Google’s DoubleClick Failure Causes Ad-Free Morning On Major Sites

Google’s DoubleClick For Publishers display ad serving platform went dark this morning for more than an hour. DoubleClick’s platform is used by scores of major publishers. Gigaom reported ads failed to serve on its own website and others such as Forbes, VentureBeat and Buzzfeed during the outage, likely resulting in millions of lost ad revenue. […]

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Google’s DoubleClick For Publishers display ad serving platform went dark this morning for more than an hour.

DoubleClick’s platform is used by scores of major publishers. Gigaom reported ads failed to serve on its own website and others such as Forbes, VentureBeat and Buzzfeed during the outage, likely resulting in millions of lost ad revenue.

“DoubleClick for Publishers experienced an outage this morning impacting publishers globally, across their video, display, native and mobile formats. Our team has worked quickly to fix the software bug and it’s now back up and running, so our publisher partners can return to funding their content,” said a Google spokesperson told Gigaom.



Reports of the outage began just after 9:00 AM Eastern and appeared to be back online sometime around 10:30 AM.


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Ginny Marvin was formerly Third Door Media’s Editor-in-Chief, running the day-to-day editorial operations across all publications and overseeing paid media coverage. Ginny Marvin wrote about paid digital advertising and analytics news and trends for Search Engine Land, Marketing Land and MarTech Today. With more than 15 years of marketing experience, Ginny has held both in-house and agency management positions. She can be found on Twitter as @ginnymarvin.

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