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Global Intelligence for the Digital Transition

Big Data for media: Opportunities, challenges and best practices

Big Data is an umbrella term for a variety of strategies and tactics …

Attention-based measurement instead of clicks and CPM?

Chartbeat, a web software company that serves publishers with real-time analytics, has gained accreditation from the Media Rating Council for a new way of measuring the actual attention of readers, as part of a move to get publishers and…

Developing a website? A usability test is the best thing you can do

Lots of tools are available when developing a website – from mining data from user management systems, through analyses and heatmaps, to drowning in numbers from Google Analytics. And there are of course many others. As is usually the case…

Just because an article is shared doesn’t mean anyone has read it

It’s widely accepted by the digital publishing industry that the number of social media shares of an article or video clip reflects how interesting it is. Well, it doesn’t, according to Tony Haile, CEO of Chartbeat, reports The Verge. Mr…

Time for A/B testing

Out of all the tools available for media websites, only a few are more useful than A/B testing. A/B testing allows for much better decision-making along with fine-tuning the website into perfection. At the same time, it’s one of the…

Newspapers need to invest in data analysis

More and more publishers move from a “tracking” mentality that simply states what audience does to concentrate on what any such insight would imply for journalism and business of journalism. Newsrooms need to adopt the kind of…

Competition grows in Russia’s rapidly growing digital ad market

While growth in the Russian digital advertising market is slowing, the share of digital ads continues to grow, and in three to four years, digital advertising is predicted to capture a third of the market. The rapid growth in digital…

Real-time bidding brings flexibility and revenues to digital ad markets

Much of the disruption brought by the digital transition has involved changes in advertising. Radical shifts continue and one of the biggest challenges rolling through digital ad markets is the rise of real-time bidding, or programmatic…

Google Analytics 102 – Advanced reports, AdSense and AdWords

Looking to start getting more advanced with how you use Google Analytics? This resource will teach you how to make more advanced reports, as well as how to link AdSense and AdWords to your account. It is followed by exercises to help…

Google Analytics 101 – The what and how

Google Analytics is one of the most commonly used free web analytics tools and can help you optimise your content and advertising. Get a basic understanding of how Google Analytics works, how to set it up on your website and share it with…