What’s going on with Google Chrome in 2018?

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You’ve likely heard buzz about an update coming to Chrome in 2018 that will block bad and intrusive ads in desktop and mobile versions of the browser. While accurate, the rumour is maybe a little bit misleading. According to the search engine giant, the new feature will simply filter out certain types of ads on websites. Yeah, but what’s the …

Shining a light in programmatic’s darkest corners with ads.txt

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Programmatic advertising is a very smart, efficient, and cost-effective way to deliver highly-focused personalized ads to web audiences. Programmatic is so good at serving better-quality ads to more consumers, it generates higher revenues for each player in the supply chain. But only if ad fraud didn’t exist. Bad actors and ad fraud are the biggest challenges to the world of …

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Christopher Reid Ad Ops

Before we get going here, I’m going to provide some context around how I view digital publishing. I’m an engineer, and Sortable got into the publishing industry by launching a number of product comparison websites, powered by technology we created. Digital publishing is full of inefficiencies, and we were fortunate to have the engineering resources internally to develop solutions through …

10 Ad Tech trends to watch in 2017

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Header bidding moves server-side, video is on the rise, and the live-stream will be mainstream. In a rapidly-changing industry, it’s hard to stay on top of predictions for 2017. We’ve rounded up the top 10 trends to watch for in 2017. 1. Moving server-side From ExchangeWire, now that header bidding is mainstream, server-side header bidding is going to be its …

Top 5 Ad Ops conferences to attend in 2017

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We return with our second installment of ad ops conferences to attend for the year. Most of our picks from last year are back, and we’ve updated the dates, locations, and costs for each. These events are great places to stay up-to-date with the ad tech industry ” what to expect, what is important, and where the industry is headed. …

AdExchanger: AppNexus strikes back against Google’s attempt to end header bidding

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Since Google opened up its ad server and brought exchange bidding to dynamic allocation a month ago, publisher ad tech and media companies have been asking many questions but receiving few answers.Read more

13 Google AdSense alternatives

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As a publisher, you probably think a lot about optimizing and improving both your advertising operations and the revenue that you generate from ads. It might keep you up at night, pouring over CPM data and trying to do side-by-side comparisons of different advertising options. There’s also a pretty good chance that you use Google AdSense to fill a bunch …