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    Exclamation Watch out for the Click Abuse !!!!
    I had some a$$ for 20 day's straight click 15,000 to 20,000 per day on one of my sites and I could not block them because they had my AID in some type of automated program.

    Now I am under investigation, I had to fill out a form detailing all of my websites ebooks etc.. All this because the clicks were not coming from my website. But try to explain this via email, and these calls are NOT taken over the phone.

    So Now I track every click and hide my AID. But this is probably to much to late. We also had someone I don't know if it's related or not, place some of our links ad's on one of our advertisers around the same time, luckly I had started the tracking and was able to block the calls. But this has not made us look very good. I strongly suppect they are one in the same.

    So now we stand to loose $1000's per month.

    For those who do not know how or would like to hide your AID use a simple redirection either in html or php.

    Make sure your advertiser allows redirects.

    PHP Code:
    PHPHeader("Location: http://www.yoursite.com");

    HTML: <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://www.yoursite.com"
    Last edited by apex-auctions; May 20th, 2006 at 08:25 AM.
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    apex... you are not alone!
    I started a thread a few days ago http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=73376

    The click abuse I was getting was on my PPC search campaigns using direct linking, by-passing my site entirely. I got hammered for about 6000 clicks one night on one aid. I still don't know how to correct that problem, so I just shut down the campaign, installed a new AID and resubmitted the whole campaign again. Since I am using direct linking via a redirect to specific pages on a merchants site, any idea how I can correct the problem if it occurs again? And thanks for sharring your crisis too!! It is a shame that CJ doesn't try to help you track things down intead of putting you on notice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apex-auctions
    I had some a$$ for 20 day's straight click 15,000 to 20,000 per day on one of my sites and I could not block them because they had my AID in some type of automated program.

    Now I am under investigation, I had to fill out a form detailing all of my websites ebooks etc.. All this because the clicks were not coming from my website. But try to explain this via email, and these calls are NOT taken over the phone.
    Who is investigating your case the advertiser or network quality team?

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    network quality team
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    Shame you arbritage gamblers just playing the cookie cannon game. Can't just do something good for the affiliate industry and put some effort in building a web site. It's all just me me me via PPC
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    "What have you done today to put real value into a referral click...from a shoppers viewpoint!"

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    Full Member apex-auctions's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecomcity
    Shame you arbritage gamblers just playing the cookie cannon game. Can't just do something good for the affiliate industry and put some effort in building a web site. It's all just me me me via PPC

    ???? I have 27 websites
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    Quote Originally Posted by apex-auctions
    ???? I have 27 websites
    Mike's just upset you haven't bought any of his suspenders from his slick-looking website. Pay no attention to him.

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