How Bots “Dress Up And Play Golf” To Defraud Advertisers: DoubleVerify CEO

By now, you might have already heard plenty about “bots” defrauding advertisers. But what are bots and how do they actually work? “Bots are not big server farms, they’re individual computers like your own that have been infected by some malware that was wrongfully downloaded -it might be sitting dormant until the botnet operator decides to […]

 

OpenX Puts Ad Fraud Detection On Consumers’ Computers

There are several techniques for identifying what has become the scourge of the internet for advertisers – code that fires up web pages just to ensure ads are displayed for which a buyer must pay. Now online ad tech vendor OpenX is trying a twist on fraud detection, with a third-generation iteration to its so-called “Traffic Quality Platform”. […]

 

TubeMogul’s Brett Wilson is Battling Bots, Non-Human Video Views and Low Ad Rates

In an effort to combat the ongoing specter of ad fraud, tech platforms like TubeMogul have implemented tools to eliminate some of the more prevalent forms of fake traffic, stemming from botnets and fraudulent formats, says TubeMogul’s CEO Brett Wilson, in an interview with Beet.TV. Some sites will sell auto-play ads in banner spots, he […]