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2005/2/26

happy end on the adwords story

@ 08:00 PM (116 months, 14 days ago)

The Google Click Quality Team replied, 8 days after submitting the complaint. They investigated the issue and it seems that I was right in my appreciations. I was receiving invalid clicks on my keywords.

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2005/2/24

Steaua kicks Valencia out of the UEFA Cup!

@ 09:55 PM (116 months, 16 days ago)

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:p0_ve2eUhFwJ:www.steaua.com/Foto/foto/2004s/st_ba/pictures/steaua-bacau.jpgIn the  UEFA Cup, at home, Valencia has beaten Steaua Bucharest home with 2:0. Nobody gave any chances to Steaua for its Bucharest return match. The 2:0 at home was considered to be a bad result, Valencia to be in a bad form. Therefore everybody waited to see a humiliating defeat for Steaua in its game at home. The world press didn't care much about this game, Eurosport and all the major sport media considered it to be already set, therefore it received no attention whatsoever.

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2005/2/23

google for movies. what's next for google

@ 11:23 PM (116 months, 17 days ago)

Movie showtimes, reviews, ratings, plot, actors and much more, all triggered by regular Google search results.

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2005/2/21

adwords fraud report saga continues

@ 04:38 PM (116 months, 19 days ago)

Updated: the whole fraud story.
I sent the full complaint email on Friday, letting them know about the click fraud problem. Probably moved into a higher priority queue than regular customer support stuff, their reply came back the same day. They are investigating this issue and will let me know as soon as they have more information about this.

We are currently working as quickly as we can to
investigate this issue. As soon as we have more information for you, we
will email you again. We appreciate your patience.

I hope the Google Click Quality team will investigate this soon enough. I'll let you know how this stuff works out. Meanwhile, I disabled all Content Network matches from Adwords, because it seems that there the most faked clicks happened.

2005/2/13

adwords+adsense fraud robot (external)

@ 12:04 PM (116 months, 27 days ago)

Updated: the whole fraud story.
I really wonder why Google, Overture and the kind don’t reveal what is the exact amount of fraud clicks in their Adwords types of programs. The percentage must be huge, and probably it would discourage some guys from continuing their PPC campaigns. However transparency would help building up the idea of a healthy business. But let me stop this blabla and get to the real issue.

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