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”
Internet browsing is going mobile – make sure you’re ready!
It goes without saying that a modern mobile site should be written in responsive design so that the content re-sizes to fit the screen size available. However, often scaling down a desktop site to fit the screen results in unreadable text and images lose much of their impact. Continue reading “Mobile Menus and Fonts – 5 Tips to a Better Mobile Site”
There is lots of useful information in your experiments’ page. Here’s a brief guide to help you find your way around.
The experiments’ page is designed to give you a visual representation of the results of the different layout experiments being tested by ezoic. The results are organized by device (desktop, tablet and mobile) and can be customized to show particular date ranges. Continue reading “Reading the experiments’ page”
Testing – Not just for ecommerce websites
Ecommerce sites are pros at testing their website’s layout. Take Amazon, for example. Their site looks different than it did a couple of years ago, especially on mobile and tablet. Does it look better now? That’s a personal question. Does it perform better? You can bet your last dollar it does. Continue reading “Website Testing: Not just for Ecommerce sites”
- Write great content – update regularly
Content is King – a bit of a cliché maybe, but it is still absolutely true. Your content is the reason people come to your site and quality/quantity of content is also among the main factors in search engine ranking. Visitors don’t come because they like the look of the site, or because you have some fancy transitions for images etc. It’s all about the content. Continue reading “5 Practical things you can do to improve your site”
Opinion polls are an essential tool in policy determination, workers’ councils and 360 degree assessments steer working practices and focus groups inform design and function. But often the voice of the masses is counter-intuitive to current industry opinion. Continue reading “Digital Democracy or Design Dictatorship?”
When we first began offering Ezoic as a service to website owners, we had full control over the experiments. When a site signed up, we would automatically build 100+ different layouts and test them all. I’ll admit, some were prettier than others 🙂 Continue reading “The Switch”
For those publishers who have been publishing content for more than a few years, there is an assumption that every few years you’ll need to do a ‘site refresh’ to update the look of the site and ‘keep it current’. You might even think about getting a mobile site made… The assumption is that once this is all done, you can get back to creating content until the next refresh in a few years time. Continue reading “The ‘site refresh’ vs Continuous Testing”
As someone who’s been around in business for a while now, I’ve understood it to be true (almost by osmosis) that the principle of Kaizen was instrumental in helping the Japanese industrial economy recover and succeed after the end of World War Two. As most of us know, Kaizen is the philosophy and science of constant and never ending improvement (CANI), or betterment or refinement. It’s the idea that nothing is ever finished, or declared perfect; there is always room for improvement. Continue reading “The Science of Constant And Neverending Improvement (CANI or Kaizen カイゼン)”
It’s been a whilst since we posted here, so just a few words about progress at Ezoic, before the main blog piece, which was first written for Website Magazine.
Working in beta means learning a lot and listening to feedback. We’ve done a lot of that this year. Since we launched the service in beta, we’ve learned how to take our product from suiting just ourselves (we did all our major product testing on our own test websites) to improving the UI, user experience and ad income for all our publishers and giving them a vastly improved service. Never ending improvement is our motto and we’ll continue on our quest into 2014. Continue reading “Happy New Year – Be Brave in 2014 (try new things)”