Your Ads: Up for Auction?

Your Ads: Up for Auction?

An ad auction is the process search engine algorithms utilize to determine which ads to show based on user searches. The auction process not only dictates whether the ad will show, but in what order ads are placed. This is called your ‘ad rank.’ The ad rank consists...
Even YouTube Uses Algorithms

Even YouTube Uses Algorithms

When is an algorithm not a rule? When a human being doesn’t set it up. Sites such as YouTube use ‘machine learning’ to make their algorithms more robust and accurate. The main concept behind machine learning is that an application becomes more intuitive the more use...

Socially Acceptable: How Online Behavior Drives Profits

Although human behavior has been analyzed as long as there have been humans around to observe other humans, the term ‘social proof’ is the latest concept that our own behavior is impacted by the actions, attitudes, and beliefs of other people. It’s human nature...