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Is there a way to prevent a single user to click on my adds repetitively, using up all of my allowable daily budget?

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Re: abuse of adds, by competitor

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Hello Genesis,

 

There are actually filters and systems in place to prevent fraudulent clicks but this help article about excluding IP addresses should be of interest to you. 

 

If you are interested on how Google prevents and deals with invalid traffic then I recommend you check out this link.


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Hello and welcome,

 


Genesis wrote:

Is there a way to prevent a single user to click on my adds repetitively, using up all of my allowable daily budget?


Well, Google already uses very sophisticated tools and techniques to take care of the invalid clicks inside the advertiser's account. Still by the end if Google investigates and find out that there are invalid clicks happened inside the account, the amount is credited back to the advertiser's account. Read more in this article.

However, if you think that there is someone clicking your ad again and again, you can cross check your web server logs and use the IP exclusion tool to exclude that particular IP address.

http://support.google.com/adwords/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2456098 )

 

You can also use this invalid click troubleshooter to report it to Google.

 

EDIT: Scott, you are fast Smiley Tongue

 

Hope that helps!

Pankaj

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September 2015

Re: abuse of adds, by competitor

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Hello Genesis,

 

There are actually filters and systems in place to prevent fraudulent clicks but this help article about excluding IP addresses should be of interest to you. 

 

If you are interested on how Google prevents and deals with invalid traffic then I recommend you check out this link.


ScottyD, AdWords Top Contributor
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September 2015

Re: abuse of adds, by competitor

[ Edited ]
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Hello and welcome,

 


Genesis wrote:

Is there a way to prevent a single user to click on my adds repetitively, using up all of my allowable daily budget?


Well, Google already uses very sophisticated tools and techniques to take care of the invalid clicks inside the advertiser's account. Still by the end if Google investigates and find out that there are invalid clicks happened inside the account, the amount is credited back to the advertiser's account. Read more in this article.

However, if you think that there is someone clicking your ad again and again, you can cross check your web server logs and use the IP exclusion tool to exclude that particular IP address.

http://support.google.com/adwords/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2456098 )

 

You can also use this invalid click troubleshooter to report it to Google.

 

EDIT: Scott, you are fast Smiley Tongue

 

Hope that helps!

Pankaj