Active View

Determining the viewability of your ads

On websites, advertisers have relied upon metrics like click through rates, and number of impressions in order to price their ads. Knowing how many people are likely to click on an ad on a specific website page, or how many people view a page helps assign value to ad locations.

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AdSense Changes

How your revenue from AdSense, Google Ad Exchange and other ad networks and ad exchanges changes during the holiday season.

At Ezoic, we have the luxury of being able to track and view the online advertising market across thousands of websites that all use hundreds of ad networks and exchanges.  One advantage of being able to do this is that we’re able to see trends that affect all websites and are able to distinguish between something that’s potentially gone wrong with a single website vs wider trends or seasonality. Continue reading “AdSense Changes”

What is RPM?

What is RPM (& other terms used in online publishing/advertising)

RPM stands for rate per mille (mille = 1,000). Confusing, right?  Mille is a standard term used in the advertising space to describe 1,0o0 impressions. RPM is a metric used commonly by AdSense and other advertising platforms to convey the paid rate for 1,000 ad impressions (usually on a  website or blog).

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The number of acronyms we use in the advertising and publishing world continues to skyrocket. Although acronyms are an effective way of conveying a lot of information in a few letters, getting comfortable with so many terms can get a little overwhelming. One of the most common one’s is what is RPM — we’ll dive deeper into what this is and more publishing acronyms should be familiar with below? Continue reading “What is RPM?”

Types of Advertising & Digital Ad Types

Types of Advertising & Ad Types (… and why you should test them)

We are often bombarded with questions from publishers.  The most common questions are ‘what is the ‘ideal’ ad setup for my site?’ And ‘where should I put ad placeholders?’ Or, ‘Is there an ‘ideal’ ratio of display ads to native ads?’ ‘Should I consider mobile interstitials?’  ‘What about in-line ads – are they too intrusive for my site?’

That’s a lot of questions. But, these are common among most publishers. To come to your own conclusions it’s best to first educate yourself around all the different types of ads and advertising that exist. This will give you greater context for what you should be doing. Answering questions like “how many types of display ads are there”, can go a long way to helping you feel more comfortable with your site.
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Website to App

Why You Should Build an App of Your Website!

The ‘Mobilegeddon’ upgrade in April this year was Google’s acknowledgement of a global shift in user behaviour towards mobile devices [Google Webmaster Blog]. 2014 marked the year in which desktop usage was overtaken by mobile- and the trend is only going upwards. With this in mind, many publishers are now aware of the importance of having a mobile friendly site. Continue reading “Website to App”

How To Start Testing Ads

Start testing ads and find the best combinations 

If you’re using an adserver, you have your ‘waterfall’ of passback tags set up and everything is humming along nicely.  You’re happy with your ad networks and you are confident that your current set-up is a good one.  So why start testing ads — things like ad positions or ad location can’t possibly matter that much, right?  Wrong… at least according to data and science. Continue reading “How To Start Testing Ads”

Ad Exchange

How Programmatic Buying and Selling Ads Benefits Online Publishers

Publishers may be wary of working with Ad Networks and Exchanges, because they typically only sell ad inventory via direct deals. The reasons some publishers favor direct ads varies, but it can often be because of a perceived lack of control. The publisher may like having the ability to negotiate the terms of the deal and prefer receiving the money up front. Continue reading “Ad Exchange”