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AdMob

As for technology and implementation... I think they are superb. But in today's world you can't go around doing whatever you want to stroke your own ego. You have to care for your clients & communicate with them. AdMob loses all respect there. I understand banning those illegal click farm guys in Asia/Africa, but banning a developer in Europe who has nothing to do with click farms, and then refraining to verify their own data collection is absolutely nauseating.
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Moat Analytics

Moat is well suited to implement into digital placements that are being served through third-party ad servers (Campaign Manager, Flashtalking, etc). It holds your publishers accountable from a viewability standpoint. If you are running high dynamic or site serving placements with 1x1 or click trackers, you aren't able to measure viewability and are at the mercy of publishers providing viewability metrics.
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Pros

  • Well it works really well.
  • No complaints about their technical backing.
  • They do take the pain so your implementation is fairly easy.
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  • Moat offers a number of granular metrics that you’re not be able to track with 3rd party ad servers.
  • The interface of the platform is relatively easy to navigate and drill campaigns down to the placement level.
  • Moat allows you to completely customize a report in any particular way you’d like to export.
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Cons

  • Theyre customer service is by far the worst ever.
  • They have to stop banning user accounts for no reason. They have been wrong on so many counts, it just will make you wonder which primary school student is giving them info to make such horrendous decisions.
  • Their high handedness is handling cases, they keep giving copy paste client servicing replies, won't own up to it being their fault, and leave you in a lurch absolutely unbothered. This is a black spot on Google.
  • They keep sending you emails with warnings about stuff you haven't even dreamed of doing. Saying absolutely shady stuff like "asking your family to click on ads for you is an invalid activity" What will I earn out of that, 25cents after a 1000clicks? Do you think my 80yr old granny has the energy to keep clicking something for 1000times?
  • They never have the courage to accept they've made a mistake and they may have collected some invalid data without considering all of the circumstances. And if you try to draw their attention to that, they give you a deaf ear. It is really sad, for such an amazing product. The attitude sucks big time.
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  • I’ve experienced some issues exporting reports into an Excel doc and have to manually copy and paste data with can be very time-consuming.
  • You have to manually wrap video tags with the MOAT pixel which can be a tedious process.
  • Video and display are in separate interfaces so you have to export separately and then consolidate into one report.
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Better rates
Reply very often.
No fake copy paste customer service.
No high handedness in handling cases, they always listen.. And then make decisions, they never brand you a self clicker and ban your account when you are innocent
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Moat and IAS seem to be front-runners to measure viewability in the digital media space. Using Moat allows you to measure a number of different metrics but is limited to viewability. IAS offers the same capabilities when it comes to viewability but in addition offers brand safety and ad fraud.
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Return on Investment

  • Before I got into it my other friends told me there are way better Ad providers. But being a Google fan I still signed up.
  • Now I remember writing to AdMob, requesting them to give me earning rates... But they never replied. So zero return on investment. They just keep you guessing.
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  • It has given the media and analytics team more granular metrics to measure for campaigns that may have awareness objectives and no KPIs.
  • Measuring view ability ensures that clients media dollars are being viewed by the targeted audience.
  • Moat allows you to gain metrics that can be very insightful and how users are interacting with placements, creative, etc.
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AdMob

General
Free Trial
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Moat Analytics

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details