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Huge Spike in Clicks

Someone clicking my ads deliberatly

     
11:14 am on Jan 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I currently run an espotting partner site through a small(ish) Uk affiliate scheme.

Have noticed that just recently there has been a few days where our clicks have seen a massive spike (about a regular months worth of clicks appearing in a single day)

As our commision is CPC based it's a little concerning to think that the affiliate scheme will notice these aswell and pull our total revenue. So the question is, if I suspect someone is using my site for click fraud purposes, is there anything I can do about it?

Its only small time but I would hat for all my revenue to disappear cause some clown is clicking my ads too often..

Moff

2:47 pm on Jan 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Write with your concern to the affiliate outfit. Get it on record immediately.
5:48 pm on Jan 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Why do you call them an "Uk affiliate scheme"? The word "scheme" makes it sound fishy. :)
6:00 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm running my own ad server and I sometimes see huge number of clicks, too. My guess is the mass downloaders that set to follow all links. Don't know following the link of a banner by a mass downloader will intended to be as a click or not.. Any idea?
6:19 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Not long ago I started getting huge spikes for one specific keyword. I'm sure it was landing on someone page and they just clicked and clicked.

I should have put it on record but instead I just cut that particular keyword.

6:39 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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View your logs, check out which IP could be causing those huge click spikes and ban that IP. That's what I do.

This is too often with my users as well, I get certain no of clicks, and it's always around that number. But with my users you never know, so this no oscillates, depending on a day of a week, week itself and etc... But today my generated revenue was almost 100% greater then the usual revenue, so I simply had to block few IPs.