Millions of fake Google Maps listings hurt real business and consumers

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 … Continue reading Millions of fake Google Maps listings hurt real business and consumers

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.

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

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