6 Easy Ways to Monetize Your Blog

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This is Kiki. Kiki blogs about her experiences as the corner’s foremost lemonade distributor in a three block radius. Kiki is going to help take us on a journey to understand how bloggers like her can make money from their content. Publishers like Kiki are crafty by nature, so it’s no wonder that publishers across […]

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Watchers on the Wall Doubles Revenue with Sovrn

Watchers on the Wall, a prominent Game of Thrones news site, has nearly doubled their advertising revenue since working with Sovrn. “Depending on the month, we earn anywhere between 70 and 100% more than we did with AdSense alone,” says Oz, co-founder of WatchersontheWall.com. Oz and a group of fellow writers founded Watchers on the […]

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How Our Publishers Are Using Sovrn and Google AdSense Together

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Many of our developing publishers use Sovrn along with Google AdSense to jump-start their advertising income. Here’s a sneak peek into how two of our publishers, PTZtv and Fae’s Twist & Tango, are using Sovrn and AdSense together to maximize ad revenue. PTZtv PTZtv relied solely on AdSense for their programmatic advertising income. Over time […]

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My Ad Tags Are Live – Why Am I Not Making Any Money?

My Ad Tags Are Live – Why Am I Not Making Any Money? sovrn.com

Your site is approved, your ad tags are live, but you’re not making any money. So, what’s the deal? There are a few different things to look at if your Sovrn ad tags are live but you’re not seeing any revenue roll in. We’ll break it into two different buckets: for those publishers who are […]

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What Is an Ad Server?

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As an online publisher, running ads is probably one of the main ways you monetize your website. However, putting ads on your site can be a daunting endeavor. Therefore it’s important to understand the different terms that come along with display advertising. Today we’re going to talk a little bit about ad servers. What Is […]

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Graphiq Increases Revenue by More than 40% with Header Bidding

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As for many other publishers, header bidding has been a boon for Graphiq’s advertising revenue. “We started header bidding in March 2015, and out of the gate we saw gains of around 30%. We’ve continued to see gains throughout the past year. We can confidently say our revenue has increased more than 40% since we started […]

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6 Common DFP Pitfalls to Watch Out For

By now, you’re probably aware of the benefits of using DFP, Google’s ad server for publishers. DFP offers more flexibility, can help with latency and allows you to manage all of your advertising from one place. But it’s no secret that DFP is difficult to set up, especially for digital advertising newbies. Here are common pitfalls that […]

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5 Key Benefits of Display Advertising for Bloggers

According to a recent survey of publishers from Sovrn, TapInfluence and Viglink, 72% percent of professional publishers named display advertising as their top tactic for blog monetization. Why? Let’s find out. Here are the five key benefits of display advertising as a source of income for bloggers and publishers. 1. A source of passive revenue “Passive revenue” […]

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The #1 Google AdSense Mistake

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Google Adsense is a wonderful tool for bloggers of all sizes who want to make money from their websites with display advertising. Adsense offers a user-friendly interface that makes online advertising accessible to everyone. But with millions of bloggers using Google Adsense, there is one mistake I see bloggers making time and time again when […]

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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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How To Make Money Blogging in 2016

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Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a seasoned blogger just looking for new tips, you’ve all done some research on how to make money blogging. Bloggers are constantly evolving the way they make money, which means it’s that much harder to stay ahead of the curve. In a recently published guide on 2016 digital […]

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday CPMs Reach New High in 2015

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Over the holidays, advertisers spend more money targeting online consumers than any other time of year. Digital ad spend in 2015 surpassed $3BN and CPMs continued to rise- particularly on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Using the Sovrn publisher base of more than 20,000 online publishers and more than 100,000 sites as a proxy for […]

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4 Techniques That Can Drastically Increase Your Affiliate Income

Techniques to Earn More Affiliate Income

1. Use Deep Linking You may be thinking, “What is deep-linking?” Simply put, deep-linking means directing the reader past the home page of a website to the product directly. This means the reader can purchase the product directly via the linked webpage, increasing the odds you’ll net an affiliate sale. 2. Integrate Display Ads and Links While many […]

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Political Advertising: Coming Soon to a Screen Near You

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Nerd Quiz: What do US Presidents Calvin Coolridge, Dwight Eisenhower, and Barack Obama all have in common?   Answer: They each broke ground on new forms of political advertising:  Coolridge used Radio in 1924, Eisenhower used TV in 1952, and Obama used Digital in 2010. Politics and advertising have a long relationship. Even back in […]

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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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