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Spammers using adcode from "view source"!

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by Tuning, Dec 21, 2004.

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    I 'm getting some fraud clicks outside my network websites. Its interesting that these spammers are using the ad code from my sites and doing fraud on somewhere else. I think the "View Source"(FireFox) can reveal your ad code from any page. Hence I think its a potential threat to adsense users getting so many fraud clicks where they cannot control.

    Has anyone came across this kinda spam?
    SEMrush
    Any suggestions ?

    TIA :mad:
     
    Tuning, Dec 21, 2004 IP
    SEMrush
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    How can you tell that
     
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    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    Surely, Google can see the URL the click was from - in this alledged instance from a fraudster's page with your code. That would show them enough evidence not to ban you.
     
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    But how is Google going to know that the fraudster's page is not yours?
     
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    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    Geotargeting and Whois look-up for starters...
     
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    But Google says you can only have one adsense account and you can use it across many sites. What if you are using the same pub. id for various client's sites or something of the like... or the domains are registered under personal name- business name- different subsidiaries? And how is geotargeting going to help- servers can be anywhere in the world.
     
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    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    Every time you log into your account they will know where you are (pretty precise within a hundred miles radius almost). When the fraudster copies it to their site and starts clicking, they know the IP of the site and the IP of the location the fraudster's at.

    If yours is miles away from theirs then it can't be the same person.
     
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    Tuning Well-Known Member

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    Is n't it possible to verify the channel IDs? Thats how I came to know there is spam. I never used raw code with out any channels.
     
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    I see that is a small problem, there is no real way for Google to know it's yours/not yours.

    One thing I could suggest, is echoing your adsense code from an EXTERNAL javascript file, but, make the file a PHP file, and, check for a session variable (which you set in your original requested file) and clear it as soon as the file is read. Granted, it doesn't protect you from smart people, but even requesting the absolute page you won't be able to view the source.

    (if you need help doing this, I'd be glad to help you)
     
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    let google know
     
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    There you have it, the best post in this thread yet.
    Just email them! Tell them 'moron.com' is using my AdSense code. If they get mad at you, usually they ban domains if it is only one domain going crazy/breaking the TOS (i'd know, my friend runs a -less than legal- website and had adsense on it, they only banned his domain, the ads don't load from his domain)
     
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    Yes, someone that thinks fast and easy.

    I got my content stolen too... and my Adsense code was with the rest of the website. What i've done was emailing Google and let them know about it. The wise guy had is website shutdown after contacting is ISP and my Adsense account is still working and generating money.
     
    eduardomaio, Dec 27, 2004 IP