Google Temporarily Pauses All Ads In Serving In Russia

Mar 4, 2022 - 7:31 am 2 by
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Last night Google announced it is temporarily pausing Google ads from serving to users located in Russia. This is due to the "ongoing war in Ukraine" according to the Google statement.

Google posted this in the updated Google Ads policies document stating"

Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, we will be temporarily pausing Google ads from serving to users located in Russia.

Reuters has a statment from Google saying "In light of the extraordinary circumstances, we're pausing Google ads in Russia," the company said in a statement. "The situation is evolving quickly, and we will continue to share updates when appropriate."

Here is what it looks like to advertisers in the Google Ads console:

There is more coverage of this on Techmeme.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: On March 10th, Google posted an update expanding the pause saying "As part of our recent suspension of ads in Russia, we will also pause ads on Google properties and networks globally for advertisers based in Russia."


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