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What is "youtube.com/results" listed as "where my ads were shown" under placements?

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I've been playing with Adwords for Video (Video Discovery) - and getting strange results when I look at "where my ads were shown." One strange thing I'm seeing is if I target 50 video placements (or channels) then check back in a few days, my ads didn't show on any of my chosen placements, but instead showed on these "/results" pages (one mobile, one desktop.)

I'm kinda confused, I paid to get on certain pages, but it looks like I'm being charged to show up on a different page.

Similarly, when I choose very specific search terms (video production, video studio, etc) then look at placements, I see videos that have nothing to do with the search terms. In fact, I see no videos related to those search terms.

Thanks for your help!

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Re: What is "youtube.com/results" listed as "where my ads were shown" under plac

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"youtube,com/results" is the YouTube search results in alongside organic search results. 

 

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Hi Brighton, 

 

Is your campaign a "video campaign"  in adwords?

 

What are the current "campaign network settings"? YouTube search, YouTube Videos, or GDN? or all 3? 

 

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"youtube,com/results" is the YouTube search results in alongside organic search results. 

 

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What is "youtube.com/results" listed as "where my ads were shown" under placements?

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Thanks Julia. My campaign is set up as Video with YT Search and YT Videos selected. I thought that the "placements" targeting would force it to just show for YT videos. Maybe I need to turn off YT Search. Thanks!