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Click Fraud-how to stop it?

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by dkane, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. dkane

    dkane Registered Member

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    Hi everyone,


    Just cranked new ppc campain on adwords-I THINK im getting some click fraud from a competitor-

    Any ideas on how to stop it or find out whats happening?

    dk
     
  2. bbob1970

    bbob1970 Junior Member

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    you can do an ip block, so track down the ip's and put them on a blacklist in your adwords.

    If he is using a proxy, bad luck for you.
     
  3. ruler0fall

    ruler0fall Power Member

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    Hmm, you could try asking google, dunno though.
     
  4. nemernicu

    nemernicu Junior Member

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    Try Adsense click protector:
    Code:
    http://www.rapidspread.com/file.jsp?id=ip2khvdnjp
    'Virustotal scan results:
    Code:
    http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/1f1a3239731186e8dd2fdeee3a8c6efe2ccf1421160c9e935303b6c79b9007bd-1253619051
    Hope it helps
     
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  5. dkane

    dkane Registered Member

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    Thanks guys,

    Adsense click protector hey-

    I ran a quick search online, and on BHW any instructions on how to install it around?

    Can anyone fill me in?


    Cheers

    dk
     
  6. nemernicu

    nemernicu Junior Member

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    You have all the details along with the script.At least download it and see what it's all about before asking q
     
  7. dkane

    dkane Registered Member

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    Ok- Thanks for the info.

    This looks like its made for checking for adsense fraud onsite-

    Im assuming theres a suggestion to use it to track the ips of people coming from the PPC campain somehow? (and not use any of the adsense tools is made for in the first place?)

    If so is that somehow different/better than checking the weblogs?

    Cheers

    dk
     
  8. Mr Ex

    Mr Ex Regular Member

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    There's no sufficient information to provide a solution to your problem.

    Are you tracking your keywords?

    Are you using g analytics to track your campaign?

    Are you promoting it on g search network or content network or both? This is very important because if you are promoting on content network, one or more websites might be doing click fraud to make some money :D

    Track your keywords and find out which ones are causing you the higher clicks.

    Track the exact hours of the inflated clicks. If it's after midnight, just change it and try to promote it during the day, to see if it will stop or not. Because there are a lot of tire kickers after 10 pm. If the clicks still follow you, then mostly it's click fraud.

    Switch off the keywords that are causing this problem and see if it stops or jumps to your other keywords. Then, you will be sure if this is a click fraud or not. When you are sure, email to G along with your evidence and they will take care of that for you. They are VERY serious about it. Hope this helps...
     
  9. mmoratings

    mmoratings Newbie

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    You can also mess around with certain geographical areas as well in order to cut down on fraud, but if they are good and want to get to you they will.

    I usually turn OFF content network, after analyzing certain campaigns they did not have a high conversion. This may or may not work for you.
     
  10. Wini23

    Wini23 Junior Member

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    Hehehe. I'm running several campaigns on the content network also an every few days I get a huge amount if clicks through them....but the clicks aren't shown in the adwords interface. I've searched the IP - it's a real bot, but it's the google adwords bot.... %-)

    So check the IP before you do something....