Display Advertising: Ad Fraud

    • From viewable to verified: Here comes the next phase of audience-based buying

      Outsiders often describe the business of MadTech (marketing and advertising technology) as the “Wild West” — and with good reason. The companies in this industry push boundaries to innovate, and as a collective, often push back against attempts to standardize or regulate that innovation. Take viewability as an example. The drive toward viewability standards was initially met with fear.

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  • Methbot: The beginning of the end for digital ad fraud

    … The latest ad fraud scandal to hit the digital advertising world has been exposed, and its name is Methbot. A Russia-based botnet with data centers in the Netherlands and the United States, this digital-age criminal network deploys sophisticated tricks to defraud advertisers, brands and media companies. Now that security firm White Ops has…

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  • Are you losing money to ad fraud? 3 ways to protect yourself

    … What is ad fraud? Ad fraud comes in all shapes and sizes and can’t be explained by one definition. The Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards released a report in 2015 to demystify the world of fraudulent advertising online. They listed 16 versions of ad fraud including: non-browser user behavior — activity that is not associated with human…

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  • 5 ways digital marketers can make healthier impressions

    … doing it. But somebody is. And, again, everybody loses — marketers and consumers alike. Step 4: Make all ads contextual Given the advances in programmatic advertising, there’s little reason today to present an ad that is just an ad — a display that you simply stick in front of the consumer, with no regard for context. Content marketing is inherently…

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  • TAG launches “Certified Against Fraud” program

    … The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) announced Monday that it is launching its “Certified Against Fraud” certification program. Initially announced in October, over thirty ad tech and agency partners have now signed on to participate in the initiative aimed rooting out fraud in digital advertising: Amobee, AppNexus, Collective, comScore…

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  • How to protect yourself against ad fraud

    … We have come a long way in our examination of online ad fraud. So far, we have learned: what ad fraud looks like, why it exists and who should be responsible for stopping it. Today, we are going to learn about the practical matter of protecting yourself, as a marketer, against ad fraud. In a perfect world, fraudulent inventory would never make…

    Ratko Vidakovic/ Marketing Landin Display How To's- 13 readers -
  • Google Takes On Clickjacking

    … Among its latest efforts to address online display advertising fraud, Google says it has rolled out new defenses against clickjacking. What is clickjacking? If you’ve ever clicked on a button or tried to play a video on a web page and been taken unexpectedly to another web page, you’ve likely been a victim of clickjacking. Hackers essentially…

    Ginny Marvin/ Marketing Landin Display Google- 12 readers -
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