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Click bombing Attack from Germany continued

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by FreeFun4Every1, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. #1
    OK so it's not end they are continue with their attack as I had read previous threads here
    https://forums.digitalpoint.com/threads/click-bomb.2647326/
    https://forums.digitalpoint.com/threads/click-bombing-plz-give-me-some-solution-against-it.2652001/

    No one had found proper solution yet, I don't want to report to Adsense because I know they banned my account. Also previous solution are like this
    * Remove ads from home page - they are attacking on inner pages
    * Wordpress is not safe - I am not using WordPress
    * Remove particular type of all (May be it's my last option tomorrow)

    Snap 2013-04-23 at 23.06.40.jpg

    I want to Block whole Germany to access my site because they are changing IP but country is fixed i had taken this decision & I had find IP range database of Germany from this two sites
    http://services.ce3c.be/ciprg/
    http://www.ipdeny.com/ipblocks/data/countries/de.zone
    but adding one by one more than 6000 IP range in IP Deny Manager from hosting account is not feasible way. :p I am using Bluehost & they don't allow mod_geoip :( So is there any way I can block this whole range?? Quick working reply will help lot!!
    FreeFun4Every1, Apr 23, 2013 IP
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    kingofking Notable Member

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  3. karthimx

    karthimx Notable Member

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    #3
    Report is fake and not working. I reported 3 times in a week but it leads to Account suspend for me after a week. Google will never check this report.
    karthimx, Apr 23, 2013 IP
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    gavo Active Member

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    I would check raw access logs, check to see if there using a common useragent, referral, hostname, provider and ban anything that matches them.
    gavo, Apr 23, 2013 IP
  5. FreeFun4Every1

    FreeFun4Every1 Notable Member Premium Member

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    @king - it's other user experience so don't want to report


    I need to find solution within few hours or i need to remove ads from my site.. ohh God I can't sleep now :mad:
    FreeFun4Every1, Apr 23, 2013 IP
  6. karthimx

    karthimx Notable Member

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    I suggest you to remove your ads first, I don't want you to do same mistake which I did in past.
    karthimx, Apr 23, 2013 IP
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    ryan_uk Prominent Member

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    #7
    Depends if you want free or paid. MaxMind has a free country DB and it's not difficult to make a plugin for it (if you know a bit of PHP). However, you could also use their web services, if you don't (or can't) use their DB file on your account (I remember once having some performance issues, many years ago though).
    ryan_uk, Apr 23, 2013 IP
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    dscurlock Well-Known Member

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    Just remember, if you get a ban from google, its for life...
    dscurlock, Apr 23, 2013 IP
  9. FreeFun4Every1

    FreeFun4Every1 Notable Member Premium Member

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    @Karthik - Currently removed all ads from whole site before I get second attack. I will not put them back until I find proper solution.

    @Ryan - I had seen MaxMind but didn't found free DB but anyways I already had list as you can see in first post. just want to know is it blocked by .htaccess or any other way.
    FreeFun4Every1, Apr 23, 2013 IP
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    superrichguy Well-Known Member

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    At least put up some affiliate ads like amazon or something with a cookie so maybe after they click bomb your site they go and buy something from amazon.
    superrichguy, Apr 23, 2013 IP
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    karthimx Notable Member

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    Is your site running in WordPress ?
    karthimx, Apr 23, 2013 IP
  12. FreeFun4Every1

    FreeFun4Every1 Notable Member Premium Member

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    I am sure they are using some bot or autoclickers


    No as I said in first post
    i am not running on wordpress, it's wallpaper script and they are runiing bot for inner pages :oops:
    FreeFun4Every1, Apr 23, 2013 IP
  13. Kavalar

    Kavalar Greenhorn

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    #13
    You could have the ads disabled for few days and then enable Chitika ads (they look a lot like Google's ads) and see if the click bombing continues or not. If you don't have ads on the site for few days, there's a good chance they'll think you got banned and leave you alone.

    You won't earn much for those days but at least you can save your account.
    Kavalar, Apr 23, 2013 IP
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    #14
    You need the "GeoLite Country" DB (http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geolite). You could add an entry at the top of the script to check the country and block. Sample PHP at:


    http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/downloadable

    (And other languages available.)

    Just make sure to update the .dat file once per month (or even a weekly cron job to make sure you capture the latest file).

    I wouldn't bother adding so many IPs to .htaccess as you will also need a way of keeping them up to date, which won't be easy. A PHP (or whatever scripting language you prefer) solution like above will be much easier to manage (all you need to specify is the country code to block).
    ryan_uk, Apr 23, 2013 IP
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    maxjohn148 Banned

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    Friends kindly give me also instructions and details about it
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    #16
    It's good that publishers should think about it this way from the beginning.
    It will stop them from trying "evil" tricks to earn more, as Google would say.
    However this is not really true.
    I got my first google adsense account banned because a website of mine contained links to a streaming website that was infringing copyright.
    It was back in the days when it wasn't still completely clear whether linking to such websites was allowed or not.

    Well, I have created a second account later on and never had any problems with it ever since.

    I agree with kingofking, if you got a suspiciously high CTR you should report it to Google immediately.
    It's not as though they will ban you if you don't, still you will look better in their eyes IMO.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2013
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    dscurlock Well-Known Member

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    #17
    Its not true at all! people know if they commit a serious crime, then they will go to prison....
    do people still commit crimes? Yes they do, and they will continue to go to prision...

    google could just as easily re-work the system, and limit your account the click through's until
    such a time they stop, then it would not matter if you or the world was bomb clicking;
    you simply just would not be paid for it...but google has this ban the world attitude....

    I would not use google adsense, regardless if they
    decided to re-store my account, and send me the $100
    that they stole when they banned my account years ago....

    Screw google....

    Last edited: Oct 28, 2013
    dscurlock, Oct 28, 2013 IP
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    #18
    I agree with parts of what you just said, that if you are click bombed, they should only pay you for the legit clicks and discard the rest. Even if its 7 days where your ads dont show on that site is fair and reasonable amount of protection, and far better then banning entire accounts.

    I am sure that for some people, permanent bans are justified, but for others who are click bomb victims, it is to harsh a punishment. this is why I want to develop software that can prevent people from being click bombed.
    matt_62, Oct 28, 2013 IP
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    dscurlock Well-Known Member

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    Yes I am sure people do deserve bans, but for life over something silly or stupid?
    I was banned years ago, and I no longer remember why, probably over some
    stupid silly BS - and there is no contact, so once you are banned, you are done....
    google does not care, they would just assume mix you up with the bad element
    and ban you just the same, so they treat everyone the same....

    dscurlock, Oct 28, 2013 IP
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    I don't know what you have done, I only know this is not what happened in my case.
    I am not saying you are right or wrong, just stating facts.
    monkeye, Oct 28, 2013 IP