Show your Display Network ad on YouTube

If you'd like your ads to benefit from the hundreds of millions of views on YouTube, we can help. This article shows you how to use placements to target your Display Network ads to appear on specific YouTube videos, channels, or all of YouTube. You can also exclude your ads from appearing with certain video content.

If you're interested in using video ad formats designed for reaching viewers on YouTube and the Display Network, consider creating a Video campaign.

Before you begin

Instructions

Add specific YouTube channels and videos

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account.
  2. In the navigation panel, select Display campaigns.
  3. Click the name of the campaign that you want to edit.
  4. Click the name of the ad group where you will add the placements.
  5. In the page menu, click Placements and then click Add placements.
  6. Select YouTube channels or YouTube videos and search using the search field.
  7. Click the checkboxes next to each placement that you want to include in your ad group.
    • To add multiple placements, click Enter multiple placements at the bottom of the box and enter the video or channel URLs. Click Add x placements when you’re finished (with “x” being the number of placements that you’re adding).
  8. Click Save.

Exclude specific YouTube channels and videos

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account.
  2. In the navigation panel, select Display campaigns.
  3. Click the name of the campaign that you want to edit.
  4. Click the name of the ad group where you will exclude the placements.
  5. In the page menu, click Placements > Exclusions.
  6. Click the pencil icon Edit.
  7. Click Exclude placements.
  8. Select YouTube channels or YouTube videos and search using the search field.
  9. Click the checkboxes next to each placement that you want to exclude from the ad group.
    • To exclude multiple placements, click Enter multiple placements at the bottom of the box and enter the video or channel URLs. You can exclude up to 10,000 placements per campaign. Click Add x placements when you’re finished (with “x” being the number of placements that you’re excluding).
    • If you created a placement exclusion list, you can also click Use placement exclusion list and then apply the list to the ad group.
  10. Click Save.
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