What would you do with 15% more revenue? Start thinking — Chitika Hover 2.0 is here!

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In a previous study, 7,500 Chitika publishers made an average of 15% more revenue simply by turning on the Hover ad unit for their websites. And now, our new and improved Chitika Hover 2.0 is poised to make our publishers even more!

Terms of Service: Staying Away from the Dark Side

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One of the biggest sources of frustration with some other ad networks is an ambiguous terms of service (TOS) agreement leading some publishers to be banned without so much as an explanation. This is sometimes after months or years of seemingly good standing with little to no changes to the site. At Chitika, we have a simple to follow TOS agreement focused on two factors.

Spotlight: Traffic Sources that Make You $$

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One question we often get from publishers is how we determine which ads get shown on their site. While our algorithms take a wide variety of factors into account, the exact ad shown to a given user is greatly dependent on the geographic location of that user and how they got to the website itself. In this post, we’ll focus on both of these areas and how you can maximize your earnings with Chitika.

Best Practices for Chitika Ad Implementation

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In this post, we tackle one of the major factors influencing a publisher’s revenue – how they implement the Chitika ad code in terms of page position and unit size. Due to the differences in behavior between sets of audiences, the optimum settings for maximizing ad revenue can vary drastically between website types.

Getting to Gold with Chitika

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For our premium advertisers, including those that provide us with Rich Media/display inventory, we’re able to deliver their best ads to sites with traffic representing the greatest proverbial bang for the buck – our Gold-level publishers. With Gold-level publishers recieving our highest-value ads in terms of CPM, how can a publisher move up the tiers?

Apple Earnings: Chitika Insights Stats Referenced by Apple Executives for Fourth Time in Past Year

Apple’s CFO Peter Oppenheimer cited Chitika Insights’ most recent smartphone and tablet usage statistics on its Q4 2013 earnings call – the fourth time over the past year that the company has referenced Chitika Insights data in a public-facing announcement.

Chitika Lends a Hand (or 14) to Habitat for Humanity

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This week a group of Chitikans took a few hours away from optimizations, analytics and modeling to get our hands dirty for a good cause — literally! We packed up our paintbrushes and power tools last Wednesday and joined forces with local MetroWest Habitat for Humanity to help build a new duplex for two local families.

Chitika’s Mobile Division General Manager Talks Tablet Traffic on Bloomberg West TV

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Was Microsoft’s Surface tablet saved by the holidays? What will parents look for in the next generation of tablets for children? And what will 2014 bring to the tablet space? These are all questions Chitika’s Mobile Division General Manager answered in an interview for Bloomberg West Television.

Competitors Bring the Heat at Chitika India’s Creative Media Design Event

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Anyone who has ever been to an event at Chitika’s stateside headquarters knows that they’re packed with fun, interactive learning opportunities (like our Big Data Open House). But the Chitika office in Hyderabad, India didn’t want HQ to have all the fun, so they recently hosted their first event ever: a Creative Media Competition with plenty of networking thrown in.