AdTech Book: A Free Online Resource to Learn Everything About Advertising Technology

The online advertising ecosystem consists of companies, technology systems, and complex technical processes all working together to serve ads to online users across the Internet. Online advertising has brought with it a number of positives. For one, it’s provided content creators with a source of revenue so they can distribute their content for free to online users. It’s also allowed new and existing media and technology businesses to grow and thrive. However, while the online advertising

How Do Ads.txt and Ads.cert Prevent Advertising Fraud?

In a $25 billion industry, $6 billion in fraud isn’t negligable… it’s a direct threat to the industry.  Those stats come from a survey by the Association of National Advertisers, who partnered with digital security company WhiteOps. The automated selection utilizing programmatic advertising platforms hasn’t helped. If you can program targeting algorithms, you can also program systems to attract the advertising. Borrowing from other industries, like email, IAB Labs developed the Ads.txt specification. Ads.txt hopes

Types, Resources, and Solutions for Ad Fraud Detection

In a study conducted by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and White Ops, the study predicted ad fraud cost advertisers $7.2 billion last year. And in a survey of US digital display ads, Integral Ad Science identified 8.3% of all ad impressions as fraudulent, compared with 2.4% of publisher-direct sold ads. DoubleVerify reports that over 50% of digital ads are never seen. What are the Types of Ad Fraud? Impression (CPM) Ad Fraud – fraudsters hide ads