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FORCED Adsense clicks-- major violation

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by dkalweit, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. #1
    Check this out:

    http://www.pcfileadvisor.com/submit.aspx?accept=30709

    This guy is trying to REQUIRE people to click an adsense ad to get their software listed on his page(claiming validation, of which there is none in reality). He also tells people they should click extra times to win the iPod giveaway, saying they'll be more likely to win.

    I already reported it to Google as a violation-- does it take more than one report to get a manual review of his site?


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    dkalweit, Jul 12, 2006 IP
  2. CrankyDave

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    #2
    It may take longer, but one is all that is needed.

    Dave
     
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  3. xeno

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    #3
    What happens when you click it? Do you go to a site chosen by google as it relates to his sites content? I don't want to make him any money, nor do I want to cost some innocent advertising cash by clicking pasting the url.
     
    xeno, Jul 12, 2006 IP
  4. dkalweit

    dkalweit Well-Known Member

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    I didn't click it, either-- it's a normal google adsense ad that someone is paying money for. I clicked 'ads by google', and then 'send feedback to google' and chose 'report a violation' and put a quick note in...


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  5. xeno

    xeno Peon

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    Well, curiosity got the better of me. I clicked it and nothing happened. I thought adsense referrers usually looked something like
    http://www.somebody'ssite.com/?gclid=CIjnnruK5YUCFRyAQgodmGqgQA
     
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    I reported the site as well.
     
    komodo, Jul 12, 2006 IP
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    mahmood Guest

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    #7
    It is adsense, check the source code.
     
    mahmood, Jul 12, 2006 IP
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    ablaye Well-Known Member

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    This guy is funny.
    Does he really think he is going to get away with this???
     
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  9. BFTUK

    BFTUK Banned

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    #9
    I was registerred at this forum

    http://telegraphpassword.com/

    and a couple of weeks ago i got and email asking me to click the adverts on the homepage, i reported them to Google and guess what........well you can see for yourself can't you.
     
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    Claymation Peon

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    #10
    What I can see is lots of Adsense ads plastered all over the site....LOL
    Give it some time.
     
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    he's going to get banned from adsense real fast
     
    frenchmen77, Jul 12, 2006 IP
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    yes, I never force someone to click my adsense even I just got 0.05 per click
     
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    The site's down?
     
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    lol that hilarious actually. Someone forward case studies of banned adsense publishers to these dudes.
     
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    reported.......
     
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    It's a legit Google ad. You can use the Adsense Preview Tool to view it so it won't cost the advertiser any $.

    This violation is really something. I suspect this person never even looked at the TOS. Amazing.
     
    RatDog, Jul 13, 2006 IP
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    dkalweit Well-Known Member

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    Or worse yet, maybe they read it and figure, "oh, I won't get caught-- it's not posted on my website. I just Email people this link and tell them to click on it"...

    Seems extortion kinda 'marketing' ploys are becoming more common. I heard some spyware thing the other day threaten my fiance that she was 'legally obligated' to pay something or other... I promptly cleaned up her computer of all the spyware BS... ;-)


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    Isn't it amazing how many people are smarter than Google? :p
     
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    Idiot... I hate people who try to screw advertisers. They don't understand that the money they are getting has to come from someone.
     
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    This is why I only advertise on the search networks. :cool:
     
    jackburton2006, Jul 13, 2006 IP