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Business

What’s the real price for free?

I loved this quote by Tristan Harris in the New York Magazine article The Internet Apologizes … “We cannot afford the advertising business model. The price of free is actually too high. It is literally destroying our society, because it incentivizes automated systems that have these inherent flaws. Cambridge Analytica is the easiest way of explaining… […]

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Ads Web

Are we over zealous on Remarketing?

One of the major shifts in online advertising that I have observed recently is the rampant use of re-marketing campaigns of late. What are remarketing campaigns? I like to think of remarketing campaigns in the form of a popular ad campaign that Vodafone (then Hutch) ran in India. This brilliant ad campaign that was run […]

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Ads Web

Google launches Machine Learning for AdSense

Google AdSense has been around for more than a decade and a half now, this along with DoubleClick for Publishers allows website owners to monetize their traffic. One of the key challenges in this was to figure out the optimum ad placements without impacting readability and user experience of the site. This trade-off that the […]

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Analytics

More information about Samara Oblast

I had blogged about getting traffic through bots leaving referral signatures, and it seemed as if the whole internet saw this happening on their sites. After I blogged this post, Moz.com came out with suggestions on putting filters on Google Analytics to clear our your analytics data.

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Analytics

Thoughts on Social Media

I wrote this note out for a discussion on Social Media sites and how their relationship with publishers has evolved over a period of time. It goes to show that too much of reliance on any one channel may not be such a good thing after all! Can we as digital marketers and analysts create […]

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SEO

Webmaster rolls out new Search Console

This has been coming for quite some time. Google Webmaster is slowly rolling out an update to the Search Console. The new search console is a much cleaner interface with most of the reports and insights hidden under multiple layers. The Dashboard The new Search Console dashboard is much more simpler now, with just three […]

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Analytics

2018, the year of numbers

I have been talking about data and analytics for quite some time now. So much so that, I have shifted from doing development as a service (at 13 Llama Studio), to agency as a service (at 13 Llama Interactive). The reason behind this was to capitalise on my love for data analysis and build an […]