| 6:22 pm on May 10, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Yeah, I get plenty of those. But they never load the rest of the files associated with the 404 page like a normal user would, so that suggests to me that they're just scripts (and probably from 3rd parties).
| 7:25 pm on May 10, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Scripts hitting my AdWords ads? The only place this link exists is in my AdWords ads and and the 404s started popping up right away after I added the query string. Is this click fraud?
| 7:48 pm on May 10, 2008 (gmt 0)|
The first UA looks like the AVG toolbar [webmasterworld.com]. Rehan checked that it doesn't cause a chargeable click in the thread AVG's LinkScanner [webmasterworld.com].
| 8:25 pm on May 10, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Good eye, Andy. It looks like the Firefox version of the AVG toolbar does generate those 404's when it checks landing pages, but the IE version of it does not.
| 12:12 pm on May 11, 2008 (gmt 0)|
How do you guys handle this with regards to your reports? Ignore it? Redirect malformed URLs to proper ones?
| 7:10 pm on May 11, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Just so we all get and stay connected: