Publishers

  • New regional targeting features

    ExoClick has added some more in depth targeting, which now allows you to not just target countries, but also regions inside those countries, so you can directly target New York for example. This is a highly useful feature for advertisers for localised campaigns, such as dating or regional special offers/discounts, etc How to target by region In the admin panel under New Campaign > General Targeting, when creating/editing a campaign,... Read More

  • The IAB’s new ad standards address the shift to cross-screen and responsive advertising

    The Interactive Advertising Bureau, the trade group that represents online advertising best practices has released new standards around mobile and web advertising. The standards are important because they help maintain a balance where publishers can generate revenues for their inventory whilst ensuring that users don't get annoyed by ad formats that make them want to download and install ad blockers. Alanna Gombert, the general manager of the IAB Tech Lab,... Read More

  • Is your site ready for Google’s Mobile-First Index?

    According to Google, sites that are prepared for the roll-out of Google’s mobile-first index will be indexed first.  Right now, Google has just one index based on the desktop site. It creates signals based on Googlebot with the desktop user agent. Google then crawls with their mobile Googlebot to gather mobile friendly and other signals – but that doesn't create a new index based on the the mobile site. Currently,... Read More

  • New survey reveals publishers are seeing rapid rise in Native ad revenues

    A recent survey by AdsNative entitled 'The State of Native Advertising 2017 (According to Publishers)' has revealed some very interesting statistics. The survey is based on the analysis of 7,500 web and mobile publishers during Q1 2017. As the Native ad format becomes more available a staggering 92.3% of the publishers in the survey have seen their native ad revenues increase in the last year, additionally, 68.9% have been monitoring... Read More

  • Google Chrome might integrate Ad Blocking feature

    Last week, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch and various other news sites have been reporting that Google might be integrating a new ad blocking feature into its Chrome browser. Google has still not commented on these rumours. Here is what we know so far... Google is a member of the Coalition for Better Ads which last month released its guidelines entitled 'Initial Better Ads Standards: Least preferred ad experiences for desktop... Read More

  • How Publishers and Advertisers can generate more revenues with Native Advertising

    Publishers and advertisers both have different wants and needs when it comes to advertising. Publishers are looking to increase revenues and maximising their fill rates, while advertisers are looking for excellent targeting and high-quality traffic. Native advertising is the format that provides these benefits.     How does native advertising achieve this? Native ads are paid media that blend into a publisher’s content on their site.  ExoClick’s native ad format... Read More

  • PageFair Adblock report 2017

    The latest report from PageFair shows that the number of devices using an ad blocker increased by 30% in 2016, with much of that increase coming from users in Asia-Pacific, where 16% now use ad blockers.. Adblocking on desktop and laptop devices in the USA has grown at a higher rate than the global average, at 18%, with the global average being 11%.  However, on mobile the vast majority of... Read More

  • Today is Google’s HTTPS Day – is your site secure?

    ExoClick has been advising its global network of publishers to switch their URLs from HTTP to HTTPS for a while now, because as of today, Google Chrome will show a 'Not Secure' message next to the URL in the browser bar if the publisher site attempts to collect data, such as password requests or credit card information. However, it is expected that in the near future Google will penalise all... Read More

  • ExoClick Compliance in 2017

    We’ve listened to the concerns of all our clients over recent months and today we can introduce to you our new simplified guidelines! How do I ensure my campaigns get approved? If your campaigns contain Malware/Phishing, Browser Blockers/Ransomware, Auto Redirection or BackJacking then your campaigns will be rejected. These simply can not run on our network! We monitor campaigns 24/7 and we have sophisticated technology to help us prevent such... Read More

  • 8 tips for effective video advertising

    Following the launch of ExoClick's new pre-roll in-stream video ad format, here are some key insights into how the format works, the great potential it has to drive conversions, its payment model and analytics, how to maximise impact with content and calls to action and finally a useful checklist to help get you started when using this highly effective digital ad format. 1. It's more engaging Video advertising your product... Read More

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