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Blog Jul. 20, 2015 | Share

AOL Proves Audience is 3x Larger After Accounting for International and Mobile Traffic

AOL Proves Audience is 3x Larger After Accounting for International and Mobile Traffic

One of today’s biggest challenges for publishers is conveying the value of their digital audience to advertisers. While an audience’s value depends on many factors, its sheer size (measured in unique visitors) is a major component. It turns out, however, that accurately measuring an audience’s true reach is a trickier task than one might initially... Read more

Blog Jul. 14, 2015 | Share

Why Mobile-Only Audiences Are Key to Digital Publishers’ Monetization

Why Mobile-Only Audiences Are Key to Digital Publishers’ Monetization

Ever since comScore first introduced Media Metrix® Multi-Platform to the US market in early 2013, we have gotten a much clearer picture how important mobile is to digital media audiences. Before multi-platform data existed, mobile was often thought to be primarily incremental engagement from existing users of a media property – but it turns out that... Read more

Blog Jul. 2, 2015 | Share

comScore in Journal of Advertising Research on the Rise of the Digital Omnivore

Gian Fulgoni

Marketing used to be so simple. In the not-too distant past, when marketers had to decide how to best reach consumers, they were faced with just a few options. They could use one or more of the three television networks, run advertisements in newspapers and magazines, or rely on the U.S. Postal Service and direct mail. The advent of digital technologies,... Read more

Blog Jun. 11, 2015 | Share

AppNexus Joins comScore Industry Trust

AppNexus Joins comScore Industry Trust

As of today, comScore Trust Profiles – the first phase of the company’s Industry Trust initiative that allows buyers to use key comScore advertising metrics directly in select programmatic trading platforms – are available to AppNexus customers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico with additional market rollout coming soon. Read more

Blog Jun. 3, 2015 | Share

validated Campaign Essentials (vCE) Mobile Charter Results Highlight the Strengths and Advantages of Mobile Advertising

validated Campaign Essentials (vCE) Mobile Charter Results Highlight the Strengths and Advantages of Mobile Advertising

Over the past year, we have been working with select clients to deliver mobile audience delivery data – including reach, frequency and GRPs – as part of a charter study. In partnership with our charter clients, we’re excited to share an aggregated view of some of the findings. Read more

Blog May. 13, 2015 | Share

The Vital Role Media Buyers Play in Fighting Ad Fraud

Fighting Ad Fraud

The digital media industry has spent the last year trying to get to the bottom of ad fraud and non-human traffic (NHT). While it is in media sellers’ best interest to clean up the ecosystem, media buyers play their own vital role in fighting ad fraud. Read more

Blog May. 4, 2015 | Share

Top 5 Reasons Why Sellers Should Care about NHT and Online Ad Fraud

Top 5 Reasons Why Sellers Should Care about NHT and Online Ad Fraud

There is much yet to be exposed about ad fraud and each new technology that is uncovered is another potential threat to your brand as a media seller and puts your ad revenue at risk. In fact, it is in the interest of media sellers – publishers, supply side platforms and ad networks alike – to get ahead of the fight against fraudsters to protect... Read more

Blog Apr. 15, 2015 | Share

Non-Human Traffic: Why it Matters and Why You Should Care

Chances are you already know that ad fraud and non-human traffic (NHT) are big issues. But you may not know just how much NHT impacts every other performance and effectiveness metric you use to demonstrate success. If you aren’t taking NHT out of your measurement – including viewability and in-target numbers – your KPIs are infected and your results... Read more

Blog Apr. 13, 2015 | Share

The Effect of Non-Human Traffic on Your Ad Campaign’s ROI

This is the first in a series of blog posts on combating the industry issues of ad fraud, non-human traffic and viewability. These posts will break down key impacts to the advertising ecosystem and share how comScore is leading the way in tackling these issues so that media buyers and sellers can stay ahead of the fraudsters. Read more

Blog Mar. 20, 2015 | Share

The Dress: A Case Study of Flash Crowds and Invalid Traffic

On Feb 26, 2015 a photo of this dress was posted to Tumblr. The author asked other visitors to help resolve a friendly dispute about whether the dress was white-and-gold or black-and-blue. Controversy about the perceived colors in the picture drew sudden and intense interest. It was just before nightfall in the U.S. Fifteen hours after the initial post,... Read more