We’ve had many questions around the Start A Fire content sharing service. Let’s get all your questions answered in one place.

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Pageviews are dead

We’re making a big change at Mediavine – the main overall RPM we focus on optimizing is shifting from pageviews to sessions. Why? Because pageviews are dead and Miley Cyrus killed them. Wait… what? To me, nothing better explains why the Internet has officially killed the value of a pageview than this hilarious Onion article about CNN running Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance slideshow as their top story. In short, it’s satire of the obsession with the click-bait slideshows that have destroyed even reputable news sources, all in the pursuit of a higher pageview count. However, the issue is that in that pursuit, we have destroyed the actual value behind a pageview. What do I mean? Using a pageview to equally describe the value of a reader leisurely scrolling through a full 500-word article on your site, or a reader that clicks a single button fifteen times to move to the next […]

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Skippable Ads vs Non-Skippable Ads

Thanks to the prevalence of skippable video ads on YouTube, our publishers that use the Mediavine video player to monetize their videos often ask us why only some of our video ads are skippable. Short answer? Because we’re not YouTube and we actually want you to make money.

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Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Today we are chatting with Mel, of none other than Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. I’ve been a big fan for a long time of this blog in particular, and she was one of the sites that really inspired me to start a food blog of my own. She started blogging way back in the early days of this business, and you are going to love this insightful look into her blog and her life. Tell us a little bit about yourself, your family, and your everyday life. I’m a mom to five crazy kids (4 boys and little girl), as well as one dog, 12 chickens, and 4 cows. Having moved eight or so times throughout the midwest in the last 14 years, my husband, kids and I now call Southwestern Idaho home. Our house is filled with lots of wrestling, cooking, piano practicing, drama (thanks […]

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Is Mediavine for Big Bloggers

When we launched Mediavine Publisher Network, one thing that was important to us was to be as inclusive as possible.

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Guide to SSL graphic

Yes! Mediavine Ads are SSL compatible. Just follow this guide to make sure you’ve set up your site to serve over secure https correctly! Are you looking to make your site SSL compatible to increase security or to make your site more Google SEO friendly? The good news is Mediavine ads are set up to be served over SSL. If you want to read about how https ads perform versus http ads, please read our blog post on Mediavine SSL Ads.

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We’re absolutely thrilled and honored that you’re considering entrusting your site’s monetization with the Mediavine Publisher Network. However, we understand this is not a decision to take lightly. This is your income, after all.

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Fill Rate

At Mediavine, our advertising fill rates generally fluctuate anywhere from 70-99% depending on the time of the year, but never reaching that elusive 100%. And you know what? That makes us damn happy.

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Website push notifications are an emerging tool for publishers looking to reach their audience in real time and in a way that occupies a unique place among modern communication channels. Push notifications are clickable messages sent by a service to subscribers’ browsers. We see this all the time with Facebook, SMS and other apps.

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Ad Viewability

One of the biggest digital ad trends in 2016 was all about viewability. So what is ad viewability as it pertains to digital ads and how do you improve it?

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