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HBHS
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Direct publisher ads

Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:42 am

I am new and very green to Roku. We created an educational childcare series channel and we would like to monetize with ads. The channel is published and availlable in the channel store, but is not currently monetized. Being a layman, it's difficult to understand the tech stuff. What are the steps to get it monetized through ads through Roku? Thank you in advance.
 
Baradanikto
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Re: Direct publisher ads

Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:27 am

The Roku blog contains a post detailing how to monetize your channel.  You should, however, consider a third party ad server instead.  Search this forum and you'll find lots of posts about problems with Roku monetization and available third party ad servers.
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donp88
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Re: Direct publisher ads

Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:22 pm

My advice from 5 years of running channels is that I would skip trying to monetize with ads, it is a big hassle, takes forever to get paid and you don't make nothing unless you have a ton of viewers daily.  A couple of ads here and there that don't make you anything is just going to annoy your viewers and run them off.
 
Honestly, I would recommend you try instead to find a sponsor or something similar.  You'll make more money faster that way.

If you want still want to go with ads, do as Baradanikto recommended and find a reliable third party ad server.  There was at least one in the forums here offering services.

Best of luck!

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