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18 May 2015

This morning, we announced that the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, Baidu, has made a multi-million dollar strategic investment in Taboola. As the number one website in China and the fourth most popular website in the world, with billions of search queries daily, Baidu has redefined the global Search industry, and we are honored to name them an esteemed partner. Most importantly, we’re excited to embark on a new journey with Baidu of bringing discovery to China, where mobile is the number one way people access the Internet. As advertisers across the Asia-Pacific region continue to look for new, unique opportunities to reach consumers at scale on mobile, the synergy between Baidu and Taboola will become increasingly important. Today’s announcement is another step towards helping people all across the globe find content they may like and never knew existed. To read more about our partnership with Baidu, please view the […]

4 May 2015

Unlike traditional forms of advertising (e.g. billboards, banner ads), content has the unique ability to educate consumers about a new product or service through in-depth storytelling. Having experimented with an array of online promotion strategies, digital upstart Plated — which empowers foodies to cook chef-designed recipes at home — learned that content often drove the most knowledgeable and interested consumers to its website. Taboola partnered with Plated to promote its unique story on premium publisher websites around the web, matching its branded content and positive third-party media coverage with relevant audiences that were steeped in “content consumption” mode. The highly cost-effective campaign generated a significant boost in Plated’s new customer sign-ups, and we published a case study detailing the results. Key highlights include: Plated achieved a 75 percent drop in CPA (cost-per-acquisition) on Taboola through rigorous A/B testing and optimization. With Taboola, Plated generated over 1 billion impressions in January […]

1 May 2015

Last week, we were honored to be named the “2015’s Most Promising Startup In Israel” by the most widely distributed daily newspaper in Israel, Calcalist. We are humbled to be in the company of all 50 Israeli startups that were recognized by the publisher, including Kaltura, Playbuzz, Infinidat, Similar Web, eToro, Fiverr, and others. This distinction could not have been achieved without the unique team we call Taboolars – from our engineers that work around the clock in Tel Aviv to our top notch account managers around the world. We are extremely grateful to Calcalist for acknowledging our team’s achievements and rapid growth. If you read Hebrew, I welcome you to read the full story on Calcalist.co.il.

1 May 2015

  As Mother’s Day approaches, we thought it was prime time to take a closer look at what makes moms tick (Hint: It’s not just baby content) and how marketers can connect with (and convert) this highly-sought after target audience. Here are 5 things to consider when creating content for today’s digitally savvy modern moms: Move beyond desktops. According to the IAB 2015 State of Modern Motherhood report, 90% of millennial moms own smartphones as opposed to only 65% in 2012, and 57% of millennial moms own tablets versus 29% in 2012. Beyond ownership, the amount of time moms spend consuming content is higher than one might imagine. A recent study conducted by AOL and Insights Now found that moms with younger children spend 22% more time on their smartphones every month than the average millennial. To maximize your brand’s exposure to this target audience, ensure your content is easily […]

14 April 2015

When I first met Bonnie Kintzer and Rich Sutton, CEO and CRO, respectively, of Reader’s Digest, it was clear that we shared a vision for connecting audiences around the globe to content they may like and never knew existed. Reader’s Digest, after all, is one of the most reliable and long-lasting publishers around. RD spends meaningful time and energy around keeping people engaged, and are on a mission to create the best user experience possible across all digital fronts. I’m thrilled to say that earlier today, we announced an exclusive, multi-year partnership with Reader’s Digest Association (RDA), to integrate personalized content recommendations and native placements into their entire network of well-established desktop and mobile sites including Reader’s Digest, The Family Handyman, Taste Of Home, Haven Home Media and Taste Network. Together, we will focus our efforts on the new revenue stream and work to optimize recommendations for each site, audience […]

8 April 2015

Taboola’s media partners can rest assured knowing their campaign details and performance data are accessible around the clock through Taboola’s Backstage, our comprehensive analytics and campaign management dashboard. Backstage is available through our HTML5 website (supported on desktop and mobile devices), as well as our iOS mobile app, empowering our partners to make real-time, data-driven decisions about their campaigns and drive high-quality, cost-efficient traffic to their content. Backstage was built to be user-friendly and intuitive to navigate, and we now have several tutorial videos that provide additional step-by-step walkthroughs of the dashboard. We hope these videos help prospective partners to learn about Backstage’s robust capabilities, and existing partners to be even more hands-on with their campaigns. Read on below for brief descriptions and links to each of our five new videos, and stay tuned to our blog for more information on our best practices and how they can apply to your […]

6 April 2015

These days, more and more marketers are creating content that is performance-driven. Content discovery platforms like Taboola are a great way to introduce your product or service to people who would not have otherwise found it. At Taboola, we leverage advanced mathematical algorithms to make sure that the right audience discovers your content, and help optimize your campaign for any KPI: Purchase, lead generation, subscriptions… Everything from dog food, to insurance, to laser eye surgery! But as you know, a successful campaign starts with amazing content. There are millions of pieces of content on our network, and we’ve learned a thing or two about what works best. Whether you’re offering financial products or a next-generation mascara, there are some golden rules about format that will help set you up for success. We’ve created this infographic to help guide you through everything you need to create performance content that will thrive! Click […]

1 April 2015

Following up on Part 1 of our recap, NBCUniversal News Group’s Elisabeth Sami joined us at Taboola’s global headquarters in New York City to speak with WIRED Contributing Editor Spencer Reiss about her role as SVP of Strategy and Business Development. Her team oversees both esteemed news brands (NBC News, MSNBC, and CNBC) and digital news start-ups (Breaking News, Stringwire, NowThis). Media has always been driven by technology Throughout the talk, Sami expressed a tone of optimism about the future of media. Although digital consumption is impacting network TV viewership, news consumption is growing overall, creating an opportunity for news organizations to continue investing in and reaching audiences across platforms. The NBCU News Group constantly identifies new ways to deepen engagement with consumers. That might be through news feeds on Twitter and Facebook, on smartphone or tablet apps, or on set top box applications through connected TVs. Reiss asked whether […]

31 March 2015

Thank you to everyone who joined our webinar with Tim Ruder and Chris Muller last Thursday to talk about mobile discovery and the upcoming Google mobile-friendly algorithm update.  That update, scheduled to roll out beginning April 21, represents a dramatic change in mobile search results that we hope you are well positioned to handle. In case you weren’t able to attend, you can watch the full video of our discussion below and view the slide deck here: You asked a number of great questions during and after the webinar and we thought it would be worth highlighting some of the most popular ones here: You mentioned that web pages need to load as fast as 1 second for mobile users.  Can you elaborate on that a little more? The one-second recommendation comes from Google’s blog post Making Smartphone Sites Load Fast, and is reiterated in the help file Mobile Analysis […]

24 February 2015

  They say images are worth a thousand words. We’re not sure about that, but we do know that they get at least 30% more shares on social media. Gallery pages are a great way to display image-driven content and provide organization and structure. Decide If Gallery Pages Would be an Effective Format for Your Content Galleries help user engagement because they require continuous interaction with the page, and give the user a sense of control. When is it effective to use a gallery? Ask yourself these questions: Are there clear steps or numbered items in your content? Can you add an image for each concept you are introducing? Do you have more than 4 items but less than 25? Will breaking up your content improve readability? Use Your Titles to Encourage Clicks The best titles for galleries promise something. Consuming gallery content takes time, so be sure to provide something […]

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