Calling All Professional Publishers: Here's Why Ad Blocking Needs to Be on Your Radar in 2016

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There’s no more avoiding it. It’s time to deal with Ad Blocking. If you have been following the media around online publishing lately, you’ve probably heard about ad blocking. In case you haven’t, here’s a brief intro as to what ad blocking actually is: ad blocking is a content filtering and ad blocking extension that allows […]

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The Number One Ad Blocking Mistake Publishers Are Making

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Ad blocking is fast becoming a bigger problem than ever for publishers, and it’s not going anywhere soon. In 2014 the number of ad blocking users grew by a whopping 42%. For publishers large and small, ad revenue has taken a huge hit. PageFair estimates the loss of 2015 global revenue due to ad blocking […]

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Increasing Audience Engagement: Publisher Roundtable

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Professional Publishers Share Their Secrets:  How To Increase Your Audience Engagement Earlier this year, we partnered with TapInfluence and Netpop to organize the third annual Publisher Roundtable Report. We surveyed a wide array of content creators from niche bloggers just getting started to mid-size professional publishers looking for strategic ways to take their audience engagement […]

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5 Killer Ways to Boost Your CPMs over the Holidays

Want to Maximize CPMs? Here are five pro tips to earn more this holiday season.

The holiday season sees the highest CPMs of the year, which is why it’s crucial for publishers and bloggers to develop an advertising strategy before the holidays hit. Based on CPM trends to-date in 2015, we’re estimating a 19% increase in holiday CPM’s from last year, as well as a daily average CPM increase of […]

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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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HANDLL CEO: Publishers Must Innovate Around Walled Gardens

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We have put together a blog series leading up to our I² event in September that is tailored to capture thought-provoking ideas and commentary from visionaries, publishing leaders, independents, evangelists and the like. Everyday we have the pleasure of engaging with experts and innovators blazing their own path in the industry and we thought this […]

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6 Astounding Facts About Ad Blocking

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When AdBlock Plus, an open source software allowing web users to browse the internet ad-free, was first released in 2007, it ignited a heated, global debate about the rights of online publishers. Some brushed off the emergence of these tools, others went as far as to proclaim ad blocking as tantamount to theft. With other […]

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What Is a Price Floor & How Should I Be Using Them?

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What is a price floor? If you know anything about display advertising through programmatic solutions, you know about price floors. Just in case you don’t, here’s a quick price floor definition: A price floor is a fixed CPM rate that prevents an ad partner from serving campaigns that pay below a certain price threshold. For […]

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Mobilegeddon: The Effects of Google’s Recent Mobile Algorithm Update

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It has been 3 months since Google implemented the mobile-friendly update to their search algorithm and brought “Mobilegeddon” upon the digital publishing world.  Last time we discussed this update it had only been announced and we were advising publishers to take the initiative and make their sites mobile-friendly to prepare. Now that it has been […]

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Infographic: Customer Journey Mapping Across Devices

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When marketers first began talking about customer journey mapping, they used a funnel as a model to discuss how customers moved through stages of awareness, consideration, and decision-making. A funnel, of course, was an appropriate model because customers moved in one direction. Today, however, it’s time to rethink customer journey mapping – especially as it […]

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You Asked. We Answered. What Attributes Make Sovrn Publishers Successful?

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In our communications with publishers we receive a lot of questions regarding Sovrn and the ad tech industry. Here are a few of the more commonly asked questions we see and associated answers: What attributes or characteristics make Sovrn publishers successful in your exchange/network? This is one we hear a lot from Sovrn publishers. Conveniently […]

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Get Sovrn Started in 8 Quick Steps

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Let’s Get Started! Welcome to the Sovrn network of independent and influential publishers! We’re here to help you thrive in the independent web. Now, let’s get set up so that you can start earning money. We have good news for you – this will be easy and fast. Typical set up time for 3 ad […]

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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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5 Steps Towards Making a Profit With Display Advertising

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When starting down the path of website monetization, particularly display advertising, it can become a bit overwhelming relatively quickly. There are a lot of moving pieces and ever-changing variables circling behind the curtain. However, there are several action items publishers can take to ensure positive ROI with their display advertising efforts. Here are five steps we […]

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List Growth and Conversion Optimization: Targeting the Brain

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Single words or phrases can have a profound impact on the way people make decisions. The Subcortical and Limbic parts of the brain are stronger than people realize – as marketers, you want to appeal to those parts of the brain, since they drive decision making. If you want to drive activity from your audience, […]

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