Google India introduces new video ad format on Google Search

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New Delhi: Google India has unveiled a new format for media advertisements to target, pay for and experience video ads on its web search engine. The new ad formats are designed to make sure that users find the information they are looking for and as an advertisers are able to reach potential customers with the right information, in the format the users like. Media Ads is a new ad model that introduced on Google Search. Unlike other video format, Media Ads is an entirely standalone format designed to put video ads front and centre.

According to a release, Media Ads isn’t targeted like typical AdWords ads on Google Search. With Media Ads, you don’t pick any keywords – the targeting is completely automated. When someone enters a search on Google.com / Google.co.in that our algorithms determine is directly related to the movie / show / games / DVDs title (most commonly the title and variations on it), we automatically display the Media Ad at the top of the search results page. The format does not allow advertiser to pick competing keywords for ex: If a user types ‘Sach ka Saamna’ only ads units containing video from ‘Sach ka Saamna’ will appear.

Praveen Sharma, Head of Media Sales, Google India said, “With the launch of media ads format, media companies will be able to capture this traffic on Google search and leverage it to create familiarity of the content, sampling and immerse the user with a rich experience with sight, sound & motion. Our research has shown that a substantial number of users are usually looking to watch the movie trailer, TV show clips on the search results page itself which translates into a very high response rate for this Ad format”. The media & entertainment category search volumes on Google search have shown phenomenal growth. In the last two years the query volumes have grown at over 125% yoy.

Media Ads also changes the way users experience video on Google search. Media Ads introduces a new Lightbox media player. When someone plays the video either by clicking the thumbnail or the ‘watch’ link, the Lightbox player expands to the centre of the screen and dims the rest of the page around it. The experience is meant to put the viewer’s full attention on the video and to create a much more theatre-like experience. Media Ads are charged at a flat rate on clicks. This simplified pricing model makes it easier to budget for your Media Ads campaign and to know exactly how much an interaction is going to cost.

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