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Digital Marketing, Transparency and Ad Fraud: A MarTech Interview with Fraudlogix CEO Hagai Shechter

Posted by Fraudlogix on Sep 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This interview between MarTech's Sudipto Ghosh and Fraudlogix CEO, Hagai Shechter was originally published on September 11, 2017 as part of Marketing Technology Insights' Interview Series.

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MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be part of an online advertising fraud detection company?

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Topics: Programmatic RTB

‘Hijacked’ Phones Committing Ad Fraud Unbeknownst To Owners

Posted by Fraudlogix on Sep 5, 2017 11:55:00 AM

Maybe you’ve heard of hijacked devices – the term is often used by security firms - and envision computers gone wildly awry with helpless users locked out and no longer in control. While this scenario plays well for cinema, the truth is that any computing device – whether it’s a cell phone, laptop, desktop, or tablet – can be hijacked without the user knowing. And once highjacked, a smartphone for instance, can contribute to the $6.5 billion yearly ad fraud problem from a back pocket.

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Topics: Programmatic RTB

Domain Spoofing: Publishers Losing Ad Revenue and Reputation Without Realizing

Posted by Fraudlogix on Jun 21, 2017 2:53:41 PM

Domain ( or URL) spoofing has been a thorn in the side of the programmatic advertising industry for years now and the common narrative usually describes it as fraudsters trying to capitalize on the domains of big-name premium publishers. However, it should be noted that domain masking reaches beyond the top echelon of high-traffic sites and the damage it causes doesn’t stop at a few lost impressions.

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Topics: Programmatic RTB

Top 3 Supply-Side Challenges in the Ad Fraud Fight... And How Fraudlogix Addresses Them

Posted by Fraudlogix on Jun 6, 2017 10:20:41 AM

When it comes to ad fraud in the programmatic RTB space most narratives concentrate on the demand side and advertisers losing money to fraudsters. Not much is ever said about the efforts going on at the other end of the spectrum: the supply side. Ad fraud can be detrimental to the sell-side of the community [i.e., ad networks, exchanges, and supply-side platforms (SSPs)] -- a handful of fraudulent publishers can wreak havoc on inventory quality. But when going about cleaning it up there’s a different set of challenges. Here are the top three and how Fraudlogix addresses them:

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Topics: Programmatic RTB

How Ad Fraud Gets into the Programmatic RTB Markets

Posted by Fraudlogix on Apr 25, 2017 1:56:19 PM

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.

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Topics: Programmatic RTB

How Programmatic Platforms Prevent Ad Fraud: Q&A with AcuityAds

Posted by Fraudlogix on Apr 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

DSP uses machine learning and strategic partnerships to help marketers avoid fraudulent impressions and clicks

As the quality of programmatic advertising has been called into question recently by some of the industry’s top buyers, we approached AcuityAds, a leading self-serve programmatic marketing platform, on how it fights ad fraud and ensures marketers' budgets are going to quality ad placements and not fraudsters' pockets.

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Topics: Programmatic RTB

Reasoning behind adding reason codes to an IP blacklist

Posted by Fraudlogix on Mar 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

It's common and even expected within the online advertising marketplace to employ an IP blacklist to traffic—a list of IPs that are considered high risk for generating fake impressions and clicks. Companies are given the lists and told to steer clear to prevent ad fraud. But what is the reasoning behind the list? And shouldn't a user have a bit of insight about why an IP made the list, especially if it means blocking potentially valuable impressions?

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Topics: Programmatic RTB

Fraudlogix Adds Reason Codes to IP Blacklist Solution

Posted by Fraudlogix on Mar 9, 2017 3:56:35 PM

Real-time data updates hourly for pre-bid ad fraud protection

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (March 9, 2017) Fraudlogix, which launched its IP Block List less than a year ago, has added reason codes to the IP blacklist feeds for a more in-depth pre-bid ad fraud solution.

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Topics: Programmatic RTB

Fraudlogix Adds Viewability to its Ad Verification Suite

Posted by Fraudlogix on Nov 7, 2016 4:07:50 PM

Fraudlogix is adding a popular feature to its suite of products: viewability measurement.

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Topics: Programmatic RTB

Marketers And Publishers Must Demand More Answers From Fraud Vendors

Posted by Hagai Shechter on Aug 26, 2016 4:39:27 PM
Transparency seems to be the mantra for ad fraud verification vendors and the value they’re bringing to the industry. However, marketers rarely ask for – and vendors rarely offer – information about why certain traffic is flagged as suspicious.
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Topics: Programmatic RTB