For Ad Manager Publishers,
In August, we notified current publishers about the upcoming changes to Google's publisher policies through email and our change log. Effective today, those policy changes have launched across our publisher products (AdSense, AdMob, and Ad Manager). There’s no action for anyone to take right now, other than to review this email, the Ad Manager Help Center, and the Ad Manager Policy Center to ensure your content remains in compliance.
What’s changed: As of today, they've simplified the way our publisher content policies are presented with a clear breakdown of the types of content where advertising is not allowed or will be restricted:
●Google Publisher Policies, which outline the types of content that are not allowed to show ads through any of our publisher products.
●Google Publisher Restrictions, which outline the types of content that will receive limited monetization.
What it means for you as an Ad Manager publisher:All deals, including direct deals, served through Ad Manager are required to adhere to the policies in the Google Publisher Policies; content that falls under those policies is not allowed to be monetized through Ad Manager. Attempting to monetize policy-violating content may result in your account(s) being suspended or terminated.Monetizing content that falls under the Google Publisher Restrictions is no longer a policy violation; instead, we will restrict advertising on that content as appropriate, based on the preferences of each advertising product and/or advertisers’ individual preferences. In some cases this will mean that no advertising sources are bidding on your inventory and no ads will appear on this content. As a result, while you may choose to monetize content covered by the Google Publisher Restrictions, you will likely receive less advertising on this restricted content than you would receive on other, nonrestricted content.As before, the Ad Manager Policy Center gives detailed information about issues that may restrict ads from appearing on your pages, sites, and apps, as well as how to resolve issues with ad serving and request reviews.Please note that these policies and restrictions apply in addition to any other policies governing your use of Google publisher products.
What you need to do: The Ad Manager Help Center and Policy Center have been updated with the full breakdown of policies and restrictions. Please review these to better understand the changes that were made, and to ensure your content remains in compliance.Please note that going forward, Google will be announcing updates to our policies and restrictions for Ad Manager on this change log. Publishers are required to keep abreast of changes to policies and be in compliance with them at all times.Until next time,The Google Ad Manager Team
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