InVideo ads and display ads

InVideo ads are transparent overlay ads that appear on the lower portion of your video. Allowing InVideo advertising means that YouTube may occasionally run transparent overlay ads on the lower portion of your video. These ads typically appear at the 15 second mark, they can be closed by the viewer if desired, and they will minimize automatically if the viewer does nothing.

InVideo ads generate significantly more revenue for partners. Though you can disable this option, we suggest that you enable them where possible.

You can enable InVideo advertising through the following steps:

  1. Log in to your account and go to the Video Manager page.
  2. Choose the video you'd like to enable InVideo ads for and click the "Edit" button.
  3. On the "Monetization" tab, check the box next to "Overlay in-video ads."

To disable these ads, simply follow the same instructions as above and uncheck the box next to "Overlay in-video ads."

Display ads (banners) run across all areas of the site except the Homepage and are shown by default if you're monetizing a video. They are available as a 300x250 ad that appears to the right of the feature video and above the video suggestions list.