There are a lot of tools and techniques that web publishers can use to maximize ad revenue such as A/B testing, header bidding, 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, which in turn should produce higher revenue-per-session for the publisher. Ad refresh is especially beneficial for sites with engaged users, such as those that spend longer times on pages.
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 formally announced new Unified Pricing Rules for Ad Manager, which deprecate the existing Open Auction Pricing Rules for first price auctions.
Are these changes poised to disrupt and change the game for publishers attempting to maximize their revenue from ads? How will buyers react to the new auction dynamics? How will publisher strategies for setting floors for their inventory be impacted?
Ad placements 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 and you need to consider multiple factors when optimizing your ad layouts. Here are a few guidelines for ad placements:
Ad Ops is constantly evolving—the industry isn’t what it was a year or even two years ago. Big data is a large driver of this evolution with its increasingly important role in the latest technologies available. Ad ops professionals are now responsible for overseeing data and providing insight into measuring ad effectiveness and recommending strategies for ad optimizations. Data has become vital to Ad Ops.
At Sortable, we value our participation in conferences and industry events as they are crucial for ad ops and our publishers. The industry is constantly evolving and it’s important to discuss the latest trending topics and be inspired by thought leaders in the industry.