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Load ad tag over HTTPS

Overview

Ensures that ad tag library scripts are being requested securely. This not only provides better security for your users, it also improves performance. Since ad requests issued by GPT always use HTTPS, loading the library itself from the recommended host via HTTPS ensures that the browser only needs to open 1 connection for all requests related to ad serving.

Recommendations

Always load your ad tag scripts from an HTTPS URL.

Incorrect
<script>
  var el = document.createElement('script');
  // Incorrect: potentially loading the ad tag over HTTP.
  var useSSL = 'https:' == document.location.protocol;
  el.src = (useSSL ? 'https:' : 'http:') + '//securepubads.g.doubleclick.net/tag/js/gpt.js';
  var node = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];
  node.parentNode.insertBefore(el, node);
</script>
Correct
<script async src="https://securepubads.g.doubleclick.net/tag/js/gpt.js"></script>

More information

The following ad tag library scripts are supported:

Library Script(s)
AdSense

pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js

pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js

Google Publisher Tag

googletagservices.com/tag/js/gpt.js

securepubads.g.doubleclick.net/tag/js/gpt.js

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