Adsense Video Units coming to the UK

A while back Google launched Video Units for its Adsense network allowing publishers to place Video units from YouTube on their website and earn commission based on related adverts. Perfect for websites like What DVD you’d think?

No actually, in their infinite wisdom Google made this functionality available to US based publishers only. After all, only people from America use the Internet, despite What DVD being mainly focused at the US, because my registered address is in the UK, I was frozen out.

Now they’ve decided to roll out the video units to the UK, Ireland and Canada. From Google’s Adsense Blog.

With this new launch, publishers in the UK, Ireland and Canada will be able to show videos from our YouTube content partners and choose those videos by category, individual YouTube partner, or have video automatically targeted to their site. Based on publisher feedback, we’ve also just added a feature which lets you choose individual videos to be displayed in your video units.

About time too. Now I can start loading up some websites with Video content. One or two sites spring to mind 😉

Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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