| 2:51 am on Jul 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Can you get the forms online?
| 5:27 am on Jul 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I wanted to submit my own before dealing with clients. I went as far as the "estimate" and then bailed. Besides there is still a court approval pending, sometime this week, the hearing was scheduled for July 24, 25.
What a pain, Yahoo has apparently given Google a PR black eye on the handling of these fraud cases. I hear they are being very helpful while Google has thrown up a wall of "we can't comment".
I am a big Google fan. But sometimes they leave us on the front lines dangling. As in do no evil, but be very secretive about it.
| 9:26 pm on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I'm having the same problem.
When is the "present"? as in, "how much have you spent from 'certain date' until present?"
And the estimate of click fraud? Are people just guessing on this if they cannot analyze the logs?
| 10:51 pm on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the link. Wow, was I surprised when I ran the all time report. 6 figures. Oh well, I guess the quality page thang aint so bad after all. I am saving a forune with msn and yahoo...My conversions are 3 times greater so I estimate the whole click fraud thing to be around 33%.
Hope I get 1/3 of my money back. Of course at $10.00 a click it sure wont go far...
| 5:25 am on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Well, i did some checking on ads that I'm using direct to a merchant. Google bills me for about 20% more clicks than are reported to me as unique visitors at the merchant site.
On msn I am actually paying for less than the number of uniques reported at the same merchant.
My guess is that Google doesn't care how many times the same person clicks your adwords ad... you pay for each time probably, unless it's a ridiculous number of times by the same person.
I agree, the better conversions on msn are probably due to lower click fraud.
| 4:48 am on Aug 3, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|When is the "present"? as in, "how much have you spent from 'certain date' until present?" |
I understand the present to mean June 1, 2006. 6-1-06 is when I got the original notice anyway.
As it says at www.clicksettlement.com
For more information, please call (800) 899-6701 or (703) 637-0037
| 5:09 am on Aug 3, 2006 (gmt 0)|
This evening is the time I had set aside to work on client claim forms; and it seems AdWords is down, crashed, and all around acting like a poorly behaved child - uncooperative and disruptive.
I am a Google fan, I say it often, but this whole invalid-click-fraud thing seems to be some bad JuJu, all the way around.
Makes me sad.
| 4:51 pm on Aug 3, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Actually it looks like May 19-20 is when the original notices were sent out.
| 5:04 pm on Aug 3, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Who knows. Not me apparently.
Now the Law Office tells me "present" means when you fill out the form.
Roll the dice, and take your chances.
| 8:55 pm on Aug 4, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I waited until today to fill out my claim... if present is "NOW!" then I figured I'd wait til the last moment.
To estimate my percentage of click fraud I used the campaigns that I'm able to get exact data on uniques sent to any particular url. With that info I found that the fraud averaged out at 31%! However, there was one campaign in particular that was skewing things because it had 38% click fraud. (multiple clicks from the same person(s) I presume) So I brought the number down to 20% to be nice and submitted the claim.
Now we wait.