Report policy-violative ads

If you see an ad that is inappropriate or even violates Google’s ad policies, you can report it. 

Ads with restricted content

You may see ads that are promoting restricted content for which our ad policies currently allow ads. The restrictions on ad content may differ from our advertiser-friendly content guidelines for creators, which outline what specific types of creator content are eligible to be monetized with ads.

To stop seeing a specific ad without reporting it, select Info Informationand thenStop seeing this ad on the ad. This option is only available if you have ad personalization turned on in your Google Account Ad Settings.

Policy-violative ads

We use a combination of human and automated review to ensure ads adhere to Google’s ad policies from the moment an ad is created. This helps ensure a better ad experience for viewers and better ad serving on content on the platform. 

However, our reviews don’t always get it right. If that’s the case, report the ad while it is displayed or fill out and submit this form instead. Our team will then review your ad report and take action if appropriate. 

Reporting from the ad itself is a feature only available on YouTube mobile and computer.

Note: if you see one of your videos being used as an ad and would like to know more about ad views may impact your video’s performance, get in touch with our Creator Support team.

  1. Click Info Information on the ad 
  2. Select Why this ad and thenReport this ad

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