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Mobile ads at Yahoo have become “meaningful”, CEO

According to Marissa Mayer, these advertisements could reach the $1.2 billion mark in 2014.

The CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, has finally now spoken about it’s the company’s mobile ads and has stated that their offerings have become “meaningful”, which is good news as a part of the top exec’s long delayed turnaround strategy.

That said, it remains far too early to know whether or not the strategy will work over the long term.

The third quarter earnings report has now been released by Yahoo, offering some hope to the company that has experienced a long series of quarters in which revenues have only continued to fall. Finally, this time, it experienced sales growth as well as a profit that was even higher than expected, driven by the rise in the sale of mobile ads. Mayer released a statement with regards to the third quarter performance in which it was explained that there was over $200 million in mobile revenues within the last quarter.

The mobile ads sales that have been brought in this year, so far, make up $1.2 billion at Yahoo.

yahoo - mobile adsThe mobile revenues currently make up 17 percent of the company’s total revenues. That said, analysts have reported that for the full year, total revenues will be $4.3 billion, which means that the mobile ads sales will have made up over a quarter of that figure. In Mayer’s statement, she said that “We have invested deeply in mobile and we are seeing those investments pay off.” She added that “Not only are our mobile products attracting praise and engagement from users and industry awards, they are generating meaningful revenue for Yahoo.”

The company reported that it had experienced a profit of 52 cents per share, which was higher than had been anticipated. This was before the stock compensation cost and didn’t include the $6.3 billion in proceeds that it brought in from the sale of its Alibaba shares. It represented a massive rise from the same time last year, when it had been at 34 cents. Considering that Wall Street had predicted a profit of 30 cents, it is clear that the company performed far better than anticipated. Moreover, the revenues after having subtracted the payments made to its website partners for traffic increased by 1.5 percent to reach $1.09 billion. Analysts had been predicting a decline of 3 percent.

Yahoo may see major gains through mobile marketing

Yahoo Mobile MarketingMobile marketing may help Yahoo find more growth

Yahoo has released a report concerning its first quarter earnings of 2013. The report has been highly anticipated among investors due to the promises that have been levied by CEO Marissa Mayer. Mayer was installed as Yahoo CEO in July 2012, but she recently announced plans to renovate the company’s core business by introducing a series of changes, some of which have proven controversial, such as an aggressive ban on telecommuting to work. The report highlights several areas where Yahoo has found success, especially in regards to mobile marketing.

Mayer takes aim at mobile

Mayer has been working to transform Yahoo into a powerful company that could become an essential hub to the online world. Part of the CEO’s initiative is focused on the mobile world, hoping to engage the growing number of consumers that are becoming tethered to mobile devices. To this end, Yahoo has begun putting more focus on mobile marketing, offering better advertising opportunities on its mobile platforms while also working to monetize these platforms more effectively. Mayer’s efforts have been slow-going, but a new Yahoo may be taking shape.

Yahoo finds success on the mobile front

Last quarter, Yahoo posted the first revenue growth it had seen over the past four years, largely due to the revitalization of the company’s core business. This quarter is expected to present similar gains as Yahoo becomes more comfortable in the mobile space. Mobile marketing, in particular, has been growing more important to the advertising business as more consumers gain access to smartphones and tablets. These devices are becoming preferred media consumption platforms, directing a large number of consumers away from traditional PCs and other platforms. Consumers have shown that they are willing to engage in mobile marketing, adding value to mobile advertisements that are becoming more important to companies like Yahoo.

Mobile marketing expected to show strong results

Analysts are expected to dissect Yahoo’s quarterly report throughout the rest of this week. Mobile marketing, along with the companies various other endeavors, are expected to continue showing strong results, but whether these initiatives will provide Yahoo with the longstanding growth has yet to be seen.