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40% CTR. Competitors click my ads.

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by benman, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. benman

    benman Junior Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I had a great niche that I was promote alone without any competitors. At the last month, someone made a site with same niche.
    I don't care about his site because it looks really ugly. But the main issue that he is clicking my ads to waste my budget quickly.

    I have 35-40% CTR !!!
    Its crazy. You know that its ridiculous.

    What can I do ?
    I had to stop my campaign because he wastes my money.

    I tried to track the IP with Clicky but it looks like he is doing it from many IPs or mobiles.

    Thanks in advance
    Hope you can help me:eek:
     
  2. anglikan

    anglikan Registered Member

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    Send him %100 lame bot traffic
     
  3. benman

    benman Junior Member

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    What are the advantages in this move?
     
  4. K.H.R

    K.H.R Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Nothing to Do if You Cant Track his IP. Just stop your Advertisement for few days.
     
  5. benman

    benman Junior Member

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    Thats what I am doing.
    But when I start the campaign after few days he is doing it again.
     
  6. Pipelin

    Pipelin Regular Member

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    Franklin Hattchet Senior Member

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    Was about to mention this. It's a really good plugin op. use that

    Edit; sorry didn't notice you were advertising.
     
  8. benman

    benman Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    Thanks for replies but I am using Adwords not Adsense :)
     
  9. Y M C M B

    Y M C M B Power Member

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    Try contacting google / whatever network you are using about your problem.
     
  10. victorrex

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    Yes contact google and report the case to them.
     
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  11. charlesply

    charlesply Newbie

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    victorrex, could you PM me, please? Thanks.
     
  12. Typlo

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    It would cause his adwords account to be banned. But then he could just as easily do this to you as well.

    So it's a can of warms you most likely don't want to open.
     
  13. kegnum

    kegnum Senior Member

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    install statcounter. find the ip that is clicking 100X and do an ip ban on your sever
     
  14. extreme90

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    Have u installed the clickfraud or contacted any Adwords agency? they can help you
     
  15. LucidMarketing

    LucidMarketing Regular Member

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    Getting click rates of 35-40% is not ridiculous. I have many ads getting this sort of rate and more. Has it not occurred to you that your ads are that good? Yet you think competitors are clicking your ads to drive up your spend.

    In over ten years doing Adwords, I have never run into legitimate click fraud. The system has checks and balances so this doesn't happen. In fact, it goes overboard as I've seen conversions without clicks. So I'm very confident that Google works hard at preventing click fraud or anything that may be interpreted as such.

    Best advice as mentioned by others is to call them and express your concerns. They'll look into it.
     
  16. jcimble

    jcimble Newbie

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    If you have your tracking setup good, maybe you can set your targeting to exude the location the bad clicks are coming from.

    Also if you campaign is above board, you could try Google Support, and complain about the fraudulent clicks.
     
  17. dwpg002

    dwpg002 Senior Member

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    There is no retragiting pixcel where you not show you add for same member
     
  18. Devileyezz

    Devileyezz Newbie

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    Agreed.
    Best way to figure out if your clicks are of any value - connect your Adwords account to Analytics. It shows you average session duration.

    More click fraud guys click, land, then hit the back button and click again. This shows a high bounce rate and low average session duration - then you'll know if your CTR is legit or not.
    If it isn't legit, talk to your rep.
     
  19. BadGrammar

    BadGrammar Registered Member

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    I had this happen to me a few years ago and my AdWords manager tracked it down and the person was banned and tracked. Your AdWords manager is really efficient with issues like this
     
  20. speedlinks

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    Best option is just to get in touch with Google (adwords manager) before You get into bigger trouble. You won't solve that on Your own we had similar situation in the past multiple clicks from mobile networks