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October 14, 201311:07 PM

Fake Traffic, Bots And Faker Websites tagged “Online Publisher”

Fraud is everywhere. Wake up. When I was younger (in a pre-Internet world), there was a dirty little secret about newspapers and magazines. The publishers could tell you whatever they wanted about circulation, distribution or pass-along metrics, but it was... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 3, 201312:29 PM

Why Popular Science Killed Their Comments And The Huffington Post Should Too tagged “Online Publisher”

If the comments following this post or any others were gone, how much of a difference would that make? Last week, Popular Science shut off the comments on their website. In an article titled, Why We're Shutting Off Our Comments,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 11, 2013 2:35 PM

The Pageview Industrial Complex tagged “Online Publisher”

Eyeballs still matter. Ultimately, advertising has two objectives: Create awareness that something exists. Sell something. Do pageviews still matter? Whenever you pull up a piece of content, you are creating a pageview. The frustration that certain marketers have with pageviews... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 28, 2013 4:45 AM

The Billion Dollar Branding Play tagged “Online Publisher”

What is Yahoo going to do with Tumblr? What is Tumblr going to become with Yahoo? Those seem to be the billion dollar questions, these days. After it was announced that Yahoo would be acquiring Tumblr for a little over... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 14, 201310:07 AM

Designing A Better Website tagged “Online Publisher”

It seems like online publishers are starting to think about the digital-first experience. In the past short while, we have started to see what could only be described as "true online publishing" taking on a new (and pretty) look and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 9, 201311:32 AM

Two Terms Marketers Need for Today's Media Landscape tagged “Online Publisher”

We thought that the Internet would bring with it a whole wave of new media disruption. We were unprepared for just how massive the disruption has been. You needn't look any farther than this one staggering statistic to understand the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 2, 2013 9:24 AM

Do Robots Make Better Marketers Than Humans? tagged “Online Publisher”

It turns out that human beings are making advertising more complicated than ever before. Opinions, ideas, creativity and more have become the battlegrounds in the war to figure out who is the better advertiser: human beings or robots? Think this... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 19, 2013 2:04 PM

You Must Read This! tagged “Online Publisher”

What has become of the words that we read? There are many converging forces that could lead you to believe that the skilled craft of formulating words that raises the general public's IQ, informs the world and inspires us to... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 30, 201211:44 AM

Why Newspapers Let Sandy Blow Paywalls Down tagged “Online Publisher”

With Hurricane Sandy happening, the Wall Street Journal and New York Times took down their paywalls. Unbiased media is a public service. Still, it is one that we pay for. Whether it is a subscription to the local newspaper or... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 26, 2012 9:12 PM

Native Advertising And The Trouble It Will Cause tagged “Online Publisher”

It turns out that trying to standardize advertising sizes and formats may have been a bad idea for online advertising. We used to have major challenges with delivering online advertising. We had limitations when it came to the pipe (the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 21, 201212:07 PM

The Trouble With Online Advertising tagged “Online Publisher”

Is online advertising any good? Last week, DigiDay ran the news item titled, The Ad Contrarian's Reality Check. Bob Hoffman (CEO of Hoffman/Lewis) runs the blog, The Ad Contrarian, and leverages the platform as a place to debunk the over-exuberance... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 19, 2012 9:39 AM

In The Age Of (Digital) Anxiety tagged “Online Publisher”

Are you stressing out? In a world of global economic instability, a deplorable job market, the digitization of everything, Occupy Wall Street movements, student protests and the general atrocities of a sadistic few, the headlines - whether you read them... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 22, 2012 2:30 PM

How To Start A Blog In 2012 tagged “Online Publisher”

Starting a Blog is easy. Starting a Blog in 2012 is a little bit more complex. There's a Blog about anything and everything out there, right now. It's hard for someone considering a Blog to come up with a new... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 20, 201210:42 AM

Are Those Robots or People Clicking on Your Site? tagged “Online Publisher”

The robots have landed. It should come as no surprise to you that some of the traffic to your websites and mobile apps are not a real human being. There are spiders out there crawling websites to index them, there... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 14, 201210:13 PM

Death To The Page View tagged “Online Publisher”

Are the days of measuring page views as an advertising metric slowly (or quickly) coming to an end? When banner ads first came on the Internet (we now call it "display advertising"), I remember thinking to myself, "is this the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 3, 2011 9:34 PM

Online Advertising's Greatest Trick tagged “Online Publisher”

The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. The greatest trick online advertising ever pulled was convincing the world that a direct response didn't exist. Do you remember when we called them "banner ads"?... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 9, 2011 8:44 PM

The Fleeting Value Of Content tagged “Online Publisher”

Most content screams into an empty universe. It's nice to create content with the intent of reaching a broad and targeted audience, but it's becoming harder and harder to do this. No matter how good the content is. Yes, the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 20, 2010 9:26 PM

Looking Beyond The Banner Ad tagged “Online Publisher”

Banner advertising never had a chance. And that's not a cynic of advertising talking, but rather someone who spent the bulk of the early Internet days selling banner advertising and cutting deals. Even during the heyday (before the dot com... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 13, 2010 8:35 AM

Kids And The Haul - The Emerging Haul Video Trend tagged “Online Publisher”

When was the last time you sat down with friends and family after coming home from the shopping mall to walk them through - in gory details - every single one of your purchases? The natural fear is that if... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 7, 200811:53 PM

Why Behavioral Targeting May Not Be The Future Of Online Advertising tagged “Online Publisher”

Did you know that there are many American and British ISPs (Internet Service Providers) who are collecting keyword information along with the Websites you have been visiting in an effort to understand your online experience and target better (and more... Read more

By Mitch Joel


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