Mediavine Income Reports are kind of an awesome thing. We don’t ever ask or expect our publishers to write them, but we think they’re incredibly helpful the the blogging world. As Eric says, it’s very important to keep in mind that if you work with a programmatic ad network, comparing your Mediavine RPM to even another MVP, is a somewhat futile exercise. No two sites have the exact same audience. Nor do they have the exact same site setup. Audience make up and site speed are just two of the things that can dramatically effect your overall earnings. So comparison to another site, even one that looks like yours, has similar content to yours, and even similar traffic, is not apples to apples, no matter how much someone might like to think (or say) so. What are Income Reports for? Income reports are used both […]

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We’re so excited! We’ve been working for a very long time with our friends at ZergNet to create a traffic exchange exclusive to active MVPs.

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Use this quick and easy SEO checklist every time you write a post to make sure you are making the most of every pageview, every time. Use our ultimate easy SEO checklist to make search engine optimization easy and fast. SEO used to seem like some huge complicated beast, and since I didn’t understand it, couldn’t interpret it, and didn’t have money to hire an “expert”, I just ignored it. Big mistake. That meant my website that had hundreds of posts wasn’t getting any real traffic from search engines, and I was depending solely on social media for my traffic. Huge mistake. My #1 goal since coming to work at Mediavine last June and diving head-first into actionable, easy, SEO – has been to make google my #1 referral. I’m happy to report that finally became the norm on my little corner of the internets, […]

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Pre-roll video

At Mediavine, we offer the Mediavine Video Player to all of our bloggers. This allows publishers who create video content to upload videos in the dashboard, and have a free video player to run on their websites via a video embed code. We host the videos, transcode them, and serve them to your website’s readers at the highest quality we can based on Internet speed. We also help make monetize those views via our pre-roll advertisements.

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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?

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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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