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Online Account Executives Deliver Revenue Results

Newspaper websites with dedicated online account executives have 87 percent higher online revenue than papers that rely solely on print AEs.

In addition, 59 percent of the total revenue came from online-only ads, according to the former Newspaper Association of America. The association’s data came from a Borrell Associates study.

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CPM advertising

CPM Advertising Costs, Examples and Strategy

CPM advertising is a pricing model based on cost per thousand ad impressions.

It places a consistent payment rate on the number of times the ad is distributed, whether online or through traditional media. (more…)

Online sales report

Online Sales Report Gives 6 Insights for Success

Websites large and small benefit greatly from a good online sales report. It’s a high-yield tactic that requires little time and effort.

Even the smallest Web site will find useful insights from a simple report tracking sales performance. (more…)

Online Advertising Models: CPC, CPM or CPA?

Online advertising models show up on Web sites in several forms — cost per click (CPC), cost per thousand (CPM) and cost per acquisition (CPA).

Publishers and advertisers should know and consider all three depending on the situation.

But it’s clear that CPC and CPM dominate online advertising. CPC in particular is the dominant form for major Internet players such as Bing, Facebook and Google. CPM is often preferred for other sites, especially ones oriented to content.

CPC is popular with text-oriented ads that appear on search engines while CPM is popular with image-oriented banner /display ads. In the first case, the emphasis is on response. In the second, the emphasis is on branding. All advertising strives for some combination of branding and response.

Online pricing models

The above graph shows the popularity of CPC and CPM pricing models through the first half of 2014. Data: IAB; chart © Promise Media

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Should You Sell Your Own Ads on Your Website?

Many publishers reach a point where they wonder if they should sell ads on their own websites.

They often already make money by displaying ads from Google AdSense, Media.net and other vendors on their sites. (more…)

Boost Ad Impressions to Make Up for Declining CPMs, CPCs

ArrowsThe largest online advertising company on the planet is proving that it can increase revenue every quarter, but it is finding that it must overcome a steadily declining cost per click.

Google has been reporting quarterly earnings that include two interesting statistics.

One is that the volume of paid clicks is increasing. The other is that the cost per click is decreasing.

Despite the cost per click decline, total revenue from all Google sites continue to increase. (more…)

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Ad Targeting Creates Opportunities for Both Publishers and Advertisers

Ad targeting gains customers for advertisers and at the same time gains revenue for publishers.

It also is a partial answer to the dominance of online advertising by Google and Facebook with their ability to use contextual advertising (which also is a form of ad targeting).

Online targeted advertising is the ability to reach consumers based on their demographic, geographic and other types of individual data.

Google’s DoubleClick ad-serving software provides the ability to target by geography and other characteristics. (more…)


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