Mobile Ad Viewability
What is mobile ad viewability?Mobile ad viewability is the percentage of impressions in which 50% of the ad was in view for a minimum of 1 second for display ads, and 2 seconds for video ads. It is a key metric for mobile advertising campaigns, as it gives mobile marketers a clearer picture of their campaign performance and the quality of their ad sources.
Mobile ad and in-app viewability is especially important for brand advertisers who run CPM campaigns and want to ensure that their ads were seen by real people.
How to measure in-app viewability and viewability metrics?Mobile marketers can measure in-app viewability and see viewability metrics on their attribution dashboards or the dashboards of the ad sources they are running with, if available. For an ad to count as viewable, the MRC states that the ad must reach a minimum time requirement and pixel requirement.
In order for advertisers to accurately measure mobile ad viewability, the publisher must integrate a measurement vendor’s SDK. To circumvent this obstacle, the IAB open sourced its measurement SDK, allowing app publishers to adopt a single standardized SDK instead of one for each measurement company.