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Comparison of Pre-Bid vs TAM vs EBDA vs UAM

By December 5, 2023March 11th, 2024No Comments

With the increasing complexity of ad monetization strategies, it is crucial for publishers and advertisers to have a clear understanding of the available options to monetize their remnant inventory. This article serves as a valuable resource for individuals who are new to the world of digital advertising or are looking to explore alternative monetization approaches. By examining the features and benefits of Pre-Bid, TAM, EBDA, and UAM, readers will gain insights into which method can best suit their needs and help them achieve their advertising objectives effectively.

Prebid

Prebid is an open-source header bidding solution that allows publishers to integrate demand partners and receive bids from multiple ad exchanges simultaneously.

Header Bidding: Acting as an alternative to the waterfall method, header bidding is an advanced programmatic advertising technique that allows publishers to offer their ad inventory to multiple ad exchanges and ad networks simultaneously.
Essentially header bidding is a programmatic auction whereby bid requests are sent to multiple demand partners in real time, maximizing the value of ad inventory.

TAM

Amazon TAM is a header bidding platform that grants publishers access to broad demand from Amazon’s huge transparent ad marketplace. Like Google Open Bidding, it also allows publishers to incorporate demand from other header bidders to compete with Amazon demand in a unified auction.

EBDA

EBDA (Exchange Bidding Dynamic Allocation) is a programmatic solution developed by Google. It allows publishers to receive bids from multiple exchanges simultaneously, similar to Prebid. However, EBDA uses Google Ad Manager to facilitate the auction process and provide centralized reporting and analytics. EBDA is only available to publishers using Google Ad Manager as their primary ad server.

UAM

UAM (Unified Ad Marketplace) is a programmatic platform developed by Amazon. It allows publishers to receive bids from multiple demand sources and optimize their revenue by selecting the highest bid. UAM is integrated with Amazon Publisher Services (APS) and provides a unified auction experience for publishers using APS as their ad server.

FeaturesPrebidTAMEBDAUAM
IntegrationPrebid can be used by anyone
Prebid can be used by anyoneEBDA can be used only by publishers having GAM(Google Ad Manager)UAM is for small scale publishers.
RelationshipWe need to have a separate relationship with each of our partners We need to have a separate relationship with each of our partners which can be integrated via TAM We need to have a separate relationship with each of our partners which can be integrated via GAM We only get access to amazon’s demand and cannot manage demand
ReportingReporting is very granular Reporting is very granular Reporting is easier in comparisonReporting is not much granular
ControlOffers more control over ad spaceOffers lesser control over ad space Offers lesser control over ad space Offers least control over ad space
ChargesPrebid is free to use Charges fee for their service but the fee here is very less in comparison to othersCharges fee for their serviceCharges fee for their service
Line ItemsFor Prebid, we need a lot of line items which is time consuming to createFor TAM, we need a lot of line items which is time consuming to createFor EBDA, we do not need to create line itemsFor UAM, we need a lot of line items which is time consuming to create
ImplementationThe integration is hard to implement and needs technical knowledge The integration is easier to implement in comparison to prebidThe integration is easiest to implement in comparison to othersThe integration is easier to implement in comparison to prebid
AdvantagesCan increase competition and revenue from advertisers, flexible and customizable, free to useOffers a unified auction experience for managing multiple demand sources, provides access to Amazon’s demand partners and advanced targeting capabilitiesEasier to manage ad sales, can increase revenue from multiple advertisers, centralized reporting and analyticsEasier to manage ad sales, can increase revenue from multiple advertisers, provides a unified auction experience
DisadvantagesRequires some technical knowledge to set up and use, can be time-consuming to manageOnly suitable for publishers using Amazon’s ad server, may have limited access to non-Amazon demand sourcesOnly available to websites that use Google’s ad management software(GAM)
5% Additional fee
Only available to websites that use Amazon’s ad management software

In conclusion, the choice between Prebid, TAM, EBDA, and UAM largely depends on the publisher’s needs and preferences. Publishers who value flexibility and customization may prefer Prebid, while those who want access to premium demand partners may opt for TAM.

EBDA and UAM are suitable for publishers using Google Ad Manager and Amazon Publisher Services, respectively, and want a more centralized solution for managing their programmatic advertising. That’s where collaboration with Databeat can help Publishers get the best out of every integration. With our excellence in optimizations, we help our partners generate much higher yields. Databeat can also help publishers decide which is the best suited integration and offer continued analytics and optimizations to ensure recurring improvements.

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