App marketing is a fairly new option in the big scheme of things, but the fraudsters have been quick to get their fingers in this pie. According to a new study, app marketers are on track to lose as much as $100 million this year alone, and that number is likely only going to go up in the upcoming years.
The research comes from AppsFlyer, which looked at a wide range of information about fraudulent click data, fraudulent installs from fake devices, and a variety of other fraud that impacts app marketers.
The study looked at information from around the world and found that on a per capita basis, Germany accounted for the most fraud, followed by Australia, China, Canada, [...]
ClickBank has recently announced that they are appointing Mick Wiskerchen as the new Chief Operating Officer of the company. Wiskerchen bring with him more than 25 years of experience leading a variety of companies, including both start-ups and large international firms. He will be running the day-to-day operations of the company, and be responsible for things like risk-management, customer support, compliance, sales growth, and more. His role will also be to lead the performance marketing platform for all their users around the world.
His recent employment history includes a position as an Executive Business Partner at Micron Technology, where he was in charge of global [...]
Anyone with a lot of Twitter followers knows that at least some of them aren’t really humans. Bots have long been a problem on Twitter, and that isn’t ever likely to change. According to a new study by eZanga, however, it seems that the presidential candidate’s Twitter accounts are especially susceptible to being followed by bot accounts.
Donald Trump, who regularly talks about the fact that he has about 12 million followers on Twitter, actually has something much closer to 7 or 8 million. The report indicated that 39% of his followers (translating to about 4.3 million accounts) are actually fake bots.
Hillary Clinton isn’t too much better in this area. She has [...]