Calls to secure the digital advertising supply chain have contributed in part to a growing trend of advertising technology companies making big moves to fight ad fraud and provide more transparency. The trend will continue in 2018, further shifting the onus of catching ad fraud and securing campaigns away from advertisers. From the supply- to the demand-side of the chain, here’s a full-stack look at how the industry is fighting ad fraud and working to provide advertisers with a better programmatic experience.
New study by Fraudlogix shows fraudulent impressions are concentrated in relatively few areas of RTB programmatic market
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (May 25, 2017) – A new study by Fraudlogix shows that a majority of ad fraud is concentrated in a small percentage of sources within the real-time bidding (RTB) programmatic market. The ad fraud detection company, which specializes in monitoring ad traffic for companies on the sell-side of the RTB digital ecosystem, analyzed 1.3 billion impressions from over 59,000 sources over a 30-day period and found that 68.2 percent of fake impressions came from just 3.2 percent of sources (i.e., publishers).
The ad tech industry news has been inundated with reports of ad fraud and lost campaign dollars to bots and invalid traffic, to the tune of billions of dollars yearly. Surprisingly, not much discussion or focus is spent on HOW fraud is entering the ecosystem, and it should because to solve a problem you must understand the root of it.