This post was most recently updated on August 15th, 2019
If you can target specific ads to be displayed to certain users, you will be able to increase your monetization ability dramatically, as ad buyers are willing to pay a premium for the targeted audience. Just as newspaper and magazine ad buyers want to know that their ads are being seen by the right individuals, so too do online ad buyers.
Fortunately, DoubleClick for Publishers allows you to do just that: display ads to certain IP addresses, locations, or user behaviors. DFP allows you to target regions such as metropolitan area, zip code, U.S. state, or city. We recommend you use this to pair specific ads with specific regions; for example, an ad line item by a Norwegian ad network would likely receive higher eCPMs from customers in Norway than in Canada.
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You can also target specific behaviors, which is especially useful for optimizing your revenue. You can run different line items at different times of day, on different operating systems, or based on a specific GPS location. So, for example, if a user is on a mobile device at a shopping mall during business hours, it may be prudent to run ads from networks that specialize in retail ads.
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Don’t worry about keeping all of this straight, though. We’d love to help you figure out the best possible ways of increasing your ad revenue using DFP. Contact us today to learn more about how MonetizeMore can increase your ad revenue by up to 25-50%.
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