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Adwords click bots, myth or not?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Jaz, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Jaz

    Jaz Regular Member

    Apr 28, 2008
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    On the Highway To Hell
    I recently entered an extremely competitive niche on adwords.

    My 1st day of the campaign I was profitable. (Spent $350 made $420)

    2nd day I did some minor tweaking , increased bids,budget lost a small amount (Spent $425 made $375)

    3rd day Lost $520! (Spent $650 Made $130)
    Big increase of hits to the landing page, actual decrease in clicks through to the sponsor. (No change to keywords, etc. Campaign just running)

    Today- Spent $320 not made 1 sale (beside the one i signed up for to make sure it wasnt broke). Alot of hits to the LP , horrid click through to the offer.
    My LP is lightning quick and so are the affil links.

    Something seems fishy to me, I'm not giving up on this niche I'm willing to fight for it. But I need to know where to start.

    Please reply or PM me if you can assist.
  2. coolness

    coolness Junior Member

    Nov 27, 2008
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    I dont think it's fair to judge average CTR etc with only 4 days of data.
    However, from an adsense perspective I've had several clicks registered in the web logs as clicks on my ads, that did not correlate on my Adsense earnings.

    The reason is not confirmed, but it is either clickbots, or a bug in the way the logs register clicks on banner ads. More likely to be clickbots as it is quite frequent.
    Or it could be the clicks are real and google is screwing me, you and everyone else over.
  3. Poison

    Poison Junior Member

    Feb 28, 2009
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    Ironically SEO and PPC manager
    I was looking at my adwords once and I had a word with 300% CTR I emailed Google, they said this was normally a user going back and clicking again. I said that is was click fraud, I pay for them to come to my site, why am I been charged 3 times? They never got back to me.

    Sometimes I do believe Google does pull a fast one every now and again...
  4. secretboy08

    secretboy08 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Apr 2, 2008
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    Internet marketer
    Global Citizen
    one question:have you placed a tracking pixel on the merchants confirmation page?