App-ads.txt now supported by Amazon DSP

January 31, 2021

What launched?

Amazon DSP now supports the app-ads.txt standard to identify and filter bid requests from unauthorized sellers. Amazon DSP campaigns run on applicable third-party app inventory are now automatically protected against certain types of app spoofing.

Why is it important?

The app-ads.txt standard was launched by the IAB Tech Lab to help combat app spoofing, which is a type of ad fraud in which app identifier fields are misrepresented. Publishers that adopt this standard help prevent unauthorized sellers from spoofing their app inventory and siphoning ad dollars away from legitimate inventory. By filtering unauthorized ad requests, Amazon DSP protects advertiser spend from potentially fraudulent app inventory.

For more information on Amazon DSP’s support for the ads.txt and app-ads.txt standards, please contact your Amazon Ads account representative.



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