Malvertising Sucks, Clean Ads Rule

Publishing is hard enough without things like malware and auto-redirects. It’s complete BS that publishers even have to deal with these types of ads. Publishers and readers are exposed to these ads through nefarious buyers who try to game the system. Such buyers intentionally slip hard-to-detect malware and redirects into ads on the open exchange. […]

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Strategies to Improve Revenue & User Experience with Emry Downinghall

In this interview, we discuss strategies to improve revenue and user experience with Emry Downinghall, VP of Advertising at StudyBreak Media & Chegg. Thanks for meeting today and thanks ahead of time for being our Ask Me Anything guest March 27-30 – we’re excited to have you featured! I’ve been wanting to interview you for our thought leader series. […]

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Monetization Strategies & Ad Quality with Curiosity Media

In this interview, we talk to Chris Cummings, CEO of Curiosity Media and Mike Miller, Director of Revenue and Analytics at Curiosity Media’s SpanishDict.com. Curiosity Media are the people behind Spanish learning websites, SpanishDict and Fluencia which collectively help more than 100 million people each year. Hi Chris and Mike, I’ve been looking forward to […]

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January Strategies for Programmatic Advertising

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Historically, the industry has seen increases in programmatic advertising spend during Q4, especially around the holidays. As a publisher, this means you are likely seeing an uptick in ad performance as Q4 comes to a close. However, this may not last for long. Brands pull back on their programmatic ad dollars as Q1 and the […]

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Under the Hood: Study Break Media's Header Bidding Implementation

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Study Break Media (recently acquired by Chegg) reaches 85% of students in the United States through their sites EasyBib, CitationMachine, BibMe and CiteThisForMe. With over 99 million unique users and 1.34 billion users per year, they have invested heavily in programmatic advertising to monetize their inventory, 95% of which is considered remnant. Inside their header auctions […]

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Why is Proof of a Direct Publisher Relationship Necessary?

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Proof of direct publisher relationships allows Sovrn to ensure the strength of our network. These direct relationships help us provide advertisers with what they are seeking: content creators who are enriching the web. Here are five ways to prove a direct relationship with the sites you represent. 1. Copy of an I/O or Contract with the Publisher […]

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What is Header Bidding?

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The question on everyone’s lips this year is “what is header bidding?” Header bidding is a huge advance for programmatic advertising. In this brief, we’ll go through how it works, what it means for publishers, and what to look out for, so you can decide if header bidding is for you. What is header bidding? […]

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Under the Hood: Livingly Media’s Approach to Header Bidding

A Partner-Agnostic Solution Livingly Media owns and operates four well-known online brands: their flagship lifestyle website, Livingly.com; entertainment news site, Zimbio.com; home decor and design site, Lonny.com; and fashion and beauty site, Stylebistro.com. Combined, these sites generate over 500m pageviews from more than 25M unique visitors each month. With its size, scale, and growth plans, […]

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#asksovrn Episode #3: What Mobile Ad Sizes do Best?

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Happy Friday! Here’s the third episode of #asksovrn. In this episode, we answer “What mobile ad sizes do best?” #QOTD – What mobile ad sizes are successful for you? Ashley and Maggie, two Sovrn Publisher Advocates, recommend using mobile ad size 300X250 since it performs the best on mobile since there is more advertiser demand for this unit. […]

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Blogger Tip: How to Organize Your Ad Stack

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Leveraging Scale After speaking with a lot of publishers about ad stack optimization strategies, we realized that a lot of you don’t know how best to organize your ad stack. We put together some quick tips for you to follow when organizing your ad stack. By working with multiple Ad Networks, you’re able to better […]

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