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Is Google Testing New Anti Fraud Algorithms? Something Fishy
noname123



 
Msg#: 4653066 posted 4:46 pm on Mar 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

I'm not the one to go into conspiracy mode, but it looks like Google is expanding its war on small business and I don't like where this is going.

I am a medium-sized publisher with approx 40k adsense views on any given day. But lately, I am observing massive manipulation in my account e.g. removing a lot of revenue from my account. Of course Google is quick to say it's invalid clicks, but I never had so much problems with invalid clicks in over 5 years and there is ZERO transparency. I understand that Google can't give away much info to avoid click fraud, but they need to start disclosing something. Are they testing a new anti fraud algorithm or what is going on?

Google's war on small business may just have started. They really put us small business owners through a lot last year .. and now this?

Just read this, it's an eye opener:

[zdnet.com ]

I am sick of where Google is heading. They have a frigging responsibility to give small business owner a fighting chance, else we end up with a totalitarian world where only large corporations exist.

How about a little transparency? How about some SERPS that dont push all corporations to the top? There are literally no organic results any more - all of it is corporate bull#*$! or Wikis.

Thumbs down!

 

noname123



 
Msg#: 4653066 posted 4:52 pm on Mar 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

Oh wait .. we already live in a totalitarian world where corporations rule the world, my bad /sarcasmoff

Why is the FTC not doing something about this? What else is the FTC good for? Don't they have to stand up for the little guys too?

netmeg

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Msg#: 4653066 posted 4:55 pm on Mar 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

We have a number of items about invalid activity going right now - it would probably be a good idea to read through those first.

Whenever people talk about Google declaring war on small business, they tend to forget that when someone falls, another one rises. I have a small business with AdSense and Affiliate sites, and I've done better every year since I started.

Anything regarding search results actually should probably go the Google SEO forum, and there's also a forum for Google Business if you want to talk about their business practices.

(That link is at least three years old, btw)

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