Website Owners Glossary


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  • 3rd Party CookiesCommonly used for analytics and conversion tracking, these are cookies that are not created by...   Learn More >
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  • Acceptable AdsAcceptable Ads is a set of criteria for placing ads on a website. It was created by the parent...   Learn More >
  • Active ModerationWhen a moderator is reading the majority of posts or comments on a website or social network to...   Learn More >
  • Active ViewActive View is how Google AdSense measures Viewable Impressions. An Active View Viewable...   Learn More >
  • Ad SpaceA space on a website that is reserved for advertising.
  • ads.txtAds.txt is a file that websites can upload which publicly declares which ad companies are...   Learn More >
  • Advanced MatchingA feature on Facebook Ads which allows the Facebook Pixel to scan webpages it is on to glean...   Learn More >
  • AI ContentContent that is generated by a machine 'reading' other content. While AI Content is...   Learn More >
  • AnalyticsThe measurable statistics of a website or an ad campaign (such as impressions). Typically...   Learn More >
  • AOVThe average (mean) amount earned per order (in revenue). This is a helpful metric to make...   Learn More >
  • Average Order ValueThe average (mean) amount earned per order (in revenue). This is a helpful metric to make...   Learn More >
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  • BacklinkA backlink is a link from another website. Backlinks are different to inbound links, which...   Learn More >
  • Better AdsBetter Ads is a display advertising standard that publishers and ad networks sign up to in order...   Learn More >
  • BootstrapA business that pulls itself up into success without little or no external (or internal)...   Learn More >
  • Brand AwarenessBrand Awareness generally means how memorable a brand is under different conditions. It is...   Learn More >
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  • CanvaA popular and simple design tool that can be accessed through a browser. Canva has a large...   Learn More >
  • CLSCumulative Layout Shift is one of Google’s Core Web Vital metrics, which is to be used as a...   Learn More >
  • CMPA Consent Management Platform (CMP) is how websites track and record whether people have given...   Learn More >
  • Completion RateCompletion Rate is a metric meaning the percentage of people who completed a task, out of those...   Learn More >
  • Consent Management PlatformA Consent Management Platform (CMP) is how websites track and record whether people have given...   Learn More >
  • Content Optimisation SystemA Content Optimisation System (COS) is a platform that optimises content for individual...   Learn More >
  • Conversion PixelA conversion pixel is a 3rd party piece of code placed on a website that allows an advertiser or...   Learn More >
  • Cookie PolicyA policy that explains which cookies are dropped by a website, and what they are being used for....   Learn More >
  • COSA Content Optimisation System (COS) is a platform that optimises content for individual...   Learn More >
  • CRMCRM stands for Customer Relationship Management. A tool or platform that helps manages a...   Learn More >
  • Cumulative Layout ShiftCumulative Layout Shift is one of Google’s Core Web Vital metrics, which is to be used as a...   Learn More >
  • Customer Relationship ManagementCRM stands for Customer Relationship Management. A tool or platform that helps manages a...   Learn More >
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  • Dark PatternsDark Patterns are techniques used by websites and apps to trick their users into taking an...   Learn More >
  • Data Management PlatformA way to combine data from multiple sources to analyze and segment it. These are becoming...   Learn More >
  • DCNDigital Content Next (DCN) is the new name for the OPA. A non-profit trade association for the...   Learn More >
  • Digital Content NextDigital Content Next (DCN) is the new name for the OPA. A non-profit trade association for the...   Learn More >
  • DiscrepancyDiscrepancy Definition Discrepancy means an unexpected (or unexplainable) difference between...   Learn More >
  • DisqusA commenting plugin that can be used on any website which requires users to create profiles....   Learn More >
  • DMPA way to combine data from multiple sources to analyze and segment it. These are becoming...   Learn More >
  • DOM Ready TimeThe amount of time it takes for a browser to actually receive the HTML code (pre-loading the page).
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  • EmojiA standard set of small images that can be added to messages and posts that is used to express...   Learn More >
  • End of WeekEOW stands for End of Week. It is a common ad hoc deadline set in many types of business ("Can I...   Learn More >
  • End UserThe person who actually uses a website, product, or service. It is important to keep a focus on...   Learn More >
  • EOWEOW stands for End of Week. It is a common ad hoc deadline set in many types of business ("Can I...   Learn More >
  • ExperienceA marketing buzzword that tries to encapsulate how enjoyable and easy to use something was. This...   Learn More >
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  • FaviconThe icon that appears on a tab in a browser when visiting a website. Usually just the websites logo.
  • Featured SnippetsA small portion of a webpages text that Google displays at the top of search results in order to...   Learn More >
  • FIDFirst Input Delay is one of Google's Core Web Vital metrics, which is to be used as a ranking...   Learn More >
  • First Input DelayFirst Input Delay is one of Google's Core Web Vital metrics, which is to be used as a ranking...   Learn More >
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  • GAMGoogle Ad Manager is Google's ad serving platform. Through GAM websites can add different ad...   Learn More >
  • GDPRGDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It is the updated legal framework in the EU...   Learn More >
  • General Data Protection RegulationGDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It is the updated legal framework in the EU...   Learn More >
  • GifA type of image file, which can be animated. Gif is an acronym that stands for graphic...   Learn More >
  • Google Ad ManagerGoogle Ad Manager is Google's ad serving platform. Through GAM websites can add different ad...   Learn More >
  • Google DiscoverA feed on Google.com (on mobile) and the Google App which surfaces content based on your...   Learn More >
  • Google Search ConsoleThe new name for Google Webmaster Tools. Google Search Console is a free service that lets...   Learn More >
  • Google Tag ManagerGoogle Tag Manager is an efficient way of dynamically managing tagging on a website from Google....   Learn More >
  • GPT-3An AI writing tool that creates human like text.
  • Graphic Interchange FormatA type of image file, which can be animated. Gif is an acronym that stands for graphic...   Learn More >
  • GSCThe new name for Google Webmaster Tools. Google Search Console is a free service that lets...   Learn More >
  • GTMGoogle Tag Manager is an efficient way of dynamically managing tagging on a website from Google....   Learn More >
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  • IABIAB stands for the Interactive Advertising Bureau (or Internet Advertising Bureau in the UK)....   Learn More >
  • InlineA way of including code (such as CSS) directly in the body of a program (or webpage). While this...   Learn More >
  • Internet Advertising BureauIAB stands for the Interactive Advertising Bureau (or Internet Advertising Bureau in the UK)....   Learn More >
  • InventoryThe total amount of ad impressions a publisher or network has - this is usually expressed as a...   Learn More >
  • Inventory ForecastingThe act of predicting how many ad impressions will be available in the future. Like all...   Learn More >
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  • JavaA programming language used for web applications. Not to be confused with the far more prevalent...   Learn More >
  • Joint CopyrightWhen a piece of content belongs to multiple people/companies. This often happens for co-branded...   Learn More >
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  • Largest Contentful PaintLargest Contentful Paint is one of Google's three Core Web Vital metrics. It is a type of page...   Learn More >
  • LCPLargest Contentful Paint is one of Google's three Core Web Vital metrics. It is a type of page...   Learn More >
  • Lead GenerationLead generation (or Lead Gen) is the gathering of potential customers' contact information and...   Learn More >
  • Link Spam UpdateAn algorithm update from Google in 2021 formalising the need to mark outbound links that are not...   Learn More >
  • Link VelocityThe rate at which a site gets new inbound links, usually measured as the number of linking...   Learn More >
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  • Made for AdvertisingMade for Advertising Sites. Low quality websites that focus typically focus on a niche,and which...   Learn More >
  • MagentoAn open source eCommerce platform.
  • MarkupA way of tagging a webpage (or elements of a webpage) to explain what they are. This is most...   Learn More >
  • MCMMultiple Customer Management is the way in which ad networks can manage the Google Ad Exchange...   Learn More >
  • Media KitA pack of materials about an organisation. This can either be a pack of prices and options for...   Learn More >
  • Meta DescriptionA Meta Description is a summary of a webpage that doesn't appear on the page. It is instead read...   Learn More >
  • MFA SitesMade for Advertising Sites. Low quality websites that focus typically focus on a niche,and which...   Learn More >
  • MicrositeA microsite is a website made for a specific purpose, often by a company that already has a...   Learn More >
  • Minimum CPMThe minimum CPM amount you will accept for ad impressions - often an option in ad network UIs,...   Learn More >
  • Minimum GuaranteeA minimum guarantee, or MG, is an amount an ad network contractually agrees to pay a publisher...   Learn More >
  • ModeratedModeration is the act of reviewing comments or forum posts to ensure they don’t breach rules set...   Learn More >
  • MonetizedIf something is monetized that means that it has been set up so that money is earned from it....   Learn More >
  • MonumetricAn ad network for WordPress sites that uses ad rotation technology. They only take sites over a...   Learn More >
  • Multi-Size Ad SlotAn ad slot that can load more than one size of advert within it.
  • Multiple Customer ManagementMultiple Customer Management is the way in which ad networks can manage the Google Ad Exchange...   Learn More >
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  • Native AdvertisingNative Ads are ads that are intended not to look like ads. For example, they could be an...   Learn More >
  • Net Promoter ScoreNet Promoter Score is a way of measuring how likely your audience is to recommend you. It...   Learn More >
  • NHTWhat is Non-Human Traffic? Non-Human Traffic (or NHT) is a type of traffic made up of any...   Learn More >
  • NicheA specific or specialised interest or section of the population. Websites are often spoken about...   Learn More >
  • Non-Guaranteed InventoryNon-Guaranteed Inventory is the term used when an unspecified amount of inventory is purchased....   Learn More >
  • Non-Human TrafficWhat is Non-Human Traffic? Non-Human Traffic (or NHT) is a type of traffic made up of any...   Learn More >
  • NPSNet Promoter Score is a way of measuring how likely your audience is to recommend you. It...   Learn More >
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  • On-Page SEOOn-Page SEO means optimising what is on a webpage (including things that aren't visible - eg...   Learn More >
  • Online Publishers AssociationNow known as Digital Content Next (DCN), the OPA is a trade association of websites with a...   Learn More >
  • OPANow known as Digital Content Next (DCN), the OPA is a trade association of websites with a...   Learn More >
  • Opt-In‘Opt-in’ or ‘Opting in’ means requiring a user to make an active, positive choice to increase...   Learn More >
  • Opt-OutIn email marketing, an opt-out means unticking a pre-ticked box that says "I would like to...   Learn More >
  • OverlayWhat is an Overlay (or Floater)? An Overlay (or Floater as they are known in the US) is an IAB...   Learn More >
  • Owned MediaOwned Media refers to advertising using channels an advertiser controls. This includes your own...   Learn More >
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  • Page CTRThe percentage of clicks all ads on a page received (Page CTR can also be used to measure link...   Learn More >
  • Page Experience UpdateThe Page Experience Update was a Google algorithm update for search that rolled out in Summer...   Learn More >
  • Page ImpressionAlso known as a page view, a page impression is a digital marketing metric that counts each time...   Learn More >
  • Page RPMWhat does Page RPM mean? In digital marketing, the Page RPM is the amount a publisher receives...   Learn More >
  • Page SpeedPage Speed is how fast an individual webpage loads. It can be measured in many ways but is...   Learn More >
  • Page ViewA page view is a metric for how many times a webpage is loaded.
  • Passive ModerationWhen a moderator only checks if posts or comments on a site are suitable if someone flags them....   Learn More >
  • PECRAn acronym for Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation, PECR is an EU regulation around...   Learn More >
  • Polite LoadingPolite Loading is a common requisite made by websites for ads on their site meaning that ads are...   Learn More >
  • Pop-UpWhat is a Pop-Up (or Pop-Under)? A pop-up ad comprises of a webpage that opens up in a new...   Learn More >
  • PromotersPromoters is a term used when calculating Net Promoter Score. It refers to people who have...   Learn More >
  • PublisherA publisher of a website is the person or company responsible for the content on a website. This...   Learn More >
  • Publisher Ad TagA publisher ad tag is a piece of code that publishers put directly on their site to call ad...   Learn More >
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  • RevenueThe total amount of money taken in by a person or company, before any expenses (such as taxes...   Learn More >
  • Revenue Per Thousand What does RPM mean? In digital marketing, the RPM price means that every time something...   Learn More >
  • Revenue Per Thousand PagesWhat does Page RPM mean? In digital marketing, the Page RPM is the amount a publisher receives...   Learn More >
  • RPM What does RPM mean? In digital marketing, the RPM price means that every time something...   Learn More >
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  • SentimentA feeling of opinion on something. Sentiment analysis is often used wherever there are comments...   Learn More >
  • Site SpeedA general term for the speed at which a site loads. Site speed can be broken down into multiple...   Learn More >
  • SitemapA sitemap is a list of all the web pages on a site, arranged in a useful manner.
  • SkippableSkippable in online advertising refers to ads (usually video ads) that do not have to be watched...   Learn More >
  • Social ListeningThe process of monitoring social channels for people talking about your brand or things related...   Learn More >
  • SpiderA spider is a type of bot deployed by search engines that crawls websites to index their...   Learn More >
  • Split TestingA way of testing whether one thing is better than another. For example, you could split test two...   Learn More >
  • SquarespaceA website builder.
  • SSL CertificateAn SSL Certificate is a digital key that creates a secure connection between a website and a...   Learn More >
  • SubdomainA subdomain is part of a larger domain, usually separated by a dot and at the beginning of a...   Learn More >
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  • Thin ContentContent on a website that has little to no value to a user. This is generally thought of as very...   Learn More >
  • Time to InteractiveA measurement of how long it takes for a webpage to become interactive after it starts to load....   Learn More >
  • TLDTLD stands for Top-Level Domain. Top-Level Domain refers to the most important part (rightmost)...   Learn More >
  • Top-Level DomainTLD stands for Top-Level Domain. Top-Level Domain refers to the most important part (rightmost)...   Learn More >
  • TrafficTraffic in online advertising is a catch-all term for visitors to a site (the online equivalent...   Learn More >
  • TTIA measurement of how long it takes for a webpage to become interactive after it starts to load....   Learn More >
  • Two-Click PenaltyA method that Google uses to prevent click fraud. If Google suspects that clicks on display ads...   Learn More >
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  • UGCUGC (or User Generated Content) means any content generated by the users of a site as opposed to...   Learn More >
  • UnmoderatedModeration is the act of reviewing comments or forum posts to ensure they don't breach rules set...   Learn More >
  • UnmonetizedIf something is unmonetized that means that it has not been set up so that money is earned from...   Learn More >
  • User Generated ContentUGC (or User Generated Content) means any content generated by the users of a site as opposed to...   Learn More >
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  • Voice SearchWhen a search is made vocally as opposed to through text. This can occur on either voice-only...   Learn More >
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  • WebpageAn individual page on a website.
  • Website Engagement RateA new metric added to GA4 which is the opposite of bounce rate. Instead of measuring the...   Learn More >
  • WixA website builder.
  • WordPressWordPress is one of the most popular content management systems for websites. It is reported to...   Learn More >
  • World Wide WebStands for world wide web in case you were wondering.
  • WPWordPress is one of the most popular content management systems for websites. It is reported to...   Learn More >
  • WWWStands for world wide web in case you were wondering.
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  • YMYLAn acronym for Your Money or Your Life, which encompasses all websites which give health or...   Learn More >
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  • Z-IndexThe Z-Index is a CSS property that defines the order in which items on a webpage are shown - if...   Learn More >

 

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