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what stops someone ramping up you costs by just continuously clicking your link in adwords?

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Just wondering if someone can damage your ad by clicking through to exhaust your budget?

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what stops someone ramping up you costs by just continuously clicking your link in adwords?

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Hi Robert,


This is a regular topic here. Google has sophisticated systems that make sure you are not charged for repeated, accidental or fraudulent clicks on your ads. However if someone is determined to do you harm, they can find ways to do so.

 

Is this a general question, or do you suspect this is happening to your account? If so, what makes you think it could be occurring? 

 

what stops someone ramping up you costs by just continuously clicking your link in adwords?

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just a general worry as I am only just starting out on adwords.

 Thanks,

Rob

what stops someone ramping up you costs by just continuously clicking your link in adwords?

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Hi Robert,

 

I wouldn't be concerned, as it is rare - perhaps akin to glaziers who smash shop windows to get business.