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Whitepaper Apr. 14, 2015 | Share

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

Non-Human Traffic

You probably already know that ad fraud and non-human traffic (NHT) are real issues. If an ad isn’t reaching a real person, that’s a real problem. 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 your viewability... 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

Video Apr. 4, 2015 | Share

Measurement of Fraudulent Traffic Must be Stricter

Measurement of Fraudulent Traffic Must be Stricter

As much as 40% of digital video campaigns can be originating from non-human or fake traffic, says Anne Hunter in an interview with Beet.TV. View

Data Gem Mar. 27, 2015 | Share

U.S. Display Ad Viewability Rates Won’t Budge, Still at 46% in 2014

Percentage of Viewable Ad Impressions US

Ensuring that online ads are viewable has become a rallying cry for advertisers and publishers have been working hard to improve their inventory on this dimension. Website design and inventory placement are being tested and optimized to make sure their ads are likely to be in-view. Despite their best efforts, display ad viewability rates did not budge... 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

Press Release Mar. 12, 2015 | Share

comScore Appoints David Shiffman as Senior Vice President of Marketing Solutions

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) today announced that David Shiffman has joined comScore as Senior Vice President of Marketing Solutions. Based in New York, Mr. Shiffman will be responsible for leading the company’s work with its agency clients, with a particular focus on advertising effectiveness, and delivering customized measurement and optimization... Read more

Press Release Feb. 12, 2015 | Share

New Brightcove Video Player Receives Broad Support from the Video Ecosystem

Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), a leading provider of cloud services for video, today announced that the new Brightcove Player, which powers the next generation of video experiences across Brightcove’s suite of products, has received broad support across the expansive online video ecosystem. Brightcove partners supporting the new player, whether through... Read more

Blog Feb. 11, 2015 | Share

Measurement Proves the Effectiveness of Mobile Advertising

Mobile now accounts for more than 60 percent of all digital media time spent, but there is still hesitancy from advertisers around allocating more budget to mobile ads. Typically advertisers will require substantial proof before making large-scale changes to their media strategy, which is why the ability to measure mobile advertising effectiveness is... Read more

Data Gem Feb. 9, 2015 | Share

ConAgra Foods Increases Advertising Performance & Effectiveness, Resulting in Better ROI

ConAgra

The goal of online advertising is to get the right message to the right person, increasing brand favorability and ultimately driving sales. However, viewability and audience measurement have changed the online advertising game. Fortunately advertisers now have the tools needed to understand sources of waste, which they can use to increase the performance... Read more

Blog Feb. 6, 2015 | Share

Good News for Digital Publishers: Most Have Low Levels of Non-Human Traffic

While there’s no doubt that ad fraud and Non-Human Traffic (NHT) will continue to be a significant concern for both the buy side and sell side, there is a silver lining for publishers. For the vast majority the overall incidence of NHT on their sites is low, which means they are affirmatively delivering trustworthy inventory for advertisers. Read more