Google, Microsoft, others: Tracking our every interaction to determine the click that delivers for advertisers

excerpt: “DoubleClick and Atlas have both been working on a process commonly known as multiple attribution protocol (MAP). As storage is cheap, we can now keep in the data cube all digital interactions of a consumer with a campaign. Every view, every click, every visit to a site, whether click-through or view-through… MAP reporting and algorithms will permit us to take into account the underlying banner and other campaigns that happen prior to the final action. With this methodology, we’ll be able to consider other actions besides the last click for partial attribution. DoubleClick has a reporting process in release now and Atlas is said to be releasing reporting and algorithms into beta in Q1 of this year.”

from: “The New Metrics Landscape.” David L. Smith. imediaconnection. January 29, 2008

Author: jeff

Jeff Chester is executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy. A former journalist and filmmaker, Jeff's book on U.S. electronic media politics, entitled "Digital Destiny: New Media and the Future of Democracy" was published by The New Press in January 2007. He is now working on a new book about interactive advertising and the public interest.

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