to remit to the third-party vendor. Going forward, customers will need to pay the vendor directly for these services, as is often the arrangement today. This setting will be removed from Display & Vi…
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  80. What's new: November 2019

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    Campaign and workflow updates New ads in mobile apps line item type now available New ads in mobile apps line items allow you to separate out app inventory. This is useful if you're getting started with mobile app advertising, and if you rely on specific audience lists or brand safety settings that are incompatible with mobile apps. Learn more On-target reach of planned campaigns now available Display & Video 360 now has the ability to show you the "on-target reach," or estimated number of people matching your demographic targeting, of your planned campaigns. Learn more "Flight" pacing now ava…
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  81. Coming soon: November 25 edition

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    Self-service data management platform (DMP) linking for audience management coming soon You'll be able to allow a DMP to manage your audiences through a self-service linking option coming soon to Display & Video 360. Currently, this process requires whitelisting via Display & Video 360 support. You'll be able to add your DMP from the Google Marketing Platform Linked Accounts tab of your advertiser. Multiple roles per user coming soon In order to provide more flexibility in how you manage access to Display & Video 360, you'll soon be able to select multiple roles per user. Currently, each user …
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  82. November 20, update to political ads targeting policies

    The election ads policy will be updated to reflect which targeting options may be used with election ads for verified advertisers. We’ll begin enforcing this change for election ads in the U.K. within a week, in the EU by the end of the year, and in the rest of the world (where advertiser verification is required to run election ads) starting on January 6, 2020. On January 6, 2020, we’ll also update the personalized advertising policies under Platforms program policies to deprecate the country-specific United States policy, resulting in the global prohibition of political affiliation in person…
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  83. Coming soon: November 11 edition

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    HTML5 and image creatives will soon scale across sizes for app interstitial inventory HTML5 and image creatives hosted by Display & Video 360 will soon be able to render across sizes on app interstitial inventory while maintaining the aspect ratio of the creative, allowing for better looking creatives with higher performance. You can disable this scaling by selecting a new "Don’t scale to fit device width" option on the creative. While previewing your creative, you'll also be able to see how it scales in different device widths with a new option to "Fit to device." Changes to how creative SSL …
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  84. What's new: October 2019

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    Campaign and workflow updates Display forecasting in reach planning Open auction display inventory is now supported in the reach planning tool, allowing you to forecast the expected performance of your display campaigns alongside video campaigns. Learn more Google video partners inventory now available with TrueView for action line items New TrueView for action line items automatically target Google video partners, expanding the available inventory for these line items. Learn more Target popular content with new placement targeting option for TrueView line items You can now target popular cont…
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  85. Coming soon: October 28 edition

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    Audio metrics are coming soon to Instant Reporting Audio metrics will soon be available in Instant Reporting, allowing you to see data immediately for your audio campaigns. The metrics available will include: Starts (Audio), Companion Clicks (Audio), Completed Listens (Audio), First Quartile (Audio), Midpoint (Audio), and Third Quartile (Audio). Direct upload of companions during audio creative creation coming soon You’ll soon be able to upload image or non-responsive HTML5 companion assets directly within the workflow for setting up a new audio creative (previously these had to be uploaded be…
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  86. Coming soon: October 14 edition

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    New user role coming soon for agencies and partners to give access to their clients A new user role will be added soon that allows agencies and partners to give their clients access to Display & Video 360. Users with the new “Partner client” role will not be able to view details related to linked partners or advertisers, billable cost, or platform fees. The maximum reporting window for in-line stats is changing to 2 years In order to align with the ranges available in Display & Video 360 reporting, the maximum reporting window for in-line stats is changing from the lifetime of an item to 2 yea…
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  87. What's new: September 2019

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    Campaign and workflow updates Authorized Seller (ads.txt) targeting available at the partner level A new Authorized Seller (ads.txt) targeting option is now available at the partner level, helping to reduce the risk of buying counterfeit inventory and providing greater flexibility on whether to purchase direct-only or reseller inventory. Learn more Changes to targeting: By default, Authorized Direct Sellers and Resellers are included in your targeting, and publishers who don’t use the ads.txt standard are excluded. New campaigns and associated insertion orders and line items will inherit this …
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  88. Coming soon: September 30 edition

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    Standardized connected TV IDs in targeting and Reporting coming soon You’ll soon start seeing standardized app store identifiers for the top 7 connected TV app stores (Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox, Playstation, Samsung) in targeting and the App/URL dimension in Reporting. App store IDs are currently shown in Display & Video 360 exactly as they’re passed by the publisher, which are hard to parse. Going forward, you’ll see a standard, easy-to-read format for these IDs so you can more easily identify where your ads served. Display forecasting coming soon to the reach planning tool Op…
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  89. Coming soon: September 16 edition

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    Audience geographic distribution analysis coming soon Get an understanding of the geographic distribution of your audience with a new analysis tool coming soon to Display & Video 360. By navigating to Audiences > Analysis > Geographic distribution you’ll be able to select an audience for which you want to analyze the geographic distribution. With this analysis, you’ll be able to quickly assess where your most qualified users are and determine the ideal geography targeting settings for the audience. New views coming to the Combined tab The Quality, Pacing, and Performance views will soon be ava…
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  90. Coming soon: September 3 edition

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    Improved deal creation workflow coming soon An improved deal creation workflow is coming soon to Display & Video 360. You’ll soon be able to create multiple inventory sources at the same time, designate the deal format, and assign deals to line items from the My Inventory page. You’ll also see expanded inventory source attributes with matching filters, including: Commitment type: Guaranteed/Non-Guaranteed Rate type: Auction/Fixed Delivery method: Programmatic/Tag Format: Display/Video/Audio In addition, inventory source targeting will filter out deals that don’t match the format of the line it…
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  91. What's new: August 2019

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    Campaign and workflow updates Revamped environment and position targeting We’ve introduced a revamped experience for environment and position targeting that allows you to target your ads with increased accuracy and granularity. You’ll see updates across Display & Video 360 to support this change, including: Revamped targeting settings when you’re creating or editing items individually or in bulk. Updated dimensions in Reporting that reflect the new targeting settings. A new version of Structured Data Files that supports the new targeting settings. The previous targeting settings on all inserti…
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  92. Coming soon: August 19 edition

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    Display & Video 360 will start enforcing the IAB app-ads.txt standard As previously announced, Display & Video 360 will start enforcing the IAB app-ads.txt standard and stop buying unauthorized app inventory as identified by app-ads.txt files. For app inventory with an associated app-ads.txt file, Display & Video 360 will stop bidding if the publisher ID isn’t declared in the file. Display & Video 360 will continue to bid on app inventory that doesn’t have an associated app-ads.txt file. Campaigns targeting unauthorized app inventory will see limited reach and a potential drop in spend. New Au…
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  93. Coming soon: August 5 edition

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    Non-skippable YouTube ads coming soon to the reach planning tool Non-skippable YouTube ads will soon be supported in the reach planning tool, allowing you to forecast the expected performance of your upcoming non-skippable ad campaigns alongside other YouTube inventory and ad formats. You’ll see the same features available for non-skippable ads that are currently available in plans today for other YouTube formats, including the ability to export the forecast to a spreadsheet. 
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  94. What's new: July 2019

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    Campaign and workflow updates Content exclusions from games have changed for TrueView line items In order to provide more precise controls, content exclusions from games have changed for TrueView line items. The Games content type has been deprecated from the Other content type option in ad group- and advertiser-level Category exclusion targeting. To continue to exclude games, use the Games option in Categories targeting in your ad groups. This option includes the same inventory as the Games content type exclusion and provides more coverage for web games content. Customize attribution models n…
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  95. Coming soon: July 22 edition

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    YouTube channel linking is moving to Google Ads Linked Accounts, which will be renamed to Other Linked Accounts The current tab under advertiser Settings called Google Ads Linked Accounts will be renamed soon to Other Linked Accounts. YouTube channel linking will move from the Settings > Basic Details tab to the Settings > Other Linked Accounts tab. New bid multiplier for inventory source coming soon You’ll soon be able to set a bid multiplier for your line items based on inventory sources, saving you time from creating separate line items based on inventory pricing levels. The inventory sourc…
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  96. Coming soon: Reporting updates in August and September 2019

    Campaign Manager Audience performance report dimensions deprecation The following dimensions will be removed from Campaign Manager reporting, including scheduled reports and the Reporting and Trafficking API. The Display & Video 360 Audience Performance Report will not be affected. User List User List ID User List Description User List Current Size User List Membership Life Span Twitter and social metrics renaming The following Twitter specific metrics will be renamed in Campaign Manager Reporting, including scheduled reports and the Reporting and Trafficking API. This is being done so the met…
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  97. What's new: June 2019

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    Campaign and workflow updates A/B experiments now support unidentified traffic As you’re setting up a new A/B experiment, you can now opt in to including users that we don’t have cookies or other ID information for in the experiment. This unidentified traffic can potentially bias experiments if the traffic is concentrated to certain users. Unless specifically looking to capture unidentified traffic, this option is best left off by default. Learn more Frequency capping has moved to only line item level for TrueView line items As previously announced, frequency capping is no longer be available …
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  98. Revamped environment and position targeting in Display & Video 360

    Summary As of August 28, 2019, we've introduced a revamped experience for environment and position targeting that allows you to target your ads with increased accuracy and granularity. You’ll see updates across Display & Video 360 to support this change, including: Revamped targeting settings when you’re creating or editing items individually or in bulk. Updated dimensions in Reporting that reflect the new targeting settings. A new version of Structured Data Files that supports the new targeting settings. The previous targeting settings on all insertion orders and line items have been mapped t…
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  99. Coming soon: June 17 edition

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    New Active View-based automated bid strategy for display line items coming soon Display & Video 360 will soon introduce a new automated bid strategy for display line items: Maximize quality impressions that are viewable. With this strategy, the platform will set bids according to the likeliness that an impression will be viewable based on Active View’s viewability definitions. This new strategy allows brand advertisers to maximize their viewable impressions while still spending their full budget. Customize attribution models for Floodlight and offline reports You’ll soon be able to customize y…
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  100. Update to email support options

    Starting on June 20, 2019, support teams for Google Marketing Platform advertising products (Campaign Manager 360, Display & Video 360, Studio, Search Ads 360) will no longer be able to accept requests sent via direct email. You can continue to contact our support teams via chat or email through in-product help by clicking on the icon in the top right of the product. You can also reach out to support by clicking “Contact us” or “Get support” in the top right corner of the help center. Learn more In-product and help center support channels provide many benefits, including: Access to chat suppor…
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  101. What's new: May 2019

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    Campaign and workflow updates Native mobile and desktop Gmail ads now available through Display & Video 360 You can now purchase native mobile and desktop Gmail ads through a new line item type in Display & Video 360. Gmail inventory is native, fully viewable, and brand safe. Bids for Gmail ads are set using a new cost per engagement metric, and your Gmail buys are billed based on engagements rather than CPM (cost-per-thousand impressions). Learn more Third-party viewability measurement settings now self-service for TrueView line items You can now set third-party viewability measurement on Tru…
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  102. Coming soon: June 3 edition

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    Frequency capping moving to only line item level for TrueView line items Frequency capping will no longer be available for TrueView line items at the ad and ad group level, but will continue to be available at the line item level. This change will make frequency cap settings for TrueView more straightforward - and easier to implement and manage. Your line item will be updated to include a suggested line item level frequency cap that takes into account any ad or ad group level settings. We recommend checking the frequency cap setting for your TrueView line items to verify that it aligns with yo…
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  103. Coming soon: May 20 edition

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    Enabling entity read files will soon be self-service in Display & Video 360 Users with partner-level read & write access will soon be able to enable or disable entity read files for that partner. This will allow you to get your teams set up with entity read files without needing to contact Display & Video 360 support. Conditional formatting coming to Instant Reporting To make it easier to read Instant Reports, you’ll soon be able to specify conditional formatting rules for integer metrics. The rules will apply a background color to column cells based on whether or not the value meets the crite…
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  104. Coming soon: May 6 edition

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    Gmail ads will soon be available through Display & Video 360 You’ll soon be able to purchase native mobile and desktop Gmail ads through a new line item type in Display & Video 360. Gmail inventory is native, fully viewable, and brand safe. Bids for Gmail ads will be set using a new cost per engagement metric, and your Gmail buys will be billed based on engagements rather than CPM (cost-per-thousand impressions). Preview the new version of the change history You can now preview a new version of the change history from the History (beta) tab. This updated version will replace the existing Histo…
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  105. What's new: April 2019

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    Campaign and workflow updates Programmatic Guaranteed deals with third-party exchanges You can now set up Programmatic Guaranteed deals with third-party exchanges. This increases the amount of reservation inventory available for Programmatic Guaranteed deals while leveraging tagless transactions and Google-managed billing features. Learn more Bumper video campaign bidding changes New TrueView line items for bumper ads now use a target CPM (cost-per-thousand impressions) bidding strategy. Target CPM bidding allows you to set how much on average you’re willing to pay every thousand times your ad…
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  106. Coming soon: April 22 edition

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    New maximize conversions bid strategy coming to TrueView for action line items TrueView for action line items will soon offer a new bid strategy to maximize conversions. This option uses advanced machine learning to automatically set and optimize bids to help get the most TrueView conversions while spending your budget. New TrueView for action line items will default to using maximize conversions as the bid strategy; you can change it to target CPA bidding as needed. New audience list and page category performance segmentations coming to the Optimization view The Optimization view will soon co…
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  107. Coming soon: May and June reporting updates

    Update to reach reports Starting in late May, Advertiser will be a required dimension for all reach reports. The Advertiser dimension will automatically be added to existing reports that don't already have it. Reporting changes to Floodlight Activity dimensions As part of the change from pixels to Floodlight activities in Display & Video 360, a series of reporting changes will be made. Removal of dimensions The following dimensions will be removed from Display & Video 360 in early June. DV360 Activity Use the Floodlight Activity dimension instead, which will be available in early May. Dv360 Ac…
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  108. Coming soon: April 8 edition

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    New look and feel for the ad groups page for TrueView line items We’re updating the ad groups page for TrueView line items, including clearer descriptions of ad group and ad statuses, improved stability, and a refreshed design. You’ll be able to take all of the same actions on your ad groups and ads, as well as view the same performance data, from this page.
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  109. What's new: March 2019

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    Campaign and workflow updates Plan campaigns and forecast unique reach in Display & Video 360 A new planning workspace is now available in the Campaigns module, which gives advertisers a comprehensive cross-inventory planning tool and a reach forecasting tool for video buys. Planners can discover new inventory, forecast video reach, and export campaign plans. Learn more Election advertising in the European Union Google requires verification for advertisers who want to run election ads in the European Union (excluding the United Kingdom). Applications for verification opened on March 14, 2019. …
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  110. Coming soon: March 25 edition

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    Plan workspace and reach planning launching in Display & Video 360 A new Plan workspace is launching in the Campaigns module in Display & Video 360, giving media planners and traders a comprehensive cross-inventory planning tool and a reach forecasting tool for video buys. Planners will now be able to discover new inventory, forecast video reach, and export campaign plans. New video line items will default to Active View-powered automated bid strategy New video line items will soon default to using the "Viewable" automated bid strategy if the line item doesn’t target any deals. This bid strate…
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  111. Coming soon: March 11 edition

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    Instantly reach customers in the moments that matter with real-time triggers Real-time triggers allow you to instantly reach and engage with customers in the moments that matter by syncing your digital campaign with real-time signals such as sports events. These signals are used to trigger line item spend and accelerate delivery so you only spend when the signal is relevant to your brand and customers. You’ll be able to create a trigger in your Display & Video 360 advertiser and then associate it to line items that you want to activate instantly based on the signals in the trigger. Real-time t…
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  112. What's new: February 2019

    Learn about new features and updates to Display & Video 360 from February 2019

    Campaign and workflow updates Reach viewers with your full message with non-skippable YouTube ads Non-skippable ads on YouTube are short in-stream video ads that play before, during, or after another video. Viewers don’t have the option to skip your ad. With videos of 15 seconds or less, non-skippable ads allow you to reach viewers with your entire message. Get started with non-skippable ads by setting up a TrueView line item. Learn more New Active View-based automated bid strategy for video line items Display & Video 360 now offers a new automated bid strategy for video line items: Maximize q…
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  113. Coming soon: February 25 edition

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    Bumper video campaign bidding changes Starting in March 2019, new TrueView line items for bumper ads will use a target CPM (cost-per-thousand impressions) bidding strategy. Target CPM bidding allows you to set how much on average you’re willing to pay every thousand times your ad is shown. Display & Video 360 will optimize your bids to help get as many impressions as possible using your target CPM amount. Existing line items are not affected and will continue to serve using the current maximum CPM bidding strategy. Expanded access to non-skippable YouTube video ads launching to Display & Video…
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  114. Coming soon: February 11 edition

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    New Active View-based automated bid strategy for video line items Display & Video 360 will soon introduce a new automated bid strategy for video line items: Maximize quality video impressions that were viewabile. With this strategy, the platform will set bids according to the likeliness that an impression will be viewable based on Active View’s viewability definitions. This new strategy allows brand advertisers to maximize their viewable video impressions while still spending their full budget.
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  115. What's new: January 2019

    Learn about new features and updates to Display & Video 360 from January 2019

    Campaign and workflow updates Investigate spend issues with the line item Troubleshooter You can now use the Troubleshooter on all of your inventory, not only deals. Investigate why a line item may be underspending by using the Troubleshooter to help determine where bids may have been filtered by their line item settings, creative requirements, or the auction. Learn more Partial uploads for Structured Data Files (SDF) now available Display & Video 360 will now process all valid rows within a SDF file and only show rows with errors. Learn more Waze inventory now available Display & Video 360 no…
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