Tag: click-fraud

November 21, 2014 / Technical Discussions

Google’s adsense program is well established, highly developed and, no doubt, employs highly motivated programmers whose primary goal is to ensure that Adsense is successful. That’s my view.

I’m not entirely sure how other people see them – there seems to be a belief that it’s easy money for publishers and that they’re easily fooled. Companies like Hewlett Packard (HP) didn’t take me seriously when I tried to tell them about a scam being run from their call centres.

The latest clown to catch my attention was over at the digitalpoint forums and here’s some of his posting history (from his profile he appears to be male).

July 20, 2009 / Technical Discussions

Here’s a new little twist to the old Click Fraud drama that the Adsense team spend their days combatting.

Nishant introduces himself over at DigitalPoint as a manager for HP Technical Support. He later tells me privately that he’s cooked up a scheme where he and his team will click my Adsense Ads during remote access support sessions on their client’s computers.

So what does this mean?

June 23, 2006 / Technical Discussions

Back in the beginning of my web life, before OO and web frameworks and CMS systems and even blogs there were banner exchange programs. Being an honest kind of girl I never cheated the system but those who did used auto surfing programs to boost their hit counts.

The owners caught on and started tracking IP addresses and looking for trends so that they would weed out the cheats and reward the honest webmasters.

Then came paid online advertising,