If you’re reading this article, you care. You really, really care. You care about your readers and their experience on your site. You want to make it pleasant, to get them to want more, to come back to your site, to stay long enough to let you build a relationship with them.
Publishers are no longer free-standing islands in the content monetization ocean. They are interconnected hubs in a rapidly evolving content industry. Positioned where consumers, content and advertisers intersect, publishers are poised to have a profound impact on the industry’s future as essential facilitators.
You know you need to figure out how to decrease bounce rate when you face one of the most frustrating experiences a publisher has to deal with – investing a lot of work and resources into your content, only to have visitors click the “back” button after they take a quick glance.
Our online experience has, overwhelmingly, become a visual experience dominated by the power of images and video. An image, in particular, is a powerful communication medium. Images are highly emotional and engaging. They affect us profoundly. Just consider this recent image that has become an icon of protest action in the United States:
Just two years ago, programmatic advertising sales and placements accounted for a mere 20% of ad spend, according to the IAB. The industry has changed fairly dramatically and programmatic now accounts for roughly 67% of ad spend in the USA, alone. That represents a 39.7% increase from 2015, according to an eMarketer report.
High traffic website monetization is facing a tremendous challenge as social media sites increasingly dominate digital content. Publishers must ask themselves: What can be done to ensure continued high site traffic and revenue increases for publishers in today’s online environment?
Mobile devices are deeply personal and increasingly capable devices. They are always with us, in reach and deeply attuned to our changing contexts. As they have become more capable, we have increasingly resorted to them for information, research, online shopping and when we just want to relax and have some fun.