Difference between future sell-through reports and line item forecasts in Google Ad Manager

Difference between future sell-through reports and line item forecasts in Google Ad Manager

There has been some confusion regarding line item forecasting and future sell-through reports. In this article, we’ll show you the difference between each. Let’s dive right in!

Line item forecasting

line item forecasting

A line item forecast will appear when clicking on “Check inventory” when creating or viewing a line item. The forecast given means the specific line item you are working on. This enables publishers to gain a better understanding of the potential ad impressions they can receive and improve targeting.

Additional specifications include:

-You can get fresh booked line item data on a per-minute basis

-The number of creatives within the line items has an effect on the forecast

-You can receive forecast data for up to 2 years

-Special ad units are excluded from forecasts

Future sell-through report

future sell-through report

A future sell-through report looks at all your available ad inventory connected to Google Ad Manager. It gives an overview and enables you to make better decisions regarding selling more ad space and booking additional deals with advertisers.

Additional specifications include:

-You can get fresh booked line item data on a daily basis

-The number of creatives does not affect the report

-You can receive forecast data for 90 days (daily granular data) and 1 year (monthly granular data)

-Special ad units are included within projections

Conclusion

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Kean Graham

CEO and Founder at MonetizeMore

Kean is the resident expert in Ad Optimization covering areas like Adsense Optimization, DFP Management, and third-party ad network partnerships. Kean believes in the supremacy of direct publisher deals and holistic optimization as keys to effective and consistent ad revenue increases.

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