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Header Bidding Is a Game Changer for Smaller Publishers

My company, Gladly, has a unique perspective on the ad industry as both an ad network helping publishers monetize their audience, and as a publisher of our own small/medium website, Tab for a Cause, that sees roughly 40 million monthly banner ad impressions. In our experience, small publishers in particular…

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What’s In Your Header? Server-to-Server as a Latency Cure

You can dance around it, you can equivocate, you can point out there are other factors involved. But when you break it down, you have to concede: Running multiple header bidding partners tends to increase page latency. This is a significant concern for publishers, who find themselves in a position…

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What’s In Your Header? Know Your Header Metrics

Value obviously can move the needle in any marketplace, but what really makes waves is the perception of value. That's been happening in header bidding. More and more companies have been trying to get into the header, offering their own integrations and their own idividual "twist" that would set them…

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What’s In Your Header? Header Will Change the Ad Serving Game

Header integrations have made publishers think anew about what role the traditional ad server will have, going forward--if there’ll even be a role for it to play at all. Whatever happens, it seems the dynamic of the ad marketplace is pushing for a substantial change. (Gavin Dunaway published an article…

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Rethinking the Ad Server

“Is header bidding a hack?” This question invariably gets asked in every panel or interview revolving around header bidding. “Hack” is a term dripping with bile and contempt – it symbolizes a ragged workaround versus some mythical notion of organic development. But such development rarely occurs in the digital advertising…

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Let the Right Ones In: Evaluating Header Partners

Viva la header revolution! Header tags have been a blessing for virtually every player in digital advertising. As publishers note a boom in CPMs, advertisers are finally getting better ideas of available inventory and getting smarter about valuation. Header tags have given new life to display and video private exchanges…

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What’s In Your Header? Blowing the Hinges Off Header

As header bidding has caught on, publishers just can’t get enough of that demand and revenue from header partners. But so far, a lot of pubs have hit a certain ceiling in header regardless. It takes time and effort to integrate header partners in-house. Integrating a wrapper solution can help…

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