23 August 2017

Our recently-announced partnership with Getty Images streamlines creative testing for marketers and makes A/B testing easy.

21 March 2017

Our creative strategy team tested creatives over time to determine campaign best practices—best titles, image best practices, and much more.

3 August 2016

In recent years, content discovery has powered successful marketing campaigns for companies of all sizes, driving a variety of goals throughout the customer funnel for both emerging and established brands, from awareness to consideration to purchase. But launching your first campaign on the world’s largest discovery platform can also involve a learning curve. Below are a few of the common hurdles marketers may face when first setting up a campaign with Taboola, along with tips for how to correct those missteps and see immediate results. My Campaign aren’t Receiving Enough Clicks Taboola operates on a cost-per-click (CPC) model, ensuring that our marketing partners only pay if a user actively chooses to engage with their piece of content. In order to make sure that your campaign is competitive and receives enough initial impressions across the network, it’s important to follow our recommended CPC, make sure your content is safe for all […]

16 March 2016

If you’re running a sponsored content campaign, it’s vital that you make every interaction count once those users arrive at your intended landing page.

3 November 2015

Publishers around the world are seeing a boom in mobile web traffic, but meeting those users’ expectations once they arrive on-site remains an ongoing challenge. Earlier this year, when Google incorporated mobile responsiveness into its search rankings (see our “Mobilegeddon” post here), the average bounce rate for audiences using smartphones was close to 60 percent. The shift towards mobile represents a major opportunity for the industry at large, but it also requires publishers to better understand the nuances of how user behavior differs across desktop and mobile devices. When a smartphone user clicks through to an article that was created with a desktop-first mindset, they are much more likely to bounce, especially if they arrived from a social channel like Facebook or Twitter, where an endless stream of content is just a back-click away. Taboola’s product and account management teams have been paying close attention to these patterns, proactively testing […]

7 October 2015

In their quest to reach the coveted “Inbox Zero,” many people around the world have installed Boomerang for Gmail, a popular browser extension for Chrome, Firefox and Safari that helps users take control of their email inboxes. Boomerang supports an array of useful features — such as “send later,” snooze messages, read receipts, and more — that enable users to better manage the flow of incoming and outgoing emails throughout the day. Although Boomerang has had tremendous success acquiring new users through search and referral channels, their team was looking for a new way to reach audiences who may not be aware of such email productivity “hacks.” Realizing the potential for content-driven efforts to educate these new audiences, Boomerang teamed up with Taboola to craft a strategy for tapping into the “discovery” channel. Our teams published a case study about the partnership, which involved extensive A/B testing to uncover the […]

29 June 2015

Conversion rates can fluctuate day-to-day for an array of unexpected reasons, but there are several tactics marketers can employ to significantly (and sometimes permanently) lower their cost-per-acquisition (CPA) on Taboola. By being more strategic about bidding, targeting, and testing, the below “hacks” can help optimize your campaigns to generate the most bang for your buck. Separate by Platform Rarely (if ever) should you target desktop, mobile and tablet all at once. User experiences and behaviors vary across platforms, and people on a particular device may be more inclined to engage with your content. For example, a desktop user that enjoys fashion content at home may prefer other types of content while on-the-go and using a smartphone. Experimenting with platform-specific promotions can help you learn where your audience is most engaged, enabling you to better focus your campaigns. Platforms have different levels of competition for clicks (e.g. cost-per-click, or CPC), so […]

27 May 2015

Earlier this month, we hosted our latest Taboola Talks event around the theme of “Data Never Goes Out of Style.” A roomful of attendees gathered at Taboola’s global headquarters in New York City to hear from Jessica Novak, Senior Content Strategist at Refinery29, and Liz White, Head of Strategy and Development at Poshly. The discussion revolved around both the opportunities and pain points of incorporating data-driven strategies into marketing and editorial workflows. Novak and White are enmeshed in these transitions at their respective companies, which have each carved out a valuable niche within the competitive digital media landscape. Refinery29’s scientific approach to audience development (supported in part by Taboola Newsroom), paired with a distinctive editorial voice, have built it into the largest independent fashion and style website in the US. Poshly’s growing and buzz-worthy online platform hosts engaging questionnaires that help beauty lovers discover new products and unlock personalized giveaways. […]

12 May 2015

This past March, we announced the official launch of Taboola Newsroom, a real-time optimization technology that empowers editorial teams with actionable data around what story headlines, thumbnails and placements generate the maximum engagement across desktop and mobile homepages. Provided free of charge to our publisher partners, Newsroom proved to be an invaluable resource for Refinery29, the largest independent fashion and style website in the US. Through rigorous A/B testing of different creative elements, Refinery29 was able to maximize the impact of its popular lifestyle content both on-site and across the web. Some of the key highlights from our recently published case study: Newsroom increased homepage story CTRs by up to 200 percent Homepage story CTRs jumped 45 percent per test on average Newsroom data informed Refinery29’s social media promotion strategies across channels including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest Check out the full write-up (including imagery) — along with our other case […]

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 […]