ad server

noun

Definition of ad server

: a Web server that provides advertisements and advertising services to websites In short, ad servers let both advertisers and Web site owners do their jobs, better, faster and cheaper …— Lee Weiner

Examples of ad server in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Source: the company’s website On the other side of the business, publishers make ad space from their sites available on ad marketplaces through ad servers—a category where Google has at least 70% market share, according to industry sources. Patience Haggin, WSJ, "Google’s Ad Dominance Explained in Three Charts," 17 June 2019 Take, for example, the process Google uses for its ad server. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft’s problem isn’t how often it updates Windows—it’s how it develops it," 20 Oct. 2018 As another example, an advertiser or ad server may also be able to collect your device’s unique identifier in the course of serving an ad. Sunset, "Sunset Privacy Policy," 22 Jan. 2018 For more information about our third-party ad server, or to learn your choices about not having this non-personal information used to target ads to you, please click here. Sunset, "Sunset Privacy Policy," 22 Jan. 2018

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1996, in the meaning defined above

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“Ad server.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ad%20server. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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