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How to Avoid Ad Fraud With Centralized Local Advertising

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Avoid Ad Fraud with Hyperlocology


The rise of digital advertising, including the many self-serve options for franchisees, has given rise to a significant challenge - bot fraud. Franchisees managing local advertising across platforms like Google, Facebook, and Programmatic often struggle to navigate the treacherous waters of fraudulent inventory. This not only misrepresents the effectiveness of their ads but also hinders their ability to make informed decisions. Hyperlocology, the leading multi-location advertising platform, aims to empower brands and franchisees with the tools to combat this problem while reaping the benefits of localized advertising.

The Bot Fraud Menace

Bot fraud, also known as ad fraud, involves artificially inflating ad impressions and clicks through the use of automated bots. These bots mimic human behavior, creating a false impression of high engagement and effectiveness. This issue plagues the digital advertising landscape, leading to wasted budgets and skewed performance metrics. For franchisees managing local advertising on their own, this can be particularly devastating, as they rely on accurate data to optimize campaigns and allocate resources efficiently.

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Franchisees' Predicament

As franchisees attempt to manage local advertising across multiple channels, brand and local efforts become more fragmented and the challenge of avoiding fraudulent inventory becomes a daunting task. Most self serve advertising options have “audience extension” as a default setting, and tout the benefits without alerting to the risks. The complexity of digital and programmatic advertising combined with the widespread prevalence of bot fraud makes it difficult for franchisees to accurately assess the impact of their campaigns. The misrepresentation of ad effectiveness can lead to misguided decisions, misallocated resources, and ultimately hinder the growth of the business.

Leveraging Technology for Prevention


Hyperlocology's technology is geared towards preventing bot fraud with Ad verification technology, approved publisher lists and programmatic direct deals for campaigns, ensuring the accuracy of campaign data. By implementing robust verification mechanisms, the platform can differentiate between legitimate user interactions and those generated by bots. This level of protection significantly enhances the integrity of the collected data, enabling franchisees to make informed decisions based on reliable metrics.

Centralized Control for Local Advertising

One of the key features of Hyperlocology is its ability to allow brands to manage local advertising efforts across different channels from a central platform. This centralized control not only streamlines the process but also enforces best practices for all local advertising, effectively taking brand-level verification and fraud prevention solutions and applying them to locally budgeted advertising efforts.

Driving Franchise Growth

The benefits of Hyperlocology extend beyond fraud prevention. Franchisees can harness the power of localized advertising without the fear of misleading data. The platform enables brands to fine-tune their campaigns at the local level based on accurate insights and real business outcomes, optimizing their local marketing strategies for maximum impact.

Bot fraud within digital advertising has long been a thorn in the side of franchisees looking to effectively manage local advertising campaigns. The good news is, bots - as of the time this article was written - cannot fake your sales. Hyperlocology not only empowers brands to centrally control their local advertising efforts but also equips them, and their franchises, with the technology to combat bot fraud head-on. With accurate data and reliable metrics as leading KPIs, and real business outcomes like sales as the measure of success, franchisees can now navigate the complex world of digital advertising with confidence, ensuring that their campaigns truly drive growth and engagement.


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