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Help me change this guys mind about invalid clicks.

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by Josh, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. #1
    Ok, I was messing around on a shoutbox on BlogExplosion recently, and, well, I'll let you read for yourself.

    (start reading at the bottom)

    So, can you help me come up with some arguments to change this guys mind?


    SEMrush
    Josh
     
    Josh, Jul 20, 2005 IP
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  2. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    He's a thief! Plain and simple.

    He's justifying his actions like a thief justifies his.

    "These corporations aren't going to miss a few dollars here and there."
    "They have stuff like this built into their prices."

    F'n' punk!
     
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  3. Josh

    Josh Peon

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    #3
    Yes, well, I was hoping for more along the lines of how to get him to stop, not how to call him names ;)


    Josh
     
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  4. www.AmCy.org

    www.AmCy.org American CyberSpace®

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    #4
    Heh...it's not easy to make people who don't have an AW account understand. It's not rocket science, but many just don't get it; they don't understand that clicking for clicking's sake is a 100% ripoff for the person paying for those ads. It's a shame, because I think a lot of folks are getting banned as a result of friends and family thinking that they're doing the website owner a "favor" by clicking ads.

    AmCy
     
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    jlawrence Peon

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    How about a couple of months inside for fraud ??

    At the end of the day, you're never going to change his mind. The thing I find really f'in annoying is that I actually can't click on my ads even if it's something I want. Not a problem with some of the text ads as I can see the url, but some of the ads are a right pain to track down.
    I can't remember what it was specifically now, but I do remember that it took me half an hour to find the blasted site so I could order one.
    Adsense ought to have a box where you can say disregard clicks from this IP address.
     
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  6. Josh

    Josh Peon

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    You can click the little Ads By Google -- Feedback link, and it should give you the URL.


    Josh
     
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    willmullis Peon

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    jlawrence Peon

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    Yep, the preview tool is handy at times. But it's not much use when you want to click on a specific ad.
    Never looked at the feedback link - thanks for that Josh. Green coming your way - or it will be when I've spread it around a bit.
     
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  9. AfterHim.com

    AfterHim.com Peon

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    #9
    If he is really trying to help the webmaster, this is the wrong way.

    This will eventually get the webmaster banned from AS alltogether...that should change his mind.
     
    AfterHim.com, Jul 20, 2005 IP
  10. Solicitors Mortgages

    Solicitors Mortgages Well-Known Member

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    Josh, let GOOGLE handle adsense, it's not your place to monitor who does what, the more c/fraud gets discussed, the more it actually gets promoted, :confused:
     
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  11. Josh

    Josh Peon

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    Well, google can't really do anything to hurt him. Hes not doing invalid clicks on HIS site, hes just generating them on other sites. So its not like they could ban his account or something.

    And I don't like losing/not winning an argument ;)


    Josh
     
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    TooHappy Guest

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    I don't think you can win this one; he will never see your point.
     
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    debunked Prominent Member

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    #13
    It is an issue of the heart, if he wants to steal and not think anything of it. His conscience doesn't work or he has none I would suppose.

    Point him to this thread.

    As an adword advertiser He is STEALING from people like me. How uncool is that.
     
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