Stay independent with third-party trackingJanuary 17th, 2013 by Peter
Sponsormob thoroughly understand the need of Advertisers when integration of tracking solutions is discussed. To underline our flexibility, we now support popular 3rd Party Tracking partners including HasOffers and Ad-X. More tracking providers will be added in the coming months, including Adeven which will be available very soon.
What does this mean? It means Advertisers can save time without the need to integrate multiple tracking SDK’s and Sponsormob is now able to work with selected 3rd-party tracking providers. Continue to stay independent with tracking and let Sponsormob drive your conversions accurately.
If you plan to be attending M-Days in Frankfurt 5th-6th February 2013, feel free to email (email@example.com) Heiko Kasper, our Business Development Director for more details.
Ad:tech New YorkOctober 23rd, 2012 by Talya
Ad:tech New York is coming up again very soon, and we will once again be a part of it. We had a great time at the event last year – of course, as it’s hard not to have fun in New York City! This year, our VP of Business Development, Brendhan Hight, will be heading to the Big Apple for the conference and trade show taking place the beginning of November.
Ad:tech has always been one of our most successful events, so we are happy to be making it there again this year. If you will be in New York for ad:tech and would like to meet up with Brendhan to find out more about what we can offer in terms of mobile advertising solutions, please email him to set up a time and place to meet.
See you in the city that never sleeps!
Date: November 7-8
Location: Javits Center, New York City
Fraudulent Mobile Clicks - are they really a problem? October 18th, 2012 by Talya
A report was published recently by app marketing company Trademob stating that 40% of all clicks on mobile ads are either fraudulent or accidental. The study analyzed six million clicks from mobile devices, suggesting that pay-per-click fraud is fairly widespread in mobile. Of the fraudulent clicks, over half of them were found to be client-side fraud or clicks from botnets, and the rest were a result of server-side fraud, where publishers tell servers to report clicks that were never actually made.
While fraudulent clicks are a nuisance, they do not have to be problematic, as there are ways to ensure that the clicks counted are legitimate clicks. First, when advertisers work on a performance basis, they pay only for successful leads or sales (such as a download, subscription, etc.), and are not charged on a per-click budget. With this model, companies and service providers are only charged when an action was taken after an ad or landing page was clicked on, making fraudulent clicks irrelevant.
Another way to keep fraudulent clicks from being an issue is to work with advertising partners who ensure that only genuine clicks are counted. When running CPC campaigns with us at Sponsormob, for example, advertisers are only charged for unique clicks (which are counted based on a 24-hour time frame). This way an advertiser is not charged for any fraudulent clicks being generated manually or by machines, ensuring that only actual clicks are counted.
Basically, in either case – in performance campaigns or with CPC campaigns, fraudulent clicks are not a huge issue. We’d be interested in hearing from others on this – what is your experience with fraudulent clicks? What other ways are there for advertisers to ensure they only pay for real clicks?