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 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”

Ad Blocker Extensions & the Impact on Advertising Revenue

Apple recently announced that iPhones will now have an ad blocker extension on Safari, and if you’re like other publishers, you’re probably concerned that this will impact revenue for your site. This is a reasonable concern, but it’s likely that this won’t make a huge impact as you might expect. Continue reading “Ad Blocker Extensions & the Impact on Advertising Revenue”

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”

5 Practical things you can do to improve your site

  1. 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”

Advertising is not a dirty word: why advertisements are good for your site.

Free information on tap

We are truly lucky to live the digital age, where access to information on just about any subject imaginable is available at the click of a mouse, jab of a finger, or wave of a hand! And this information is – for the most part -free. Whether you’re looking for information about brain chemistry, gardening advice or to find that single elusive ‘fact’, you’ll most likely use Google or another major search engine and get an answer almost instantaneously. Continue reading “Advertising is not a dirty word: why advertisements are good for your site.”

The Ups & Downs of Online Advertising

In one way or another, I’ve been involved in the online advertising industry for the last 15 years.  I’ve been an advertiser spending 7 figures a year, a publisher earning 7 figures a year and, as the founder of Cubics (the first Facebook Advertising Network), I even was the ad network. Continue reading “The Ups & Downs of Online Advertising”

The ‘site refresh’ vs Continuous Testing

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”