Friday, January 16, 2009

Bogus Traffic - Google Search Partners

We just turned on some ads for Google Search Partners and as it turns out the search partners generate .12% click rate for some words while Google search was generating a .03% click rate. This traffic was absolutely completely bogus. The words the people were clicking through on were completely unrelated to the site we were advertising for and somehow that word got added in there by one of Google's automated tools. We obviously quickly removed it. I have reported this issue to Google. Hopefully they will do something about it fast and return the money for the bogus clicks.