Friday, February 29, 2008

Testing Video Ads

So what more can I do with my adsense account? How about video ads? Why not. What are they? How do they work? Here is my first experiment with video ads. The setup was pretty simple. You click on Google AdSense Video units link and you are connected to your youtube account. Once you log in to youtube and verify your information you can start off with creating a player with the contect you want to show based on keywords or channels or category. Simple :-). The videos can also be generated based on the performance and characteristics of the website they are placed in. You get a piece of code that you embedded in your blog/webpage. Here is the piece of code that I got for keywords "phone".

Update 1: Hmm for some reason that did not work. I will give it a try again later.

Update 2: I found out the problem. It seems for some reason when I copy paste the code somehow double quotes get added at the wrong places. And so the link did not work. Now I removed all the extra double quotes and it is working fine, except I have another problem. Now the video is too large to fit in my blog.

Update 3: I went back to my youtube account and tried to edit my video player. But there is no way I can change the size of the player by editing it. I can change the keywords and such but not the size of the player. Very odd. The only way to fix this problem is to create another player with a smaller player and I did :)
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