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The problem click fake in adwords

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by applemusic, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. applemusic

    applemusic Newbie

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    Hello there , I'm using google adwords but my competitors are fake clicking my ads both manual or with use of proxies and robots . Is there anyway to stop this ? Any tools ? Google return so little of my funds as invalid clicks but there is more and I know it . Please help me .
     
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    You seem like the first guy I have come across who is going through it...I know it sucks big time :(
     
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    I know people that use the technique to kill their competition, its surprisingly easy to do, unethical but easy.
     
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  5. Ganie

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    Keep a track of their IPs and use the IP Exclusion in adwords to block them and moreever use CloudFlare to stop the bot clicks.
     
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    How are you so sure about your competitors doing this? Are you basing this data on bounce rate or visitor durations?
     
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    ya OP i guess you are being paranoid, but, if not... how do we hire a bot to do this?? i know i personally click all the FB ads just to fuck with people~
     
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    All of my PPC clients believe there's some kind of conspiracy behind AdWords lol
     
  9. Ganie

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    Clicking on Competitors Ads in order to rack up their bills and kicking them out of the race is the oldest method in PPC which people resort to. No paranoid thing is going on , It's real and it's happening from a long time now !
     
  10. Hubba

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    I've ran numerous experiments using Adwords and am quite sure there is rampant click fraud. Google does NOTHING about it.

    For anyone that doubts click fraud try this. If you have a site that ranks top 1 - 2 for your target keyword on G use Adwords for that same keyword. Compare the conversion and site interaction between the Adwords "visits" and organic visits. The difference is ridiculous. I've reported many tests to Adwords. They respond with BS canned responses that they're sure the clicks are valid. They may be "valid" as in your competitors are clicking away, but I doubt even that. It probably is bots - G bots :mad:
     
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    why you know its fraud clicks ?
     
  12. applemusic

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    This is something known . Some of my friends also experienced this . It seems that one of the competitors is trying to deplete all of the others budgets . So there are some questions here . Will google return every fake click or some of them ? should we ask for a refund on those clicks or do they return automatically ? How can I monitor the IPs that click my ads and see how many times an IP clicked ? Is it possible via google analytics? Is there any third party website to identify the IPs that click and keep count of them ?
    Thanks ,
     
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    Depleting budget is always the reason why fraud clicks are done.
    I urge OP to use CloudFlare to fight bots and also use IP exclusion in Adwords
     
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    I've NEVER had Adwords refund, and I've presented them with compelling evidence that click fraud occurred. One problem is many of the good keywords cost several $ per click. I'm not spending $100K to prove click fraud to them. It doesn't take many IP's to deplete $1K.
     
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    GG Adword new update: Filtering Unknown Object

    You should be try !
     
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    They won't even bother looking into it and you'll get a canned response. Why would they help you if fraudulent clicks make them more money? Also it would be very hard to discern between fake and real clicks since these scumbags have mostly dynamic IPs and change browser fingerprints all the time.
     
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    gg will take back money if it is fake click for u