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Facebook Ads: Am I getting Fake Clicks, Bots? Please help.

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by robfts, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. robfts

    robfts Newbie

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    I could use a little insight on a problem I am having with Facebook ads.

    I started a campaign today and the numbers are really quite off. According to Facebook, I've received 118 clicks from them. However, when I look at the numbers in Prosper, I can only account for around 60 actual clicks.

    I got to 60 by taking the total number of clicks (205) and subtracting all clicks by FB ips (there IPs showed up 145 times in my stats).

    I'm using a VPS so it's fast, it can't be that people are clicking away before prosper can track them?

    I'm really just stumped. Any idea of what's going on?

    Thanks
     
  2. DarkPixel

    DarkPixel Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Probably bots. A study showed that 80% of FB ad clicks are from bots.
     
  3. Jentage

    Jentage Registered Member

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    Don't use Facebook Ads. Majority of the clicks are from bots. Try something else.
     
  4. beakon

    beakon Regular Member

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    I am experiencing the exact same thing but on a larger scale. I'm getting 1000 clicks a day on FB but my multiple analytics I have running all show the same thing and its nothing close to 1000.

    The highest day I've seen of FB traffic in my analytics was just over 200.

    This 80% fake clicks is all over the web and from my experience is 100% accurate. How are they getting away with this shit?
     
  5. singhavn

    singhavn Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    100% true. In my experience, I have seen likes people who dont even know to read the language on the page...most of them are bots...