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before going public rumor was

     

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12:07 pm on Sep 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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adwords had dropped all multiple click protection to beef up revenues
true?
how does their protection compare to overture?

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I've had only a couple of minor incidents, but when I saw suspect traffic Google was very responsive, did an investigation, and cleaned up fraudulent clicks on my account.

That being said, I think the quality of traffic has declined some of late, and until we as advertisers have more control over where we display, I think this will be the case. Bad traffic though, doesn't necessarily mean fraud.

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click fraud - before going public rumor was adwords had dropped all multiple click protection to beef up revenues
true?

Nope.

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radio900

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this is why (imo) forums, rumours etc are so dangerous.

I mean as an example I heard that AWA dresses up in womens clothes, but surely I shouldnt go round posting this on forums.

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adwords had dropped all multiple click protection to beef up revenues
true?

This would be extremely short-sighted. Trust me, they would lose plenty of LARGE advertisers if they were to allow click-fraud to go unabated.

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You must have some inside info Shak. We know AWA is interested in "AdWords. Definitely AdWords" but thus far has not dropped any clues as to gender.
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I mean as an example I heard that AWA dresses up in womens clothes, but surely I shouldnt go round posting this on forums.

You must have some inside info Shak. We know AWA is interested in "AdWords. Definitely AdWords" but thus far has not dropped any clues as to gender.

Heh. I do love a good mystery.

What I want to know is who told Shak about the clothes?

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That is the primary problem with Adwords, no communication. Users have no clue what is being changed and what is not. I don't really think they'd do it, but some signs have shown they might have loosended up some security measures. I mean they allow 3 adsense sets on 1 page now, kind of ridiculous.

I have a friend who has almost gone out of his way to get banned from Adsense of late. He sat there and clicked on ads all day from the same computer on his site and they have counted every one of them. Hopefully that is an anamolly.

With that said, content match is still far too fraudulent these days. With the sites I've seen adsense on, I'm glad I don't use it very often for clients.

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With that said, content match is still far too fraudulent these days. With the sites I've seen adsense on, I'm glad I don't use it very often for clients.

Agreed! It's sad too. The whole Adsense program is flawed now.

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I mean as an example I heard that AWA dresses up in womens clothes, but surely I shouldnt go round posting this on forums.

AWA might be a woman, in which case this would hardly be scandalous. :)

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AWA is not a woman.

Wait, don't all of Google's male employees dress like women?

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I had an episode the other day where a six word search phrase was used from the same IP address within three minutes and the resulting ad was clicked on six times.

This ran the account over the limit for the day and the ad stopped showing. I am still waiting to hear back from Google whether they now consider this to be fraud.

At first they tried explain to me why it might be legitimate. It was among the most twisted and bizarre logic I have ever read.

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I have been involved in many large and small AdWords campaigns with out a significant problem. Sure a few clicks get through but this is the Internet... our customers look to the campaign ROI as a whole and not individual clicks.
 

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