Friday, January 20, 2006
Okay, I may have figured out what Google reacted to. Now that my Adsense account is restored, I can log back in and look at the reports. Basically, on one day last week I got a very abnormal click spike. My click-through rate is less than 1% normally (which is fairly typical, I think). This one day it spiked to 19%. Heck, I'd have flagged that as a human.
I have no idea what caused it, but it certainly was fishy.
Perhaps AdSense fraud battle has reached another level of intensity, where drive-by clicks are used to frustruate the people who are trying to catch click fraud.
Now that's a really interesting thought, Chui Tey. I wonder what the new equilibrium point will be in this whole system.
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