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Fraudulent Clicks and IP addresses

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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.

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September 2015

Re: Fraudulent Clicks and IP addresses

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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 --

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

 

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Re: Fraudulent Clicks and IP addresses

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I have that same problem, and would like to know how you are getting the IP addresses
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Accepted by topic author Joe R
September 2015

Re: Fraudulent Clicks and IP addresses

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Top Contributor
# 3
Top Contributor

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 --

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

 

Re: Fraudulent Clicks and IP addresses

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Of course, we agree with your points!

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?