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We are having lots of problems with click-attacks. It all started in the begining of this year. We had attack one day and that was it.
Now in last 10 days 3 of our sites are under attack. Attacker is obviously someone close to us, that knows what are we doing and how are we doing it.
We even suspect who is he but we will not mention his name because we are not 100% sure.
Problem is we cannot do anything to stop him... When we removed ads from our pages, he started to attack us using Google Cache versions of our sites.
We have informed Google about this case, supplied them with server logs, his IP address, network name, etc., even reported him to his ISP, but what else is in our power?
We are decent AdSense publisher for one and a half year, and this situation is very hard to us.
please help us and give some advices.
[edited by: jatar_k at 9:05 pm (utc) on May 31, 2006]
he can still access our website using Google Cache
Why would anyone allow themselves to be in a search engine cache?
Scrapers use that cache too so you don't catch them hitting your site and can't block them.
Put this in the top of your pages today:
<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOARCHIVE">
Besides, even blocking his IP is useless, just a temporary annoyance really, as they can get to your site using anonymous proxies and there are a bunch of those.
Best you can do is set NOARCHIVE to get rid of cache, block his IP, then if you detect a proxy server simply don't server up Google Ads. The PHP/CGI-BIN proxies are easy to spot as they append the port ":80" to your domain name so HTTP_HOST environment variable will contain the ":80".
Won't stop them all, but it's a start.
He told me I need to make public apology to him and then he will stop clicking.
I know I was telling bad words about him, but problem is I never knew why is he attacking me because I have never did anything wrong to him.
So, this is public APOLOGY, and this is public appeal to STOP CLICK-ATTACKING my website. If anything is needed please contact me, because we can solve this in friendly way.
Thank you in advance!
I think the person probably wants the apology from the same place you bad mouthed him/her. Probaly your website, not here.
You also need to name the person in your apology---not here but on your site.
I am just shocked and disgusted you were forced to do this to save your account.It's not clear it WAS necessary in order to save his account.
Keano16: If you agree you were in the wrong, then you might as well apologize in the manner Ann has suggested. But regardless, save all records of your communications with this person. If the demand was delivered verbally, write down the entire conversation as exactly as you can. This will be invaluable if you have the need to prosecute or sue them.
you also don't blackmail people with click attacks
I don't see that Keano16 said he was bad mouthing this person before hand but definitely was once he was being attacked
I would be careful about naming anyone who click attacked you, that might not get the desired result