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Adwords Bad Bot Stoping My Income Fast

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by mikemoss, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. mikemoss

    mikemoss Newbie

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    Ok, so another person that works in the same company as me put a bot on my ad words account. I guess from what I'm seeing the bot goes to google, puts in the keyword your advertising on, then if your website is on the first page the bot will click on your website. This is costing me hundreds of dollars and for the record he already admitted to doing it. I've tried everything such as trying to have my web host stop it, i signed up for different websites that are suppose to help stop this and nothing is working.

    We had a convo and he said he stopped the bot and we are cool but it has not stopped. The amount amount of clicks have dropped but its not normal. I usually get 200 to 300 clicks a day on my website, and i've had upwards of over 1,000 clicks in one day, and its currently at around 500 clicks a day which i do not want from which is half bot traffic i guess.

    My question is how can this be stopped period? People have said to block user agents (whatever that is but they also said that would block normal traffic and send some of my normal customers to a 403 forbidden page. I tried that but still the clicks are high.

    They say block ip addresses but the bot switches ip addresses from all over the place, to iphones, androids, mac computers, windows computers, etc. You cant block what you cant tell is real or not and even if you did, the bot can change new ip addresses forever. Nothing is working and his has been going on 2 weeks.

    Can anyone please stop this for me? I need a way to figure out if the bot clicks on my website it wont count as a click to google. By the way, Google does not care at all. They have had an open investigation for 2 weeks which doesn't matter. They're invalid clicks feature is not working. I got 1,000 clicks on 1 keyword in a day and they made me pay for it saying the clicks were valid when i have not gotten more than 200 clicks on that keyword in 3 years. Im tired of the stress please help whatever it takes.
     
  2. iDany

    iDany Newbie

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    Exclude his ip.
    even if he uses proxy, you can still get his new ip after first click.
     
  3. mikemoss

    mikemoss Newbie

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    Thank you for your response?

    How can i tell whats a proxy and whats not or his ip vs a normal customer? its no way to tell? I could be blocking customers
    this is very annoying and is very bad right now
     
  4. IsLive

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    @mikemoss I'm in the same boat, did you find a solution?
     
  5. FMX

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    same thing here, wondering if there is any solution,mine uses only mobile and yea dealing with google is a pain