SmartAds: bringing contextual ads to mobile apps

  title={SmartAds: bringing contextual ads to mobile apps},
  author={Suman Nath and Felix Xiaozhu Lin and Lenin Ravindranath and Jitendra Padhye},
A recent study showed that while US consumers spent 30% more time on mobile apps than on traditional web, advertisers spent 1600% less money on mobile ads. One key reason is that unlike most web ad providers, today's mobile ads are not contextual---they do not take into account the content of the page they are displayed on. Thus, most mobile ads are irrelevant to what the user is interested in. For example, it is not uncommon to see gambling ads being displayed in a Bible app. This irrelevance… CONTINUE READING
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