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How to search my web log files for invalid clicks

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Ive downloaded web logs and I need help on how to search logs for invalid clicks.


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Re: How to search my web log files for invalid clicks

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Hello ljubisa, 

 

You can check out this following article that explains to you (with video) how to interpret your web server log files: http://www.google.com/ads/adtrafficquality/advertisers/better-understand-your-ad-traffic.html

 

Hope this helps Smiley Happy

 

Fili

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Hi there, 

 

Thanks for the question! If you have your weblogs you will be able to see the IP addresses that have been to your website. If you see any sispiscious patterns amongst these IPs, you can then exlude these from seeing your ads. 

 

Besr in mind though that there are legitimate reasons why you might see multiple clicks from the same IP address. This link here will explain this in some more detail for you. 

 

Hope this helps!

 

A. 

Re: How to search my web log files for invalid clicks

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Hello;

I would add to Alys' answer that Google does not provide (in Analytics) a log of IP addresses visited your site.

Contact your hosting provider for that

Moshe, AdWords Top Contributor , Twitter | Linkedin | Community Profile | Ad-Globe
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Hello ljubisa, 

 

You can check out this following article that explains to you (with video) how to interpret your web server log files: http://www.google.com/ads/adtrafficquality/advertisers/better-understand-your-ad-traffic.html

 

Hope this helps Smiley Happy

 

Fili

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Thank You,I did.