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invalid clicks and adwords policy

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why googe dont have anything in there policy against competitors Clicking on each other add

and messing up the all auction process in their favor

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Hello,

 

If you are worried about certain clicks on your campaigns, please be sure to check out this article:

 

http://www.google.com/ads/adtrafficquality/advertisers/valid-reasons-for-increases-in-traffic.html

 

If you believe the traffic is unnatural and causing you to be charged for invalid clicks, be sure to check out the following article to identify the clicks:

 

http://www.google.com/ads/adtrafficquality/advertisers/better-understand-your-ad-traffic.html

 

Then when you know which GCLIDs and IP addresses were responsible for the suspicious traffic you can ask for an investigation. See also:

 

http://www.google.com/ads/adtrafficquality/advertisers/click-investigation-request.html

 

I hope this helps,

 

Fili

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Hello, Mickey. Would you care to elaborate? Are you talking about the fact that some people click on competitor ads and use up their budgets?

 

If this is what you're referring to, I don't think Google can tell which is a competitor of which, to begin with. I can click on a competitor ad from my laptop, desktop, tablets, mobile, while at home, driving around, in a cafe, etc. In each of these instances I will appear a different user / IP to Google, so Google would not have a way of blocking me.

 

Of course, if many clicks occur from the same IP, and the "victim" detects it, then she can exclude that IP (and many others), in order to prevent users from that IP from seeing the ads.

 

But this (IP exclusion) and their own invalid click detection policy is pretty much everything Google can do in order to avoid such situations.

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from my experince i have a competerter that keep clicking on me he is using the same computer but he have a software that change his ip everey time he also delete his cockie and cach evrey time and he use up my budget very quick( less than 20 minute) althoueh google refund me the money some time the same day some time after a few days its still vewry upseting!!
and if i could figure out who is doing it than google can do it to

 

I think that google sould add to there policy somthing about other pepole clicking on each other and changing 

there ip each time they do it

 

Thanks

 

 

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That's extremely annoying. But are your ads scheduled to serve as soon as possible, or have you set them to be served evenly during the day?

 

If the situation is so bad, I suggest you should contact Google and tell them. Are the clicks at least coming from the same region or are they also spread, just like IPs?

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Thanks for the reply

they clicks are comming from 5 diffrent states i exluded those states 

and that seems to help blocking him 

but still i think that google sould try to put something in there policy maby it wiil stop some pepole from doing it

if they know they are risking there account

 

 

thanks for you help and reply

maby a google employee can reply and tell me what he think about it

thanks!!

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Hello,

 

If you are worried about certain clicks on your campaigns, please be sure to check out this article:

 

http://www.google.com/ads/adtrafficquality/advertisers/valid-reasons-for-increases-in-traffic.html

 

If you believe the traffic is unnatural and causing you to be charged for invalid clicks, be sure to check out the following article to identify the clicks:

 

http://www.google.com/ads/adtrafficquality/advertisers/better-understand-your-ad-traffic.html

 

Then when you know which GCLIDs and IP addresses were responsible for the suspicious traffic you can ask for an investigation. See also:

 

http://www.google.com/ads/adtrafficquality/advertisers/click-investigation-request.html

 

I hope this helps,

 

Fili