How-to: Fyber RTB Fraud Overview Dashboard

The newly released Fraud Overview Dashboard, in the Reporting section of Fyber RTB, is our latest tool to help you optimize the quality of your traffic through our Video SSP. The new Fraud Overview Dashboard displays pre-bid traffic quality metrics that are used by Fyber and  Forensiq, our fraud-prevention partner, to prevent fraud within our exchange. With these reports, you can identify problematic traffic and optimize it to ensure you are only sending high-quality ad requests through our Video SSP. Please see below for descriptions of the graphs, KPIs, and tips on how to interpret and customize the reports.

How to access the reports

To see the new reports, select Fraud Overview from the main menu of the Fyber RTB Reporting section:

Fraud Overview in Reporting Section for Video SSP

The Graphs

To understand the data, and to assist you with optimization, the dashboard contains the following 4 graphs:  

  • Requests vs. Ad Requests Blocked per Day: This shows the amount of ad requests blacklisted due to bad pre-bid scoring and manual blacklisting by advertisers. 
  • Top Publisher by Ad Requests Blacklisted: Per publisher, we show the amount of ad requests blacklisted due to bad pre-bid scoring and manual blacklisting by Fyber.
  • Pre-Bid Avg. Score per Day: Average pre-bid score for your overall ad requests.
  • Publisher Data: Per publisher, we show the amount of ad requests blacklisted and the related fraud average score. Please see below for KPI definitions:

KPI & Indicator Definitions

In addition to the new dashboard, you can now select fraud-related KPIs in any other reporting sections and datagrids within the Fyber RTB Reporting section. This is a summary of new KPIs and their meaning:

  • Pre-bid Blocked Total: Ad requests blacklisted due to identified fraud.
  • Pre-bid Checks: Amount of ad requests checked by Forensiq.
  • Pre-bid Blocked Automatic: Amount of ad requests blocked due to pre-bid scoring (See deeper definition below with risk level ranges).
  • Pre-bid Average Score: Pre-bid average score for fraud risk (See deeper definition below with risk level ranges).

How to interpret the reports

The different KPIs have risk levels to help you identify which traffic is highly likely to be fraudulent. See below for information on these ranges.

Pre-bid Blocked: Fyber is currently blocking any ad requests that are scored 65 and higher to avoid any single risk.

Score RangeRisk LevelDescription
0-64LowActivity in this range has not been identified as fraudulent.
65-79SuspectActivity within this range has passed some risk thresholds. Fraudulent activity is likely.
80-100High-RiskActivity within this range has passed multiple thresholds. Fraudulent activity is highly likely.

Pre-bid Avg Score: To know what high-risk patterns to look for when reviewing ad requests from a publisher source, first look up the source’s Total Risk Percentage. Then use the table below to identify what your Average Pre-bid score means:

Risk RatioRisk LevelCriteria
<3%PremiumHigh-quality traffic. Fraudulent activity may be due to false positives, which is less than 1% in organic traffic sources.
3%-6% LowFraudulent activity is unlikely. Some fraudulent activity may occur at the event level.
6% – 10% ModerateSome fraudulent activity is suspected, concentrated at the event level. Traffic mixing between human and non-human traffic sources is likely.
10%-20% ElevatedFraudulent activity is likely, some concentrated at the event level. Traffic mixing between human and non-human traffic sources is highly likely.
20%-30% HighFraudulent activity is likely to affect the entire source. Traffic mixing between human and non-human traffic sources is highly likely.
30%-100% CriticalIt is not recommended to buy from sources with fraud levels within this threshold.

Customizing  the reports

For custom reports and more in-depth analysis using the graphs, you can combine these new KPIs with inventory type dimensions like Publisher, Site, Placement, Referrer Domain, Inventory Type, Inventory Platform, Browser, Operating system, and Country. However, you will find no meaningful insights when combining these KPIs with demand-type dimensions, so please avoid this combination.

In regards to referrer domain, please keep in mind that this is a hard dimension. This means that if the report is not limited by time, a massive number of domains will be displayed in rows within the graphs, making the report difficult to use. Therefore, we advise to limit timespan to just one hour, or use scheduled reports. Also, note that post-impression data will continue to be shared via email by Fyber whenever flags appear in your traffic.

Additional resources

For any questions please contact your Account Manager, or email us at [email protected].

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