We have been reviewing our Brand PPC and noticed in the USA, there is a brand advert for us with our name, URL and star rating, but it is not from our PPC account.
So someone has dupliacted our Brand ad and is now showing for this - we have tried out bidding them, but the costs would be high.
Looking into their ad we have been trying to find some sort of affiliate link - but to no avail - so we are not sure why this is happening - why would they bid on our brand to not make any money?
The Ad when clicked on goes to a landing page, which bounces straight to our site (without adding a affiliate link) - can you see any affilaite or any tracking here? or has anyone heard of the website doing this?
Re: Spammy affiliate?
Re: Spammy affiliate?[ Edited ]
September 2013 - last edited September 2013
Hi Asif A . You need to know that what they're doing is protecting their account and other website is duplicating their Brand ad. It means that it is a spam technique.
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