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Ken Northridge
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They way I understand Google AdWords is after a certain amount of clicks, depending on the company’s set budget, the ad disappears. What’s to stop a magician of little character from clicking on all of his competitor’s ads every morning until they disappeared, leaving their competition with a tapped out budget and his own business with the sole listing at the top to the page?
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Seems to me Google records the IP address of clicks. I'd ask the question to them...
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Ken, Google uses methods (one of which tacrowl mentions) to prevent what they call "click fraud".

Here's a link to a Google FAQ about the issue: http://bit.ly/diVEtj

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Thanks Tom and Tim. That is a relief.
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Don't ask me how to do it, I don't know.
But you can block certain ISP's from clicking on your ad.
If it happens often then you could look into that.

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I use Google adwords to the tune of about $1200 per month with my business, and I find them to be reliable. They credit me if someone abuses it, which is very rare.
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Thanks for putting this subject out there...I've been wondering about this.
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Ken,

Don't get any crazy ideas!

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You can also but a daily budget cap on your campaign.
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Google actually keeps very close tabs on this. They have a department devoted to click fraud and there are stiff penalties if they find out you're doing that, watch out! You don't want to be on their bad side!

If you're actually dumb enough to try clicking on your competitions ads to delete their campaign funds, maybe you've got bigger problems than google adwords!
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Once a Adword ad gets 3 clicks from one IP address Google doesn't charge you anymore for that IP address for that day. If it happens multiple times then Google flags the IP address.

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That's not good. 3 clicks?
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6 years? LOL. It is possible that the information is not even valid any more.
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On Dec 20, 2017, Dannydoyle wrote:
6 years? LOL. It is possible that the information is not even valid any more.

It's not. Smile But the news is better today. Google is very good at preventing click fraud. I would be more concerned about managing the ad campaign properly.
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Yeah the new Click Fraud algorithm is nice.

But you should work with a pattern if you are going to run paid ads.

Its a $10 Day mindset
(not an actual $10, but a ratio)

$6 Cold traffic - people who have a need but don't know who or what they want yet
$3 Warm Traffic - People who have a idea of a solution and what you offer but may not know you yet
$1 Hot traffic - People who have been to your site before and your re targeting them now.

Run a mix not just adwords.

Adwords, FB ads, AdRoll and so on.
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I'm not sure if this is right place to post this or not, but the other day I was just about to bid on a Thumbtack gig. I rarely mess with Thumbtack but everything looked right (location, date, customer was ready to buy, etc.). Just before I clicked and spend $3.34 I realized the client was MY COMPETITION! I'm not sure if he was trying to get everyone's price or what, but for me all he had to do was go to my web site where I list my prices.
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If somebody doesn't know what their services are worth ... they're not ready to charge.

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Ken,

There are some real lowlifes in this world.

Having said that, though, years ago I did hire a magician to entertain at my son's first birthday party. There were a lot of children there and with so much going on, I had no intentions of also performing that day.

Gerry
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On Mar 5, 2018, Oscar999 wrote:
If somebody doesn't know what their services are worth ... they're not ready to charge.

Oscar

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On Mar 5, 2018, Gerry Walkowski wrote:
Ken,

There are some real lowlifes in this world.

Having said that, though, years ago I did hire a magician to entertain at my son's first birthday party. There were a lot of children there and with so much going on, I had no intentions of also performing that day.

Gerry


Oscar, Gerry,
This guy is a seasoned pro and has no children. Maybe he had a double booking and wanted to see who could fill it and at what price. Maybe he’s the smart one and is using Thumbtack to his advantage.
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