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    Angry Help - Someone clicking on my ads repeatedly!

    Hi all,

    I need some help.

    I had someone go and click on my ads in google, yahoo and msn repeatedly around 1000 times each over a 2 hour period earlier in the week. (btw website is in Australia)

    It was on the same keyword on each that they targeted.

    I need some advice on the following,
    • How do I let google and yahoo search marketing know about this to refund me the money?
    • How do I find out who it was and what sort of action can I take?
    • How do I stop this from happening again?

    Who here has had these sort of experiences and what success have they had to stop it from happening again.

    Thanks for any advice you can give,
    Mooch

    p.s. On a side note, they also cause me to get a crap load more paid visitors for that term as somehow what they did bumped me up on ad ranking system in google as the number of impressions I had jumped through the roof though I was already at the spot number 2.

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    google live help is always on
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    I think it is better to contact the Google Support staff. They will surely help you. On long run, it may be a problem for you, if you repeatedly get the same clicks.

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    Do you know if they refund the clicks automatically or do you have to apply for it?

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    I don't know about refunds but it's best to contact Google adsense to inform them about your suspicions. You might even consider removing adsense for a while.

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    I had this problem with adwords and although they DID refund a good portion of the money I decided to stop using their service because it took quite sometime for the issue to be resolved and I didn't think it should have taken a long time (2 weeks) to "Investigate" the issue.
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