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Purpose is Profit: Create a Sustainable Strategy

In her session, “Doing Some Good: Purpose as a Business Strategy,” at Publisher Forum Nashville, Lior Shvo from Primis highlighted how defining a greater purpose for your brand is an essential component of not only doing good for your customers and society, but also for creating and sustaining a successful…

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Why Publishers Need to Keep Their Ads.txt Files up to Date

Domain spoofing is still a big problem on the open web, especially for highly-ranked sites that have done an excellent job at earning the trust of their audiences. And even though ads.txt was created to thwart bad actors from performing arbitrage, domain spoofing, clickjacking and ultimately messing with legit publishers'…

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PubForum Spotlight: The Truth About Ads.txt

If you're running programmatic advertising, and almost everyone is, you have an ads.txt file in place on your website and it is likely something you update at least from time to time. But do you really understand the mechanics behind the file and what you as a publisher should be…

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Sellers Need Buy-Side Transparency

Transparency concerns have long plagued open advertising markets, scaring away participants on the buy and sell-side of open real-time bidding advertising transactions. The buy-side has ads.txt and sellers.json. Unfortunately, sell-side participants—publishers—often have difficulty obtaining basic levels of transparency in reverse when using header bidding tools to extend demand.

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PubForum Spotlight: We’ve Always Been At War With Bad Ads

Publishers add more ads per page and lower their floors to capture more revenue, hoping to ride things out until higher CPMs return.  Unfortunately, more ads, lower floors, and other desperate moves lead to more opportunities for bad actors to step in. And users will adopt blockers to maintain a…

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What Is App-Ads.Txt?

On the surface, app-ads.txt is similar to that of its companion spec, ads.txt. In the case of ads.txt, web publishers upload a list of resellers who are authorized to sell their inventory on their domain. That list can then be crawled by advertisers to ensure they only buy from legitimate…

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