Move Pages to HTTPS Without Mixed Content Warning

How To Moves Pages To HTTPS Without Mixed Content Error

So you’re moving all your pages to HTTPS. Smart decision! Every site I’ve ever worked on saw improvements after proper implementation. It also can go a long way toward ensuring your users feel comfortable with the security of your site. However, if implemented incorrectly, it can potentially cause concerns from your users and offer almost no SERP benefits. Here’s how you can avoid the common “Mixed Content – site contains http resources” error that emerges when a “site is not secure” warning to is displayed to Chrome users.

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Apply To Get Into Google Ad Exchange

Apply To Get A Google Ad Exchange Account

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Before diving into exactly how to get a Google Ad Exchange (AdX) account, let’s get into the most common reasons why you many want one in the first place.

One major reason is that there are lots of ad networks that compete against each other for a publisher’s ad inventory. That means that there is increased competition, which in turns means getting a better price for each ad. Sounds great, right? Ad mediation is a good thing for publishers.

There’s only one issue — Google doesn’t approve just anyone to join the Google Ad Exchange. In fact, they are pretty selective! So, what can you do to get into the Google AdX? Continue reading “Apply To Get Into Google Ad Exchange”

Google Certified Publishing Partner Spotlight: Ezoic Case Study

Google Certified Publishing Partner Spotlight: Ezoic Case Study


Google’s Certified Publishing Partner, Ezoic , makes it easy for publishers to auto-optimize websites using A.I.

One of the top things on a site owner or publishers mind is how they can further optimize their site. Optimization can often take on a broad meaning; however, it is generally best defined by the goals that each site has for itself. Ezoic is a Google Certified Publishing Partner that has helped publishers grow revenue with solutions like DoubleClick for Publishers and AdSense using optimized layouts and multivariate ad testing.

Ezoic was recently spotlighted on the Inside AdSense blog for our success in helping publishers automatically optimize their sites to earn greater revenue and provide better user experiences. 

Ezoic platform users are able to successfully decrease bounce rate, increase time on site, and improve ad earnings by leveraging multivariate testing and machine learning on their site; according to the recent Ezoic study. These are generally some of the metrics most publishers are seeking to enhance through optimization. There is no cost to get started and Ezoic offers a free solution that most publishers choose to take advantage of for the long term.

Being a Google Certified Partner, Ezoic’s platform even makes it easier for publishers to apply to the Google Ad Exchange and access other functions that are not normally available to every publisher. Continue reading “Google Certified Publishing Partner Spotlight: Ezoic Case Study”

How To Use Popular SEO Tools

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Popular SEO Tools

In a recent episode of our podcast, The Publisher Lab (shameless plug), we discussed SEO at length. We dove deep into the subject of Googles changing algorithm (and how to mitigate associated risks), how to increase page speed, and how to use popular SEO tools to attack low hanging fruit on your site. Below you will find a complimentary guide to all the tools we discussed and a little info about how you can use them.

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Interstitial Ads, Can You Still Use Them?

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What are interstitial ads and should I use them?

Interstitial ads are ads that load between pages of a user session, or even prior to reaching a search destination, that display in the middle of the screen. They are closely related to the pop-up.

On desktop, these can sometimes be interesting and related to content, such as an advert for a Land Rover or Ford truck when visiting an automobile site. They have long been a tool for advertisers and publishers alike, but recent Google changes may have publishers thinking twice before leveraging them like they have in the past. 

It’s important for publishers to examine their interstitial strategy carefully before making any final decisions; as the new Google penalty for mobile interstitial ads has basically rendered them useless for publishers that derive any significant portion of traffic to their website from organic search. Continue reading “Interstitial Ads, Can You Still Use Them?”

Testing Ad Location Is Powerfully Beneficial

The Benefits of Testing Ad Location

1. BETTER AD COMBINATIONS ON ALL PAGES = More Money

This is probably the one everyone is most interested in, right? Showing ads in the right place, at the right time, can double your monthly ad income.  But why is this?

Testing ad locations or – putting it more correctly – ad combinations (which combination of ads to show a user in certain scenarios- which could be different on each page of a site) is fundamental in determining a site’s ability to generate strong ad earnings.

Everyone knows that it is important to show ads that are prominent enough to make maximum ad revenue but many don’t understand how important it is to avoid spamming away users. Additionally, it is very important to understand how users actually use your site and interact with the ads available.

Every user on a site interacts with it differently and different locations may influence each user in a different way. When you start to think of it this way, testing ad location becomes kind of intimidating. How is it possible to truly optimize in light of all these factors?

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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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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”

AdSense vs Google Ad Exchange

AdSense vs Google Ad Exchange (Google AdX)

A lot of people want to know the difference— or advantages that either offer — between AdSense and Google Ad Exchange. Well, for starters, Adsense and Google Ad Exchange revenue can be dramatically different. Google Ad Exchange offers many distinct advantages that AdSense alone does not (AdSense actually exists inside the AdX).

However getting a Google AdX account is not something that every publisher can do. In this post, we’ll dive into what the Doubleclick Ad Exchange is, how to apply to get a Google Ad Exchange account and the advantages that it offers over AdSense.

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Ad Networks Who Bid in Google Ad Exchange (AdX)

Networks who bid in Google Ad Exchange (AdX)

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Did you know that thousands of ad networks bid for ad inventory in Google’s Ad Exchange every day?

We get asked this a lot.  Who gets to bid in Google Ad Exchange?  Is it all just advertisers? Do ad networks get their ad inventory in Ad Exchanges?  How about other ad exchanges like Open X? Do ad networks buy ads there too?  In short, people want to know who’s buying their ads…

Below we have a list of who bids in the Google Ad Exchange (the Google ad network site list) and what other ad exchanges exist out there.

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