SkAdNetwork? Privacy Sandbox? I stand with MD5s

Apple’s June 2020 announcement that the IDFA would be an opt-in feature for consumers by September’s iOS 14 release felt like the rug was pulled from under the 80 billion ad industry, sending marketers into a frenzy to find the next best thing. It’s now been over two months, and we’re still scratching our heads. With the recent much-needed postponement until 2021, we as an industry need to use this time effectively to find a new gold standard for

Google’s SameSite Upgrade Reinforces Why Publishers Need to Move Beyond Cookies for Audience Targeting

The launch of Google’s SameSite Upgrade in Chrome 80 on Tuesday, Feb. 4 signals yet another nail in the coffin for third-party browser cookies. Following on the heels of Firefox and Safari, which have already blocked third-party cookies by default, and Chrome’s existing cookie warning, the SameSite upgrade further clamps down on the use of effective third-party cookies for audience targeting. Impact on Publishers The change will obviously impact ad tech vendors who rely on

Freshworks: Multiple Conversion Rate Optimization Modules in One Suite

In this digital age, the battle for marketing space has shifted online. With more people online, subscriptions and sales have moved from their traditional space to their new, digital ones.  Websites have to be on their best game and take into account site designs and user experience. As a result, websites have become critical to company revenues. Given this scenario, it’s easy to see how conversion rate optimization, or CRO as it’s known, has become

Riffle: Get This Chrome Twitter Plugin Now!

I just wrote about my reignited love affair with Twitter and shared a couple great tools for managing your Twitter followers. Here’s another nice tool that I just discovered! Riffle by CrowdRiff is a Chrome Plugin that adds a Twitter dashboard pane that helps you identify and analyze information on the Twitter user. Riffle provides information including the activity, the account’s engagement, the source of the tweets as well as their top mentions and affinities.

Chrome: More Fun with Search Engines

Now that Chrome is available for the Mac, I’ve been messing with it all day and absolutely love it. The ability to troubleshoot sites with it is incredible… whether it’s a CSS or a JavaScript issue. One thing I always like messing with is the default search engine or list of engines – regardless of whether it’s Firefox or Safari. I search my own site often enough that I usually add that to the list.