Google Ad Manager creative requirements

Technical requirements

  • The file size for creatives when they load on the publisher's site must be 150 KB or smaller for their initial load. Additional load for the creative must be "polite" and may not exceed 2.2 MB.
  • Creatives can't be hosted by or make a call to an unapproved third-party ad server. For more information, see Requirements for third-party ad serving.
  • At least one landing page must be crawlable.
  • All Ad Manager video inventory is limited to 2 VAST wrappers.

For more information, see Google Ads' Policies for image ads.

Content requirements

  • All GIF ads with partially black or white backgrounds must include a visible border of a contrasting color to the majority background color of the ad.
  • Strobing, flashing backgrounds, or otherwise distracting ads are not allowed. Animation length must be 30 seconds or shorter, and animated GIF ads must have a framerate of 5 frames per second or slower.
  • Image content and associated website content must be family safe. Any image ads that contain Non-Family Safe or Adult material in the ad or website will not be accepted.
  • Trick to click ads are not allowed. Ads can't pretend to be a system or site warning. Ads can't mimic or resemble Windows, Mac, or Unix dialogue boxes, error message, etc.

For more information, see Google Ads policies.

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