HOW A DIGITAL PUBLISHER AUDIT PROVIDES CONFIDENCE

AAM Digital Publisher Audits validate human audiences.

Ad fraud jeopardizes the viability of digital marketing by creating a situation where it’s nearly impossible to confidently know whether your ads are displayed on legitimate publishing sites to humans and not bots.


That’s why AAM developed the Digital Publisher Audit so marketers can confidently differentiate valid publishers with human audiences from millions of undesirable sites.

 

Working cohesively with other industry solutions, Digital Publisher Audits provide a new layer of independent, third-party assurance by providing marketers with:
 

 

Assurance

AAM’s holistic audit approach begins with a thorough review of the publisher's business practices and comprehensive analysis of their website traffic, providing you with unprecedented transparency into their business values. Once the initial audit is complete, AAM continuously monitors website traffic to ensure that the publisher’s commitment to quality runs throughout their entire digital advertising operation providing you with ongoing assurance.

 
 

Control

Publishers who successfully complete the audit are included on the AAM Audited Domain list which is useful for building allow lists and prioritizing publishers in direct to publisher placement, private marketplace and programmatic buys. By choosing audited publishers, you have better control over where your ads run, know that the sites where you advertise are legitimate, and know that your ads are displayed to humans.

 
 

Improved ROI

Websites audited by AAM prove they’re legitimate and ensure your ads are delivered to quality, human audiences. Cutting invalid traffic from your media buys and delivering your ads to human audiences is guaranteed to improve your ROI.

 

AAM-AUDITED DIGITAL PUBLISHERS

See the publishers committed to delivering quality audiences.

AAM-audited digital publishers are committed to digital quality and transparency. For a list of AAM certified website URLs, please scroll down to download the AAM Audited Domain List.

Media Company Brand Continuously Audited Since
American City Business Journals Inc. Denver Business Journal 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. Nashville Business Journal 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. Pacific Business News 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. Sacramento Business Journal 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. St. Louis Business Journal 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. San Antonio Business Journal 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. South Florida Business Journal 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. The Silicon Valley Business Journal 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. Dallas Business Journal 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. Charlotte Business Journal 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. Milwaukee Business Journal 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. Phoenix Business Journal 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. Washington Business Journal 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. Baltimore Business Journal 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. Albany Business Review 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. Jacksonville Business Journal 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. Philadelphia Business Journal 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. Puget Sound Business Journal 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. Portland Business Journal 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. Tampa Bay Business Journal 1/1/2018
American City Business Journals Inc. Orlando Business Journal 1/1/2018
Chicago Public Media, Inc. Chicago Sun-Times 12/1/2021
Endeavor Business Media, LLC. Oil & Gas Journal 10/1/2020
Enterprise Products Company Texas Monthly 4/1/2018
Reader's Digest Magazines Canada Ltd. Best Health 5/1/2021

FIND AUDITED PUBLISHERS

Download the Audited Domain List.

The domains included on this list have completed the AAM Digital Publisher Audit and are under continuous monitoring. Please complete the form to receive the downloadable list via email. By submitting your information, you agree to receive periodic emails from AAM with the updated Audited Domain List.

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Through third-party audits, buyers can differentiate quality sites, analyze traffic and clearly see the difference between audited publishers and those who are sourcing traffic or running fraudulent sites.

Jeanne Finegan, Managing Director, Head, Kroll Notice Media
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The audit reaffirms the quality traffic of our own brands and gives our advertising partners peace of mind.

Michelle Kim, VP, Programmatic & Business Insights, Trusted Media Brands
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AAM’s independent validation of our digital audience reinforces our commitment to transparency and integrity in everything we do.

Nykia Wright, CEO, Chicago-Sun Times

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