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Do banner ad designs, including impressive size, bright colors, animation, etc., get more clicks? In the literature, there are two main views on banner ads: The distinctiveness view: Banner ads are distinct from their surroundings, and therefore will automatically attract people’s attention. The banner blindness view: People have developed a blindness mechanism to automatically avoid such ads, and therefore these designs are ignored even if their content is consistent with people’s needs. So who’s right? Sun, Lim, & Peng (2013) proposed an evolutionary perspective in which banner ads have initially gotten a lot of clicks, but because of the negative experience that users have had when interacting with banner ads — such as feelings of irritation, distraction and intrusiveness — users have developed an altogether blindness to them. Have you ever taken a huge bite out of a delicious looking apple, only to realize that the apple was gross and […]
Here are a few pointers that can help marketers and publishers unlock the full potential of native advertising, without sacrificing efficiency or scale.
If we all agree advertisers need to shift budgets from TV to online – because that’s where their audiences have gone to engage – what’s the hold up?
What is content discovery? Content discovery is the process of finding something––be it information, entertainment, etc.––online across websites, blogs, social media, and more. One of the biggest questions we hear at Taboola is how our platform is different from PPC on search and display networks. We’ve found that there’s a very simple way to approach this topic: It’s all about discovery. On search, for instance, audiences are typically looking for something in particular. By advertising through Google AdWords, you’re generally positioning your company to provide a very specific answer to a question. By advertising through display, you’re likely delivering a healthy dose of product-related messaging. When it comes to Taboola, however, none of these dynamics apply. Audiences are likely in-the-moment, looking to discover great content, new topics, and sources of entertainment. As a result, there is a strong opportunity for brands that are looking to build long-term relationships with new […]
When I first met with Jon Steinberg, we had a meaningful disagreement. But much like in life, that disagreement has evolved into an especially strong partnership (and friendship). I was already impressed by Jon’s previous work at BuzzFeed where he became known as the “Godfather of Native,” monetizing BuzzFeed without a single banner ad ever shown. Asking him questions over the past few months about what works and what might be broken around Native, I joked that his direct answers made me feel like he is “half Israeli” — transparent, and to the point. As we talked about the rapid changes sweeping through the web, and his current role as CEO of Daily Mail North America, it became apparent that the category Jon helped pioneer years ago was ready for another revolution, and a big one. We experimented with a new expansion of our Discovery platform as a test […]
You’ve created the most spectacular, engaging content in the world and you just know it will resonate with your target audience, but how do you reach those people? “If you build it, they will come” just doesn’t apply to content marketing. Publishing content is simply not enough to attract the right people to consume your content and hopefully take action. If you’re like the millions of marketers out there who are rethinking their advertising strategies, then you’re contemplating whether or not to work with a content discovery platform. The question is: With the array of choices on the market, how do you best select a platform that will help you achieve your goals? In our recently published Content Discovery Guide, we created a checklist of key aspects you should consider when choosing a content discovery solution. Quality of Publisher Network – Where exactly does the recommendation widget appear? Do the […]
This week’s Taboola Think Tank kicks off with The Onion, which along with its sister site The A.V. Club, reaches more than 11 million unique visitors every month.