Content monetization

Short-form and long-form content monetization

Trish Manrique Ad Ops, Adtech, Bloggers, Lazy Loading, Sortable Managed Services, Strategy

You’ve probably heard the debate between short and long-form content or asked yourself how you can improve content monetization. Bite-sized blog posts and slideshows are examples of short-form content that are short and sweet, and straight to the point. In contrast, whitepapers, ebooks, and webinars are more in-depth and comprehensive. When content is what is driving users to your site, …

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What you need to know about header bidding

Neera Shanker Ad op professionals, Ad Ops, Adtech, Bloggers, Content marketers, Sortable for Prebid, Sortable Hosted, Sortable Managed Services

What is header bidding? Header bidding is a programmatic advertising technique. It allows publishers to offer their inventory to multiple ad exchanges simultaneously before sending requests to ad servers (ie. Google Ad Manager).  Header bidding evolved from waterfall bidding. A popular, but inefficient form of auctioning ad space. In a waterfall auction, publishers offer their ad space from ad network …

Seasonality

Seasonality and the summer slowdown

Minhung Ling Ad op professionals, Ad Ops, Adtech, Bloggers, Content marketers, Seasonality, Sortable for Prebid, Sortable Hosted, Sortable Managed Services, Sortable Select

Earlier this year, we discussed how it’s important to understand how seasonality affects CPMs. This was in order to effectively benchmark, forecast, and predict revenue. As we move into July and August, publishers in the northern-Atlantic regions, like North America and Europe,  may experience one of their weakest quarters of the fiscal year. There’s no need to panic. This is a common …

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Ad refresh, reconsidered

Kevin Hansen Ad op professionals, Ad Ops, Adtech, Bloggers, Content marketers, CPMs, Forecasting, Industries, Seasonality, session rpm, Sortable for Prebid, Sortable Hosted, Sortable Managed Services, Sortable Products, Sortable Select, Strategy, Trends, Uncategorized

There are a lot of tools and techniques that web publishers can use to maximize ad revenue. This includes A/B testing, header bidding, and 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. This, in turn, should produce higher revenue-per-session for the publisher. Ad refresh is …

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Everything you need to know about first-price auctions

Mark Dixon Ad op professionals, Ad Ops, Adtech, Bloggers, Content marketers, CPMs, Forecasting, Industries, Seasonality, Sortable for Prebid, Sortable Hosted, Sortable Managed Services, Sortable Products, Sortable Select, Strategy, Trends

A few months ago, Google announced that they would be transitioning Google Ad Exchange to a unified first price auction in Google Ad Manager. In early June, Google will begin testing a small percentage of inventory, with the transition schedule currently on track to have all inventory running through first price auctions by the end of July. More recently, Google …

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Let’s talk about session RPM

Kevin Hansen Ad op professionals, Ad Ops, Adtech, Bloggers, Content marketers, CPMs, Forecasting, Industries, Seasonality, session rpm, Sortable for Prebid, Sortable Hosted, Sortable Managed Services, Sortable Products, Sortable Select, Strategy, Trends

As a publisher, you understand how important it is to measure the performance of your website(s). This allows you to see if your users are loving your site, or if there are opportunities for you to optimize. Lots of data points are available to a publisher, like CPM, eCPM, overall revenue, page RPM, and fill rate. We know that it …

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The Fundamental Value of Implementing Desktop Anchors

Adrian Piattelli Ad op professionals, Ad Ops, Adtech, Bloggers, Content marketers, Sortable for Prebid, Sortable Hosted, Sortable Managed Services, Sortable Select, Uncategorized

Ad placements, like desktop anchors, tend to be one of the most overlooked aspects of running a website. When publishers place banner ads wherever they feel like it, they won’t realize how effective the careful placement of ads can be. Every website is different. You need to consider multiple factors when optimizing your ad layouts. Here are a few guidelines …

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Top tips for optimizing your ad sizes in 2019

Sortable Ad op professionals, Ad Ops, Adtech, Bloggers, Content marketers, Sortable for Prebid, Sortable Select

Your website may look fantastic with a 970×250 banner ad, but it may not be the best size for monetization. Optimizing ad unit sizes based on advertising demand can be a quick and easy way to increase yield. Focus on high demand ad sizes Buy-side partners pay for ad space that meets the needs of their buyers’ creative assets. Buyers …