My Website Was Cloned! What Should I Do?

Recently, Sovrn discovered that a website owned and operated by one of our publishers had been cloned. The cloned site exactly mirrored the legitimate site’s layout and design, but it had porn-related links, images, and content. To our knowledge, nothing like this had previously happened to a publisher in our network, so we took quick […]

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Coalition for Better Ads: Making Online Ads Better for Everyone

Sovrn is proud to be a member of the Coalition for Better Ads, alongside some of the most influential names in publishing, advertising, brands, and technology. For years, Sovrn has been leading the fight for better online advertising.  We co-chaired the groundbreaking IAB Online Ad Fraud Committee, we’ve consistently ranked at the very top of 3rd […]

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Dubious Practices: Multiple Bid Requests

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Right ways and wrong ways to increase the value of your audience Publishers create content to tell stories, ignite passions and engage an audience. When done well, the rewards for publishers can be great. We believe publishers should get the highest value possible for the content they have created and the audience they have cultivated. […]

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Wading into the Blocked Web

If you think this is just about Ad Blocking, you’re missing the point Through time, and across cultures, stories are the glue that inspires, informs, and entertains. Storytellers capture our attention and compel our engagement. They aid in our decision making and they influence our perspective of the world. Every so often we’ve invented ways […]

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Webinar Best Practices: 11 Tips for Hosting a Next-level Webinar

Webinars are a fantastic way to generate new leads, connect with your customers, and grow your business. However, webinars are not for the faint of heart. They take a lot of preparation, and because they’re live, can be stressful if technical problems occur. Here are eleven best practices for hosting a webinar that is informative, engaging, and […]

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5 Ways for Publishers to Get Retargeting Right

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As a relatively new technology, site retargeting–the practice of serving targeted display ads to people who have previously visited your site—is often misunderstood and misused. At first, the misconceptions are usually positive. Unlike content or social media marketing, where initial results can be underwhelming, the early results from site retargeting often look quite incredible and […]

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How to Insert Ads into Specific WordPress Posts

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Our publishers often want to insert ads into specific WordPress posts rather than have ads show up on every post. Good news – it’s easy to do that! There are two ways to insert ads into specific WordPress posts – you can either use a plugin or hard-code the ads manually. How to insert ads into […]

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Infographic: 5 Display Advertising Mistakes That Hurt Your Web Design

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One of the biggest hesitations publishers have about display advertising is that they don’t want it to detract from the awesomeness of their site design. Totally fair! The good news is, if you stick to a few simple guidelines, the user experience and beauty of your content does not have to suffer at all. Check […]

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Google's Quality Update: What You Need to Know

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Google has rolled out another update to their search algorithm and this one is all about quality. The purpose of the “Quality Update”, which due to lack of a formal announcement from Google some have dubbed “Phantom”, is to enhance the engine’s ability to determine the quality of a site. The new ranker will penalize […]

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Back to the Basics: Building a Content Strategy Around Targeted Keywords

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SEO is a demanding game that publishers have to play in order for their site to gain any sort of relevant traction.  For those that don’t know, SEO stands for “Search Engine Optimization” and it is crucial to attracting new visitors to your site. All search engines have an algorithm that determines the relevance of […]

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