In the ongoing battle to keep its ads ecosystem free of scammers and malware, Google says it pulled more than 350 million bad ads from its systems last year, up 59 percent from the 224 million it struck down in 2012.
Looking back at last year's bad ads report, it appears that for the first time, the number of bad advertisers shrank substantially from over 850,000 in 2012 to more than 270,000 in 2013. In 2012 the number had ticked up just 8 percent from the prior year. Mike Hochberg, Director, Ads Engineering explains, "In part, we attribute this decline to scammers — counterfeiters, for e [...]
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