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What kind of scam is Yahoo Search Marketing in AU trying to pull?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mikie46, May 19, 2013.

  1. mikie46

    mikie46 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Seriously, im starting to wonder why i get clicks for 0.01 @ 400 and 500 click p/d on a very popular product for hair loss that gets zero to no sales yet in the USA that product would pull in a huge conversion.

    So i directed the traffic to my piwik and watched the clicks pour in but i doubt these are real clicks/people and here is why.

    Not one of those clicks ever loads another page.
    Every one of them are searching for "hair loss solution"

    You would think that people were using other keywords to search.

    What a scam. I know AU is a bit behind on their Yahoo technology but this is beyond a joke.

    Charging customers for fake clicks? All the sites look the same;

    www.readnewz.com
    www.newzspace.com
    www.aulisiting.com
    www.webnudze.com
    www.aussienewz.com
    www.auslisting.com
    www.infoaus.com
    allinsearch.com
    www.ausquery.com
    www.cliqtogo.com

    WTF! Nothing but a bunch of fake clicks in my opinion.
    I feel like iv been getting ripped of to the tune of 200/300 p/m on just these keywords. Every now and again ill get a conversion but its definately not coming for these sites.
     
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  2. d3t0x

    d3t0x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Lol my dad was fooling around with them too a few months back, he thought he discovered a gold mine with adsense as our earnings were almost 3 times what we paid. Guess what happened? Adsense account banned from that traffic. Its fake but for some reason it does produce clicks.
     
  3. mikie46

    mikie46 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Iv probably been throwing a ton of money out the window every month. I have to go though my click reports to weed out these fake sites.
    Try complaining to Yahoo AU. You wont get a reply soon. Im still trying to get them to refund me over 150.00 on click fraud. That was about 5 weeks ago. They promised they would resolve this issue in 2 weeks. Still waiting. Repeatedly asking them to follow up is also useless.
     
  4. fixitfast

    fixitfast Newbie

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    Hello, thanks for listing these I found this page after searching these fraud pages through google after looking through my weblogs, these are my lists from my weblogs for all to block.

    I am unable to list them as i am a new member and this board blocks me cause it thinks im a spammer.
    If you want the list just reply with your email and i will send them to you.
    I get 1400 clicks a day from yahoo. 10 from google. obviously a SCAM.
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    I have found this about this c0ckhead generating fake clicks.
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    Last Modified 02-Apr-2013 08:46:50 UTC
    Registrant UCLIQMEDIAPTYLTD
    Eligibility Type
    Eligibility ID ABN 44155565334
    Registrant Contact ID AHSY1000
    Registrant Contact Name Syed Ahmed
    Registrant Contact Email ucliqmediaatgmaildotcom
    Tech Contact Name Syed Ahmed
    Tech Contact Email
    Syed Ahmed UCLIQ MEDIA PTY LTD 29-33 Epsom Rd Rosebery Sydney NSW 2018 AU HERE IS THIS FiretrUCKERS PHONE NUMBER ---0410 853 556
     
  5. purple1

    purple1 Newbie

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    This guy got us, too. We tried pausing the keyword he was using in each campaign and he just switched keywords. So, we paused all affected campaigns and told Yahoo that they'll stay off until they sort out their fraud problems.

    Doesn't affect us all that much, as AdWords is over 90% of our PPC traffic. Yahoo wouldn't be too pleased.
     
  6. Goal Line Technology

    Goal Line Technology Senior Member

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    thanks.... but DELETE PERSONAL DETAILS ON BHW.