I think I'll just drop this totally - too much time wasted on my behalf for something that may or may not break even on my $200 per month.
I'm really disappointed with the response from YSM. The first thing to note is that you can not reply to the (non)automated email they send you.
I fill in a feedback form, a person replies. But you have to go and fill in a new feedback form with reference to the first.
In the first reply they say they want to see my log files. I reply, no problem, where do I send the 170Mb+ file to? Then they say log file not necessary, just indicate to them the IP and time I want checking.
The problem is I want all of them checked. Apart from the examples listed earlier in this thread I can't identify 100% within seconds which clicks are suspicious. So I need to go through all of them one by one and try and put a flag on the dodgy ones.
Something else I found: 10% of all clicks are refered from a MFA site. No way are those genuine click thru's. I guess I could throw that at YSM.
As I say, it just doesn't seem worth the hassle and I may as well give up on this. I know that the campaign is not converting well, and that the time taken to recover some of the fraudulent clicks would be less than what I value my hourly rate doing something else.
[edited by: Frank_Rizzo at 10:53 pm (utc) on June 4, 2007]