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Video ad custom start time

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I'm considering promoting a video from my channel on YouTube using AdWords True View, but I have 2 questions:

1. I will be using an existing YouTube video (that is being promoted) as an ad itself. Is it possible to set a custom video ad start time? The reason I need this is because we have our production company opening slate at the beginning that I don't want to show in the ad

2. Will video ad views under 30 second mark be counted as Youtube views on the video?

Thank you!

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Accepted by topic author Zz Youtube C
February 2016

Re: Video ad custom start time

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@Zz Youtube C

 

1) You cannot do this. You'll need to create an edited version if you want to promote this video without the slate.

 

2) No, ad impressions will not count in the view counter on the video's watch page.