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With Feeds Overloaded With Ads, Twitter Is Now Testing New Place For The Advertisement: Right In Your Replies

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Twitter has begun testing ads right in your conversation and replies (comments), in another push to meet its monetisation goals set out by CEO Jack Dorsey earlier this year.

Those who participate in the test will see advertisements after the first, third, or eighth reply to a tweet.

“Starting today, we’re trying something different and testing a new ad format in Tweet conversations,” Bruce Falck, Twitter’s revenue product lead, said on Wednesday.

“If you’re a part of this test (which is global; on iOS and Android only), you’ll see ads after the first, third or eighth reply under a Tweet,” he informed.

Twitter sees here a big opportunity to build an ad offering that “creates value and aligns incentives for creators and advertisers”.

“As we experiment with this format over the coming months, we’ll focus on understanding how it performs and how it impacts the people and conversations around it,” Falck added.

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According to CEO Jack Dorsey, Twitter aims to more than double its total annual revenue to more than $7.5 billion by 2023, with at least 315 million mDAU (monetisable daily active users).

“Our goal is to more than double our total annual revenue to over $7.5 billion in 2023. This requires us to gain market share with performance ads, grow brand advertising, and expand our products to small and medium sized businesses throughout the world,” the Twitter CEO said in February this year.

“We have a goal of at least 315 million mDAU in the fourth quarter of 2023, which requires continued compounding growth at about 20 per cent per year from the base of 152 million mDAU we reported in the fourth quarter of 2019”, he noted.

The microblogging platform stated that it will test different frequencies, layouts, contextually relevant ads, different insertion points, and so on for the new ad format in replies.

“We’ll examine our learnings and figure out if it’s something we want to make permanent. We’re excited about trying this out for our advertisers and we’re eager to explore how it could open the door for additional opportunities to reward Tweet authors and creators,” Falck noted.


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