Google AdSense video units are now ready for use on blogs.
I went to my Google AdSense account and downloaded the video unit.
If you do not have a YouTube account, you must first establish one prior to downloading the video unit.
After getting your confirmation code from YouTube, you are ready to customize your Google AdSense video unit.
There are choices for sizes, theme (colors), and ad content. I chose “Automated Content”. You can also choose specific categories/providers.
Once you have made all of your choices, you will receive an embed code to insert into your blog.
I have inserted it at the bottom of my post. Check it out for yourself.
Google claims these are targeted non-intrusive ads, that enhance a user’s experience.
The video unit can also be easily edited.
What do you think?
Is the Google AdSense video unit an effective way to monetize your blog?
UPDATE: I have removed the ad. It was taking up too much space, and I did not find it complimented my blog. So….if you want to see one in action, you’ll have to go “surfing”.