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Header Bidding

SSP and DSP Value Is in the Eye of the Publisher

As the main feeder exchanges settles at three—GAM, Amazon's Transparent Ad Marketplace (TAM), and Prebid—there’s a great deal more murkiness in the middle; even more cross-pollination as SSPs pine for advertiser spend and DSPs tighten their bonds with premium publishers. The question of “how many intermediaries are actually necessary?” is…

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Publishers Should Experiment With Timeouts to Bring in Higher Bids

Producing the highest bid from demand sources ultimately leads to increased latency, given the amount of time it takes for multiple auctions to take place at once. A recent report from MonetizeMore shows exactly how publishers who set aggressive timeouts—around 500-600ms—to improve page loads end up missing out on the…

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Prebid Video Gets a Boost From SpotX Upping Publishers’ Header Bidding Game

It’s still early days, but video header bidding is steadily making headway—powered by the growth of Prebid and an assortment of vendors offering prebid.js bidder adapters to publishers, making the implementation of header bidding much easier. One company entering the race to advance Prebid in the video world is global…

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The New GAM Auction Logic

Many a publisher has gotten lost in pondering the ramifications of Google Ad Manager's move to first-price auctions and introduction of a "unified auction."In gauging the effect of this enormous industry shift, we've got to start with what we know—namely, what is actually changing. Cafe Media's Paul Bannister decided a…

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