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Googleads.g.doubleclick & Security software/settings

Are we paying for content clicks that never reach our site?

     
12:21 am on Jan 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Recently I found a few forum discussions which seem to point to ads on the content network showing on a publisher site, but then being blocked or "flagged" by security software or security settings targeting doubleclick.

My concern is that we might be getting charged for clicks but people are either seeing a security warning pop up, or nothing at all, due to the doubleclick redirect in the ad url.

Has anyone seen or heard of this?

Examples:
[forum.kaspersky.com...]
[google.com...]

6:43 am on Jan 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The Kaspersky thing got fixed, but what worries me, and always did, is a lack of transparency in Google AdWords, being that search or content.

In one or another way, people pay for what they should not at the first place. There is too much money waste out there, all on account of advertisers, no matter how positive their campaigns are - otherwise they would not run it at all anyway.

All those pennies here and there make millions to Google and its partners in totally unfair, and maybe even illegal way. Internet is yet to be regulated.

8:05 am on Jan 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If we take a common ad blocked as an example. It will prevent the ad display. The request is blocked, so technically won't even count as an impression.

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9:40 pm on Jan 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If the ad is altogether blocked - no impression, no cost - it doesn't worry me. If it's visable and clickable, that does worry me. There must be some way to see whether this is happening...
 

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