It is an unfortunate fact that click fraud continues to impose on the returns of advertisers using pay per click. While it is not as massive a problem as recent media hype has suggested, there is no denying that there are some pay per click advertisers who continue to deal with fraudulent clicks.
Why does pay per click fraud happen?
Pay per click fraud can happen for a number of reasons. It might be that publishers click on your company’s advertisements in order to boost their profit. These fraudulent clicks could be a result of malicious intent or someone trying to boost your numbers.
Click fraud could also be a result of a competitor wanting to stop your pay per click campaigns from performing well so they decide to click on your advertisement in order to increase your spend, making it less affordable for you. As pay per click advertising is very competitive, with many advertisers fighting for the best positions for a particular keyword phrase, unfortunately this does continue to happen. (more…)