Keywords vs classifications blacklists for your ad campaigns.

How to avoid some context?
Keywords vs Classifications bans.

Both methods are compatible and serve different purposes.

Keywords bans avoid specific words presence at the page level.

Pros: Very targeted and at the page level. Avoid a competitor brand, a named reference like a city or someone…

Cons: Got to be very specific on those keywords as they do not handle nicknames or synonyms, just to name those two. This generates very long lists to ensure safety and those long lists may be biased, outdated and prevent you from context you might indeed desire.

Classifications bans avoid specific associations to your brand at the Media/Source level.

Pros: No need to worry about new terms as bag of words for a classification are permanently updated. Words/expressions get in and out. Automatically. This is critical if you don’t want some risky associations to your brand.

Cons: This will not work to avoid specific words or brands where keywords ban is a better option.

An example? Want to be associated with Wellness, but not with Disease?

Your brand wants to be exposed in Wellness publication but not those associated with Diseases (like Covid).

For demonstration purposes here, we’ll focus on a small list of publications to easily identify differences.

Corpus will be made of:

  • Media in America and in English
  • Media Taxonomy is Wellness > Specialized > over the past week

This gives us 11 Media.

Now, you want to avoid Media with those 11 that do Cover Diseases. Your corpus becomes:

10 Media left. One is gone which you can look at by changing IS NOT to IS in the Disease condition and find:

Let’s double check with TrustedOut’s profile over the past week:

Want to double check with Google?

Search for site:issaquahreporter.com and then site:issaquahreporter.com covid to see 5 out of the 7 links over the past 7 days are mentioning the word “Covid” (11/7-14/20).

Want to give it a shot? Contact us!

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Holistic Media Profiling is us.

Profiling Content & Expertise + Perception + Orientation

After 2 years of development, we are proud to announce the completion and immediate availability of our holistic media profiling including the 3 facets: Profiling Content & Expertise + Perception + Orientation.

What makes us unique:

Nationwide.

Our goal is to listen to every article every media publishes in every country. At this point, we cover France and the USA but adding a country is just a matter of teaching our AI systems.

Permanently updated. Unbiased. Universal.

Our AI systems always update every classification with new expressions found in a country and a language. It also guarantees the absence of humans biais would introduce and a constant level of competencies on every subject.

Universal and live taxonomy weighting expertise.

The very first profiling we worked on was building a unique universal taxonomy to recognize the editorial focus of a piece of content. Our taxonomy can be connected to another one, like the way an Enterprise organizes its businesses, per industry for example. This allows Enterprise customers to use TrustedOut in their own environment.

Universal, because with our Nationwide total coverage of what is talked about in media our taxonomy had to cover every matter, everything. We did it.

Live, because our AI updates the bags of words that identify a classification and the taxonomy itself is updated.

The use of words or expressions shows the level of expertise in a classification.

Perception.

We believe toxic content, such as fake news, junk sciences… is a perception. For example, what is fake for someone is not for someone else. We are not about fact checking which can also be disputed but instead, we gauge how a media is perceived.

Orientation.

Orientation is the detection of a political, a religious and/or a humoristic/satirical angle. Political detection is either: Negative (no orientation detected), Far left, Left, Right or Far Right. Religion detection is either: Negative, or, in alphabetical order, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism. Humoristic/satirical detection is either positive or negative.

Next read:
TrustedOut partners with Xandr to bring new intelligence in targeting capabilities

Questions? Let us know!

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Introducing URL Curation. Feeding BI and AdTech with context they need.

Click on the chart to zoom in

Lowering granularity in content intelligence.

We demoed you don’t have to choose between Brand Safety and Performance in our recent post: TrustedOut for Xandr: Branding AND Business Performance.

From Sources Whitelisting for BI and Domains Whitelisting for AdTech, we’re now offering curation at the URL level.

Delivering URLs your analytics and ad campaigns need. Now.

This lowest level of granularity is now available to Analytics tools for the BI sector and your DSP for the AdTech sector.

Process remains the same, as simple as possible: As shown in the chart above:

  1. Create your Corpus with your definition of content you trust: taxonomy with level of expertise, content from publishers perceived toxic and political, religious or satirical orientations.
  2. Get corresponding URLs delivered to your BI system or your DSP in a timely manner.
  3. Voila.

AdTech test drive: A/B testing with vs without URL Whitelisting.

You now know we love A/B testing 🙂

So did a new one to compare the very same campaign, very same creatives, very same budget. One campaign with TrustedOut URL Curation and one withtout TrustedOut.

Here’s what we noticed:

Budget: Much better Click-Thru-Rate.

Measured CTR is the ratio clicks vs measured impressions. CTR with TrustedOut is significantly better.

Branding: Much better Viewability.

Viewability Rate is the percentage of ads which are actually seen by a user.

Prospects: High profile from huge percentage browsing on mobile.

  • Upper Socio-professionals. (Harris)
  • Greater attention span. (PEW)

Want to give it a shot? Contact us!

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Watch the content your BI is based on and where your brand is exposed in your ad campaigns.

Is the content you base your decision on the one you trust?
Is your brand appearing within sites you trust safe?

To make sure you answer yes to those questions (and more like where is focused your PR effort, are you tracking the right market…), TrustedOut is proud to offer, a posteriori profiling report.

It’s never too late. To know and fix.

As shown in the graphic above:

1/ Get the list of sources/media from your analytics tools and/or your DSP

Simply export the list of sources and/or media used for your analytics or get the list of domains from your DSP or ask your ad agency. This list can be in CSV, XLS or else in text format.

2/ Simply use the new “is in file” condition

New in TrustedOut is the “Files” menu. Upload your CSV or XLS made of your sources/medias as seen in previous step

Add the new condition for “Website”: “is in file” and select your CSV/XLS

3/ Click Report. Voila.

A real example?

Of course, we will keep this example anonymous. The privacy of people who trust us is top priority for us.

From an ad campaign, not using TrustedOut for its curation, we got the CSV file of all domains where a bid was won and thus, the client’s brand was exposed.

The Corpus producing the Report is dead simple but you can use this new filter line to dig into taxonomy, Spotted as, Countries, Languages etc…

Let’s go super simple. 1 line. That is it.:

Again, to keep this example all private, we won’t show the real and full report but here are few pages

Is your brand exposed in editorial focuses you want?

TrustedOut Report shows the editorial evolution of the domains where your brand was exposed.

Of course, the same applies to a list of sources used for your strategic decisions out of your analytics tools.

Is your brand exposed in sites spotted as toxic, political, religious or satirical?

Do you truly knew your brand was exposed there?

In our example, the client didn’t know and didn’t want to be seen on sites perceived as Far left or Far Right.

Well, just to mention one, its brand was on Breitbart. And more…

In the country and language you picked?

Client aimed for France and French.
TrustedOut found only 58.9% were in French and less than half in France.

The Solution: Use TrustedOut to ensure your curation is made of the content you trust.

In the example above, we offered a different whitelist made of media in France and in French, the desired taxonomy, both in expertise level, over a chosen period of time and blocked all toxic and extreme political orientation. We could do more.

Straight forward:

We encourage you to read this post: TrustedOut for Xandr: First results

Want to test drive?

Contact us to see if you qualify for a free report (large ad agency, enterprise, in the US or in France).

or email us at contactus@trustedout.com

Want to know where your brand was exposed in your last ad campaign?

Never too late to know how and where your brand was exposed

For obvious confidentiality, we won’t reveal the client.

Gauging where your brand was exposed is super simple:

1. Get the list of domains where your ad was inserted.

Ask your agency (or trading desk) for the list of all domains where your ads won impressions.

2. Make a corpus of this list.

Simple again: Drag and drop the list of domains in TrustedOut’s “Files” menu and create a corpus with this one condition:

Website > is in file > [name of the list file]

3. Discover insights.

Again, without revealing the Client’s name, we can share few requirements made.

3.1 Toxic content

Very common, Client does not want any association of their brand and publishers perceived as publishing fake news, revisionism…

Well, Brand was exposed in 1 media spotted as publishing Fake News.

3.2 Political Orientation

Very common as well, Client does not want to be exposed in far right or far left wings.

Hum, Brand was exposed on 6 far right and 1 far left politically oriented media.

3.3 Religious Orientation

Client didn’t have requirements here.

For the record, ads were inserted in 7 religiously oriented media.

3.4 Satirical Orientation

Often Client does not want to be linked with humorous or satirical content.

Brand was exposed in 2 media spotted as humorous / satirical

3.5 Taxonomy

Client does not want to be exposed in a Misc News environment.

Too bad, Misc News are the #4 editorial classification in the list of media

3.6 Country and Language

Finally, Client wanted media from France and in French.

Simply add those 2 conditions, France and French and the number of media qualifying moved from 418 (screenshot above) to… 213!

Yes, almost half of the media were not French in France!

Fixing Brand Safety…

As said, it’s never too late. If you don’t want to create your whitelist from a brand new corpus, but prefer keeping a list sent by someone, simply add those mandatory criterions like this:

… and keeping it fixed.

Problem with hand made lists is they don’t update with new media or with media not fitting Client desire anymore or for a period of time. While we cannot update the list given here (unless we create the corresponding Corpus), we can make sure additional conditions seen above are keeping the list up-to-date with all major DSPs (Xandr, Google DV 360, …)

TrustedOut generates a Deal ID accepted by all major DSPs. This ensures, TrustedOut permanent qualifications updates are sync’ed for your campaigns.

Want to try?
Send us your domains list!

As written above, we’ll keep it confidential.

contactus@trustedout.com

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TrustedOut for Xandr: Branding AND Business Performance.

Get both: Branding AND Business Performance!

We recently published the results of our A/B test: With vs Without TrustedOut for your ad campaign. Reception have been overwhelming. Thank you so much, we’ve created the following deck:

Keep your brand totally safe and consistent.

100% media, 100% premium.
AI-Profiling. Permanently updated.

Frictionless Curation:
Tailor-made or Built from landing page.
Automatically updated in your DSP (ALL major DSPs).

Achieve your Business Goals.

100% Media readership brings the Most Desirable Demographics.

Higher conversion clicks into Business KPIs

Deck viewer:

TrustedOut for Xandr

Deck Download:

Want to try? Contact us!

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Lessons for growing publisher revenue by removing 3rd party tracking*

*Source: Brave https://brave.com/publisher-3rd-party-tracking/

This post was originally on August 3rd 2020

The end of 3rd party cookies

On January 14th of this year, Google wrote: Building a more private web: A path towards making third party cookies obsolete

How personal data are “broadcast”.

We highly recommend this document, “Behavioural advertising and personal data”, from Dr Johnny Ryan, where we can read:

“…every time a person loads a page on a website that uses real-time bidding advertising, personal data about them are broadcast to tens – or hundreds – of companies. Here is a sample of the personal data broadcast.

●  What you are reading or watching
●  Your location (OpenRTB also includes full IP address)
●  Description of your device
●  Unique tracking ID or a “cookie match” to allow advertising technology companies to try to identify you the next time you are seen, so that a long-term profile can be built or consolidated with offline data about you
●  Your IP address (depending on the version of “RTB” system)
●  Data broker segment ID, if available. This could denote things like your income bracket, age and gender, habits, social media influence, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, political leaning, etc. (depending on the version of “RTB” system)”

“We used to read the newspaper, now the news reads us.”

This quote from the Global Editors Network. We strongly encourage you to read the article using the quote as a title and try the section “What happens when you read an article online”. Below is a screenshot for Spiegel.de

1 out of 5 happy for their data to be shared (UK, 2017)

In 2017, GFK was commissioned by IAB Europe (the AdTech industry’s own trade body) to survey 11,000 people across the EU about their attitudes to online media and advertising. GFK reported that only “20% would be happy for their data to be shared with third parties for advertising purposes”. [source]

Finding#1: Removing 3rd party tracking/AdTech and investing in Context increases revenue!

The first chart and the chart below are from the article from Brave.com, “lessons for growing publisher revenue by removing 3rd party tracking” both demoing the revenue increase is attributable to removing 3rd party tracking and adtech.

NPO and its sales house, Ster, invested in contextual targeting and testing, and produced vast sales increases even with sites that do not appear to dominate their categories.

The Covid-19 market shock shifted the market from video to display

Finding#2: “legitimate publishers of all size can increase revenue”. The New York Times example…

On their site, Open.nytimes.com, they wrote: “As of April 2019, we [The New York Times] removed all third-party data controllers from our homepage, section fronts and articles. … This reduced the amount of data we shared with third-party data controllers by over 90 percent. We are working on ways to improve this number…”

Finding#3. “Context is powerful.”

“NPO properties now provide no geotagging, no frequency capping, and no cross device measurement. Despite the absence of these features, extensive testing with advertisers has proven that the ads are effective, and advertisers are spending more with NPO than before.”

Next read:

TrustedOut partners with Xandr to bring new intelligence in targeting capabilities

Introducing the Brand Safety Report

The game is rigged: A former marketer shows you how Big Tech’s advertising practices harm us all

You have questions? Let us know!

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A/B test: Ad campaign curation comparison. With/Without TrustedOut.

impressions don’t buy anything – only real people do.”

We couldn’t agree more with Judy Shapiro – Editor-in-Chief at The Trust Web Times and decided to run an A/B test, With/Without TrustedOut to demonstrate what matters is NOT impressions but Brand Safety AND Business conversions from Engagement Actions at Advertiser site.

Get it all:
1/ Total Brand Safety AND
2/ Desirable Prospects Profile AND
3/ Engagement Actions (KPI Business).

Method: Comparing an ad campaign With vs Without TrustedOut

Entourage | Lien social avec les SDF
First a huge thank you to Entourage.social!

From October 21st until October 30st, Entourage.social has accepted to share with us their Business KPIs, what defines a successful visit to their site. They, in all transparency, also accepted to give us a temporary access to their Google Analytics and did create 2 new segments for the traffic curated by TrustedOut (A) vs the “regular programmatic” traffic not curated by TrustedOut (B).

Exact same creatives, same budget, same timeframe.

Our partner, Xandr, did setup the two campaigns, A and B, with the very same creatives, the very same budget for each campaign, ran the very exact same time.

Campaign brief:
Engaging Actions on entourage.social in France.

Entourage is a French social organization pushing for an interaction with people homeless. Ad campaign is looking for engaging actions on its site to search Entourage’s homelessness local mapping, in France, and donate to the organization.

Using TrustedOut for Xandr.

We used the super straight forward curation method explained here: Destination profiling for related context. Let your Landing Page make your whitelist.

1/ Total Brand Safety

Brand exposition:
TrustedOut is 100% Media from France (as per the client requirement).

Source: Bid won generating impressions on 10/28

Get the exact Media profile for your Brand Consistency

Corpus was automatically set to:
* Media in French and from France
* No publishers perceived as toxic (fake news, hate news, conspiracy…)
* No extreme political orientations
* Media covering Society AND having talk about Digital Life over Past Week, Past Month and Past Quarter.

Of course, all this can be fine-tuned at will and your Corpus will automatically updated within your DSP via the Deal ID TrustedOut gives you.

Don’t go blind with your Brand Exposure with our Report:

Hereafter is one page of the report on Media “Spotted As” toxic, political, religious and satirical/humorous.

Not sure if your past campaigns were that safe? Get a TrustedOut report! Never too late…

2/ Desirable Prospects Profile

“Men (44%), CSP+ (Managers, CXOs/High buying power) (42%), residents of Paris and surroundings (45%) and people aged 50 and over are the populations that show the most interest in digital reading.” – Harris Interactive

Totally proven by the numbers below:

Traffic type:
TrustedOut traffic is coming from web browsing on a mobile.

Mobile devices:
TrustedOut: Almost 1 out of 3 uses iOS.

Geography:
TrustedOut is 3x more urban.

Greater Attention Span:

3/ Engagement Actions (KPI Business).

Client was looking for engaging actions on the Landing Page. Not time spent but real actions engaging the prospect with the site purpose.

Actions were: prospect entering geo position, download and donations.

Actions (at destination site) vs clicks (on ads) transformation:
TrustedOut is 2x better.

Actions Goals vs all other metrics on landing page.
TrustedOut: Almost 3 metrics on 5 are an action.


Point made: You can get it all:
1/ Total Brand Safety AND
2/ Desirable Prospects Profile AND
3/ Engagement Conversion.

Want to give it a shot? Contact us:

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SSP* coverages in the USA and France.

* SSP: Ad Supply-Side Platform

Target SSPs within your Corpus/WhiteList

As we announced on August 17th, TrustedOut now allows you to target your favorite SSP for your ad campaign.

Top 6 classifications per SSP in the USA:

Politics and Sports, then Society…

… No Tech and only one for Economy and Finance.

Top 6 classifications per SSP in France:

Sports and all about the same.

Tech but no Lifestyle, Economy or Finance.

Your Corpus is ready? So is your Curation for your DSP.

UI is dead simple: Add the “Ad Supply-Side Platform” and select your SSP as shown above. Save your Corpus.

Now, let’s connect your curation made with a TrustedOut Corpus to your DSP…

3 clicks…

Click #1: Get Media and Sources (as shown on the picture above)

Click #2: Connect

Click #3: Select Xandr (formerly AppNexus (Read Partnership announcement))

… and get a Deal ID ready for your DSP!

Insert this Deal ID in your DSP and let TrustedOut feed your campaign with Content you’ve selected.

Simple, Safe and Permanently Updated.

Questions? Let us know!

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New for your ad campaign whitelists: Target SSPs and Add Mobile Apps

Adding SSPs to Media Profiles

Now TrustedOut adds authorized SSPs to Media Profiles. Example above is BFMTV

Add a SSP Filter to your Corpus for targeted WhiteLists

Targeting Media authorizing your favorite SSP is as simple as adding the following filter line:

 

As shown, available SSPs are Xandr (formerly AppNexus) with whom we have a partnership, Google, Smart Adserver, FreeWheel, Rubicon Project and Teads.

Extend your Whitelist reach with Media Mobile Apps.

In addition to SSPs, TrustedOut now also offers pending Apps of a Media. Following the BFMTV example above, here are the corresponding Mobile Apps:

Next read:

TrustedOut partners with Xandr to bring new intelligence in targeting capabilities

Want to test it? Let us know!

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