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Why am I getting traffic from AdWords? No account??

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by Tony Barns, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Tony Barns

    Tony Barns Regular Member

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    I don't have a adWords account but seem to be getting traffic from it from the last few days. Any ideas why?
     
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    195471 Regular Member

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    If you're getting traffic from a source where you haven't advertised or dropped any links, it might be because: 1) for whatever reason, someone is promoting your site; or 2) someone is doing referrer spamming to make you think that you're getting traffic from a source that you're really not. Since it's from AdWords, I'm not sure why anyone but Google would bother spamming an AdWords URL. I'm not sure why Google would bother with it, either, as there was an uproar in the webmaster community when Live Search was doing referrer spamming.
     
  3. LucidMarketing

    LucidMarketing Regular Member

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    Agree with point 1 in post above. As for point 2, I don't know what referrer spamming is or what the point of that would be. You can be sure it's not Google doing it.

    My question is, what makes you think it's from Adwords? I can't recall the exact domain they use and I think they use more than one but yeah, it's pretty obvious usually what it is.
     
  4. Tony Barns

    Tony Barns Regular Member

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    Well part of the link is googleads.g.doubleclick DOT net

    I'm not sure how I can trace it back to the source but if I could do that then I'd be able to see what ads it was from. I'm not complaining just confused.
     
  5. Tuffy

    Tuffy Registered Member

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    Might be part of someone's research on your qs. So u get traffic for a while.
     
  6. searcher

    searcher BANNED BANNED

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    agree with him
     
  7. Tony Barns

    Tony Barns Regular Member

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    Oh well I got more traffic today again, guess it's causing no harm in fact my AdSense earnings have increased by almost 50% too.
     
  8. wolf1880

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    How I wish this would happen to me too... :D
     
  9. nowhere22

    nowhere22 Newbie

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    be careful with your adsense account. intensive and invalid clicks can cause a ban!
     
  10. cyrsss

    cyrsss Regular Member

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    true you may be at risk becasue it is against google adsense policy.Check out source or contact adword support abt this critical issue
     
  11. Tony Barns

    Tony Barns Regular Member

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    Yeah I think I will contact adwords support on this issue just to be safe.
     
  12. LucidMarketing

    LucidMarketing Regular Member

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    That certainly is an Adwords referrer.

    Two possibilities I can think of what's happening:

    1. Someone using Adwords with a site name similar to yours and they mistyped. IE: typed dot com when they are dot net or dot co dot uk

    Weird I know. I never type the URL but copy and paste. It could be a manager on behalf of whoever has the similar domain and he's the one who's confused, which makes more sense than the actual owner.

    2. There was an idiotic recommendation a few years back something about using your competitor's URL in ads just to see their QS. The idea was then to change to your own URL and your QS would be preserved, not necessarily true of course. However, you say you don't use Adwords.

    You can't track back to the source, which I assume you mean the advertiser.

    I wouldn't worry about your Adsense account. I don't believe it can get banned for doing this. Call Google just the same.
     
  13. vladthebest

    vladthebest Newbie

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    Just enjoy it while you have it ^^
     
  14. ClickClickMedia

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    How much traffic are we talking about here? And when did you pause your AdWords campaign? AdWords has a 30 day cookie period, so if you pause the campaign last month, people who first visited your AdWords campaign during that period could come back today and still be labelled as AdWords traffic.
     
  15. mouthpaw

    mouthpaw Junior Member Premium Member

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    try finding out who the publisher is by their pub-id:

    Code:
    hxxp://g00gleads.g.d0ubleclick.net/pagead/ads?client=ca-pub-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    The "pub-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX" part is their publisher id.

    There are a few sites out there that will give you this info. try reverseinternet.com/adsense

    Should give you a few of the pub's other sites which you can look into, whois, etc.
     
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