Smart prep for successful video campaigns

Smart prep for successful video campaigns

Save time by considering these essentials before getting your ads up and running.

Consider where you want people to go

Send them to your site or to watch more of your videos

Defining what you want people to do after seeing your ad should tie to your business goals.

  • Your website

    Your website

    You can invite people to explore your website or buy something from your online business.

  • Your YouTube Channel

    Your YouTube channel

    This is where your videos live and where you can increase video views, shares and subscribers – attracting and engaging future customers.

Think about who you want to reach

Choose people based on location, age, interests and more

With YouTube Advertising, you decide who sees your video ads.

  • Where is your customer located?

    Location

    Where is your customer located?

    Around the corner or around the world, you can show your video ads to a whole country or just a town – or a combination of both.

  • Who is your customer?

    Demographic

    Who is your customer?

    YouTube viewers come from all walks of life. Think about the age, gender, parental status and household income of your customers.

  • What’s your customer into?

    Interests

    What’s your customer into?

    You’ll be able to choose from over 100 interests to narrow in on specific customers. Mix and match interests to tailor who you reach.

You can control your video campaign so your ads reach the right people.

Learn more about targeting

Review the types of ads you can run

Choose from longer or shorter video ads

Tell your story in six or sixty seconds, and we'll get it in front of the right people, wherever and however they watch.

Reach a captive audience before they watch a video

Reach a captive audience before they watch a video

TrueView in-stream ads get the video ads your business creates in front of the right people, right before they watch the main video.

Show up when customers search for videos

Show up when customers search for videos

TrueView discovery ads appear on the YouTube homepage or when people are searching on YouTube. Use this format when you’re looking to reinforce your message.

A short video ad perfect for smartphones

A short video ad perfect for smartphones

Bumpers are only 6 seconds. They’re a good way to capture people’s attention on smartphones. Use them alone or alongside a TrueView campaign.

Want more details about ad formats?

Learn more

Ready to run your ad?

Start now

Need help setting up your campaign?

A YouTube Advertising expert is available to set your account up. And it’s free (when you spend at least $10 per day).

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*For customers committing to $10 per day or more in ad budget. Phone support operating hours are Mon - Friday, 9am-9pm PST