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Ad Refresh, Reconsidered

There are a lot of tools and techniques that web publishers can use to maximize ad revenue such as A/B testing, header bidding, lazy loading ads. A commonly used technique is ad refresh. This strategy refreshes ads which can increase the number of ads shown to the user, which in turn should produce higher revenue-per-session for the publisher. Ad refresh is …

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Are Google’s recent moves game-changers for publisher monetization?

On the surface, at least, the move to first price auctions should simplify and unify the mechanics of auction behaviour. In the past, if a single exchange was responsible for auctioning off an ad impression, a second price auction would award the highest bidder the right to serve the ad, at a penny more than the bid of the second …

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Let’s talk about session RPM

The few occasions we see session RPM decrease are when CPM decreases, there are fewer pages per session, or a lower value user visits the site (for example, a non-English speaking user visits an English-only website). Our team works with publishers to continuously optimize session RPM and address issues where we see session RPM decrease. Here are a few ways …

Why analytics is vital to ad ops

Why analytics is vital to ad ops

  Ad Ops is constantly evolving”the industry isn’t what it was a year or even two years ago. Big data is a large driver of this evolution with its increasingly important role in the latest technologies available. Ad ops professionals are now responsible for overseeing data and providing insight into measuring ad effectiveness and recommending strategies for ad optimizations. Data …

The Buzz on Viewability and Optimizations for Revenue

The Buzz on Viewability and Optimizations for Revenue

Viewability is one of the most important metrics publishers can optimize towards because the first step in driving brand engagement for advertisers is to ensure campaigns are seen by users. Advertisers use several key performance indicators (KPIs) to help measure the performance of their digital campaign spend. Compared to traditional advertising forms like radio and print, digital advertising offers unique …

Seasonality, CPMs, and You

Seasonality, CPMs, and You

As the new quarter begins, you may have noticed a drop in your CPMs. Seasonality (looking at how you–and the ad industry–are affected by the time of the year) impacts advertiser spend and thus, CPMs. While some verticals are impacted more than others, it’s important to understand how seasonality affects CPMs as they play a key role in forecasting and …

Five Ways to Increase CPMs

Five Ways to Increase CPMs

At Sortable, our Customer Success teams spend a big chunk of their time looking for ways to optimize our publishers’ performance, which often comes down to trying to drive up programmatic CPMs. If you’re just starting out on your journey of increasing CPMs, we’ve travelled this road before. We’ve developed a map of sorts, and come up with several reliable …

Sortable Ranks Among Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers

Sortable Ranks Among Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers

We’re excited to share that we’ve been named one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers (SME), part of Mediacorp’s annual ranking of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Employers were evaluated by the editors at Canada’s Top 100 Employers across the following criteria: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time …

Why the Ad Tech Industry Should Consider a Move to First-price Auctions

First, what is the difference between the two? The current industry standard is the second-price auction: each bidder submits their price for the impression. The highest bid wins, but only pays the price (plus some minor surplus) of the second highest bid. The auction is conducted like this to encourage bidders to submit a bid that reflects the true value …

Header Bidding and Beyond – A Sortable Publisher Day Talk with Christopher Reid

Sortable had the pleasure of hosting our first ever publisher event at Google New York this past February.  In the first of our videos from the day’s presentations, Sortable’s CEO Christopher Reid will walk through: If you’d like to know more about Sortable’s approach to header bidding, or would like to see a dashboard demo, let us know: