2020 has been a tough year so far, to say the least, and with this outbreak upon us it seems that the worst is not yet behind us. As a company, we firmly believe that in times of crisis, such as this, we have a shared responsibility and should all do our part to overcome the threats before us. Since COVID-19 became an international pandemic, we’ve taken every precaution to make sure we don’t contribute to its spread and have been dedicating efforts to support our communities in any way we can. With this message, we aim to share how our organization has responded to the situation and hopefully influence our affiliates to participate as well.
Producing engaging content should be the top priority for publishers at pretty much all times. While it may be difficult to pinpoint what exactly that consists of, it’s without a doubt the make-or-break factor for any digital media business. A lesser known fact among industry circles is that you can actually generate way more revenue with even half the traffic, if you manage to attract an audience with high and frequent on-page actvity. In short, the higher the user engagement with your content, the more traffic your website generates and the higher your revenue opportunities are going to be.
Nowadays, web users around the globe largely accept videos as their primary source of information, education, and of course entertainment. Videos are easy to consume, grab people’s attention and perform better than pretty much any other type of advertising or content throughout the entire ecosystem. Not a lot of other formats have been аs successful and video has become an essential part of marketers’ toolkit for branding purposes, driving engagement and expanding their reach across the web. Consequently, that creates great monetization opportunities for publishers, but what about those who aren’t using video as their medium of choice? Luckily there’s an answer. Outstream video allows media owners to cash in on content in pretty much any format.
When it comes to digital media monetization, running efficient and reliable Advertising Operations is an absolute necessity for success. That means quick response times, constant knowledge improvement, bulletproof troubleshooting and (naturally) a steady uplift in ad revenue. Finding such a team, however, can be quite the challenge and it begs a common question – is better to hire or outsource your Ad Ops? Let’s find out.
The coronavirus (or COVID-19) has now become a global threat and has thrown whole nations out of their typical daily lives. While some countries like China and Italy have suffered a significantly harder hit than others, the repercussions of the outbreak are starting to ripple throughout the whole world. Although we’re yet to see how events will unfold in the months to come, it is certain that if things progress the digital advertising industry will not be out of the impact area. Here are our early predictions and analysis of the situation from a publisher’s point of view.
In the most recent years, we’ve seen GDPR, Header bidding, ads.txt, and many other trends hit the digital advertising industry by storm, forcing Publishers to change their strategy for not only compliance with the law but also with adapting to new technology, to continue to maintain and increase ad revenue for their content. With the advertising industry constantly evolving and adapting as new technology and regulations come into play, here are some top trends in programmatic advertising for 2020.
Nowadays the digital publishing industry is taking users’ consent more seriously. With the enforcement of GDPR, ePrivacy Directive and, CCPA online businesses had to readjust the way data from internet users is collected, used and stored. It became highly advisable (and in some cases obligatory) for online businesses to adopt a system that is notifying the web consumers and requiring their consent for collecting their data during their visit. This is where a CMP (a.k.a Consent Management Platform) comes to the rescue, especially for large scale digital properties with high volumes of traffic, where the adoption of a far more structured approach is required.
Firefox blocks third-party tracking cookies by default to allow users to have more control over the information they are willing to share across the web. Since 3 September 2019, Enhanced Tracking Protection is automatically turned on by default for all users around the globe as part of the ‘Standard’ setting in the Firefox browser and will block known “third-party tracking cookies” as per the Disconnect list. Firefox’s statement: “We first enabled this default feature for new users in June 2019. As part of this journey, we rigorously tested, refined, and ultimately landed on a new approach to anti-tracking that is core to delivering on our promise of privacy and security as central aspects of your Firefox experience.”
It is quite common for online publishers to monetize their website through the standard MPU (300×250), Leaderboard (728×90), Skyscraper (160×600) type of ad formats. But what do you do when you’ve achieved a maximum fill rate and fully optimized your CPM? Luckily, not all is lost. In this article, you will find five ad platforms that you can implement in your site, that can help you unlock new streams of ad revenue.
Google AdSense is broadly considered the go-to platform for webmasters to monetize their properties in their early days. When you’re starting out, you don’t really have too many options when it comes to programmatic, so it’s really a no-brainer. However, some publishers can see pretty decent results with AdSense well into maturity, which begs the question if you should ever switch at all.