This post was most recently updated on August 22nd, 2019
Previously, we discussed that Dynamic Allocation in DFP is the key to make you rich. This DFP feature enables Ad Exchange and/or Adsense to compete with other ad networks in real-time. However, not a lot of publishers understand what Dynamic Allocation is and the process to set it up.
In this tutorial, we’re giving you a blow by blow account of this process using Doubleclick Ad Exchange and DFP:
Unsold or non-guaranteed inventory on your site is maximized using dynamic allocation. It is set up so that DFP can make Adsense and/or Ad Exchange to directly compete with other line items. It involves a real-time auction where a bid of an equal or higher value of Adsense and Ad Exchange overtakes a lower DFP remnant line item.
Essentially, AdX to DFP = Enabling dynamic allocation.
1. Link Adsense or Ad Exchange to DFP through the Admin Tab.
Scroll through the bottom of your DFP Admin account settings and link your Adsense and Ad Exchange account from the 3rd Party Services portion.
2. Complete the linking at Ad Exchange Account Settings portion under 3rd party access.
3. Get a hold of your ad strategy
Create your campaigns, orders, and line items.
4. Set-up Price Priority Line Items
Begin working on your price priority line items that are included in your strategy. This is where you put in ad sizes, impressions, and targeting (ex. Female users in the US only, etc.)
5. Real-time auction begins
Let Google do the rest of the magic through its real-time auction. The line item inventory you create in step 3 will automatically compete with Adsense and/or Ad Exchange accounts linked to your DFP.
6. Evaluate and Optimize regularly
Adjust your parameters over time based on your metrics. In keeping with dynamic practice, study reports of your inventory’s performance and make changes as you see fit.
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