click-fraud



When We Decided To Fight Ad Fraud

Written on
March 19th 2014
Author
Timur Yarnall

ADOTAS – In June 2013, when my co-founder and I launched MdotLabs to fight the waste to advertisers caused by non-human traffic, most of my contacts in the industry either scoffed at the problem as being something nobody would openly acknowledge or asked jokingly if I thought of myself as ... more...

Real-Time Bidding Deserves Real-Time Insights: 9 Benefits For RTB Buyers, Publishers, And Exchanges

Written on
December 30th 2013
Author
Michael Driscoll

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article, originally published on July 25, 2013, placed at No. 5 in our 20 most popular articles of the year. ADOTAS – The Real-Time Bidding (RTB) revolution in online advertising has been underway for several years. But to elevate the revolution to even greater heights, marketers now ... more...

Programmatic Advertising’s Dirty Little Secret Gets Bigger: Fraud is on the Rise

Written on
December 30th 2013
Author
Andrew Pancer

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article, originally published on April 18, 2013, placed at No. 6 in our 20 most popular articles of the year. ADOTAS – Programmatic buying should be a boon for advertisers. It should be a powerful tool for them to reach relevant audiences at scale in an increasingly ... more...

EXCLUSIVE: How Multichannel Saved Multiplaz Over $200K Using a New Method for Fighting Ad Fraud

Written on
December 18th 2013
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS – Automation is redefining the ad industry, but a primary concern for advertisers is relying on computer algorithms to determine the best placement for ads online. With ad fraud and botnet traffic on the rise, some ad networks are rife with questionable websites that may appear to yield high ... more...

SPECIAL REPORT: Ad Fraud and the Anatomy of a Botnet

Written on
December 11th 2013
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS – The hallowed halls of online advertising are no longer safe. The topic of ad fraud has recently forced its way into the spotlight, even though its nefarious practice has been around for decades. Click fraud, pixel-jacking and the rise of botnet traffic, coupled with the industry’s lack of ... more...

Inside Adometry’s First Half 2013 Click Fraud Report

Written on
July 31st 2013
Author
John Brown

ADOTAS – As we wrapped up Q2 of 2013, we thought it would be interesting to share some of the fraud data and insights Adometry has compiled through our Click Forensics product. The topic of click fraud has been front and center over the past several months. Several high profile articles, the ... more...

Game of Phones: Ruling Brand Engagement in Social and Mobile Games

Written on
June 4th 2013
Author
Ari Brandt

ADOTAS — In a programmatic world plagued with banner blindness, annoyance, click fraud and viewability issues, in-game advertising is emerging to be the exception to legacy digital ad formats. Not since television have brand messages been as engaging, impactful and visual to consumers. More importantly, as in-game advertising continues to ... more...

Combatting Click Fraud: An Ad Network Checklist

Written on
May 23rd 2013
Author
Colin Jeavons

ADOTAS — Click fraud remains a nettlesome problem for advertisers, but employing due diligence and the right strategy to mitigate the risk will help protect campaigns. The advent of malware-laden botnets has substantially impacted advertisers’ revenues in recent years, as bad actors were able to infiltrate advertising networks or pose as ... more...

ADWEEK: Suspicious Web Domains Cost the Online Ad Business $400M Per Year

Written on
April 22nd 2013
Author
AdWeek

ADOTAS (via ADWEEK) – According to an analysis by RadiumOne, there are 1,724 Web domains that share at least 10 percent of their audience with a group of worst-offender sites uncovered by Adweek, and 254 domains have an overlap of greater than 50 percent. Among the companies showing up include ... more...

Today’s Burning Question: Is the Industry Overrun with Botnets?

Written on
March 22nd 2013
Author
Mike Daly

ADOTAS – Inspired by recent coverage of the issue by both AdWeek and AdExchanger, we asked our panel of industry leaders: “Has botnet traffic increased exponentially in the age of programmatic buying and RTB, and if so, what can be done to combat it?” Here are their responses: “I don’t think this is a new ... more...