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What if someone Clickbombs your ads?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by kakizito, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. kakizito

    kakizito Regular Member

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    Today I woke up and saw a 120% ctr in one site that has adsense in it. Checked the channel and saw arround 300 clicks. Someone Clickbombed my ads, although I have my "allowed sites", so none of those clicks counted and earned me any money, because I think the a**hole toke my code and inserted it in any auto click program.

    Should I contact google even if the clicks didn't earn me any money?
    Thx!
     
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    xbox360gurl70s Elite Member

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    If it happens only once, dont sweat it, their technology can handle it, but if it does happen occasionally then you have no choice to take down your ads. That's the only solution adsense has given to us when our ads were click bombed before.
     
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    paincake Power Member

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    So basically, you can take down all of your competitors by putting enough effort into clickbombing them.
     
  4. kakizito

    kakizito Regular Member

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    I have been on top3 for over 1 year in my main keyword. Now dropped to page 2 and 3 :| Associating this with the clickbomb I can clearly see that in terms of SEO it is possible to do something to outrank your competitors.

    This is sad. Seeing someone competing this way.

    What can we do to protect against this type of things?
     
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    _Biju_ Junior Member

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    I can think of 2 things but really have no ideea how this can be done. Mabe some seniors here know a way

    1) Limit the number of clicks on a ad to 1 click per day per IP
    2) After the user clicked on the ad, stop showing it for that IP for 1 day. Show another ad instead and redirect the traffic to another site of yours for example

    What I don't know, is how to detect if a user has clicked on a adsense ad ?
     
  6. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

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    Well not really take down , they will still be at same spot in serps. OFc they can't monetize with adsense. But if they change to cpa for example , you can click those banners all day :D
     
  7. kakizito

    kakizito Regular Member

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    I have droped in the serps after 1 year in the top3 to page 2 and 3! Coincidence or not it was precisely in the period someone clickbombed my ads. I m not saying it was because they clickbombed the ads that I droped but they have done something else for sure.
     
  8. dannyhw

    dannyhw Senior Member

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    Definitely coincidence. It might just be a normal shakeup or something.

    If you think someone is running a clickbot on your ads you should contact Google just so they don't think it's you. They're filtering out the clicks anyway, but you'd never contact if you were actually trying to defraud them.