Screen Captures: Promoting Videos at YouTube Through YouTube Ads

Jan 13, 2009 • 10:40 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

In mid November I wrote about YouTube Sponsored Ads but back then it wasn't working for me. I recently had the opportunity to get a client up and running with YouTube ads, so I figured I walk you through the process.

(1) Login with under the account of the video owner and go to http://www.youtube.com/account.

(2) At the bottom, click on "Promote your Video with Sponsored Videos," which will take you to https://ads.youtube.com/.

(3) Click on the "Get Started" yellow button

(4) Select one of the videos you want to promote:

YouTube Ads 1

(5) Click "Next and I agree".

(6) Type in your ad copy (title with two line description). Then enter in keywords, followed by the daily budget and maximum bids.

YouTube Ads 2

(7) Then login using your AdWords or Google account or set up a new account.

(8) Review the ad, keywords, bids and geo-targeting and hit "Okay, Run my promotion!"

YouTube Ads 3

Note, MCC accounts do not work, hence why my first test did not work. But this campaign worked just fine. I am not waiting for the campaign to be reviewed and I should then be able to see data.

Here is what I see now in my dashboard:

YouTube Ads 4

Here is a detailed view of a specific campaign:

YouTube Ads 5

When I gather statistics, I may update this post.

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Comments:

Saad Kamal

01/13/2009 06:11 pm

This is something that I'm yet to try. Thanks for putting this up. I'd be really interested to see the stats!

Nick Welch

01/13/2009 09:53 pm

Thanks for the walk through. I'm currently looking into this for one of my e-commerce clients.

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