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Images not Approved in Google Smart Display Ads

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I am running several campaigns using Google Smart Display Ads and have encountered an issue with the image of the ad being approved. I added in the campaign assets several weeks ago and the campaign says that it is 'Approved'. However, when I click on the ad for additional information, the advertisement description and headline have been 'Approved' but the image says 'Pending'. I have spoken with customer service on several occasions and their advice has been to re-upload the images. I have done this and am still encountering the same issue. This is happening for multiple different campaigns with different images and content. How can I ensure that my smart display ad is running with the image included when it says pending? 


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Images not Approved in Google Smart Display Ads

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Thanks for sharing this. I found out that your image sizes are not compatible on GDN's required formats.

Can you please resize it? Here's the required sizes and formats:

Max. size 150KB
Ad sizes
Square and rectangle
200 × 200 Small square
240 × 400 Vertical rectangle
250 × 250 Square
250 × 360 Triple widescreen
300 × 250 Inline rectangle
336 × 280 Large rectangle
580 × 400 Netboard
120 × 600 Skyscraper
160 × 600 Wide skyscraper
300 × 600 Half-page ad
300 × 1050 Portrait
468 × 60 Banner
728 × 90 Leaderboard
930 × 180 Top banner
970 × 90 Large leaderboard
970 × 250 Billboard
980 × 120 Panorama
300 × 50 Mobile banner
320 × 50 Mobile banner
320 × 100 Large mobile banner

Images not Approved in Google Smart Display Ads

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Thank you for your comment, however, I do not think resizing the images is the solution to this problem. When doing a smart display ad there are different image dimension requirements than a regular display ad (which are the restrictions that you are referencing). The suggested dimensions are 1200x627 with a minimum of 600x314, as a result the images uploaded are in fact not limited by dimensions.