How To Set Up Google AdSense Video Units Via YouTube

Oct 10, 2007 • 6:09 am | comments (67) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense

Yesterday I wrote about the launch of Google AdSense video units, but like I said, no one with an AdSense account was able to use the feature yet. As of last night that changed.

Here is a how to, on setting up Google AdSense Video Units via YouTube.

Step 1: Go to your AdSense Set Up Page and click on the YouTube (Video Units) option as pointed out in the image below:

Setting Up Google AdSense Video (YouTube) Ads

Step 2: Agree to legal disclaimer (first time only):

Setting Up Google AdSense Video (YouTube) Ads

Step 3: Confirm your AdSense account with YouTube (first time only). You are taken to YouTube after you agree to the disclaimer. This is where you plugin your AdSense account information, so YouTube and AdSense can communicate.

Setting Up Google AdSense Video (YouTube) Ads

Step 4: When that is done, it should tell you they have associated your account with YouTube.

Setting Up Google AdSense Video (YouTube) Ads

Step 5: Then you set up your first player. You define the player name and description, the layout and the colors also.

Setting Up Google AdSense Video (YouTube) Ads

Step 6: Define the content matching options. You can let Google figure out your content and provide relevant video ads, or you can help with hints or by specifying the content you want on your site.

Setting Up Google AdSense Video (YouTube) Ads

Step 7:Then you just click the generate ad code:

Setting Up Google AdSense Video (YouTube) Ads

Paste the code into your page, like I did here below and you should see an add related to search stuff.

The next time you go to your Google AdSense set up page and click on video units, you will be taken to a page that shows you your old units and gives you the ability to create new ones or remove old ones.

Setting Up Google AdSense Video (YouTube) Ads

That pretty much is the detailed walk through of how to set up Google AdSense Video Units for the first time.

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04/10/2009 09:58 am

I believe this option may no longer be available, I have looked all over both my adsense and youtube accounts and cannot find an option to intigrate the two.


04/21/2009 03:46 pm

Yap, Adsense doesn't have such option anymore!!


05/08/2009 08:40 pm

SO since this Option doesn't show anymore how are we suppose to get video ad's from adsense?


06/29/2009 10:04 am

By Adsense setup i don't see Video units i have 5 products i can make.

Ashly Joel

07/12/2009 02:02 pm

how can i make google adsense suuport me to join adsense video


09/06/2009 07:43 am

hi first i thank you very much. but you did not explain how to paste the code and where.could you please show that if you had the steps. thanks


10/12/2009 01:25 pm

When I go to my adsense account there is no options of Youtube Videos ads like you above mentiond.


11/07/2009 03:44 pm

video unit no more in google adsense, but it appers add in youtube. the thing is how we can show add in right of our video in youtube. can you help us.i have google adsense but not able to add in youtube.


11/15/2009 01:41 am

Hey! I too am trying to connect my Adsense with my Youtube account. Do you have any other options now that the video linkage option is unavailable? If Youtube still suggests Google Adsense, then there has got to be another way.


02/02/2010 07:54 am

can't still get it...and now, google had actually already removed youtube on their dashboard in adsense


02/11/2010 09:44 am

my god.. im looking for this article thanks man, sure we need an adsense account for using it with youtube hmm. thanks for article :)

No Name

02/15/2010 07:16 pm

Guys you should have USA Adsense account to use Adsense in Youtube Videos. And that's why some of you not able to see Youtube Icon at your Adsense ADV. Manager page.

Alan Smith

03/25/2010 11:46 pm

Hello,I would like to know if this option is available in Europe too? Thank you

No Name

04/01/2010 06:13 am

is this feature still available for users ? i cant see it in my adsense setup tab.


04/15/2010 05:32 am

I have used Adsense for Video, but it has been taken off some time ago. This instruction was dated 2007. So, no - its no longer available.

No Name

06/14/2010 04:46 am

in my adsense account. I don't have youtube option video and there only standard setup link, search, feed and domain. what adsense for youtube for US publisher only?

praveen gulati

07/02/2010 11:23 am

I have seen adsense setup but i didn't found any option given related to you tube. pls guide me. thanks


07/25/2010 06:40 am

hi i am facing the same probs as above..No video unit section found...


08/09/2010 03:43 pm

i hope other countries will be able to put adsense advertisment to youtube video soon :)


08/09/2010 10:03 pm

I don't have the video adsense option.

No Name

08/18/2010 12:31 am

my google account dont have Video Units, but how to settting this problem? how can i get video units?

No Name

09/28/2010 08:47 am

thanks for share, i'll try as soon as possible.


10/24/2010 07:10 am

i didn't got this option in adsense account


10/27/2010 02:56 pm

i don't get the youtube option on my adsense account but i was offered a adsense account through youtube i dont get it can anyone help me


11/09/2010 03:14 pm

i have not have that option too..can someone tell me why??

12/19/2010 04:33 am

thank you but i didn't got this option in adsense account :)

12/19/2010 04:34 am

thank you but i didn't got this option in adsense account :)


01/14/2011 12:03 pm

Very cool extension – saves me having to go to the Adsense site every five minutes! It would be great for me to have the same kind of value that yours on my adsense bar. Cheers and thanks for a great tool, it helped me a lot.Excellent idea! recommended.


01/23/2011 06:40 pm

This does not work anymore :(


02/16/2011 07:39 pm

Thats bad :(


02/27/2011 01:38 am

great...but my adsense account didnt display "video units". How can i fix it?


02/28/2011 10:37 pm

I have a different adsense email as my YouTube what do I do


03/03/2011 02:35 am

no not anymore.....

Youseef Eef

03/05/2011 02:37 am

nice post but my adsense has not any option of "video units" how can i put it on my adsense


03/13/2011 11:07 am

I don't have a video unit showing up in my adsense account


03/15/2011 08:20 pm

i think that you must have a featured account first. isn't it?


04/09/2011 07:58 am

This already out dated.If you want to out adsense on you tube video, you must have a partnership account at youtube first.

Alexander Rook

04/16/2011 02:46 pm

May i know if there is HTML tag for the adsense video player. like I want to know if there is id within the question mark. Please let me know cause i am into something lol


04/18/2011 01:36 pm

good information but i stilll cant see video units. can anyone help

Prince Kiriyakos

04/21/2011 01:50 am


04/28/2011 01:09 pm



05/01/2011 06:09 am

but my adsense account didnt display "video units".

mohamed samir

06/16/2011 03:01 am

gd article


06/28/2011 09:46 pm

but my adsense account didnt display "video units".      i am in pakistan

SEO Expert

06/29/2011 01:59 pm

Now this feature is not working.

shami photos

07/01/2011 12:38 pm

my adsense also dont have:(


07/13/2011 04:24 am

its only for canada and usa accounts

07/13/2011 04:26 am

its working only on usa adsens accounts

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07/21/2011 08:49 am

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Good Lover

07/23/2011 08:31 am

video unit is not available in new interface and old also.. why?


08/01/2011 08:20 pm

This is only for USA and Canada accounts, for Europe accounts its not working.

Paul Blakeney

08/04/2011 10:34 am

To be honest, unless you have a major website getting thousands of hits per day, Google Adsense is a waste of time.People are now so accustomed to the Google ads that most folk ignore them. As earnings depend on clicks, if nobody's clicking, you ain't earning. Clicking one of your own ads is a violation and you'll get banned


08/11/2011 02:28 am

how do you create an account without a website? it asks for a website URL when u sign u p =/


09/02/2011 07:54 pm

well actually you can create a simple blog using blogger... add some articles.. and you;re ready to apply! it really is that simple.. :)


09/28/2011 03:25 am

i really like it.i save the page so that i could open the page whenever i need it .thank you shaukat hayat khan

george deepak

10/21/2011 02:35 am

adsense account for only 10$ within 3

Shadow Man

10/24/2011 02:26 pm

Hi  I just wonder why my youtube video has an advertisement already in google. I don't remember if I submitted a request to them. Before I don't have an idea on how to put my adsense in youtube, so I've tried something which doesn't worked for me. Can anyone advise me? Here is the link:

oscommerce multi store

12/06/2011 09:56 am

Great post. I found what I was looking for. Do you mind if I post this on my website and give you credit? If not, it’s ok.

Barry Schwartz

12/06/2011 10:09 am


Quote the Raven

02/01/2012 06:14 am

1st of all YouTube brought this stuff to me THEN I did what i was supposed to do and then once i apply they declined the application. WTF???  Someone please tell me what the hell happened?


02/03/2012 11:33 am

interesting. Youtube videos can give you money through adsense?


02/03/2012 08:40 pm

yeah it's awesome, but it only work in some countries inkl. USA and Germany , but not Denmark :(


03/20/2012 08:35 pm

Wait so if you have over 10k views on YouTube and didn't sign up for adsense, and you just signed up today than you won't get paid that much than right?

Momin Work

03/21/2012 07:37 pm

Hows the pay in video ads? depends more on CTR or Impression?


07/11/2012 05:00 pm


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11/03/2012 01:28 pm

i am not able to signup? wat shd i do?

scott masse

03/29/2014 01:57 pm

Thank you for the great resource for adding adsense to youtube videos. This is an area that I have limited experience and look forward to experimenting with. It seems as though you can create videos quickly and rank them far easier than you could written content. I have been exploring using Google Hangouts to rank videos for highly competitive keywords. Google loves to favor their own products and I know some people are having great success using this method.

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