• Categories: Site Quality

    Earlier this year, the Association of National Advertisers released a report revealing that MFA websites account for 15% of all annual ad impressions. This translates to approximately $13 billion wasted on media campaigns running on platforms designed solely for advertising purposes. While the existence of these substandard MFA websites is nothing new, recent developments, including [...]

  • Categories: Content

    As the summer rolls on, August content trends are consumed by back-to-school, last-minute trips, and outdoor activities. One step closer to Fall, August gives us the last few weeks before vacations end, and out in the not-so-far distance, we can see Q4 around the corner.Depending on what part of the world you’re in, August still [...]

  • Categories: Content

    July kicks off the start of Q3, hard to believe! Summer months can be a bit of a roller coaster when it comes to both website traffic and advertising budgets, making it hard to know exactly what to expect. July falls smack in the middle of what certain publishers consider the “summer slump.” For verticals [...]

  • Categories: Audience, Industry News

    As a publisher, it's essential to understand what kind of content is helpful to users and what you should avoid to maintain a high-quality website, especially when it comes to Google Search. In April 2023, Google made some changes to its Helpful Content Guidance.  This blog dives into what is Google's helpful content guidance, how [...]

  • Categories: Big Data

    With three-plus years of almost constant news headlines of consumer data leaks, data privacy laws, and pressure to secure everything, another round of new legislation is about to touch down. Keeping it all straight is quite challenging, especially with the acronyms, right?! But we're going to try! Freestar recognizes and respects a user's right to [...]

  • Categories: Content

    On May 10, Google introduced future plans for the search engine result pages (SERPs). These plans include featuring AI-generated responses at the top of certain queries in a much more robust and well-formulated answer than in versions past. You can read Google's official blog post on their search generative experience. Mind-blowing, right? Preview: Over the [...]