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A competitor is clicking my PPC ads, how can I hit back?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dragonlube, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. dragonlube

    dragonlube Regular Member

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    I've been advertising my local business and living off of it for the past year now, 5 days ago, a new competitor showed up and things have been going haywire ever since. How do I know they are clicking my ads besides the obviously ridiculous CTR and unevenness of clicks? I used to work for the cunts! excuse my french. Their company's motto is "scam as much as you can" , I'M PISSED.

    Anyone got an idea on how to fight off these disease infested roaches?
     
  2. olystyle

    olystyle Regular Member

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    Hi dragonlube

    I'd reccomend to look out for very old clickbots and keep doing them a "favor" - contact your ad center and describe the situation to them - blast their money site with porn links - spam the fuck out of their inbox - do some "SEO" for them, sign up in a few directories who will request a payment later on (just google "scam directories")...

    You need to get this feeling like Tony Montana from Scarface... "You fuck with me? You fuckin' with the best!!!"

    cheers olystyle
     
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  3. BottingWorks

    BottingWorks Regular Member

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    So, you used to work for a company that had a motto? - Were you a drug dealer?

    Best thing to do would be to DDOS him, or slip in one of those government backed IRANIAN NUCLEAR PLANT worms. Heard they go alright.
     
  4. baseballishere

    baseballishere Registered Member

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    Whoever you have PPC with you need to contact them immediately and notify them of the discrepancy you have noticed. Tell them you believe someone is clicking your ads without your doing.
     
  5. thisthatandthemba

    thisthatandthemba Newbie

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    what bout blocking their ip from accessing your website...i assume they are not the most intelligent of people and are just clicking from their home or work personal computer...
     
  6. whynotmakeit

    whynotmakeit Power Member

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    Advise your ad provider who can soon verify this with your history and try and block their IP. Get in quick by advising them so you are not automatically banned with them thinking it is you trying to increase your earnings as presumably they are in the same town and IP range....
     
  7. radarsurge

    radarsurge Regular Member Premium Member

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    It's not that easy to PPC scam. Google registers their IP and only counts it as 1 click... Do you think they would invest in multiple proxies to scam you + take the time to implement it? Just a thought.
     
  8. RankGeek

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    Radarsurge is right. Don't think they'll invest a load on proxies and then burn them up clicking your ads. Send in a mail to Google. Surely they'll have an answer :)
     
  9. sovereign

    sovereign Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Two wrongs don't make a right

    Report it and move on that's the best thing to do