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Click Fraud

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Hi 

 

I highly suspect that many click fraud is happening lately to my ad words account. I believe that they are using dynamic IP address and proxy server to make it genuine as possible but the pattern is very similar. How do I stop this? 

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September 2015

Re: Click Fraud

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Hello,

 

The good news is that Google does have very advanced detection systems and IPs/cookies are not the only thing Google looks at. I am actually curious, you mentioned "but the pattern is very similar" - can you elaborate? 

 

Please note that if you are concerned that you may be charged for any potential invalid click activity, escalate this through your AdWords representative to the Ad Traffic Quality team. To make their job and the job of the Ad Traffic Quality team that investigates invalid click activity easier, please include a sample of the traffic you are concerned about (not your whole weblogs, just a sample of the potentially bad traffic). Preferably with GCLIDs and/or IPs and a date/time range. Also elaborate on the pattern you detected, as this will help the team identify what you saw and using the additional signals they have they can determine if that traffic was valid / invalid and/or already filtered out (in other words, you were not charged for it). For more information, please see also the following articles:

 

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

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

 

Hope this helps Smiley Happy

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Are you aware that Google has advance techniques in dealing with fraud clickers?

 

You can find it here : How does Google detect invalid clicks?

 

In my opinion, Google will not allow these people to sabotage their integrity, not discounting the fact that AdWords is their major source of revenue.

 

If you want to check your campaign's invalid clicks and rate, check the help center

How to view your invalid clicks?

 

If you are decided to appeal - Invalid Click investigation Request

More Power,
Loraine

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Hi Loraine 

Thank you for your reply. And yes I am well aware that google has advance techniques in dealing with fraud clickers. And I have been keeping an eye out on invalid clicks and some time its very huge. And Since they are using the dynamic IP address and proxy server with different computers. And since they delete their cookies and other data which google looks for decting click fraud. They are able to pass through the google advance system.  Thus what can I do to stop them?

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That is a challenging question since I am not a victim of fraudster,as far as I know. It is a good thing to record questionable patterns which you have noticed easily. Then, do not delay and request for investigation- These are experts who can work hand in hand with you! 

More Power,
Loraine

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Thank you

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You are welcome (O-O)

 

You may want to visit this thread with the title "who's clicking on me?" and find relevant suggestions from our community members & top contributors.

More Power,
Loraine

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Let me stir up some buzz...

Recently i noteiced a rise in questions related to click fraud, and i suspect this to be due to google's new way of classifying keywords, as semi-exact match etc.

That ruins so many well established campaigns by turning them entirely irrelevant.

What do you guys think?

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Community Manager
# 8
Community Manager

Hi All

We should have a specialist provide the latest update here.

Thanks for your patience in the interim,
Mini

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Hi Sangar,

 

Just out of curiosity I want to ask this question.

 

How are you able to detect that "And Since they are using the dynamic IP address and proxy server with different computers. And since they delete their cookies and other data which google looks for decting click fraud. They are able to pass through the google advance system."???

 

By your statements, it doesn’t look like you just guessing things….

 

Warm regards,

 

Luth-fi

Marked as Best Answer.
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Accepted by Zee (Community Manager)
September 2015

Re: Click Fraud

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# 10
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Hello,

 

The good news is that Google does have very advanced detection systems and IPs/cookies are not the only thing Google looks at. I am actually curious, you mentioned "but the pattern is very similar" - can you elaborate? 

 

Please note that if you are concerned that you may be charged for any potential invalid click activity, escalate this through your AdWords representative to the Ad Traffic Quality team. To make their job and the job of the Ad Traffic Quality team that investigates invalid click activity easier, please include a sample of the traffic you are concerned about (not your whole weblogs, just a sample of the potentially bad traffic). Preferably with GCLIDs and/or IPs and a date/time range. Also elaborate on the pattern you detected, as this will help the team identify what you saw and using the additional signals they have they can determine if that traffic was valid / invalid and/or already filtered out (in other words, you were not charged for it). For more information, please see also the following articles:

 

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

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

 

Hope this helps Smiley Happy