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Walla!

Walla! Swaps Pagination For Continuous Scroll Taboola Feed on Home Page to Increase User Loyalty

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Taboola Feed on Walla! Homepage and Category Pages Performs Better than All Other Monetization Sources

  • 26% Increase in Revenue from Taboola
  • 3% Increase in Site-wide Organic Content CTR
  • 57% Increase in Average Revenue From Video

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ブランドについて

Walla! Communications Ltd. is an Israeli internet company headquartered in Tel Aviv, and is considered one of the most popular websites in the country.

課題

Bring readers content that engages them with a great user experience, while improving user loyalty and scaling referral traffic with a competitive visit value.

ソリューション

Implement Taboola Feed’s continuous scroll solution on Walla!’s homepage and category pages.

成果

With Taboola, Walla! has seen a 26% increase in Taboola revenue, a 3% increase in site-wide organic content CTR and a 57% increase in average revenue from video.

はじめに

WALLA! NEWS is Israel’s leading news and content website in terms of both rating and revenue.

  • Audience: Walla’s content is delivered to 1.3 million Israeli users each day.
  • Rating : WALLA! NEWS is the #1 news and content website in the local market leading in all parameters—over 500 million page views and 25 million video views each month.
  • Product: based on three main categories— editorial content with almost 20 leading channels (news, sports, culture, entertainment and lifestyle), e-mail service, advertising and a free video on demand service
  • Walla! NEWS employs over 200 reporters, editors and photographers, bringing the news to our readers around the clock
  • TV Studios: Walla’s first TV studio was launched on January 2013.

In April 2015 the company launched a new state of the art street-side-studio in Tel-Aviv inspired by NBC Studios in Rockefeller Center, NYC, Sprawling over 300 square meters. Walla! invested 5 Million dollars in its construction. The studio is equipped with top-notch video and internet technologies, which enables live broadcast productions and integrates the studio and street audience, including live broadcasting via their website and mobile app.

Taboola Feed on Walla! Homepage and Category Pages Performs Better than All Other Monetization Sources

Taboola Feed on Walla! Homepage and Category Pages Performs Better than All Other Monetization Sources

Walla! aimed for one thing above all others—to bring readers content that engaged them inside a great user experience. Specifically, they looked to improve user loyalty and scale referral traffic with a competitive visit value.

They initially felt limited in terms of monetization options. In the past, they relied on other alternative demand sources.

While they were driving new audiences, creating a scalable revenue model for them was an issue—these new users weren’t sticking around as long as they would have liked.

Walla! implemented the Taboola Feed on their homepage and category pages to increase user loyalty, measuring metrics like average session duration and pages per session.

Walla! was drawn to Taboola Feed’s continuous scroll environment, mimicking the behavior users have already adapted on social media networks.

While they saw that other monetization sources decreased user reach and average session duration on desktop, and only moderately increased on mobile, Taboola was able to drastically increase all metrics.

Taboola’s In-Feed Video and Detached Video Slider Features Contribute to Revenue Growth

Within Walla!’s implementation of Taboola Feed is Taboola’s in-feed video content. Within the feed environment, users are highly engaged and ready to discover new content—including video.

They’ve also implemented Taboola’s detached video slider feature, where the most recent video detaches from Taboola Feed and adheres to corner of screen once user scrolls past, providing more opportunities for engagement.

Walla! felt that the Taboola team worked professionally and pleasantly, proactively raised opportunities for growth, promoted experiments for optimization, and took into account long-term goals.

Taboola’s In-Feed Video and Detached Video Slider Features Contribute to Revenue Growth
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We’ve seen better user loyalty and monetization of new users with Taboola Feed than any other sources. Adopting their continuous scroll environment on our homepage and category pages has allowed us to hit all of our goals—including scale, engagement and revenue.

- Shai Klayman, Head of Programmatic for Walla!