SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    SitePoint Zealot
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    146
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Webmaster putting ads on clients site

    I'm sure it's happened before but the business in question is a pretty high-profile modeling agency, one of the oldest and most reputable as well as a true pioneer *and* the agency parodied in the Zoolander movie.

    Their webmaster appears to have snuck her Google ads on their site with some click-inducing text too.

    You can read about it here, see it in action here. The pubcode used is the same as on her links page.

    I thought it was weird and worth a mention since I'm pretty sure that particular company doesn't need to induce click fraud to make rent heh.

    Anyone seen this kind of thing before?

  2. #2
    SitePoint Wizard Lil_Red's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    3,400
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Report it to AdSense and see what their opinion is.

  3. #3
    King of Paralysis by Analysis bronze trophy
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    5,840
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Adsense?

    Report it to the company and see how long it takes to get her fired.

  4. #4
    King of Paralysis by Analysis bronze trophy
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    5,840
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Interested in their site stats?

    Their moron webmaster, besides including a hidden text link to her own site, also hid a stats counter on the page.

    http://www.toolbarcounter.com/report...erID=423835798

  5. #5
    SitePoint Zealot
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    146
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I emailed AdSense and the company yesterday. I'm pretty sure the company is either not aware it's there or they've been fed some bs.

    lol @ the stats you have to download some cheesy toolbar to use them heh.

  6. #6
    King of Paralysis by Analysis bronze trophy
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    5,840
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by fkr
    lol @ the stats you have to download some cheesy toolbar to use them heh.
    Worked fine for me, I could see all their site stats without a toolbar.

    I was kinda disappointed in their traffic to be honest.

  7. #7
    SitePoint Zealot
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    146
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    To setup stats for your site you have to download the toolbar.

    The traffic appears to only be for the ad page but overall I wouldn't expect much more on the main site given the design and structure.

  8. #8
    SitePoint Wizard bronze trophy C. Ankerstjerne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    The Kingdom of Denmark
    Posts
    2,692
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah - about half of what I'm getting on my main hobby site, and I haven't updated for ages.
    Christian Ankerstjerne
    <p<strong<abbr/HTML/ 4 teh win</>
    <>In Soviet Russia, website codes you!


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •