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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Today we are chatting with Mel Gunnell, 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.  (If you’re like us and can’t get enough deliciousness from Mediavine publishers, check out our interviews with Dennis of Ask Chef Dennis and Nicole of Gluten-Free on a Shoestring.) 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 […]

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

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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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Is Fill Rate Important?

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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I’m not sure if you guys have heard yet, but we’re putting on an epic event in just a few short months. The Mediavine Conference is going on in Charleston, South Carolina from April 6-8, and you are not going to want to miss this.

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As 2016 and this Q4 comes to a close, we wanted to thank everyone for an incredible year. This past year has seen explosive growth for the network. As a business built entirely on word of mouth, with absolutely no outbound marketing, we know that’s because of all of you. We can’t say it enough. Thank you all for continuing to speak so kindly of us on your blogs, in Facebook groups and in private to your friends. You have truly made this network what it is.

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Welcome to our Blogger Interview series, where we spend time talking with Mediavine publishers in different niches across the lifestyle spectrum. Vicariously travel the world with Deb and Dave of The Planet D, financially plan with Alexis of Fitnancials, and work Instagram like a boss with tips from Latasha of Arts and Budgets. We’re digging into what is working for them, what they might like to improve, and what you can do to be successful too!  

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Google Analytics referral spam is a confusing, common issue for publishers. Fortunately, it is both harmless and simple to remove. This is not real traffic, despite what the reporting says, nor is it anything to worry about. Your site is not being hacked or compromised.

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