Anchor Intelligence Launches Yahoo! TQ Score Management System

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Enables customers to improve traffic quality and maximize revenue for each domain and traffic source

Publishers and networks that provide traffic to Yahoo! advertisers are looking for actionable insights into their TQ and other quality scores

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Anchor Intelligence, the leading provider of traffic quality solutions, today announced that it is launching the first ever domain-level TQ management system as part of its ClearMark product suite. The new program, designed specifically for ad networks and publishers who partner with Yahoo, enables Anchor customers to improve the overall quality of their traffic feeds to Yahoo. As a result, Anchor customers are able to provide better performance for Yahoo's advertisers while also maximizing their Yahoo TQ scores to optimize publisher returns.

Using Anchor's TQ management system, customers can eliminate poor quality traffic sources that degrade their TQ scores while capitalizing on high quality traffic sources that improve their TQ scores. ClearMark, Anchor Intelligence's flagship traffic scoring system, evaluates all of the inbound ad clicks for a given customer and generates a quality score for each referrer domain or traffic source. Using domain-level scores, customers can determine the contribution of a specific referrer domain to its associated Yahoo TQ score at both the type tag and source tag levels and make the appropriate adjustments to improve overall traffic quality. Anchor has worked with beta customers for several months and the results of its analysis have proven promising. Using Anchor's predictive scores for referrer domains, publishers and ad networks are able to proactively manage the quality of traffic that they deliver to Yahoo and other advertising partners resulting in improved performance for advertisers and higher returns for publishers.

"Publishers and networks that provide traffic to Yahoo! advertisers are looking for actionable insights into their TQ and other quality scores," said Ken Miller, CEO of Anchor Intelligence. "In preparation for Yahoo's recent announcement regarding pending updates to its TQ scoring system and associated pricing scheme, Anchor customers can leverage ClearMark's domain-level scores to respond to the new policies and improve the quality of each traffic source they send to Yahoo going forward."

Anchor Intelligence leverages performance information as well as best-of-breed network security intelligence from across the web to assess the quality of online advertising traffic. Anchor's machine-learning model leverages this diverse intelligence to identify referrer domains that drive traffic with a high propensity to convert as well as suspicious entities and scores them accordingly. The model iteratively improves over time to reflect changes in the marketplace. Anchor expects to roll out traffic quality score management systems for additional ad providers over the coming months.

About Anchor Intelligence:
Anchor Intelligence Inc., headquartered in Mountain View, CA, is the traffic quality solutions provider of choice among ad networks, search engines, and advertisers, with customers across the globe. Using Anchor Intelligence's ClearMark, the industry's first and only real-time traffic scoring system, industry players obtain the necessary intelligence to fight click and impression fraud, efficiently manage traffic sources, and capitalize on high quality clicks while maximizing advertiser ROI. For more information, visit:

Media Contacts:
Carrie Bourguignon
Product Marketing Manager
Anchor Intelligence
(650) 492-5747


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