Lijit Networks, Inc. 68% Percent INCREASE of blogs that have installed ad tags between y.t.d.2008-2009. 1 Bloggers are getting wise & the long tail is speaking loudly. Brands are seeking community voice. What is your ad (and ad tag) strategy? Is contextually relevant creative displayed?
Lijit Networks, Inc. 47% DECREASE from 68% in 2008 of publishers using Google Ad Sense to monetize their sites. 2 Increase in ad network options for bloggers is evident. Bloggers are experimenting beyond Google Ads. Ad networks aggregating readers to entice large brands and agencies. Display more attractive than text to bloggers.
Lijit Networks, Inc. 25% Total percentage of blogs WITHOUT search functionality!! 3 #FAIL (we can use this as Lijit powers www.failblog.org) Readers are at a disservice if they can’t get to your old content (old to you/new to them!). Search result ad shots on goal are non-existent! Content mining allows increased page views!
Lijit Networks, Inc. 3-5% The average increase in page views due to searches performed on a site. 4 Increased page views means increased shots on goal for advertisers. How are you categorizing/tagging your posts? How are you exposing (meta) key words so advertisers can take advantage?
Lijit Networks, Inc. 3.14% Percentage of page views referred to by Twitter for blogs with >100 page views a day. 5 How are you leveraging the tool? (and it is a tool IMHO) How are you building followers? Why are you building followers? Are micro-blogs favorable? Trend is to move away from what’s ‘hard’ to micro-blogs (Posterous, FaceBook).