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Google CEO on click fraud: 'let it happen'

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by ly2, Jul 9, 2006.

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    I dont know if this sounds right to me. Sounds a little bit like he could careless what happens to advertisers. With all their money, shouldnt they be putting a bit more effort into stopping click fraud? I mean, sometimes it takes 5-10 complaints to get a site TOS'd when they are breaking TOS. They should have a huge team dedicated to this IMO.



    http://blogs.zdnet.com/micro-markets/index.php?p=219
     
    ly2, Jul 9, 2006 IP
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    yirmumah Peon

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    Did you read the whole article even?? I don't think you did.

    Did you see this quoted line standing out?

    He was just making the point that letting it happen is self correcting from their business standpoint, but they still do their best to stop it.

    Obviously they DO catch people-- look at all the complainers and google haters online crying about being banned--- when they likely were getting friends in other states to click their ads--they say "I didn't click my own ads! "I" didn't do it..." but it doesn't matter-- if they can make a connection between you and fraudulant clicks.. you're done for.
     
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  3. ly2

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    they dont catch THAT many people.
    There have been times on DP where people were bitching because they had repeatedly reported TOS violations and Google did nothing about it. They have enough money to get this shit under control if they wanted to.
    I dont care either way, I quit using adwords a long time ago for this very reason.
     
    ly2, Jul 9, 2006 IP
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    I sincerely believe they are doing a lot to hunt down the click fraud...

    They are terminating Adsense accounts without questions ... check the forums !!

    Now you can restrict your Adwords campaign to the "search" network if you
    worry about click fraud... There is no click fraud in Google Search (nobody benefits from it..)
     
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    gzm Peon

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    I will check all clear again
     
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    dvduval Notable Member

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    Letting it happen means the businesses that have a plan to click on their competitors until they no longer use adwords will remain, and the honest businesses will leave.

    The logic is terrible, and they deserve to get a little criticism for this comment.
     
    dvduval, Jul 9, 2006 IP
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    I actually agree with Eric that click fraud is basically self correcting and have always looked at AdWords advertising as managing one's ROI. In fact when I run AdWords campaigns I just assume there will be a certain amount of click fraud and base my bid rate on what is a cost effective bid. For instance if only 1 in 100 clicks result in a desired action on average, I look at how much that desired action is worth to me and divide that value by 100. If a desired action is worth $10 to me, then I divide that $10 dollars by the 100 clicks it will take to get that action which then sets my maxium bid price at $0.10 per click. If I don't get many impressions, that's okay at least I'm not paying more for clicks than they are really worth to me.

    Now as an AdSense publisher I dispise click fraud because I know it is driving down the PPC value of ads displayed on my site because of some other site creating an artificial and fraudlent supply of clicks. In the long run, the ones that get hurt the worst by click fraud are AdSense publishers who try to play by the rules as those who are trying to commit click fraud are driving down the value of ads and clicks, which reduces how much legitimate sites can make per click.
     
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    Pay Per Click Advertising Fraud - The Inside Story
    http://www.agotoguy.com/news-articles/?p=36

    What happened to BlowSearch PPC after they tried to filter clicks
    http://www.agotoguy.com/news-articles/?p=64#more-64

    Nice affiliates. Kanoodle and other companies made good money with this fraudulent internet traffic.
     
    homeloans1, Jul 11, 2006 IP
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    soniqhost.com Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    You'll never eliminate click fraud, especially with the amounts of money that is being spent on PPC advertising at the same time though if they are removing sites behind click fraud and refunding the customers money for bad clicks there is not much more you can ask of them
     
    soniqhost.com, Jul 11, 2006 IP