Auto redirect ads take the user out of the app without any action from the user. These bad ads automatically redirect the user to the app store, to phishing scams, or to malicious websites. By using Ad Review, you can detect auto redirect events and tackle user complaints about them.
Select MAX > Ad Review > Analyze > Auto Redirects in your MAX dashboard. You can review (View by:) redirect activity by Platform, Country, Network, or Application. If you detect an increase of redirects in your apps, you can use this review capability to pinpoint the combination of problematic network, geo, and app and then you can block that specific combination from within your MAX dashboard until the issue is resolved.
Auto Redirects Search
When an auto redirecting ad starts appearing in your apps, you will probably receive user complaints. However, these complaints rarely contain enough information to act on, and the issues they describe are impossible to recreate. With Auto Redirects Search (MAX > Ad Review > Analyze > Auto Redirects Search) you can find a specific redirect event by using a combination of timestamp, location, and the final website/app the user was taken to.
You can also leverage your own user identifier to find the malicious redirect for the affected user. To do this:
- Set the user ID when the app initializes:
AppLovinSdk.getInstance( context ).setUserIdentifier( "user-id" );
AppLovinSdk.getInstance( context ).userIdentifier = "user-id"
[ALSdk shared].userIdentifier = @"user-id";
ALSdk.shared()!.userIdentifier = "user-id"
- When a user complains, use their user ID to filter the data and to view the redirect events that user experienced.
To use this auto redirect discovery feature, you must have AppLovinQualityService version 5.8.0+ for iOS or version 3.8.0+ for Android.