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Best way to stop adword spammers

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by daweeze02, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. daweeze02

    daweeze02 Newbie

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    Our office is getting tons of traffic, 35% around 6k clicks a month from one company and we are trying to find a better way to stop this other than services like clickcease. It almost seems like a competitor is paying a company gonextmedia to click our ads hundreds of times a day to drain our budget.


    Sorry if this has been asked 1000 times


    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Pierre Gaston

    Pierre Gaston Newbie

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    I've had a similar problem. Have you tried geolocation exclusion in Adwords?
    You can also cross reference your web logs (I've done that but it ended up being a very time-consuming process).
    Honestly it is quite frustrating and disappointing that Google's filters do not tag all of the fraudulent activity as invalid so I get what you're saying.
    I also saw that you mentioned clickcease, i'm still using them today and I am happy with the results im getting.
     
  3. Gogol

    Gogol Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    This is a serious problem and I do think that google should do something about this quickly. Most of the times, your competitors would be doing this shit. There's no proven way to prevent it sadly. Try reaching out to adwords support, or may be go for another network..
     
  4. Herc1

    Herc1 BANNED BANNED

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    Ban their IPs
    Ban them with their cities
     
  5. Bahar9

    Bahar9 Newbie

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    I'm also having same problem. Can anyone give better solution?
     
  6. Seo82

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    I also have this problem... I chose only to display the ads to people in my targeted location... However, the person who is clicking on our ads uses a vpn service.. The weird thing is that analytics shows his location way outside our targeted area while adwords shows his location in my targeted location.. I have spoken to google about this, they have no idea why there is a difference in the location... My guess is that analytics shows location based on IP while adwords shows the physical location.. Most of the time this person uses a smartphone.. I still have no idea how to stop him.. banning the IP addresses is a loosing battle.. The adwords team told me there is nothing they can do... The bigger problem is call only ads.. the system has a much harder time filtering invalid clicks... so what happens is that some days my budget is finished after a few hours and google only reimburses you every 60 days for the invalid clicks that the system didnt automatically detect... I have not found a solution for this problem... Also google admits they have no way of stopping it...