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31

Aug

2017

Misconceptions hindering publisher revenue growth

And the impact on header bidding today

This blog was published on the IAB website on the 31st of August 2017.

James Rosewell, CEO of 51Degrees writes about the misconceptions hindering publisher revenue growth and the impact on header bidding.

It has been 7 years since web professionals went mad for mobile first, Responsive Web Design (RWD), single URL, one size works for websites on every device. Every major publisher in the UK got swept along. Adtech and advertisers had to fit in. Have web professionals forgotten the power of server-side optimisation or the techniques available to them?

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17

Aug

2017

Samsung Internet Usage

51Degrees reviews the Samsung browser popularity

In 2012 Samsung Internet was made available as a stand-alone app and since then it has begun to acquire momentum, particularly in Africa and the Middle East. It has become so well recognised in these regions that its usage topped Mobile Safari. The latest stable release adds features such as Iris Scanning, Samsung Pay Support and Content Blocking. We take a look at the Samsung browser popularity around the globe and how it compares to other android browsers.

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27

Jun

2017

Website Health Check Tips

What is slowing down your website on mobile devices?

Author: Paula

Slow page loading or latency is a common challenge for websites when viewed on mobile devices. Ads may also not appear affecting viewability, revenue income from advertisers and publisher brand safety. This blog gives you some useful tips to establish what is causing the problem.

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Categories: Opinion

Tags: Device Detection, Tips

14

Mar

2016

Accelerated Mobile Pages Launched

Google AMP

Author: Anonym

On the 24th February Google launched AMP. Announced last October, AMP is an open source platform that aims to improve user experience of the mobile Web by reducing the possible complexity of Web pages.

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Categories: Opinion

Tags: Google, AMP

7

Mar

2016

Enhance Conference and the User-Agent

Misconceptions concerning User-Agents are limiting the possibilities

Friday 4th March 2016 saw 180 web professionals all with an interest in progressive enhancement assemble in London for a one day conference organised by Simon McManus.

"The Web is the most hostile software engineering environment imaginable." - Douglas Crockford

I continue to be amazed at how the humble User-Agent is misunderstood. My purpose in writing this blog post is to reset some myths passed down from web professional to web professional over the years concerning User-Agents. This was typified in the debate and conversation I witnessed at Enhance Conference.

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Categories: Opinion

Tags: User-Agent

30

Nov

2015

The Rise and Fall of Blackberry

James Rosewell, Founder and CEO of 51Degrees looks at the rise and fall (and rise again?) of Blackberry.

Author: Anonym

 A topic close to the heart of many of our readers, the much loved Canadian handset company has experienced some turbulent times in the past few years. There’s no denying that they have made some excellent phones, but they are in the middle of a turnaround at the moment (event T-Mobile US’ John Legere recently said “they’re on the up”) in a bid to regain market share, as well as focus on areas such as security software and device management.

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8

Jul

2015

Apple Standalone on Device Detection

Exposing the crippling solution used to detect iPhone and iPad models

Device vendors as varied as the mighty Samsung, to brands like Pantech and Micromax all recognize the importance of identifying different device models when accessing web sites. However Apple do not fully support this approach.

Some device detection solutions have tried to address the problem by artificially stressing the iPhone or iPad to determine how quickly its processor can complete iterative tasks. Understanding how the device performs under stress provides an indication as to the CPU available and therefore the model of device. The approach can yield more information but ironically at the expense of user experience as the page load time increases and the battery is drained more rapidly.

If every web site were to stress iPhones and iPads to gain model information the web would slow down for Apple users. This isn’t in Apple’s interest. However if Apple make a simple change the problem can be avoided.

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Categories: Opinion

Tags: Apple, Performance

27

Apr

2015

Tips for consumer electronic device vendors

How smartphone vendors can improve their customers digital experience

Author: Kamila

Every day consumer electronic vendors fuel the growing demand for smartphones, tablets and smartwatches by releasing new web enabled devices. From the mighty Apple iPhone and iPad to the relative smaller-scale like Gionee, Oppo and Fly, 51Degrees track the post popular ensuring their specifications and capabilities are available for analysis.

For many marketers its essential to know how each device and platform is performing. 51Degrees provide a tool which aggregates usage information from over 3 billion unique web visits per month and shows vendors exactly how their models are performing by country and month. This information differs to sales figures and shows real usage of the web.

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8

Apr

2015

5 Foundations of a High Performance Website

A reminder from bricks and mortar retailing

Published by Digital Marketing Magazine our founder James Rosewell references long established high street retailing to provide a reminder of 5 non technical factors which form the foundations of a high performance website.

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Categories: Opinion

Tags: Performance

7

Apr

2015

Browsing the web from a smartwatch

How many of them can browse independently?

Author: S.Parker

It seems that the major phone makers have decided now is the time for us to all buy smart watches but what do they actually do for the consumer. They are supposed to make our lives easier by placing all the information that we were getting from our pocket and phones on to our wrist. But will this effect the way we browse the Internet?

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