It is vital for websites to understand how they want their users to interact with their content. User Experience (UX), is all about making the way users interact with you as easy and enjoyable as possible. Traditionally websites are presented as pages and each page belongs to a section or category, users click and read pages of content they are interested in, this is known as Pagination. In this instance, all content and ads load when the page is loaded. More recently opportunities to enable users to discover new or related content without leaving the page they are on have become especially prevalent with users consuming content that is image-heavy or viewed on mobile devices. Here we discuss the two main UX techniques websites can use to keep users on the site and enable the discovery of new content while not loading all content at the initial page visit; Infinite Scroll and Load More.
Recently, facing pressure from regulators, Google finally unveiled its buy-side and sell-side pricing policies. The numbers were shared in two separate blog posts, detailing the cut the company takes from both publishers and advertisers when transactions occur within its ecosystem. Fees across google’s ecosystem It’s no secret that Google charges the vast majority of advertisers based on their objectives (cost-per-action – e.g. a click, filling out a form, etc.). Publishers on the other hand are paid on a CPM basis, which is achieved by evaluating the potential of each impression and then converting it into a bid. Essentially, Google’s algorithm determines how likely it is for a particular impression (user) to meet the advertiser’s objective, and then assigns a CPM price to it. Obviously, there’s a lot of “converting” happening on the backend and results vary all the time. On average, however, Google says that publishers receive 69% of what advertisers pay for programmatic ads. How is that broken down? Here’s an example of how $100 ad dollars are distributed within the ecosystem: Google Ads charges advertisers 14%, which leaves us with $86. Then, Google Ad Manager takes a further 20% cut from publishers ($17), leaving them with $69. Source: Google Ad Manager When it comes to Display & Video 360 (Google’s enterprise solution for big brands), the end result is exactly the same, but on average, advertisers pay $13, while $18 are taken from the publisher’s side. There’s one thing in the blog post though that definitely catches your…
The Future of AMP – Further expansion in 2020 It’s business as usual with Google as we approach the end of the year, even though there have been a lot of recent changes that have caught everyone in the industry off guard. Looks like user experience is still a top priority for the company going forward, as shown by their latest updates overall. It’s clear that the tech giant is steady on the path to simplify a lot of the mechanics used by digital businesses, aiming to establish good practises and create user-first experiences across the board. In retrospect, perhaps the biggest move in that direction was the release of Accelerated Mobile Pages a few years back. So, with the same trend likely to continue into 2020 and beyond, we thought an updated guide on AMP was due.
What are Ad Sense Auto Ads? AdSense auto ads are a Google feature that uses machine learning to automatically make decisions on ad placement and monetization. Essentially, this enables Google AdSense to inject ads into your site only if the ads are likely to perform well. Auto ads can be used alongside traditional ad placements that you have implemented, so it is not a case of one or the other.
Programmatic advertising has revolutionized the scale at which digital publishers can sell their inventory. With scale, comes efficiency and that’s where Header bidding has really come to the fore. In 2019, the share of Global publishers using a Header bidding wrapper reached over 75%, officially overtaking waterfall as the strategy of choice.
Viewability is a key component of any successful monetization strategy in the context of real-time bidding. With all the industry developments in recent years, it’s importance has magnified even further, forcing publishers to put more emphasis on view frequency. This, however, brings a new challenge for webmasters who are utilizing a mix of different tactics to maximize their profits. Let’s explore one such example and take a deeper look at the relationship between viewability and ad refresh technologies.
In this piece, we’ll be talking about sticky ads. A sticky ad, which you might have already guessed, is an ad that sticks to a web page. If you implement a sticky ad into your website and a user scrolls down the page, the sticky ad will remain on the users’ screen.
Chances are you will have already seen an instream video ad today. This type of advertising is hugely popular and very lucrative, with demand definitely outweighing supply. Instream video ads appear before (pre-roll), during (mid-roll) or after (post-roll) video content. The most familiar example of this type of advertising that you would see in your everyday life is when you watch videos on YouTube. These types of video ads vary in length depending on the device and platform they appear on, from 6 seconds to 1 minute. The standard lengths used in typical instream video ads are 15 or 30 seconds, very much reflecting linear TV advertising. This makes it easier to produce as a TV ad can be converted into an instream video ad to be displayed online on websites. The monetization of instream video ads, as with most other video advertising, is based on a CPM or a CPV pricing model. While you may be familiar with CPM, CPV on the other hand bases the cost around the completed video view as opposed to the impression.
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.
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.