Im quite curious whether people still can trick the adcompanies or not. Some people run these "ad clickers" in botnets that automatically click their own website's ads. But as far as I know it is normal for Google adsense for example, to gain 3% clicks out of your traffic. So 100 unique visitors will bring you about 3 clicks on the ads. So to accomplish this, they have to drive extra traffic and also fake the clicks by altering the referrals, time stayed on website etc. to look real. Average gross income: 3000 Clicks x 0.2 = $600 Costs: 100 000 Extra traffic costs about $100, and the clicks for about 0.05 each = $150 Profit $350, if your account does not get closed because they can probably also see peaks in driven traffic. So in the above example, botnets would be used to click the ads and it is quite risky and illegal. But what if someone does not use bots, but codes a tool that clicks this locally and automates everything using proxies for the performed clicks. Do you think this is even possible nowadays? I see nobody speaking about this.