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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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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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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