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Digital-first publishers may be more nimble than their traditional counterparts, but building a loyal readership from scratch can be especially difficult given the level of online competition for user attention. While social media networks have had a “flattening” effect, allowing new sites with compelling content to quickly go “viral” and reach massive new audiences, even those platforms are becoming increasingly cluttered, and many publishers are beginning to question the value of social-referred audiences. This is a challenged faced by publishers around the world, including independent digital media company Scroll, whose online destination Scroll.in has become one of the fastest-growing news sites in India. Looking to diversify its audience development efforts, Scroll teamed up with Taboola to target engaged audiences on top sites across the web, and ultimately grow their overall readership. We published a case study that features some of the key highlights from this partnership, including data around how […]
Earlier this morning, we announced our exclusive, multi-year partnership with Johnston Press, one of the UK’s largest local and regional multimedia organizations with 20 million unique visitors every month. As part of the collaboration, Taboola’s personalized content recommendations will be integrated across Johnston Press’ network of over 200 desktop and mobile sites, including The Scotsman, The Yorkshire Post, Belfast Newsletter and The News, Portsmouth, driving audience engagement and creating a significant new revenue stream for the publisher. As mobile traffic becomes more and more important to Johnston Press, Taboola’s predictive technology, which is fully optimized for both desktop and mobile devices, has served as a valuable multi-platform solution for the publisher. In fact, mobile traffic now accounts for 48% of all traffic in the UK, according to a report by UK-based internet marketing firm Affiliate Window. Johnston Press has a long history of serving high-quality content to audiences throughout the […]
In a recent post, we covered the legacy of sponsored content—from advertorials in print publications to “branded entertainment” on TV—that paved the way for today’s native advertising. But despite this long history, and the fact that most of us are exposed to native advertising every day, many people still have a narrow understanding of “native” and the many different forms it can take to help publishers better monetize their business. By expanding our definition of native to encompass more diverse forms of branded content, publishers can tap into a multi-billion dollar market, bolster their overall businesses, and take back revenue from the industry’s “Goliath” that is commandeering too much of the digital media space today. The Native We Know: On-Site Custom Branded Content Most people who are familiar with the phrase “native advertising” think of it in terms of those prominent examples cited in our previous post, namely branded content […]
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In the past year, we have seen content consumption on smartphone increase by 43 percent across Taboola’s network. In the next months we anticipate a further increase in mobile consumption, and a passing of the 50 percent mark. The world is going (or has gone) mobile, which is why we decided to share some of our best practices from across our network to make sure you are set up to monetize your mobile traffic effectively. Mobile-responsive website design is the norm. Of the top-hundred sites ranked by Alexa, 89 percent have adopted a responsive website design. Responsive design has become the rule, not the exception for high-traffic websites. Users report increased trust and likeliness to spend time on-site with adaptability to mobile. Use the full width. Vertical content recommendation layout increases performance by more than 30 percent compared to a grid layout. Taboola’s Research and Development Team found that presenting […]
“Native advertising” has been a buzzword for over a year, as journalists, marketers, agencies, and publishers continue to be mesmerized by its power to drive brand awareness and engagement. So, we decided to ask a couple of experts in the publishing industry for their take on native advertising.
Starting with the early days of the web, articles featured on a publisher site were handpicked by editors
Mr. Kriegers reported that Taboola’s personalized video recommendations have increased video traffic and revenue by 290% within the first 3 months.