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Four keyphrases, four ads clicked within 34 seconds

Ash Nallawalla

11 October 2005

Click Fraud, SEO

Now here is a classic click fraud symptom. This user at 172.24.6.31 used a proxy server at a Level3 site 65.57.245.11 in San Francisco to find four of our ads and click them within seconds. Update: The “cuplrit” was Google. Apparently the Adwords people use this IP address when checking your ads. 🙂 The official […]

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Stopclickfraud.com

Ash Nallawalla

10 October 2005

Click Fraud, SEO

Øystein Halseth Lund has a great site that features click fraud – how people commit it and what the SEs are doing about it. Well worth a read!

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Kanoodle – Computer Generated Clicks

Ash Nallawalla

10 October 2005

Click Fraud, SEO

In this post and in a followup, John Cunningham writes about his experiences with Kanoodle.

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The Chattanooga Click Click

Ash Nallawalla

10 October 2005

Click Fraud, SEO

This Bellsouth user in Chattanooga, TN, just loves to click – 11 times, no less. He didn’t buy any calendars after all that. Google only charged me one click, which could have been for someone else.

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ABSmini Backup Review

Ash Nallawalla

9 October 2005

Hardware

CMS Products has done it again. The ABSmini is an external USB 2.0 backup drive that fits in a shirt pocket or the palm of one’s hand. The review unit has a storage capacity of 40 GB, although 20 GB and 60 GB units are also available. A small vinyl tote bag protects it from […]

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Another shed-loving AOL clicker

I am seeing such click behaviour daily and cannot make up my mind whether this is fraud or a novice web user. Unless I were to see someone clicking an ad several times to return to an advertiser’s site, I won’t be able to ask them why they do that.

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OT: JenSense interviews an AdSense millionaire

Ash Nallawalla

17 September 2005

SEO

My fellow Webmasterworld member JenStar runs the best known AdSense site that I know of. Here is an inspirational interview with the man who has over 80 blogs and makes over $1M a year from AdSense. He has 9 staff and over 100 blog writers…

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Adsense Click Fraud Dissected

Ash Nallawalla

17 September 2005

Click Fraud, SEO

This article by Joseph Tierney is different from the usual rehash of how click fraud is perpetrated. Many sites have reprinted this article and it is worth reading to see a fresh dissection of the typical AdSense ad and how it is easy for the knowledgeable culprits to get past Google’s click fraud detection service.

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‘Click fraud’ suit against Google, others sent back to state court

Ash Nallawalla

17 September 2005

Click Fraud, SEO

(Extract) TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) – A federal appeals court says a class-action lawsuit alleging “click fraud” by Google Inc. and other Internet companies should be heard in state court rather than in a federal courtroom. I don’t know much about the US legal system, but wouldn’t it make life easier for all concerned if there […]

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Viet Cong and Click Fraud

Ash Nallawalla

16 September 2005

Click Fraud, SEO

You might not think this is funny. When I was in high school I used to read about these bad guys called the Viet Cong (VC). While searching for occurrences of “click fraud”, I found this post called A VC: Internet Axis of Evil (continued) where a VC named Fred Wilson lists Click Fraud as […]

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MarketingExperiments.com research on click fraud

Ash Nallawalla

15 September 2005

Click Fraud, SEO

Our research indicates that as much as 30% of paid search traffic may be fraudulent. This site requires free registration to view the material. One of their experiments was to place an ad on a contrived phrase (click fraud spelt backwards) and they clicked the AdWord repeatedly. Their findings agree with mine that clicking one […]

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Vericlix comparison

Ash Nallawalla

11 September 2005

Click Fraud, SEO

I also track my sites with VeriClix, a free service. Someone’s clock is out of sync, because the visit from the Comcast subscriber shows only once at Vericlix, but a few minutes out, so I cannot say which of the four clicks it is.

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