Google has undergone a complete revamp of its DoubleClick Verification to help marketers protect their brands, budgets and give advertisers more control over where their ads appear online. Originally launched by Google in 2012, DoubleClick Verification integrated into the DoubleClick Digital Marketing platform as a natural extension of campaign workflow, protecting brands and giving advertisers more confidence with their digital investment.
In Google’s official blog post, a number of features have been added and updated to DoubleClick Verification, including –
- Ad blocking: There are several features Google has been working on surrounding ad blocking. Advertisers can now add to the pre-built set of exclusion lists and create custom categories known as Custom classifiers. This goes beyond just giving insight into where your ads appear, but allows you to specify where you do or do not want them to be served.
- Spam filtering: Google has revealed updated spam filtering and fraud protection, made possible in part by its acquisition of fraud monitoring and analysis firm spider.io earlier this year. Google has updated spam filtering with pre- and post-bid filtering capabilities, which aids in avoiding the purchase of fraudulent impressions and automatically purging fraudulent impressions from reporting and billing.
- Targeting content with Digital Content Labels: As with movie ratings, Google is implementing a digital ratings classification according to the brand safety of the content across all Google advertising products; this includes DoubleClick, YouTube, GDN and AdMob. Advertisers can target inventory in DoubleClick Bid Manager with labels that range from ‘DL-G’ – content suitable for general audiences, to ‘DL-MA’ – content suitable for mature audiences.
The update of DoubleClick Verification has been implemented at a time in which the success of digital marketing is based heavily on messages reaching an audience as intended, and ensuring that advertisers’ strategies are executed in the way that they are planned and paid for.