View Poll Results: Who are the real culprits behind click fraud?

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    Affiliate Manager rhkocatas's Avatar
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    Question Click Fraud
    So the hot topic de jour these days seems to be all about ppc click fraud. In the opinion of ABW members who is really to blame here?

    1) Adsense type users who are trying to earn more money from their ads

    or

    2) Merchants that are trying to ruin the economics of PPC for their competitors
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    Devil's Reject Electropulse's Avatar
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    well the biggest click fraud racket I'm seeing right now is the scraper sites which google loves, it's bad for the advertiser because most of the click are curious surfers just wandering around.

    I don't know how many people on this board have sites like that, but, sometimes posting rants about google + scraper sites, brings them out in force.
    1) Adsense type users who are trying to earn more money from their ads
    placement, good content and repeat visitors, would help in that area.

    2) Merchants that are trying to ruin the economics of PPC for their competitors
    I'm not 100% sure but I do think google can detect this type of fraud,.

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    You can bet the Google Gods and Yahoo too will take serious steps to detect and remove the affiliate click fraud rings. Those doing this are the same blackhat affiliates using zombie networks, e-mail spam, get paid to??? rackets and cookie stuffing tricks.
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