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Here comes behavioural targeting

Posted in Google, Online Marketing by Pankaj Gudimella on March 11, 2009

Google will monitor the web pages that individuals visit and the videos they watch on Youtube, which it owns, to compile a profile of each internet user. It will then use the information to serve up ads to viewers based on their interests. For example, someone with a history of browsing a lot of car websites would be sent car ads.

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Posted in Analytics, NYTimes, Online Marketing by Pankaj Gudimella on May 19, 2008

In the past few years, Web publishers have made a big bet on booming online advertising revenues. But the economic slowdown may be throwing a wrench into those plans.

While search advertising remains strong, there are signs that the growth in online advertising — particularly in more elaborate display ads — is slowing down. In the past few weeks, major online-advertising players, like Yahoo and Time Warner, have posted mixed results.

And online publishers may be getting less money for the ad space they do sell. The prices paid for online ads bought through ad networks dropped 23 percent from March to April, according to PubMatic, an advertising-technology company in Palo Alto, Calif., that runs an online-pricing index. Large Web publishers fared the worst in PubMatic’s study, with the prices they received through networks dropping 52 percent.

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