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I went to restart a couple YouTube Search Network campaigns I had ran in the past with no issues. The ads are accepted and no matter how big of a bid, nothing happens.

 

Went to go look up the keywords and couldn't find a single Search ad running. I even asked 3 friends to look for them and they couldn't find any.

 

Did they remove them? What's going on?

 

 

Thanks!

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Hi Jimmer,

 

Thanks for posting in the AdWords Community! Happy to provide clarification on this. As part of our ongoing brand safety efforts, we will be implementing new controls that make it easier to manage where your ads appear across all YouTube ad placements - in-stream, in-feed and in-search.

 

In order to do this, we will need to temporarily pause TrueView discovery ads on YouTube search while we apply these changes across all our formats. TrueView discovery ads will continue to run as usual outside of YouTube search. TrueView in-stream ads and other video formats are not impacted by these changes.

 

Note: as we work to update the format on YouTube search, your campaigns may accrue a small number of impressions due to standard efficacy testing of the changes.

 

We will reach out as soon as we have more detail on timing to reactivate TrueView discovery ads on YouTube search.

Please reach out with any questions. 

 

Thanks,
Jens

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Hi Jimmer,

 

Thanks for posting in the AdWords Community! Happy to provide clarification on this. As part of our ongoing brand safety efforts, we will be implementing new controls that make it easier to manage where your ads appear across all YouTube ad placements - in-stream, in-feed and in-search.

 

In order to do this, we will need to temporarily pause TrueView discovery ads on YouTube search while we apply these changes across all our formats. TrueView discovery ads will continue to run as usual outside of YouTube search. TrueView in-stream ads and other video formats are not impacted by these changes.

 

Note: as we work to update the format on YouTube search, your campaigns may accrue a small number of impressions due to standard efficacy testing of the changes.

 

We will reach out as soon as we have more detail on timing to reactivate TrueView discovery ads on YouTube search.

Please reach out with any questions. 

 

Thanks,
Jens

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@Jensen M

 

thanks for this info. I'm actually in the process of planning a YT search campaign. I know you said you'll follow up when you get more detail on "timing to reactivate," but is there any kind of estimate you can provide now?  Week, month, etc?  

YouTube Search Ads Gone?

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Hi David,

We don't have a definite timeline right now, but we expect that this will be available again in the next several weeks. However, it is always possible for timelines to shift due to unforeseen circumstances. 

 

We hope this helps! Thanks for reaching out.

 

Best,

Jens

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thanks a lot for making this clear.

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Hi Jens  Can I follow up on this please, Is it still the plan that the Youtube search ads will resume at some point?  Thanks, Karl 

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Hey Jensen.

 

Its been 2 weeks and my youtube search ads still aren't running. Any update on this?

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Hi,

 

The Auction Display ads and Reservation Sponsorship ads are slated to return mid to late May 2017, and the TrueView Discovery ads on YouTube Search are slated to return mid to late June 2017. These times are subject to change, if needed, but the team is working on everything as quickly as possible. 

 

Thanks,

 

James

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Thanks James.  Good info.

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Hi,

Any news yet?