online-fraud



The War On Online Fraud: We’re In This Together

Written on
June 27th 2014
Author
Alec Greenberg

ADOTAS – Fraudulent traffic continues to be a major issue plaguing the online advertising business. And the reality is that every website gets bad traffic, even websites produced by the most legitimate publishers. At the 2014 IAB Annual Leadership Meeting, our CEO Tom Phillips delivered a dramatic message to members ... more...

MdotLabs Launches Publisher Certification Program

Written on
June 11th 2014
Author
Press Release

MADISON, Wisc., June 10, 2014 (ADOTAS) — MdotLabs, the leading media security platform, today announced that it has validated more than 1 billion monthly impressions for several companies during a rigorous certification process. As a result, Beliefnet, Rant Media Network among other digital publishers – have become MdotLabs’ AdSecureTM Platform ... 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...

Tech failures, ppc fraud and not a good week for CEOs or Intel

Written on
May 13th 2009
Author
Edward Barrera

ADOTAS – A quick news glance around the webosphere.   The ten biggest tech failures of the last decade. (24/7) (Microsoft has two of them.) Pay-Per-Click Web Advertisers Combat Costly Fraud. (NYT) (The article omits the more nefarious malware and identity theft problem.) Short stay for outgoing Ask.com Chief Executive Jim Safka. (Marketwatch) Europe whacks Intel, fining it ... more...

Microsoft whines about Google, and publishers should worry about Yahoo ruling

Written on
May 11th 2009
Author
Edward Barrera

ADOTAS — A quick news glance around the web. Microsoft to EU: cut me down, and Google will rule the world. (The Register) In a case that should scare web publishers, a federal court said Yahoo could be liable for not deleting a lewd post. (MediaPost) (Of course this is the “controversial ... more...

Ask.com has partnered with Anchor Intelligence

Written on
April 10th 2009
Author
Edward Barrera

ADOTAS — Online fraud is growing and more companies are looking for ways to address it.   Ssearch engine Ask.com has partnered with Anchor Intelligence to improve traffic quality to its partners and advertisers. ClearMark, Anchor’s real-time traffic scoring system, classifies traffic according to quality, enabling ad networks and search engines to ... more...

LookSmart partners with Anchor Intelligence

Written on
March 18th 2009
Author
Edward Barrera

ADOTAS — LookSmart, the search advertising network and management company, and Anchor Intelligence, a traffic quality solutions provider, announced a partnership to enhance and extend protection of advertisers from the threat of click fraud. Under the terms of the agreement, LookSmart has licensed ClearMark, Anchor Intelligence’s real-time traffic scoring system, to score ... more...

Battling fraudsters from abroad

Written on
March 2nd 2009
Author
Dianna Koltz

ADOTAS EXCLUSIVE — As a rule, I do not negotiate with fraudsters. You may recall in an earlier piece my anecdote about a Chinese businessman who proclaimed that he was turning white hat. He had offered his assistance in identifying fraudulent publishers from China, and, of course, he wanted money in ... more...

Bad quality instead of fraud

Written on
February 23rd 2009
Author
Dianna Koltz

ADOTAS EXCLUSIVE — Does a trend exist in the online advertising industry for advertisers to label bad traffic as fraudulent traffic? Advertisers may be conditioned to scream “Fraud!” instead of “Bad Quality!” like the public was trained to yell “Fire!” instead of “Help!” when attempting to attract attention.  Are advertisers crying ... more...

Online fraud from abroad

Written on
February 17th 2009
Author
Dianna Koltz

ADOTAS — Cyber criminals are often located in developing regions where little fraud enforcement efforts exist. Many B-to-C and B-to-B companies have expanded or are looking to expand their business overseas and capture global customers and clients. The potential risks and rewards of expansion into the BRIC markets are high. China, the ... more...