Google Announces Adsense Youtube Mashup

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Google has now integrated Youtube video into Adsense. This is straight from the Google blog Inside AdSense:

AdSense isn’t just for ads anymore; it’s also a place to get video content for your site — and earn extra revenue at the same time.

We’re excited about the launch of video units — a new way to enrich your site with quality, relevant video content in an embedded, customizable player. Simply embed a snippet of code and have relevant YouTube partner content streamed to your site. You can choose categories of video to target to your site, select content from individual YouTube partners, or have video automatically targeted to your site content. Companion and text overlay ads are relevant and non-intrusive. To further blend the YouTube player into your site, you can also customize the color scheme and layout as well as choose from three different player sizes.

Here’s the video:

The blog post says “Video Units” should be visible on the Adsense Setup page, but it’s not showing up there for me so they may be still in the process of rolling it out.

UPDATE: Here’s the what the Video Unit looks like. They also have a smaller and bigger one.

[tags]adsense, google, youtube, video units, video ads[/tags]

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