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OMG! Click Fraud site gets positive press in popular UK Paper!

Discussion in 'Pay Per Click Advertising' started by fcmisc, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. #1
    I really don't believe this. It's so disgusting I really can't articulate my thoughts on the matter. This guy's story is in The Metro - one of the most popular papers in the UK (it's free!). The story presents him in a positive light.

    http://www.helpthatpoorguy.com/
    SEMrush
     
    fcmisc, Aug 7, 2006 IP
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  2. MediaHustler

    MediaHustler Well-Known Member

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    So he's encouraging visitors to click his ads? Wow that is major click fraud. Anyone have the report link so I can report him.
     
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    he is 16? ..
     
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    But wait! THATS NOT ALL! Scroll to the bottom of the page and highlight the hidden text!

     
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    fcmisc Active Member

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    The story is on page 26 of today's Metro.
     
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    MediaHustler Well-Known Member

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    I don't live in the UK, :(
     
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    You carry the Metro with you? Isn't it just for reading whilst you're on the bus? It's hardly great material.
     
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    fcmisc Active Member

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    The Metro is great! I read it on tube on my daily commute. And then finish it during my mid morning tea break.

    Oh - this is off topic, but if you want some free tea bags for your morning tea try this:

    http://www.yorkshiretea.co.uk/sampl...toryid={8AD17767-5345-48B8-83A9-01B6AB89569B}
     
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    fcmisc Active Member

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    Be glad. It's full of people, like the owner of that site, who believe that the world owes them a favour.
     
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    I give it a few hours before he's banned, Google's UK HQ is in London and everybody in London reads the Metro on the way to work. I bet it was the first talking point this morning in the office.
     
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    He will get owned by his stupidity. You would think clickfrauders would want to keep their operations on the down low.
     
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    How can he get published on the Metro?
     
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    The Metro tend to pick up on the office email/viral marketing side of things as the vast majority of it's readers work in offices.
     
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    Lets just say Metro is a posh tabloid.
     
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    If you read his site carefully, you'll see that he never asks for ad clicks and never draws undue attention to the ads. He simply cites facts about mouse usage and says, "If you've helped me out, drop me an email with your name and I'll post it..."

    It looks like he may escape on a technicality.
     
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    who cares look at the guy, if i were him I would be more worried about being a virgin for the rest of my life!
     
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    Was just going to say that, and if he gets away with it he might actually make money too. A lot of people make money with garbage websites because others are idiots.
     
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    I hate people who click the ads.....competition?
     
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    I don't see any adsense on the site??
     
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    #20
    same here, just 1 private advertiser
     
    ash1, Aug 7, 2006 IP