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Cyril Sermon (@admin)
4 months ago

We’re working to incorporate Active View metrics across our ad products to provide our partners the information they need to understand the viewability of their sites. This article will help you understand what viewable impressions are, what they mean for your site, and provide some suggestions to improve the number of viewable impressions your site generates.

What is a viewable impression and viewability?

Active View is Google’s ad viewability measurement solution. It tracks the viewability of ads served by AdSense: that is, the percentage of ads that are considered viewable out of the total number of ads measured.

An impression is considered a viewable impression when it has appeared within a user’s browser and had the opportunity to be seen. We define a viewable impression as an ad that meets the following criteria: 50% of the ad’s pixels need to be on screen for at least one continuous second. Active View reporting provides measurement data to inform publishers of the number of viewable impressions their site generated. Publishers can use this data to understand and enhance their site’s viewability.

Why is viewability important to me?

Viewability data can help publishers increase the long-term value of their display inventory. Advertisers can see the viewability of specific ad units and make bidding decisions based on their viewability rates. Advertisers are increasingly asking to buy viewable impressions, and publishers with the most viewable inventory will be in the best position to earn more revenue from this trend. Maximizing the number of viewable impressions on your site will make additional inventory eligible to brand advertisers buying viewable impressions on the Google Display Network

How to improve your ad viewability?

Once you become familiar with viewability statistics, there are three changes you can make to improve your results:

Create captivating content

Use responsive ad units

Change ad positions

Learn more about Active View and Viewability

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