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Millions of fake Google Maps listings hurt real business and consumers

Posted in Ad Fraud, advertising, digital media, Google, online marketing, search engines with tags , , , , on June 22, 2019 by gadler

Google Maps carries approximately 11 million illegitimate local listings, with hundreds of thousands more getting created each month, the Wall Street Journal reported this week. These fake listings push real businesses further down the local search results, impacting their ability to reach customers and make unsuspecting users easy targets for scammers.

Google says it is aware of the problem and that it has plans to do more to combat spammers and scammers taking advantage of local listings. It’s not in the company’s interest to jeopardize user trust, yet as many marketers point out, it stands to profit as local businesses turn to paid ads to regain search visibility.

— Read on searchengineland.com/millions-of-fake-google-maps-listings-hurt-real-business-and-consumers-318629

In a programmatic media world, it’s easy to lose sight of context as advertisers chase audiences wherever they are. But heightened brand-safety fears among advertisers, triggered by ad fraud and other bad practices highlighted throughout the year, are slowly but surely swinging the pendulum away from reach-driven, audience-only targeting, toward valuing the context of the environments.

Posted in Ad Fraud, advertising, Analytics, Attribution, digital media, Internet Activity & Sites, online marketing, Research, Uncategorized, video with tags , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2017 by gadler

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If You’ve Got A Problem With Fraud, You’re Doing Programmatic Wrong

Posted in Ad Fraud, advertising, digital media, interactive advertising with tags , , , on November 25, 2015 by gadler

With $6.3 billion destined for illicit hands this year, according to the Association of National Advertisers, ad fraud is clearly a major problem. But rather than impacting all players in the space equally, fraud is increasingly born by those who willfully, negligently or unmindfully make poor choices in their digital advertising efforts.

To understand why this is the case, we need to face two hard truths.

Read more here: If You’ve Got A Problem With Fraud, You’re Doing Programmatic Wrong

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