How UX Truly Impacts Website Revenue
Imagine you go to a website and you find it difficult to locate what you’re looking for. The world of cyberspace is big and easy to navigate quickly. You — like all other users — will leave the difficult site and go off in search of the information you seek elsewhere. This is why user experience (UX) is so important, and it’s no wonder, that we’ve found that UX has an absolutely staggering impact website revenue.
Let me explain. UX is not the design of your site — this is a misconception we will touch on later — it’s the ease at which your users can access and engage with elements of your site. The better the experience, the more revenue the site earns; however, these two things are often thought of as separate.
In the information below, I will reveal some of the most critical UX elements that our research has shown to have the big impacts on website revenue. We’ll show you what changes you can make to increase your site earnings both short and long-term. Continue reading “How UX Massively Influences Website Revenue”
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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Facebook launches clickbait algorithm to improve quality
Content quality has become a hot topic in the last month in the world of online publishing. The new Facebook clickbait algorithm —that was added recently — will constrain websites that embellish, distort, and withhold critical information from appearing in the news feed of their 1.71 billion (monthly) active users. The new clickbait initiative, is aimed at restoring the Facebook newsfeed to show stories that are relevant to users through a ranking system that displays the most important stories first.
Additionally, the quality team at Facebook has manually designated thousands of article titles from past “clickbaity” articles and assigned them a score to prime the new algorithm. We’ve all seen them in our newsfeed, articles like “You’ll never believe who Kim K was seen strolling with” and “When she opened up the closet, and found this…I was shocked!”
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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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If you’re a publisher and have been investigating different ad networks, you’ve probably noticed that many of them require some type of site review before accepting you into their program. But what are they looking for, and is there anything you should know before submitting your site for review?
Every ad network has its own set of guidelines, but there are certain points that many of them will ask about for one reason or another. So, it’s a good idea to be ready with solid answers to the following questions. Continue reading “What Do Ad Networks Look for When Doing a Site Review?”
Earn More Google Ad Revenue From Existing Content
One way to get more traffic to your site and increase Google ad revenue is, of course, to add more quality content. Another is to maximize the potential of the content you already have. After all, since you spent the time or money to have the material produced, you should be getting the best return you can on your investment, right? However, many are missing the mark.
If you’re not doing so already, get ready to carve out some time in your schedule to review your content’s performance and look for ways to get more value from high-performing articles (we’ll show you how below). In most cases, the effort for doing so will be far less than it would be to create a new article. Plus, you know the existing article is already a winner so it’s worth the time to pamper it a little.
We’ve already talked about how to increase the SEO of older content, now we’ll do the same with Google ad revenue.
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How Blocking Ad Categories Effects AdSense Revenue
Retargeting technology has made online advertising extremely efficient. These days, most internet users will be shown ads that are relevant to their lifestyle and interests. Yet, every once in a while, a user might see an ad that shocks, offends, or is just plain irrelevant. This can often be prevented by blocking ad categories.
Ad categories are essentially silo’s of ads that are organized by their subject matter. This allows Google to ensure they are serving the most relevant material to users visiting pages with Google ad tags on them.
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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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Tools to assess and improve your website
The web is filled with tons of tools to help provide quality insight to your website. Today, I will cover a few that are especially useful!
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Out with the old and in with the new – Google Certified Publishing Partner Program replaces AdSense Certified Partnership
The Google AdSense Certified Partner (GASCP) program ceased to be an active program, and was ‘sunset’ – a rather nice term for ‘retired’ – on December 31, 2015.
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