Frequently Asked Questions

kontextR offers as a software platform provider various products and a lot of features for publishers. In the following we would like to answer the frequently asked questions in the categories "About the firm","Clients","Products","Business","technical"If you have any further questions, just call us or send a message :-)

About the firm kontextR

kontextR manufactures Software as a Service (SaaS) for online publishers so that they can generate more reach for their content and advertising. The product consists of inText links and inText widgets. These can be automated and placed context-sensitive on desktop, mobile websites as well as in native apps. Here one kontextR-Overview as PDF.

It is our goal that the reader is shown relevant content and suitable advertising. Who can decide this better than the publisher himself - supported by kontextR Algorithms. Therefore we want to equip publishers with software that allows them to present the users content adequately.

Publishers today have various ways of generating reach: for example, via the marketer's ad server, their own content management system (CMS), external ad or content distribution networks, SEA / SEO search engine, social marketing, etc. Each solution has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, sales may have to be given to a marketer when using the marketer ad server. Or complex adjustments have to be carried out in your own CMS - for which the technical resources are often missing. Another possibility is that a publisher buys the reach externally.

kontextR expands and supplements the portfolio for a publisher for range generation. This means that new sources of revenue (e.g. native advertising) can be tested and developed even faster than is usually possible with internal and external solutions. Full control and data sovereignty remain with the publisher. The publisher also receives new data from the kontextR-Engine with which he can optimize his page (e.g. for SEO).

In a way yes! Once a publisher does that kontextR JavaScript is built in, which are published by the publisher in kontextR Cockpit created campaigns in the desired formats on its pages. Since from kontextR Server could also be used to embed non-commercial content, at kontextR also speak of an ad and content server.

kontextR provides software to the publisher at a fixed monthly price. The publisher can thus use the technology to market advertising himself or to provide his content with reach. With that in mind kontextR not an ad network, but a software provider.

Bei kontextR the publisher defines which keywords should be linked to which (advertising) content. A pop-up widget also does not open when a reader moves the mouse over a link. Some publishers use that kontextR Links simultaneously with other providers.

kontextR Clients

The main target group is premium publishers. Mainly vertical themed websites and general interest news pages.

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Da kontextR not itself marketed, but only provides the technology for self-marketing by the publisher, the publisher should already market directly to advertisers. Publishers who sell so already own advertorials, NativeAds, promotional links and banners parallel to own marketers benefit from the range that the kontextR Generate formats for it.

Currently is included kontextR the focus on larger, self-marketing publishers. In exceptional cases, however, we also make the technology available to smaller websites so that they can add content to their content or benefit from affiliate proceeds.

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Company websites can also use their Internet presence kontextR Provide formats. Because the company agency or the company webmaster has full control over the formats and content kontextR providing extra coverage for corporate own content (eg product descriptions) can be used. The company portals can also exchange range with each other.

Our focus is on publishers with editorial content. Integration in shops is possible in principle.

Our focus is on publishers with editorial content. Direct bookings through advertisers that are part of everyone's reach kontextR In exceptional cases, publishers wishing to use the inText formats are possible for larger brands.

To date, selected third-party providers (e.g. Amazon) have been connected. We are happy to include larger, well-known providers who provide their own widgets (e.g. weather providers, sports tickers, shops) in the portfolio. The publishers who kontextR could then optionally activate this third-party widget.

questions to the product

The kontextR Content- / Ad-Server enables publishers to quickly and easily create inText-Link campaigns (with or without logos) and inText-Widget campaigns. These can be completely personalized. The key element is keyword targeting. This means that only if certain key words (not) or in combination appear in editorial texts, are these keywords either linked or a suitable widget (eg with image-text advertising) embedded between paragraphs of text.

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A kontextR The campaign is run by a publisher himself kontextR Cockpit created. This is either a link or widget campaign. Campaigns can either be advertising or refer to content that is interesting for readers (eg other related, current articles on the website).

Whenever certain keywords appear in editorial texts, they can be linked or a suitable widget can be embedded in the text if a corresponding campaign is available. Keywords, combinations or exclusion keywords (eg "terrorist attack") can be created quickly and easily. This optimizes the fit of the campaign. This way, publishers can ensure that advertising and content that goes beyond kontextR is embedded, always matches the editorial text that the user is reading.

Publishers have the option of creating inText-Link campaigns with or without a logo. This means that a keyword is provided with a desired hyperlink and the publisher can optionally add a logo. This logo appears directly in the text behind the keyword. Logos show readers what to expect when they click on them. For example, a shopping cart, brand or product logo.

kontextR inText links enable the publisher in two ways that the reader is identified as such with advertising content. The publisher can store a so-called info tip (appears as a line of text when you move the mouse over a linked keyword) - for example, "Display: here is the current offer". In addition, a logo can clearly indicate to the reader that it is an advertising offer. For example, if a keyword such as "halogen flashlight" is provided with an Amazon logo and indicates that the click leads to the appropriate Amazon offer.

A context widget is a kind of placeholder in which any content can be loaded. Eg image-text advertising, videos, etc. The widgets are placed in articles where the publisher wants to embed them. For example, after the 3rd paragraph, at the end of the text, etc. An important differentiator from kontextR is that it is not placed below or next to a text, but always in or directly at the end of the text. The widgets can be controlled both by categories / URL paths or by keywords.

Currently offers kontextR Image text widgets on with different templates. Iframes can also be embedded or videos. New widgets are constantly being developed. Likewise, a publisher or (his) advertiser can have special widgets on the kontextR Have the platform created (e.g. a car configurator).

Example: Live stream player between paragraphs where keywords match the live stream in the text.

You can currently with kontextR targeting keywords or paths / URLs. We do not collect user data.

kontextR provides every publisher with the so-called cockpit. Link and widget campaigns can be created in a few seconds. Reports can also be viewed in real time.

Special advantage with kontextR Links and widgets is that publishers can make countless settings. For example, runtime, max. Fade-ins or clicks, the number of maximum links per text (length), minimum distances, placement positions of widgets, sizes of widgets, widget designs (e.g. according to corporate design), etc.

For each campaign, a publisher sees how often it has been shown, how often it clicks, the performance of the stored keywords and much more data.

The kontextR The platform is designed in such a way that formats can be developed quickly and cheaply, which would otherwise cost tens or hundreds of thousands of euros for publishers or (his) advertisers. Depending on the scope of the project and available resources, we develop new scenarios for our customers with which they earn more money (e.g. an event or white paper download widget) or make their customers even happier (e.g. live football tickers in all articles) Football clubs while the game is running).

Business issues

Publishers who sell advertising in parallel to their own marketer use kontextR to provide your ads, advertorials, native ads or other content with reach. The kontextR Formats in text links and widgets generate the overlays that publishers sell as CPMs or the clicks that they sell via CPC. With affiliate links (e.g. on Amazon), publishers can also generate additional sales.

Example: inText links to advertising and editorial content, with or without a logo.

If publishers want to provide advertorials, native ads or certain applications (e.g. job advertisement widget) with a lot of coverage kontextR the technology of choice. Even if additional money is to be earned through affiliate campaigns, there are still plenty to do kontextR Affiliate links and widgets from third-party providers or partner programs (e.g. Amazon).

Example: Amazon widget that reacts context-sensitive to keywords in the article text and loads suitable products.

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Editors are reluctant to put advertising links or widgets in their texts. In addition, they have to expand it again as soon as a campaign ends or a certain quota is reached, which is difficult for an editor to handle. On top of that kontextR built into all publisher article URLs configured by the publisher. An editor cannot do this for thousands or even millions of URLs. kontextR The automatic fade-in relieves the editorial staff or content management in particular of not having to laboriously ensure the reach that is to be placed in the text.

If there is nothing on your website that needs more reach, then you need kontextR does not. kontextR specializes in scenarios that are often difficult or complex to implement with an ad server. For example, with kontextR a widget campaign can be created within seconds that differs in style from all other widgets. Keyword targeting is also rudimentary for most ad servers. kontextR on the other hand is a search engine that calculates keywords and contexts and does not only use tags set manually by editors. In addition, some publishers use the ad server of the marketer and have to give the marketer a share in sales for their own campaigns, even if they themselves advertise customers (e.g. for an advertorial) acquired to have.

The kontextR Formats click with the best of all online formats that are known to us. Depending on the publisher, keyword, logo, widget content, click rates up to a factor of 100 are achieved compared to normal advertising banners.

If a publisher kontextR wants to use that creates kontextR Team a JavaScript specially adapted to their website (s). As soon as this has been installed by the publisher, the publisher receives access to the kontextR Cockpit. This enables him to create the first campaigns, configure many settings and immediately view the reports live.

Does a publisher use the kontextR Platform, a SaaS fee will be charged. Depending on the package, the duration and the price differ depending on tiered quotas.

Software as a Service is a kind of usage license, mostly on a monthly basis. Customers regularly pay to use the software. No software has to be installed on their own servers and the use can be increased or decreased depending on the customer's needs without effort in order to keep the cost structure optimal.

There are several kontextR Packages that vary in size and price. The publisher chooses the package that meets the desired level of use.

Da kontextR is not an ad network, lives kontextR not of data or its sale to third parties. On the contrary, it is possible kontextR the publisher analyzes data that he himself does not collect via his own traffic or can calculate at no cost. Just the keyword data that kontextR publishers use to optimize their SEO and campaigns.

kontextR does not collect user data. If a publisher specifically requests this, they can kontextR also collect anonymized user data on behalf of the publisher. This enables data protection-compliant data analyzes for the publisher in order to better understand its reader groups and to optimize advertising and content.

Technical questions

kontextR you can easily use it in your website source code kontextR inserts a few lines of JavaScript. This script sends kontextR to a publisher who will be activated. kontextR configures the publisher-specific layouts so that a publisher does not have to make any further configurations. The script is therefore installed in a few seconds.

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Yes, if a publisher has a tag manager, it can kontextR-Script to be built in.

The kontextR Script ktxtr loads asynchronously. So slows down kontextR never building the page. We have also placed great emphasis on the script being very fast and the kontextR Load formats faster than average.

Important NOTE: In some forums there was a warning years ago that ktxtr would load so-called malware. This is obviously wrong and was misdiagnosed. The JavaScript ktxtr runs on the most renowned premium websites in Germany. We therefore pay very close attention to quality and safety!

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We currently do not offer a WordPress plugin.

We currently do not offer an API to kontextR to integrate into a CMS.

Depending on the app, this can be implemented with little effort. There kontextR mainly targeted by keywords, should the app be text-heavy, e.g. news apps.

Especially because kontextR is not an ad network and lives from data, we allow all possibilities of tracking. Regardless of whether a view pixel is to be set, UTM parameters are to be stored or the referrers are to be labeled - we want publishers to have so much valuable data from the kontextR Get the engine and thus make the data obtained usable in your other publisher systems (e.g. AdServer, Omniture, etc.).

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