Google Reports Review of AI Search Changes

Google | October 16, 2020

Google announced profound changes that will impact what sites Google ranks in the search results. Some changes impact 10% of searches, some impact 7%. The change to how BERT is used impacts nearly 100% of searches whereas last year it only impacted 10%. Some of the updates are coming by the end of the year. Others are already live in the search results. Many of the algorithm improvements announced will likely create more diversity in the search results, which in my opinion is going to make it several degrees harder for SEO. Keep reading for why this is so. In a recent PubCon keynote, Google’s John Mueller was straightforward in his prediction that SEO will become more difficult in the near future. Google BERT Now is Nearly 100%. One of the biggest reveals is that Google is employing BERT in virtually every search query. BERT is a technique for natural language processing pre-training that helps Google understand words within the context of the surrounding words. Google has said that BERT helps Google Search better understand the intent of a search query.

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Kubient's KAI Identifies SynthNet Ad Fraud Targeting Mobile App Space

Kubient | December 04, 2020

Kubient, the cloud advertising marketplace center that enables advertisers and distributers to reach, adapt and interface their crowds productively and adequately, today reported the ID of already undetected fraudulent synthetic network (SynthNet) designed to introduce online or PC created traffic as real versatile application traffic coming from premium application distributers. The SynthNet fraud was recognized through Kubient's Artificial Intelligence (KAI), an in-stream ad-fraud prevention tool that utilizations design acknowledgment and gadget scoring to get and distinguish misrepresentation before it occurs. The outcome was a lot of deceitful site and PC traffic being communicated that professed to come from versatile sources like The Washington Post, Weather Underground, and a combination of applications in different classifications, for example, gaming, diversion, utilities, shopping, and food. SynthNet is a Central Control System (CCS) bot, which means it doesn't contaminate gadgets or settle on decisions from outsider organizations, but instead it is conveyed straightforwardly by the fraudsters on their own frameworks. These troublemakers use it to sell fake traffic as a video advertisement situation which offers a higher payout to the distributer contrasted with customary showcase publicizing. To send SynthNet everywhere scale and have wide immersion over the United States, SynthNet utilized a Cloud Service Broker (CSB). The administration empowered SynthNet to be conveyed over various cloud suppliers, for example, AWS, Google and Azure without requiring an immediate record with the administrations and it permits them to proceed to work and send on the off chance that they are handicapped from any single supplier.

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IAB Tech Lab Releases Content Taxonomy 2.2 to Improve Brand Safety and Support Brand Suitability

IAB Tech Lab | October 29, 2020

IAB Tech Lab today released Content Taxonomy 2.2, a common language to help third-party verification vendors and publishers identify content so that the advertisers can make decisions about whether it's appropriate for their ads. Tech Lab worked closely with the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (GARM) to create the update, with the shared goal of creating a safer digital environment. The Content Taxonomy enables buyers to use a consistent, easy-to-understand language across the entire advertising ecosystem (all publishers and platforms) to describe content that may be considered harmful or unsuitable. As part of the update: 11 "sensitive topic" categories were developed that range from adult and explicit sexual content to terrorism. Risk levels were created to identify a range of suitability and are treated as additional attributes of the content. The four levels of risk are "Floor," "High Risk," "Medium Risk," and "Low Risk." Both topics and risk levels work together, dynamically.

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Verve Group and GeoEdge Collaborate to Secure a Clean Ad Ecosystem

Verve Group, GeoEdge | May 21, 2021

Verve Group, a privacy-first omnichannel ad platform, and GeoEdge, a worldwide ad security provider, today announced their partnership to expand ad quality protection and supply publishers with a complicated machine learning solution to combat malicious advertising. The use of digital advertising by malicious actors as a vector to attack end-users at scale has been a silent but insidious aspect of online advertising. Industry stakeholders across the availability chain still face mounting challenges associated with malvertising, including deceptive ads, auto-redirects, malware, phishing scams, and more. With the expanding got to provide users with a superior online experience, especially within the mobile arena, Verve Group is decided to make sure its supply chain pipelines are clean. Its partnership with GeoEdge signifies its commitment to high-quality ad inventory, eliminating the threat of malicious and low-quality advertising. While Verve Group has evolved to become an omnichannel ad platform, providing a set of versatile products for buyers and publishers across mobile, desktop, CTV, and DOOH, one among its core strengths is providing mobile-first campaigns and ensuring its publisher partners have access to effective ad quality control and a clean marketplace. the corporate opted for a real-time solution to secure relationships with its supply partners and publishers by preventing any negative impact on users’ experience. because the nature of mobile involves a personalized approach to ad quality, Verve Group chose to partner with GeoEdge thanks to the company’s expertise working with mobile platforms. “We are committed to making sure a secure and clean advertising experience for our customers, and partnering with key players like GeoEdge to profit from their ad quality products helps us do exactly that,” said Ionut Ciobotaru, chief product officer at Verve Group. “Providing publishers with the required tools to combat malvertising and other ad quality issues ensures that end-users ultimately enjoy a far better advertising experience, thus helping to enhance and grow the general advertising market.” GeoEdge monitors Verve Group’s ad inventory 24/7 to spot malicious activity and address quality issues in real-time, protecting Verve Group’s campaigns, brand, and reputation. Providing Verve Group with extensive multi-layer security detection, GeoEdge covers every aspect of cyber threats — including deceptive clickbait scams — the newest frontier of cyberattacks. GeoEdge uses proprietary technology to proactively detect and block offenders from their digital supply chain, blocking malvertising threats before the malicious ads are served. Only clean ads are served, and Verve Group’s publishers and provide partners are never exposed to security or ad quality threats. the power to safeguard publishers through such ad quality measures is a component of Verve Group’s aim to make sure a more transparent and data-driven advertising ecosystem, keeping privacy and consumer experience at the forefront. “Our partnership with Verve Group expands user protection to the mobile advertising ecosystem through our advanced security detection, enforcing a replacement ad quality standard,” said Amnon Siev, GeoEdge’s CEO. “The collaboration safeguards end-users by ensuring the delivery of unpolluted demand to Verve Group’s global partners.” Verve Group continues to take a position in machine learning-based solutions through its proprietary technologies which of other leading partners like GeoEdge. The partnership between the 2 companies is concentrated on working together on new ad quality initiatives to guard publishers and customers across the ecosystem.

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