AdSense Video Units is here! Get great video content from YouTube for your site and earn extra revenue along the way. So now you can make money and enhance your site with high quality, relevant video content from YouTube partners, and earn extra revenue along the way. To get started just log in to your AdSense account and click on the AdSense Setup tab. You will see a new product listed there called Video Units.

Clicking on Video Units the first time will take you to a page where you are shown a video presentation on Video Units. here is the video:

So how do you actually make money with Video Units? The FAQ section of Video Units talks about this. When you place a video unit on your website, you’ll earn revenue from two types of ad formats: companion ads, which sit above your video content within the player and can be either text or image-based, and text overlay ads, which appear in the bottom 20% of the video content area. Ads on video units can be paid on either a cost-per-click or cost-per-thousand impression basis.

So companion ads are like banner ads and text overlay ads are like AdWords ads.

The setup page walks you through creating the code to place on your site and is quite simple to use. You just pick a color theme, the size of the video ad unit and you can also filter the content to be shown in your player. You can also save the player by giving it a name and description.

Video units come in 3 different sizes:

Video Units Layouts

  • 400 x 415
  • 500 x 510
  • 780 x 560

You can pick from 9 preset color schemes:

Video Units Colors

Click on Generate Code, Copy the code, and Paste it into your site.service.

Some of the advantages of Video Units over regular ads are: You will now deliver content to your site as opposed to ads. You can also make the content relevant by choosing from categories you wish to have shown. The ads in videos are not obtrusive and you make money from them. You are actually enhancing the user experience and helping to attract and retain users.