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Blog Dec. 16, 2014 | Share

Domain Laundering Emerges as Significant Threat in Digital Ad Ecosystem

Domain Laundering Emerges as Significant Threat in Digital Ad Ecosystem

Domain laundering, or the act of obscuring a publisher’s domain in an attempt to profit by selling low-value placements at high prices, is an emerging threat that has received recent and well-deserved attention. In what follows, we describe some of the major challenges and consequences of domain laundering, how domain laundering can be identified,... Read more

Blog Dec. 9, 2014 | Share

GroupM, IPG, Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe Drive Momentum for vCE in DoubleClick

In late October, we hosted a dinner in New York City alongside Google executives to celebrate our partnership with DoubleClick. In attendance were agency leaders from the major holding companies as well as brand leaders from companies like Comcast, Pfizer and Merck. Read more

Blog Dec. 4, 2014 | Share

Viewability and In-Target: Key Learnings for Media Buyers and Sellers

Viewability and In-Target: Key Learnings for Media Buyers and Sellers

The introduction and subsequent adoption of viewability and in-target measurement wields the promise of radically improved digital campaign performance, but it has also created a variety of challenges as the industry shifts toward new standards for valuing digital media. Fortunately the digital advertising industry has shown itself to be adaptable and... Read more

Blog Nov. 20, 2014 | Share

A Security + Big Data Approach to Non-Human Traffic Removal

In order to create comprehensive capabilities to remove non-human traffic (NHT) comScore has been at the forefront of the idea of combining IT security techniques with big data analytics. This approach begins by identifying threats through in-depth investigation of our diverse data assets and leads to the development of NHT filters that are deployed... Read more

Blog Nov. 19, 2014 | Share

As Ad Viewability Gains Importance across the Globe, ABC UK Gives comScore Stamp of Approval on Viewability Measurement

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In the United Kingdom today, the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) issued its first report and certification with respect to online ad viewability. We’re delighted to announce that the comScore validated Campaign Essentials™ (vCE®) Validation suite was included in this report, and that we have received the ABC’s certification. The findings of... Read more

Blog Oct. 9, 2014 | Share

Upping the Ante on NHT

Upping the Ante on NHT

Over the past several years, comScore’s Brian Pugh has been outspoken about the problem of non-human traffic (NHT) in online advertising, describing the nature and scope of the threats and outlining the steps needed to eradicate NHT from the ecosystem. Read more

Blog Sep. 2, 2014 | Share

Top 5 Metrics You're Measuring Incorrectly

With the availability of numerous devices offering web access, daily usage trends, and multi-device ownership by individual consumers, traditional analytics are not only misleading, but often flat out wrong. Here are a few of the metrics being measured incorrectly or not addressed at all by traditional analytics providers. Read more

Blog Jun. 10, 2014 | Share

If a Digital Ad Falls in the Wrong Place, Does It Make an Impression?

If a Digital Ad Falls in the Wrong Place Does It Make an Impression

We’re all familiar with the philosophical question, “if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Striking parallels to this old adage can be drawn in our industry today, where many are asking a similar question relating to the effectiveness of ads in the digital environment. In light of concerns around ad... Read more

Blog Jun. 2, 2014 | Share

Keeping Ahead of Non-Human Traffic: A Q&A with Brian Pugh

The media has been abuzz lately with news stories about invalid web traffic – commonly referred to as fraud – that can wreak havoc on ad campaign delivery and diminish the value of digital as a successful advertising medium. To help speak to these concerns, we thought it would be a great time to sit down with Brian Pugh, comScore’s SVP of Audience,... Read more

Blog May. 9, 2014 | Share

Viewability: The Evolution of Digital Advertising: From Direct Response to Branding

Digital advertising in Australia has grown at a torrid pace. When it comes to branding, advertising on the Internet is equivalent to only 24% of Australian TV spending. The problem isn’t a lack of effectiveness; the problem is the methodology being used to evaluate their effectiveness. Read more