why wont adsense remove these click fraud sites | Threadwatch.org

This may (or may not) be the tip of a very nasty little secret.  All i know is that i was getting an enormous number of clik throughs that were not paying off for me.  I deactivated the content network and google partners and suddenly im back to normal.  Can anyone shed any light on this?

... this thread is heating up:

source: JenSense

I have been receiving so many comments in the last month or so about the lack of enforcement by AdSense when it comes to publishers blatantly inciting clicks, on sites that have been reported months ago and reported multiple times.

It is unfortunate that sites like the one mickg cited (which I was told had been reported first in December) are still allowed to run ads without being told to remove the incitement.

Cases like these are what prompt many advertisers to stop all their campaigns from showing on the content network, even when the bad apples account for a (hopefully!) small percentage of all publishers. AdSense was really great on keeping their network fairly clean of publishers asking for clicks, but there has been a definite shift in the last 4 months or so based on the number of complaints by publishers I am getting similar to "Jen, I have been reporting this site every two weeks for the last three months, yet this publisher is still allowed to have 'CLICK ON OUR ADS' in flashing red text above each of the ad units."

I am not sure what has changed, but it is hurting ALL publishers as a result, by causing advertisers to remove their ads from the content network in droves.


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  2. google
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  4. adsense
  5. click fraud
  6. aaron

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Seth says
and here's a plan url http://incredibill.blogspot.com/2005/12/adsense-vigilanteism.html

Seth says
and this is one thing Google needs to address or cut out advertising on other websites entirely url http://www.adsenseready.com/

Seth says
source: Google Gives Financial Forecasts: AdSense Worthless
The comment about AdSense margins being squeezed...is that about pending competition? More aggressive smart pricing? Click fraud related issues? Legal liabilities associated with funding content theft? Increased costs associated with funding some content quality standards?
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Seth says
source: got an interesting email from google

Google AdWords? Google

Greetings from Google AdWords:

We notice you have chosen not to show your AdWords ads on the Google content network. Because we want to help you make the most of your advertising dollars, we'd like to tell you about some exciting new content network features, including content bids and site exclusion. We want you to rejoin us as a content network advertiser.

A little background

The Google content network is the simplest way to place your ads at the core of the web ? the millions of high-quality news pages, topic-specific websites, and blogs that your customers visit on a daily basis. (If you're not familiar with the network, you can read all about it in What is the Google Network?)

The bottom line: AdWords content network advertisers now average 20% more clicks than those who opt out of content.

Even so, we hear a few common concerns from advertisers.

"I want to bid separately for clicks from search and content."

Done. We've just released content bids, which let you set one price for search clicks and a different price for clicks from the content network. You decide the value each network brings to your business. Learn more about content bids.

"I like content, but I don't want my ad to show on certain sites."

Many advertisers have told us that one website or another clashes with their interests. In response, we've created the site exclusion tool, which you can use to specify up to 500 sites where your ad will not appear. Learn more about site exclusion.

"I only want my ad to appear on sites I hand-pick."

No problem. An AdWords site-targeted campaign lets you select the exact content network sites where your campaign will appear. You can even target sections or individual pages of a site if you wish. Learn more about site targeting.

"But can I get the same ROI from content sites?"

We know that not all sites deliver the same value to all advertisers. That's why we've created smart pricing, which analyzes network data and actually reduces the price you pay for a content click that is less likely to turn into a sale. No effort needed on your part -- smart pricing is automatic. Learn more about smart pricing.

Re-enabling the content network for your AdWords campaigns is easy. Here's how:

  • Log in to your account at https://adwords.google.com.
  • Select the box next to the keyword-targeted campaign you wish to edit.
  • Click 'Edit Campaign Settings.'
  • Locate 'Where to show my ads.' Select 'Content network' (or both search and content).
  • Click 'Save all changes.'

That's all there is to it -- the AdWords system will do the rest.

As always, we'll be happy to assist you in any way we can. Feel free to contact us at adwords-support@google.com or check out our optimization demo for additional assistance. We look forward to providing you with the most effective advertising available.

Sincerely,

The Google AdWords Team


Color emphasis mine.  This may be a good solution to Google's click fraud problem.  It may also tend to make it harder to make a new site (like fastblogit) get into the black with Adsense. 

hohtchiliwriters.com says
......a sort of

Seth says
Check this out url http://www.smallbusinesshub.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/1527/5-Expert-Tips-to-Maximize-Google-AdWords-Results.aspx

Seth says
I might want to review this when i startup another adsense campaign for speaktomecatalog

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