If you must cheat with AdSense don’t do it this way.

Apparently a man in California has allegedly been trying to defraud Google first by writing a program which created fraudulent AdSense clicks. Then he tried to sell his program to web publishers. Did he use AdWords to promote it I wonder?:-

Headline: Cheat the AdSense system
Body1: How to cheat AdSense & steal money
Body2: from Google & advertisers.Info here
URL: http://www.AdSenseFraud.com

Not finding many buyers – did his ad go to the wrong landing page? – he eventually hit on the bright idea of blackmailing Google instead to the tune of $150,000.

Oddly enough he didn’t get away with it.

IMHO if you’re going to blackmail Google you at least ought to be talking real money rather than stuff under the $million mark.

He doesn’t sound too smart to me but this must be the nightmare scenario for Google and its AdSense program: as soon as stories get out about people successfully cheating the AdSense system, advertisers will take fright and Google, alongside the hundreds of thousands of publishers who rely to a degree on AdSense income, will find a revenue stream under threat.

Next threat: clicking circles: “I’ll click yours if you click mine.”


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: