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Faked clicks on my site.

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Hello,

I suspect for the past two weeks for faked clicks on my site due low rate of registration to my site against clicks on adwords.

As I investigated this issue, here I my conclusions.

Same clicks for ADWORDS, GOOGLE ANALYTICS, statistic on site hosting server, statistic on a kind of algorithm I have wrote.

For 12 clicks, I got 4 clicks from US, which is not in my campaign.

 

I got several IP addresss, starts with 66.249.xx.xx
as I have checked by several sites - get the same results.

Also, another one suspected (a click on adwords, after seeing my site, and login into it).

1. How can I know for sure the IPs I gave are from US? May this be not correct. I want google site that is not on/off and I can rely on it (also for php IP resolve).

2. How can I ensure people not clicking from the same IP? (If there is a predefined period, such as 6 month or year that the clicks can be count again - where can I declare that).

3. Can I see the region statistically - If in Google Analytics, please give me some guidelines, because I am quite new to ADWORDS and GOOGLE ANALYTICS.

4. What can I do next?

5. Can I enable all and only the countries which are set for my campaign? (i.e us - will be automatically avoid. It is easier to enable, because I have only 5 countries on campaign. Disable is much more ...)

 

Thanks Smiley Happy

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Re: Faked clicks on my site.

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Hello;

Invalid clicks will automatically be credited (back) to your account - you could see it on the billing tab. Recurring clicks from the same IP are ignored (under certain conditions) - see full explanation in the following article:
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2549113

 

I would not recommend blocking a specific IP (unless this the unique IP of your competitor, trying to exhaust your budget). Experience has shown that this  "action" / technique  is  not quite helpful in blocking invalid traffic.

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