Omniture stumbles

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Chatter is building on the interwebs about Omniture’s recent (and ongoing) latency woes. Looks like both SiteCatalyst and Discover are days behind in processing data (according to messages on Twitter, up to around 5 – 7 days in some cases). And it looks like the situation is still getting worse, rather than better. I have … Read more

Brandt Dainow gets over-excited again

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After his breathless article last year, proclaiming Google Analytics to be something like a cross between the second coming and Barack Obama, Brandt Dainow seems to have soured on the big G, proclaiming this week that GA contains ‘disturbing inaccuracies’: Google Analytics is different from other products in that it has been intentionally designed by … Read more

Whence the universal tag?

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With another E-metrics Summit over (sans me, sadly), it’s clear that interest in web analytics and online measurement remains high, even (or especially) in these troubled times. But as the technology sets for online advertising and web analytics continue to merge and overlap, one urgent question remains unanswered: what are we going to do about … Read more

Google integrates DoubleClick with AdSense

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In a post yesterday on the company blog, Google has announced that it’s going to be introducing some DoubleClick-like features into the Google Content network (that is, the group of sites that use AdSense to serve contextual ads). The new functionality includes: Frequency capping and reporting Improved ad quality View-through conversions These new capabilities are … Read more

Online Ad Business 101, Part III – Ad Networks

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So far in my nascent Online Ad Business 101 series, I’ve covered the overall advertising value chain, and looked at a superficial level at how an ad ‘call’ is actually handled. This installment brings together themes from those two first posts, by taking a look at ad networks. As I have mentioned before, ad networks … Read more

AdSense becomes a content delivery network

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In a move that I predicted on this blog 18 months ago (ok, really I just called out that a colleague had predicted it, but I shall take my prognostication credits where I can), Google has announced that it’s going to be using the AdSense network to distribute new episodes (I suppose you could use … Read more