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Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by Cyclops, Jul 5, 2005.

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    Google won its suit against an AdSense partner publisher that it had accused of deliberate click fraud. Two months ago, a California judge granted Google a $75,000 judgment against Auction Experts, a Texas firm, according to MediaPost...

    In its complaint, Google had alleged that Auction Experts had hired individuals to click on the ads that appeared on the firm's sites, racking up advertiser costs of at least $50,000.
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    Cyclops, Jul 5, 2005 IP
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    www.AmCy.org American CyberSpace®

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    Wow. That's a lot of fraudulent clicks! I think cases like this have caused G to become a lot more paranoid about it's AS program. I for one lost my account today.

    AmCy
     
    www.AmCy.org, Jul 5, 2005 IP
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    PioneerGold Well-Known Member

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    This is speculation...

    I think Google probably doesn't bounce you from the program if you have 100 clicks at .03 each. This is if your historical average EPC is a lot higher.

    However...

    if you historically average one EPC, and you suddenly get loads of high EPC clicks (e.g. average is .07 per click and you now get $1 per click), you are just asking for a review by hand from Google.
     
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    Juls Well-Known Member

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    wow nuts... lol heh they are stingy to the penny.
     
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    AfterHim.com Peon

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    penny? Maybe $50,000 is just pennies to you ;)
     
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    I remember those old video games where you used the index finger on each hand thumping two buttons to make a man run as fast as possible. Even at that rate, it would take a lot of clicks to rake up 50,000 dollars!
     
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    bluegill_catcher Active Member

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    And just think that was at least 50k in fake click costs, and from a USA company, and most come from China..... so actualy fake click amounts must be very high, maybe more than 25% of clicks are fake
     
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    Worldwid Peon

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    Just found something I would like to ad. Not only did this guy I found today, ask people from his blog to click on his ads, he also instructs them NOT TO BUY ANYTHING. The nerve of that guy, I just filled out my first worthless spam report.

    snipped
     
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    fryman Kiss my rep

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    What a jackass, I sent a complaint also
     
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    My account gets terminated, and his is up and running. What a world :rolleyes:

    AmCy
     
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    www.AmCy.org American CyberSpace®

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    Worldwid: I think you should remove that live link you posted to the site. You are doing that AS spammer a great favor by linking to it from DP, IMO.

    AmCy
     
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    Worldwid Peon

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    Didnt even think of that AmCy, snipped it out. If anyone would like the address to file a report, feel free to PM me, or google for the text fryman quoted.
     
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    Cool.

    AmCy
     
    www.AmCy.org, Jul 6, 2005 IP