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The Google Display Network (GDN) is responsible for 20% of all AdWords traffic, and it is an ever-growing advertising platform. In the US alone, the GDN reaches 92% of all Internet users. This post will guide you step-by-step through the different kinds of display targeting and how to set up your display campaigns. It will also cover some basic optimisation tips so you can make sure you’re getting the most out of Google AdWords Display Advertising.
As a business in transition, it probably won’t come as too much of a surprise that AOL has once again seen revenue and profits slipping. The good news though comes in the form of income from display ads, which saw global growth of 4 percent [see: AOL’s Q1: Display Ad Revenues Finally Going Up, But Profits Are Down 86 Percent | TechCrunch].
However, as reported yesterday, this comes off the back of some pretty shaky figures in the last couple of quarters, which saw back to back reductions of 26% in overall revenue [see: AOL to Develop Larger Display Ads in Profits Push]. It also masks a huge drop of some 86% in profits, although this can largely be explained away by the significant investments made during this period – most notably the Huffington Post for $350 million.
Display advertising campaigns can be excellent for building brand awareness, however, due to banner blindness users are becoming more sophisticated at filtering out the presence of this type of ad. It is because of this that it is now more important than ever to design your display ads with the user in mind to grab their attention and ensure your ads do not go unnoticed.
If you want the biggest premium display advertising campaigns from the largest brands – they are the most profitable afterall – then you have to have a fair amount of leverage to do so. But rather than putting in all the leg work yourself, why not simply acquire the contacts and advertisers straight off the bat? Well, that’s pretty much what Yahoo has done.
In an effort to provide valuable assistance to the already popular Ad Marketplace, Yahoo has bought leading startup – 5to1. As a business that prides itself on transparency and offering advertisers a personalised service, ensuring that their promotions are given due prominence on premium sites.