Got my $6.45 wohhooo! headed to McDonalds for a Big Mac on google.
4:11 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)
I got the email that I've been awarded, but it hasn't shown up in my account yet...eagerly waiting...
4:39 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)
What was the story like?
5:40 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)
to toddb: may i ask how much your claim was? I received my award e-mail yesterday and still no credit on my G account. I'm just trying to figure out how much I will get.
7:54 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)
I got "$-0.04" a for "click quality" on Oct 18th.
I suspect (hope) that was for random bad clicks as opposed to the lawsuit.
toddb - I wonder if your "$6.45" isn't really your award?
9:20 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)
I still haven't seen the actual credit, but I was thinking about the subject. If I remember correctly, google will let you use the credit for %50 of your monthly advertsing spend. So, if you get $5,000 credit, and you spend $2000 a month, $1000 of that would be "real" fresh money amd $1000 would be credit for the next 5 months. Basically you are getting a %50 discount until your credit is exhausted. If you figure that the highest award winners are accounts that have been with google for the longest, spending bunches and therefore have super solid account history in place--and now add to that a %50 discount on the current ad spend, do you think that this will skew the overall marketplace? If the (already) biggest big guys now have an uber-advantage that will make breaking in even more impossible? just thoughts...
10:07 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)
50%, wow! that would be nice! I thought it was half a cent on every dollar a publisher had spent.
1:29 am on Oct 21, 2006 (gmt 0)
no, the award isn't %50, they will allow you to use it as %50 of your spend going forward...
5:26 am on Oct 21, 2006 (gmt 0)
After spending $480,000 over 3 1/2 years I see a $280 credit in my account for Oct 20.
You have got to be FRIEKING KIDDING me.
8:29 am on Oct 21, 2006 (gmt 0)
I've spent $188,000 this year alone, and my payout is only $30. This is a joke. I bet I've had more click fraud than that in on hour.
9:44 am on Oct 21, 2006 (gmt 0)
on the other hand - I never expected anything.
I think it's a buyer-be-ware thing. click fraud is real - gotta factor it into how much you bid.
another weapon against it is geo-targetting. had a lot fewer problems after removing india and the netherlands...
12:19 pm on Oct 21, 2006 (gmt 0)
Got my G award today, $300... Spent in 3 years $326,000. Go, figure!
1:08 pm on Oct 21, 2006 (gmt 0)
Yuppers, got my $97 credit this morning on $180,000 spent during the period the suit applied to. I am highly dissapointed. Guess ignore my previous thoughts because it doesn't look like anybody is getting enough money to make a big difference. Are there really that many advertsers that spent that much money that $60 million is getting divied up in such teeny amounts?
3:24 pm on Oct 21, 2006 (gmt 0)
I wonder what they are doing for those that no longer have their accounts?
3:55 pm on Oct 21, 2006 (gmt 0)
For those who are no longer there ,Google keeps the cash for themselves.
5:14 pm on Oct 21, 2006 (gmt 0)
I got back 0.1% of my total spend during the relevant period. Some estimates of click fraud are as high 20% and even the most conservative estimate would be around 5%. But 0.1% is an absolute joke.
5:32 pm on Oct 21, 2006 (gmt 0)
Yes, I too got less than 1/10th of 1% of my total spend since 1/1/2002.
10:45 pm on Oct 26, 2006 (gmt 0)
$18 Click Quality adjustment after 4+ years and $15K spent on AW. And Justice is done!
10:54 pm on Oct 30, 2006 (gmt 0)
$110, after spending $184,115.
2:02 am on Oct 31, 2006 (gmt 0)
If you guys are wondering where the rest of our money is....the lawyers got a culmulative total of 4 times each and everyone of us got.
2:40 am on Oct 31, 2006 (gmt 0)
I am not sure how you got that figure. The lawyers got $30 million and all of us $60 million.