Likelihood to Recommend
Well suited--customizable enough to go to market efficiently and quickly. Not well suited--Plug-in multiple demand sources, improved targeting integrations with first-party data.
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If you want to have your company advertised on news websites across the United States then Taboola is perfect. If you're looking for clicks and impressions but not so much interested in traffic that is highly engaged and converting often then I'd suggest Taboola as an option to run traffic, too. This is the perfect platform for grey-hat offers and similar ideas. I wouldn't suggest it for running ads on your website due to some strict conditions and the fact that it might not necessarily play nice with traffic coming from Facebook.
Read full review Pros Intuitive dashboards and reporting Custom templates for display media Flexibility in terms of setting guardrails for targeting Read full review A good value on clicks -- they have visitors for all CPCs! Worldwide reach and relatability -- so many providers use Taboola. It's very easy to reach your audience wherever. High quality -- their policies ensure that only enjoyable, modest content is provided. Read full review Cons Exportable insights at a brand, page, and placement level Segmentation API service to better manage first-party data Opportunity for non-custom implementation to allow for scalable solutions, such as programmatic backfill Read full review I would like to see an easier way to exclude irrelevant sites that our ads received impressions or clicks on. Being able to bid on specific sites only. Read full review Usability
Intuitive and easy to use.
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It was pretty straightforward getting an account set up and having an account rep assigned. Compared to some other platforms Taboola is actually rather intuitive when it comes to navigating the user interface. Pixel implementation was easy and we didn't have any discrepancies tracking conversions. Also the ability to target LALs was very useful and semi-straightforward to upload.
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Retail Media by Criteo's support at the start (with ERMS and Hooklogic) was pretty poor, with support SLAs exceeding 72 hours. This has changed over time to having a dedicated team--therefore the 7 rating and not 8.
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We have a point of contact in Taboola and he has been really great in supporting our campaign. He helped us set up the initial campaign, answered our questions related to the campaign and even agreed when I asked for a lower CPC. Also, while he tried to encourage us to spend more, he never pushed us to the point that it gets annoying.
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Cost of integration is low with Retail Media by Criteo, and Criteo's network of sponsored products is strong.
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doesn't charge a fee for automatic credit card billing. Often
CPC for the same content is cheaper but not always. The
UX is not as good as Taboola but recent changes had made them better than they used to be. In
you can not change images or titles once they are submitted. You also can not clone campaigns which you can do with Taboola
Read full review Return on Investment Increased net revenue Increased profit CTR is unchanged (but this can be improved with better opportunities for targeting) Read full review Taboola campaigns have had positive effects on top of funnel activities and engagement metrics though the traffic is not always as qualified as one would like. You will need to carefully tailor your campaign to squeeze out the most relevant traffic. Read full review ScreenShots Criteo Retail Media Screenshots