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New offering from Meetrics reveals why ads aren’t viewable

by on November 30, 2015 in Digital Marketing, featured item, Latest News, Lead Article, Research, Retail, Retail News, Social Media, Uncategorized

Here is the latest industry development regarding the ad viewability issue –

Meetrics has launched a new offering that reveals why ads aren’t viewable and have received certification from ABC against JICWEBS principles

Move follows industry certification and raft of major new clients

European ad verification company Meetrics has launched a new offering that enables buyers and sellers of online ads to see why they aren’t viewable.

Early data from the “Reasons for Non-viewability” feature reveals the three main reasons why ads aren’t viewable:

  • • It’s in the user’s page window for too short a time
  • • It appears below the page fold
  • • Too little of the ad is viewable

The IAB and Media Ratings Council recommends an ad is considered viewable if 50% of it is in view for at least 1 second.

“Traditionally, buyers and sellers of online ads only had half the picture in regards to viewability – the percentage viewable and not viewable,” explains Anant Joshi, Director International Business at Meetrics. “This provides the full picture, giving them new insights on why ads aren’t viewable, thus, providing a tremendous advantage in how to solve the issue and maximise viewability.

This will become increasingly important as publishers move more towards selling ads by how long they were viewed rather than how many were viewable.”

The image below provides an example of how the reporting looks:

Reasons for non-viewabiltiy example

Industry certification for ad viewability

Meetrics has also received certification from the UK’s Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) confirming its technology for measuring the viewability of online advertising meets the industry-agreed Viewability Product Principles issued by JICWEBS – the independent body that defines best practice and standards for online ad trading.

Jerry Wright, ABC Chief Executive said: “Congratulations to Meetrics for completing their viewability product testing. Their ABC certification shows their viewability product performs against the updated industry-agreed JICWEBS principles. This will provide the transparency and reassurance advertisers need to further invest and to trade on viewable impressions.”

Joshi added: “Viewability measurement technologies are continually developing to meet the increasingly complex arena of online advertising. This certification provides a further statement on the quality of our solutions in this area.”

This follows on the back of Meetrics having won new clients among Europe’s biggest agencies and publishers including OMD, Dentsu Aegis Network, Condé Nast and Yahoo.


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