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BingPreview Click Fraud?

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I have noticed over 1000 clicks through to my site with user agent:

 

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/534+ (KHTML, like Gecko) BingPreview/1.0b

 

The majority of these are going to my adwords landing pages. I am used to seeing this from Google AdsBot, checking my content, all fine there. But for Bing to be doing this, surely it is costing me? (If indeed it is Bing, might be someone else posing as Bing)

 

Has anyone else seen this?

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Google automatically detects invalid clicks. However, you may also fill this module: http://support.google.com/adwords/bin/request.py?contact_type=click_quality.

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Google automatically detects invalid clicks. However, you may also fill this module: http://support.google.com/adwords/bin/request.py?contact_type=click_quality.

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Haven't seen this before.  Generally speaking, you're not charged for bot visits.  If you have auto-tagging on, check for the gclid parameter for the page fetched in your server log, corresponding to those bot visits.

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THanks, have reported to Google. Can't see gclid tags on them, not sure if I don't have auto tagging on or they don't exist. This bot also visits other pages of mine, (non PPC landing pages). I can't see how it would find out my PPC landing pages without clicking on the links though.

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Apparently this was not fraud. And I see now that the landing page URL is present in the link which is clicked, so something is obviously crawling links, extracting the destination, and visiting it, without incurring a click... I wonder what is doing it...