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Hacking ADWORDS - w00t ?!?!

Discussion in 'Google AdWords' started by alexs464, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. #1
    Ok, here is the deal.

    Today I made some changes to my campaign, so I search for the usual Keyword (The Most Clicked Keyword) in order to see my AD Placement and I see all these NEW URL's that I have never seen before, so I copy them into my browser, one by one...

    All these sites redirect me to the SAME PAGE and I see the CB Affiliate ID on top... SO this affiliate has the FIRST 20 ADS on Google... 1st and 2nd page - only his ads...

    I am not sure what to think about it, please comment.
    SEMrush
     
    alexs464, Feb 4, 2008 IP
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  2. bl4ckmaN^

    bl4ckmaN^ Well-Known Member

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    Multiple accounts on different names...
     
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  3. alexs464

    alexs464 Well-Known Member

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    Well I know it can be done even with 1 account... He uses different URL's...
    But can Google Punish You for that?
     
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    getjimmy Prominent Member

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    I dont think google will punish him for this as long as he is paying more $$ to google for his bids.
     
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  5. MrCalc

    MrCalc Active Member

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    Black Hat SEO spamming.

    It could be done like this. But there is other ways.

    The person creates a lot of random pages with the selected keywords. When refer is google or any other SE it will see the random crap content with the selected keywords. But when a normal persons connects to the site you'r redirected to the "real" page containing the adds / affiliate links.

    Download this User agent switcher for Firefox and set your agent to Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html)
    Then try to browse those redirecting links again..

    When google finds out the domain will be banned. And all random content pages is removed.

    Actually it might not work. I know some of the more sophisticated tools also check the IP to be sure its really a SE accessing the pages
     
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  6. Jason Green

    Jason Green Peon

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    Yes it is a common technique for owning many Adwords results that Google is vulnerable too.

    Can be done with one account - just set up different campaigns.

    I'm pretty sure it is against the Google Terms so just head on over to Google help and report it and it will hopefully get rid of your competitor.

    If Google doesn't do anything about it then just do the same thing.
     
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  7. alexs464

    alexs464 Well-Known Member

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    I will report him.

    I wouldn't do the same thing because I prefer to go to bed with healthy consciousness. I believe that without competitors Internet Marketing wouldn't be as fun ;) It feels good to beat your competitors with clean, legal methods.

    Alex
     
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  8. MrCalc

    MrCalc Active Member

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    Ohh now I get it..

    I though he meant when he searched for the keywords..

    Are you really sure it can be done with the same adwords account ?
     
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    alexs464 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it does happen when you search 1 keyword.
    Yes, it can be done with one account - as long as you use different domains
    Yes, it is against Adwords' TOS
    Yes, the advertiser has been reported to Adwords.
     
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    pintonbd Banned

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    i think its not safe to hack google adword...
     
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    pintonbd Banned

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    lets try a link from yahoo small biz .you can find 50 dollar free with new sign up adword account. to do that use VCC ...i think this will work..better..
    go to seobook.com to get that link..
     
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    alexs464 Well-Known Member

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    The account has been terminated as per Google.

    However, I just spotted new ads from the same guy ...
     
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    He's unstoppable!

    Seeing the same ad over and over again, the SERPs must look like a MySpace page!
     
    enginez, Feb 5, 2008 IP
  14. PPC-Coach

    PPC-Coach Active Member

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    He's probably creating new accounts in some automated way and just pumping them as much as possible before they get banned.
     
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    Interesting,

    This is common practice for the big moneymakers, and it is one of the reasons why many of the people here and on other forums are seeing their revenues drop. You can use every trick in the book, and when something works, they clone it into a hundred different sites, and often times they will dominate the keyword and it leaves little chance for the little guy with the little budget or worse, newbie. Tough market, and getting tougher every day.

    Good luck to all,
     
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