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Click fraud protection script

can anyone recommend one

6:29 pm on Sep 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I started getting hit with crappy traffic on Overture and FindWhat lately. I never had any problems with them, but now it got to the point where I simply cannot move lower. I either have to delete keywords or find out which IPs are clicking on my links.

I need a script that will check which IPs click a link and then don't click any link to the next page.

I'd like to see "most active fraudulent IPs" list having the ability to break the list down by month, by week, by day and by hour/minutes. If a cheater clicks every 10 minutes then daily list is enough to catch him, but if he's clicking only once per day from a certain IP (when using multiple IPs) then you need a weekly or monthly list to catch most active IPs.

I'd also like to see referring URLs where they come from so I can track which keywords are getting hit and also catch the info about which partner is causing the most problems.

I could code it myself, but since it's most probably already available on the net, I'd rather pay than make my own. Can anyone recommend any script like that?

6:08 am on Sept 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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McSpike by looking at your sites, I can see now why your sites don't covert...
6:24 am on Sept 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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doesnt relly help if the person doing the clicking is on a non-static IP address.


7:22 am on Sept 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Affiliate + PPC = FRAUD. Here is something I read today :

"Because my company witnessed it on our very own pay-per-click search engine BulletBid.com. Basically what happens is organized groups of individuals sign up as affiliate partners and then they all take turns visiting each other's web sites and clicking on the paid listings"

How are you going to stop organized groups across numerous ip's? Use AdWords and turn off the AdSense

8:19 am on Sept 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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metagod and how would you know which sites I run?

They converted fine before. What is happening is that people are removing their bids which kicks me closer to the top or better yet to the top. It has never been good for me being on top so I either have to move down or delete bids if moving down is not possible anymore.

About fraudulent clicks... no smart cheater is doing it in group of people - that is being done with software.

PPC is very vulnerable to fraud. With PPC affiliate programs they won't pay you for the click unless the clicking person goes to the 2nd page. With PPC engines you get nothing like that - every click counts and you gotta pay. It's like haveing your own retarded outdated affiliate program.

That's why I have to put an end to fraud. No one else will get it done for you in the PPC SE game.

Script anyone?