Today we’re here to explore the journey to website monetization, which properties are eligible and where to begin. If you’re already partnering with PubGalaxy or running your own monetization setup, this article won’t be of much use to you. But if you’re just starting out in the digital publishing business and you’d like to start monetizing your website – you’ve come to the right place.
Being a publisher can be tough at any stage, but that seems to be especially true for small, upcoming businesses. With limited staff and resources, media owners are required to do most of the heavy lifting themselves. From writing and editing to image processing and marketing management, etc. In all honesty, that’s how things are usually when most people start out. Nowadays, the level of quality demanded by users puts a massive strain on publishers. There’s just so much to do and spreading yourself too thin can be the death of progress. But don’t worry, we understand. Here’s a list of powerful tools and apps that can lift the burden of day-to-day activities and make your life a whole lot easier.
Perhaps you’ve been around the block a few times and feel more than competent to run your own monetization. And wondering why you should give up control of your setup and get charged for it by a third party. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider to work with an Ad Management company as a small or medium sized publisher.
Auto refreshing ads have existed for a long time, but it hasn’t really been a mainstream practice until recently. In the past, publishers would use auto-refresh as a “trick” to boost their profits. Therefore, it didn’t really appeal to neither advertisers nor users. The truth is, however, that auto-refreshing ad exists because there’s a necessity for it. There are many monetization challenges that media owners can encounter. At a certain point, traditional methods just don’t cut it. That said, this technology has evolved quite a bit over the years. Today we’re looking at full-featured solutions that address most of the concerns of the past. Of course, there are still some risks you should be aware of. Let’s take a deep dive into refreshing and see how it can be implemented correctly.
Fast is Better. MONETIZATION STRATEGY Tricks to Improve your Website’s Speed. As a website owner you should be aware that speed is everything. Especially when it comes to monetization strategy. It doesn’t only stand for a better user experience, but also helps with SEO and monetization. Nowadays, instantaneous access to information is what the users expect. To achieve success in the publishing business without putting a heavy emphasis on loading speed, is close to impossible. The ways to improve your page’s speed are endless. But they have instant impact on your monetization strategy and ad revenue. And for most of them you’re probably going to need assistance from a skilled developer and/or third parties. Probably, you have heard of optimizing code and assets, caching, minification etc. And while those are perfectly valid, it’s not where the story ends. All these activities should be rather considered maintenance work. Furthermore, what’s usually overlooked is how your monetization setup can affect your website’s performance. We, at PubGalaxy, have learned how to balance the scales over the years. Here, we’re going to share our top tips for boosting both web your property’s speed and your earnings.
If you’ve been following our blog you may have noticed we mention viewability quite often and for good reason. It’s amongst one of the key factors for evaluating inventory. This is hardly a surprise considering that the purpose of ads is above all to be in view. The advancements in technology now allow much more precise tracking of this metric than ever before. It has definitely been well received by advertisers overall. On the other hand, for publishers, the topic of viewability and it’s optimization has been a rather controversial one. It has led many to change their long-established practices completely. Having a precise record of an ad’s on-screen time has its pros as well, but it’s definitely taken a toll on media owners and has changed things irreversibly for both programmatic and direct sales.
This March was eventful for PubGalaxy, especially for our Demand Partnerships Manager, Pavel Mitev. He got on a trip around North America to meet with a few of our demand partners, namely OpenX, IndexExchange and DistrictM. In a global world where everything happens over the Internet, meeting people in-person makes all the difference for building lasting relationships. Pavel’s first stop was Pasadena where he got see the OpenX HQ and exchange views on industry trends and developments. They talked about PubGalaxy’s priorities for 2019 and potential partnership opportunities.
Programmatic monetization has been improving rapidly and has become quite sophisticated nowadays. However, direct advertising partnerships are yet to become obsolete. Such deals bring plenty of benefits to both publishers and advertisers, despite the fact that it’s usually quite time consuming to secure, manage and deliver on them. If you’ve never run direct campaigns before or you’re just starting out you may need a little help. Here are our top 5 tips for being successful in doing so:
Mobile browsing has been around for quite a while now. It’s been a real paradigm shift for many people in the business, especially lifelong desktop users. In the past, media owners could simply make a few adjustments so that their websites are adaptable to the smaller, vertical screens of portable devices. And that was good enough. For better or for worse that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. The advancement in hardware and connectivity has lead to an exponential increase in mobile activity. Today we’re seeing more and more publishers picking up the pace and creating a tailored experience for phones and tablets. And they are using the technology to their advantage.
Google Analytics is an incredibly useful data processing tool that has become the industry standard for website management. It allows publishers to gain a better understanding of their audience. To identify issues, track progress and measure the effects of changes.