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Blocking VPN users from clicking on Google and Bing Ads

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Mojoman1978, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. Mojoman1978

    Mojoman1978 Newbie

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    I have purchased 4 different click fraud detection/monitoring companies and with no success the clicks continue. Google is obviously worthless for the most part unless someone literally clicks on the ad, clicks back and then clicks again. Then they see it. Other than that a host of employees from my competitors are using cell phones, Ipads and some desktops with VPN services. Its obvious by looking at the IP ranges and some questionable hosting/IT firms names which partner with VPN services. I'm In a very competitive market for a home type repair business and have at least 4 competitors that do not play nice with new people in town.

    I have blocked many IP ranges through Bing and Google, however Bing maxes out at 100 and Google at 500. I'm assuming I can also block at my hosting servers but no one in the IT industry seems to have any real suggestions. The amount I lose in sales is phenominal and worth paying for a service to slow it down. If I can force them to use there actual IP addresses I'm sure I could get a cyber crimes lawyer involved to subpoena records and file suits.

    I have seen other conversations on similar situations but nothing seemed to have any good info.

    How do I block VPNs and Proxies from viewing my Ads????
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You can block IP ranges in linux easily using

    route add -net A.B.C.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 reject

    Where ABC are the first parts of the IP address.

    Other than that there's nothing you can do.
     
  3. zburatorul

    zburatorul Registered Member

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    What I would do in your case is make a javascript that makes the ads unclickable if the user has not been on the site for more than x seconds (ie user enters website and immediatly clicks an ad). You can take it a step further and monitor the mouse movement and establish banned patterns (ie user enters website and moves the mouse in a straight line to click the ads with no previous activity on the page). A combination of these two would work best and should give you the least false positives (you will have some).
    Hope it helped!
     
  4. Mojoman1978

    Mojoman1978 Newbie

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    How would blocking VPN services not work?
     
  5. Mojoman1978

    Mojoman1978 Newbie

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    As far as making a JavaScript to make the ad un-clickable, they would be most likely using Google or Bings search page. Would that be the site that would have a time limit set for them to immediately not be able to click on my ad? Even I have a tendency to search and look at the results before clicking on the ad so Im not sure that would work. But I like the idea. I have a service that does look at and track mouse movement but doesn't block them. It just sends me a report after the fact and I can even view the actual short clip of their movement.
     
  6. praetserge

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    OP is saying that he's running Bing AdCenter and Google Adwords and his competitors click on his ads so he has to pay to google and bing for fraudulent clicks.
     
  7. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Call both the ad networks and request a manual audit of your accounts and use the logs generated from the software you subscribe to to aid them in their investigation. I had 7Search do a manual review of my account before and they found something like 50% of the clicks to my site were fraudulent and reimbursed me.