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how to avoid competition clicks?

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10:09 pm on Jan 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hello

anyone has any advsie on how to avoid/ check from competitors cliks? As I have lost of traffic and I use a system that tells me that moist of this "clients"only spent 2 seconds on home page before they take off and they are loomking for my products as I have access to check how/ where they come from and what they write on search engines, etc....
Any advise out there on how can I minimize costs on pay per clicks? Specially on OVERTURE, I feel my competition is doing the clicks themselves
thanks in advance
carlos Silva

10:46 pm on Jan 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>competitors cliks?

You will always get those clicks at the beginning of a Campaign. Start @ #10 and work your way up. If, at some point, you feel that you are under attack - contact Overture.
Remember that they have a system in place to monitor this and will automatically credit your account.

11:27 pm on Jan 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Mike is right that Overture has an algo that spots suspect clicks but don't rely on it.

Of all the PPC it is probably the best at spotting fraud but a pro can beat it easily.

4:26 pm on Jan 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Overture has an algo that spots suspect clicks but don't rely on it

Some companies do a better job than others at spotting fraud, but none are perfect.

Also some companies are willing to work with you better than others, it can make a big difference at getting credits or refunds (of course that is after the fact, and not really preventative).

SitePoint had a good article on this issue. [promotionbase.com ]

5:00 pm on Jan 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Get a list of your competitors IP addresses and keep it on file, always know who your competition is. :D Then once you have that list you can do snazzy things like mod_rewrite detecting their IP giving messages like... You are 'COMPANY' with IP your clicking activity from PAIDCLICK has been reported for multiple clicks ... so forth :D