Msg#: 4328839 posted 5:21 pm on Jun 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
We used Clickforensics (Now Adometry). They are one of the more well known companies dealing with click fraud. However, they only detect suspicious activity, then sends over the list of invalid clicks to Google. It's then up to Google to decide whether this list is accurate and how much one should be compensated for.
At the end of the day we never made a profit using their service because we were paying a couple of grand/mo while only receiving a fraction of that from Google. Google claims they do compensate you for invalid clicks and make automatic adjustments (sometimes as high as 10% off) to your bill. My advice is, don't bother. Unless you are spending hundreds of thousands every month, you won't see any value.
Msg#: 4328839 posted 3:45 pm on Jun 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
Ah, my bad. So it's affiliate marketing. I guess my question to you would be what defines a lead? If it does not have a dollar value tied to it, then yes there's always a chance you could be duped. You could always track the ip number of persons generating a lead. If they're all in similar locations, or several leads coming from one ip, you know it's fraud.
Msg#: 4328839 posted 9:15 pm on Jun 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
I suggest using ClickReport.com. They offer a 10 day free trial and they have the most comprehensive PPC fraud detection and prevention service out there. And it's cheap. Just $19.99 per month for up to 25 campaigns. Good luck....
Msg#: 4328839 posted 9:45 pm on Jun 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
Maybe I don't understand, but he wants to be able to monitor the traffic generated from site X to his site or vice versa. If so, ClickReport.com provides a piece of code that gets embedded on the given landing page. They then provide a CRT tag that needs to be included in the link from where it's posted. Each time someone clicks on the link posted on site X, ClickReport.com will track the IP Address and the user ID of the person that peformed the click.