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May 16, 2005

Publisher Propositions from AdSense Ad-Clickers Goes Mainstream

TimYang.com reports about an email exchange he had with Sanjay Das, who promised him 1000+ untraceable AdSense clicks on his ads, which could be upped to 5000+ clicks if he so desired.

You can read the full account here, but this is perhaps the most amusing snippet:

My 1000+ visitors are such that each person would click all the Adsense ads on your site. Additionally I can give you IP addresses of each of my visitors to your site. This can be a way to differentiate. I don't know how is the log of the Adsense, but I can give you a helping hand to differentiate my visitors from your visitors. All you have to do is to give me a secondary access to your logs, by either sending me the saved log page (as MHTL) or by sending me snaps of the log pages.
I bet the AdSense team would love that list of IP addresses ;)

Ralph of Fantomaster also comments:

Still – it may have been a pretty amateurish attempt but what it does indicate is that the concept has trickled down into the mainstream so we’ll probably see a lot more of it happening. Ironically enough, this fellow maintains an e-mail account with (you guessed it!) GMail.
Click fraud has definitely been going much more mainstream - it was unheard of only a few short years ago, even on the advertiser end of things. Now it is written everyone from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal.

How much longer until it becomes popular enough that email spammers begin mass emailing millions with similar "we will click your AdSense ads" email spam offers?

Posted by Jenstar at May 16, 2005 07:26 PM

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Please, don't give them any more ideas :)

Posted by: Julio Alonso at May 17, 2005 01:39 AM