Wednesday, May 29, 2013

[G] New controls and transparency in the Ad review center

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Learn More Study Less: New controls and transparency in the Ad review center

Publishers often tell us that they would value more information on the ads displayed on their sites, along with greater control over which ads are displayed. The Ad review center is a key tool for publishers giving you the option to review individual ads and choose whether to let those ads show on your pages.

To further increase transparency and control, we’re happy to announce that we’ve launched several enhancements to the Ad review center, improving overall usability and giving you better insights into the ads shown on your site.

First, the Ad review center now includes an impressions-based progress bar, which shows you the total coverage of the ads you have reviewed so far. This new feature tells you the percentage of ads you have reviewed relative to the total impressions on your site. For example, if the bar reads 79% you have already reviewed ads that total 79% of your impressions.

Next, you now have more access to information on a specific ad simply by hovering over the creative and clicking on the magnifying glass in the bottom right corner. You can preview the landing page of an ad to learn about the user experience and we have also added additional information such as the time remaining before an ad in the ‘upcoming ads’ queue is auto-approved, advertiser and ad network details plus the duration of video ads.

Finally, publishers can now review and block visually similar ads by simply uploading a screenshot or logo, or searching for text in images, thanks to the integration of Google image search technology into the Ad review center. Try out these new features in our Ad review center and share your feedback on our AdSense+ page.

Posted by Fiona Herring - AdSense Product Manager

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