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A review of the Modeling tab in the Permutive platform
Lookalike Modeling is a method of audience expansion that uses machine learning to identify users on your site with similar behaviors to your cohort of choice.
Click here to read more about Modeling with Enterprise Workspace.
If you don't produce much sports content but want to sell an audience of 'Sports Fans', you could build a small audience of users who read sports content on your site and create a model off of it to identify other users who are also likely to be 'Sports Fans'.
If you have built an audience that has been viewing sponsored content from a specific brand, you could then use a lookalike model to expand this audience and find similar users. You could then offer this new audience to the brand for targeting or expose those new users to the same content. Due to their similarity, they should be more likely to engage with the content, contributing to a successful sponsored content campaign for your client.
How to read the model
Once the model has been created, a graph will be returned with lookalike audiences you can create at different reach/similarities. Every point on the graph is an audience that can be automatically created by clicking on the point.
If you hover over any of the points you will see the size of the audience and how similar it is to your seed cohort (the cohort you based the model off of):
To see which audiences influenced the model, see the list of weights below the graph:
- High positive weight
- Indicates that users in the cohort are very similar to users in the seed cohort.
- High negative weight
- Means users in the cohort are likely not to be similar to the seed cohort.
- Closer to zero
- Indicate that these cohort don't significantly influence the model on their own.
If you have any questions, please contact customer support by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or chat to the Customer Operations Team via the LiveChat icon in the bottom right corner of your screen.