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YPN vs Adsense Click Fraud

who is more aware?



8:00 pm on Jan 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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We all here at WebmasterWorld know click fraud is becoming more and more bigger.Being that I know alot of you are signed up with both YPN and Adsense,who do you think is more aware of whats going on? Who do you think is more fair when identifying click fraud?


8:10 pm on Jan 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I think Y may be more concerned about it (as evidenced by their longer check delay as compared to G).


8:40 pm on Jan 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I think Google has gone overboard with the click fraud protection, I have first hand experience with them shutting down my account for activity that had nothing to do with me.

Yahoo thus far atleast has been very fair about it, if there is a user who wants to click attack you, they simply take the earnings away (fair, you didnt deserve them in the first place), and they don't shut your account down.

I'm sure all you webmasters know that as your working with lots of pages, an accidental click from scrolling down the pages or whatever can happen on your own ads, with google you have to be worried if its the same IP that they will flag you with Invalid Clicks, with YPN, you just call or shoot them an email and they are more then understanding about it.

:-) Yahoo has been good to be, time will tell if it keeps up.


9:15 pm on Jan 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yup I must say Y! has been very fair in terms of protecting us publishers from click fraud especially if we had absolutely nothing to do with it. Adsense is not that bad....I remember when I was suspecting a click attack and took my ads off.They contacted me saying how come I took the ads off.I told them with yall strict policy thats the only way I can protect my account from click fraud.Which I dont think is fair to us publishers.But hey we all knew of this when joining these publishing networks.


6:11 am on Jan 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I think YPN has a more appropriate method of dealing with click fraud than Adsense... or at least I sleep better when YPN is running in place of Adsense :)

Personal opinion here, with problems on adsense I feel guilty until proven innocent where with YPN I feel innocent until proven guilty.

I had what I felt was a click attack a while back, 10x daily my earnings came in across a few hours and I emailed YPN and told them that I thought I was click attacked and they replied and basically told me to relax, that if there were a major problem they'd contact me. They said they looked into it and the clicks were all legit.

My views may change when Beta ends and/or smart pricing is initiated but for the time being YPN wins for being proactive and reactive.


6:48 am on Jan 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I love the fact we can call and ACTUALLY talk to a REAL person, when I send an email to those google email bots I have no clue if a real person is going to ever view my email...

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