This content is likely not relevant anymore. Try searching or browse recent questions.
my youtube video ads are showing on channels completely unrelated to the KW on the settings 0 Recommended Answers 1 Reply 10 Upvotes
1 Recommended Answer
$0 Recommended Answers
Hi there,

I've set up a campaign with a number of keywords, however the placements of my ads are channels completely unrelated to my KW ...

Why does that happen and how can I get around this?
All Replies (1)

With Keyword targeting, your video ad appears to people that are searching your keywords on YouTube. 

But if this targeting method doesn’t allow you to appear on relevant placements, I suggest you to use another targeting method such as affinity or custom affinity audiences. 

With Placements targeting,  you can directly choose YouTube channels and videos where you want to be shown. 

Even apps or placements within websites (if you also want to appear on the display network). 

You can combine targeting methods in the same video campaign but it’s better to separate them into different ad groups so it won’t narrow the delivery of your ad. 

Here are some articles that may help you:


marked this as an answer
This question is locked and replying has been disabled.
Discard post? You will lose what you have written so far.
Write a reply
10 characters required
Failed to attach file, click here to try again.
Discard post?
You will lose what you have written so far.
Personal information found

We found the following personal information in your message:

This information will be visible to anyone who visits or subscribes to notifications for this post. Are you sure you want to continue?

A problem occurred. Please try again.
Create Reply
Edit Reply
Delete post?
This will remove the reply from the Answers section.
Notifications are off
Your notifications are currently off and you won't receive subscription updates. To turn them on, go to Notifications preferences on your Profile page.
Report abuse
Google takes abuse of its services very seriously. We're committed to dealing with such abuse according to the laws in your country of residence. When you submit a report, we'll investigate it and take the appropriate action. We'll get back to you only if we require additional details or have more information to share.

Go to the Legal Help page to request content changes for legal reasons.

Reported post for abuse
Unable to send report.
This reply is no longer available.
You'll receive email notifications for new posts at
Unable to delete question.
Unable to update vote.
Unable to update subscription.
You have been unsubscribed
Unable to delete reply.
Removed from Answers
Marked as Recommended Answer
Removed recommendation
Unable to update reply.
Unable to update vote.
Thank you. Your response was recorded.
Unable to undo vote.
Thank you. This reply will now display in the answers section.
Link copied
Unable to lock
Unable to unlock
Unable to pin
Unable to unpin
Unable to mark
Reported as off topic