New Ways to Measure Sales Lift on YouTube

January 30, 2019

At YouTube, we’ve always believed that when you put the user first, great things will follow. By providing viewers with a home for engaging video content, we can deliver our advertiser partners new ways to reach their customers that are relevant and helpful. And through this win-win scenario, YouTube delivers outsized impact: looking across Nielsen Matched Panel Analysis (MPA) studies we’ve run to date, we see that over 70 percent of YouTube campaigns drove a significant lift in offline sales.1

We recognize the need to hold ourselves accountable with first- and third-party measurement tools. That’s why last July we launched Google Measurement Partners, a program that brings together new and existing partnerships to offer brands a variety of options to measure their advertising media. Google Measurement Partners meet rigorous standards for accuracy and use reliable methodologies to measure KPIs that matter for marketers. And we work closely with them to ensure the solutions respect user privacy.

Building on this momentum, today we are extending sales lift measurement to Nielsen Catalina Solutions. Now consumer packaged goods advertisers in the United States have a new partner to help them measure, in aggregate, how effective their YouTube campaigns are at moving products off the shelves. This is part of our continued investment to ensure advertisers can measure YouTube media in a privacy safe way with a range of trusted third-party measurement solutions.

To learn more about Nielsen Catalina Solutions and other Google Measurement Partners, read here.

Posted by Shreenath Regunathan, Product Manager, Google Ads Measurement


1. Commissioned Nielsen Matched Panel Analyses - Base: 55 YouTube Campaigns from 2016-2017 across nine countries; count based on tested strategies with a lift based on a one-sided significance >80 percent

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