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Botnet attack on all banners

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by william86, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. william86

    william86 Newbie

    Sep 19, 2015
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    I hope that someone can be of help with a rather big concern.

    The last 5-6 days a competitor has hit all our banners, sending 95% ghost visit to our website. The visitors do not activate Java, so we are very sure what is going on. Often competitors "just" try to hit the search network in order to weed away the competition, but competing in a rather small country the strategy seems to be hitting all our banners in order to make it impossible for us to advertise online.

    I know about collecting IPs, but Adwords is not our main goal, as we plan to advertise on many different platforms, so we would be happy to get out of the way, if Adwords was the only platform that we had to drop.

    What would be the right step to take in order for us to protect our banners? I believe that the competitor uses outside help, but is it not expensive to keep hitting different banners? I do not even know how he locates them?

    I would be very thankful if anybody would offer a strategy to use to drain his click fraud budget, or in any way help to guide us how to get him of our backs.

    Will he be able to block our campaigns forever, or are these attacks often time limited, either because of the effort that lies in blocking ads, or the price of doing so if he employes outside help?

  2. umarchf

    umarchf BANNED BANNED

    Jun 22, 2013
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    Try CloudFare they provide protection against botnet traffic