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How our contextual targeting works

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

The reason we need to explain how our contextual targeting works is because some ad system users may have misconceptions of how our contextual targeting works. Please take a look at the steps listed below to get an understanding of how our contextual targeting works.

1. Our contextual targeting technology works by spidering the website and looks up relevant keywords.
2. For the first time the ad displays, our system will target contextually for the keywords/channels that the advertiser enters in their campaign.
3. An example of the keyword you may have chosen would be insurance and the website the ad was displayed would be www.abc.com/insurance.
4. After the contextually targeted ad has displayed at one page (e.g. http://www.abc.com/insurance), our ad system will cache the domain (e.g. http://www.abc.com) and the keyword (e.g. insurance).
5. So if someone visits the same domain with a different page (e.g. www.abc.com/health), our system will consider the cached domain (e.g. http://www.abc.com) and the keyword (e.g. insurance) and display the same contextually targeted ad at (e.g. www.abc.com/health).

The advantage of our contextual targeting is that earnings will increase and more ads will get displayed. If we turned off this feature the unsold traffic would increase by 30% and therefore fewer ads will get displayed. The ad system user can contact us if they wish to turn off this contextual targeting feature.