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I think a CPM network may be doing fraudulent activities with sites

Discussion in 'Pay Per Click Advertising' started by nconde25, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. #1
    So i recently started with a new network that many of you are using too.
    i'll keep the name to myself in case i'm wrong.
    But since i put the ads and tested my site a couple of times on http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/
    I realize my site can't even pass the test half of the time, this is the error i get:

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    When i scroll down to see what is causing it, i see this:

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    The list goes on and on infinitely.
    Now my sites is making thousands of requests to youtube..
    i often see that chrome shows at the bottom left corner "waiting for s.youtube.com"

    Now i'm not a genius, but i don't think that should be there.
    I think that is some sort of exploit that makes your site grant +1 view to a lot of youtube videos. every time someone reload the page.

    This sucks, i like this network but damn it's killing my site!
    nconde25, Oct 21, 2013 IP
  2. nconde25

    nconde25 Member

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    I can confirm that this ad network is generating thousands of YouTube requests through their ads.
    After removing the ads my site pass pingdom test perfectly.

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    nconde25, Oct 21, 2013 IP
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    #3
    If you've confirmed it you might as well out the network then.
    CM1, Oct 21, 2013 IP
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    nconde25 Member

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    Maybe the network doesn't know and it's the ad causing it. i sent a ticket pointing this thread i hope they check it.
    nconde25, Oct 22, 2013 IP
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    Arick unirow Notable Member

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    More than Three hundred of requests? It is hard to believe. You may wish to reduce the number of request as it will make your visitor happy. :)
    The biggest request I ever had is 39 and the standard is 12. I think 3-7 request is good enough for all webmaster.
    Reducing the size of your page size is the next thing to do.
    Stats for one of my site:
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    Last edited: Oct 22, 2013
    Arick unirow, Oct 22, 2013 IP
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    nconde25 Member

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    Can't reduce requests that's how wordpress is made. plus ad tags generate requests too.

    Regarding the issue network replied:

    "Thank you for your report!
    There were few ads that loaded these scripts without our consent. These ads have been removed."
    nconde25, Oct 22, 2013 IP
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    lilde Greenhorn

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    lilde, Oct 22, 2013 IP
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    yeah would also like to know whos ad network is that
    charice.preston, Oct 23, 2013 IP
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    They take more than what they give !! sad :|
    sangram, Oct 23, 2013 IP
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    lilde Greenhorn

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    Bro, why don't you share the name of that fraud adnetwork? If you share, we can be aware from them.
    lilde, Oct 23, 2013 IP
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    CPMFun.
    I removed their ads, will just keep working on unique visitors and apply to trustworthy networks.
    Can't be monitoring my site everyday to check if the ads are sending malicious requests.
    Simply unacceptable.
    nconde25, Oct 23, 2013 IP
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    Webcenter Active Member

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    Pretty sneaky this method, basically they do this without let you know. CPM networks pay small amount, unless you talk about TribalFusion.
    Webcenter, Oct 23, 2013 IP
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    I, for that matter, somehow anticipated it. CPMFun might be paying most of their publishers, but they, at the same time, are cheating on the innocent webmasters by some crappy means. I witnessed that long back and moved out of their network.
    debapriya deb, Oct 23, 2013 IP
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    Oh i almost forgot this ad network. They are one of the most controversial ad network back in the day.

    But I admit I make money with them when they are 1-5 months old. After that, they are sucks
    charice.preston, Oct 23, 2013 IP