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MoPub is launching a brand-new tool called the Optimizer that ought to permit mobile publishers to take a totally automated, hands-off method to managing their advertisement networks– and increase profits, too.

The group offered me a demo of the brand-new function, saying the innovation makes use of a ‘waterfall’ method, moving down a list of possible networks from which to serve an advertisement, beginning with the one that’d the highest estimated CPM (cost paid per thousand impressions). Normally, MoPub focuses on those networks based on CPM estimates offered by the publisher. The trouble: Those price quotes are often wrong. (MoPub has been attempting to attend to the absence of transparency and information about the performance of specific ad networks with its brand-new dashboard.)

Now, when publishers struck the Optimizer button, MoPub will automate that prioritization procedure based on its own information and the data it’s actually acquired from different networks, so that it can predict the likely CPM, clickthrough rate, latency, and more on a given advertisement. Ideally, for each impression MoPub need to be serving an advertisement from the network that’s most likely to make the most cash for the publisher.

‘It looks like a truly easy concept, but our publishers have not seen anything like it prior to and they are essentially blown away,’ stated Marketing Director Elain Szu.

The data utilized for prioritization is supposed to be as certain as possible. Simply puts, when possible, MoPub will compute CPMs and so forth utilizing data specific to that publisher which geography, but when necessary it’ll utilize more basic information, and in some cases, when there’s truly no data offered, it may just fall back on the estimates provided by the publishers.

Not every publisher is going to accept this for all their projects, Szu added. Rather, she recommended it could be especially beneficial for little publishers who don’t have the resources to manage their ad networks in an extremely hands-on method, as well as for bigger publishers who might’ve a number of geographic segments to keep track of. Those larger publishers could want to pay close attention in even more mature markets like the United States while taking a more automated strategy in small-but-growing markets.

The MoPub group likewise revealed me the results of some very early projects, specifically how the share of advertisements from different networks moved when the Optimizer was switched on, and continued shifting over time. (In many cases the Optimizer would even move cash away from the MoPub Marketplace to various other ad networks.) In each case, the CPMs went up compared with past efficiency and compared to apps that just were not using the Optimizer– you can see one example in the (anonymized) chart above.