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

AdSense CPM Changes

How your revenue from AdSense, Google Ad Exchange and other ad networks and ad exchanges change during the seasons.

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”

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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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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Google Certified Publishing Partner

Google has been making a lot of changes recently.  A new holding company, new logo and now rolling out a new publisher program. So what is the Google Certified Publishing Partner program?  What does it mean for publishers and, indeed, what does it mean for Ezoic and those other companies who have been lucky enough to get through the certification process and partner-up with Google. Continue reading “Google Certified Publishing Partner”

Adsense Policy

Avoid an Adsense Policy violation the easy way

Have you ever gotten a Google Adsense Policy violation? When you are first implementing ads on a site, everything sounds so easy! However, you quickly realize that it can very complicated to keep your site compliant with Adsense policy. Everything is not necessarily black and white. Continue reading “Adsense Policy”

EU Cookies – changes to requirements

Publishers who carry Google adverts will soon be required to comply with the EU cookie directive. The detailed requirements are here: http://bit.ly/1MwlIWa

Essentially this EU user consent policy means you must: Continue reading “EU Cookies – changes to requirements”

Why Ezoic is Not Your Ordinary AdSense Partner

 

In September 2014, Ezoic became the world’s first and only tech-based Google Adsense Certified Partner.  We are proud to be the first US-headquartered company to achieve this certification too!  Adsense Certified Partners are approved by Google to help website publishers maximize their site potential and increase Adsense earnings.  Most partners focus on increasing ad revenue; Ezoic goes a step further. Continue reading “Why Ezoic is Not Your Ordinary AdSense Partner”

Google Mobile Friendly?

What all AdSense Publishers need to know.

The past couple of years have seen an astounding upsurge in mobile page views. The growth of users who are accessing information with their smartphones or tablets, rather than using a traditional desktop, means that every site now needs to work on every device. Most website owners understand the importance of having a mobile-friendly site but may not have the time or ability to build one; Its now become an imperative. Continue reading “Google Mobile Friendly?”