Fraudulent Clicks and IP addresses
My company has noticed some potential fraudulent clicks, and we think it is coming from competitors (6-7 clicks a day, with no conversions, all from the same location). My question is: how do we find the IP address of the source of these clicks so we can block them from our ads? We know how to block IP addresses, but we just need to know how to actually find the specific IP address that the clicks are coming from so that we can block it.
Re: Fraudulent Clicks and IP addresses[ Edited ]
July 2014 - last edited July 2014
google regularly audits campaigns for click
fraud -- and such clicks are not charged.
there are many technical reasons for a click emanating from the
same ip or location and simply seeing more than one click from
the same ip-address does not necessarily indicate click fraud --
especially if the address-space is dynamically allocated.
otherwise, ip-address information might be obtained via server logs.
that said, information about ip-addresses is not available
through google (adwords)-- mainly due to privacy policies.
a click investigation may be requested --
Re: Fraudulent Clicks and IP addresses
But sometimes, we got 4 - 5 clicks per day to our ads, but no conversion and moreover our daily budget gets exhausted. Hope our competitors do this on different IP and locations. Could you please let us know how should we prevent such things in future?