A sensational headline. A heart-wrenching image. We can’t look away. We can’t resist clicking. And click, we look, we like—and voila—we have just helped shape today’s news cycle. Without even realizing, we have just been swept up in our own News Vacuum.
Online advertising has become a central part of our digital lives. Advertising publishers and platforms supply billions of ads every day. Ensuring that ads served are contextually accurate and brand safe for the target audience is critical to a safe and secure internet.
Over the past decade, the use of “clickbait” ads has become the norm in order to entice viewers to click on the ad and drive traffic to a publisher. Web surfers have grown accustomed to seeing the same types of clickbait ads and sponsored stories like the ones shown below with sensational headlines about curing cancer, stopping aging, improving your sex life and more.
For the average web surfer, the URL bar provides a magical portal to the interwebz where anything that can be thought of can be entered—revealing the treasures of the internet at the stroke of ‘enter’. For the rest of us, we know it gets much more complicated than that as we slip down the rabbit hole and into OSI, DNS, TLS, HTTPS, subdomains…
Recently, Digiday published an article about the “winners and losers” of the new EU ePrivacy law. As suspected, behavioral targeting is a clear loser due to its reliance on cookie-based targeting. The only winners mentioned seemed to be those outside of the realm of digital advertising.
Jeff Finn, zvelo CEO, Discusses the Role of Content Categorization in Ensuring Brand Safety in CMO Innovation
With the digital advertising industry increasingly shaped by programmatic ad buying, brands are realizing the necessity – from a brand safety perspective – of ensuring that their ads steer clear of associations with objectionable content.Details
SpotX Announces Support for IAB’s ads.txt to Verify Seller Credentials Leverages zvelo for anti-fraud monitoring as a key authentication vendor to offer transparency and inventory assurance for buyers. Video ad serving platform SpotX has been aggressively taking steps to ensure all inventory available to buyers via its platform is sourced directly from owned-and-operated publishers or…Details
Using curated marketplaces to ensure brand safety in digital ad buys by Jeff Finn, CEO of zvelo When Forrest Gump’s mother famously told him that “life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get,” she just as easily could have been talking about digital ad placements purchased programmatically. *****The following…Details
First, zvelo has released the Invalid Traffic dataset; the new dataset should help brands better determine the health of the traffic to their sites by detecting data centers, web and fake crawlers, and other fraudulent traffic sources.
Helping Eliminate Wasteful Ad Spending Marketing chiefs from the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) met with the heads of the trade group Trustworthy Action Group (TAG) to discuss how best to broach the matter of ad fraud, which is forecast to cost the industry in excess of $16bn this year alone, this week, amid wider…
In January, categorization and anti-malware firm Zvelo launched a free bot detection service for site publishers.
This week, the Denver area-based firm announced a complementary service, which it says is the first to detect non-human traffic on a specific page, rather than at the site level.