Surround Session

November 29,2008 in Online Advertising Glossary | 0 Comments


A surround session refers to an advertising pattern through which a visitant views ads from a single advertiser during an entire site visit.


The New York Times has launched a surround session using an online platform. This act has become a hot topic in the online advertising community. A surround session model illustrates a significant variation in the approach that advertisers use to observe online media. It stresses the aspect of practical interaction among advertisers and audiences.

A surround session includes an advertiser displaying all or most of the ads on every page for a visitant’s complete website visit. The visitant views different pages, as the advertiser deploys similar advertisements in several ad placements. This process aids the advertiser’s message, or probably the innovative use of storyline over numerous pages.

As presented, an advertiser makes payments for a session that encompasses a previously decided number of page views and does not pay for views incurred in shorter sessions or for additional ones in longer sessions. The quantity of promised page views per session is possible to differ, based on what buyers want to purchase and what publishers can offer.

Transiting to a session-based pattern might produce a different perspective for beleaguered metrics like a click-through. Several marketers equalize a 1% click-through percentage based on only 1 in 100 visitants clicking on an advertisement.

A supposition like this may turn out to be slightly inaccurate or even completely wrong. For instance, if a specific sticky site equates to 11 page views per visitor and a 3% click-through percentage, it means that there was a possibility of 33% that the audience could have reacted to the advertisement, with the presumption of no identical clicks.

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