The Future of Print

Cpm Rates for Q4 2008

Posted in Doom by futureofprint on June 24, 2009

Prices for display ads sold through networks have dropped for the second quarter in a row, dipping below $0.30 on average, according to PubMatic.

Data from PubMatic’s AdPrice index indicates that the average effective cost-per-thousand impressions (CPM) for display ads has declined to $0.27 – down by 27 percent from the average CPM in the first quarter of 2008.

Ad network CPM rates seem to have dropped across the board. CPMs on news sites dropped by 36 percent to $0.36, while those on entertainment sites dropped by 27 percent to $0.33, gaming sites dropped by 26 percent to $0.48, CPMs on business and finance declined by 22 percent to $0.86, and CPMs on social networks declined by 22 percent to $0.21.

Small websites continue to command higher than average ad network rates, with sites attracting less than one million page views per month charging an average CPM of $0.61. However, this average CPM also reflects a decline – of 29 percent – since the first quarter.

According to Zachary Rodgers, writing in The ClickZ Network, the fall in CPM prices is the result of a number of factors, including “the glut of social network ad inventory, the rise of vertical ad networks, and doubts about the branding effectiveness of traditional IAB standard ad formats.”

via Cpm Rates | Kikabink News – Internet Marketing News.

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