Block ads from appearing on my YouTube channel and videos

This article is for creators in the YouTube Partner Programme (including MCN affiliates) who want to make changes to ads that run on their own content.
If you're a viewer, have a look at this article to learn more about ads that you see on videos.

As a YouTube partner, you can filter the ads that appear next to your YouTube videos and channel.

Here's how to filter ads from general or specific categories, or from specific advertiser domains:

  1. Sign in to your AdSense for YouTube account.
  2. In the top left, click Menu  .
  3. Click Blocking controls and then AdSense for YouTube.
    • ​​To block specific advertiser URLs: Click the Advertiser URLs tab in the horizontal bar across the top of the page. Enter URLs in the box given, then click Block URLs.
    • To block ads by general or sensitive categories: Click the appropriate tab in the horizontal bar across the top of the page. Use the controls on the page to allow or block categories.

Changes are automatically saved on selection and should be reflected on your channel within 24 hours.

Blocking controls only apply to ads serving on the watch page. They do not affect ads serving on feeds or Shorts.

Your filter list only blocks ads served via AdSense for YouTube. Filtering specific domains will not prevent ads served via Google Ad Manager.

Learn more about allowing and blocking ads.

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