click fraud, google, Google Adwords

Google Finally Pays Up

 November 2, 2006

By  Dr. PPC

Reports are going around that people are finally receiving their checks from the click fraud settlement a few months back. There is a webmasterworld thread about it here but for the lazy folks, here is what people are saying

” Got my $6.45 wohhooo! headed to McDonalds for a Big Mac on google. “

” After spending $480,000 over 3 1/2 years I see a $280 credit in my account for Oct 20.

You have got to be FRIEKING KIDDING me.”

“I’ve spent $188,000 this year alone, and my payout is only $30. This is a joke. I bet I’ve had more click fraud than that in on hour. “

“Got my G award today, $300… Spent in 3 years $326,000. Go, figure! “

” Yuppers, got my $97 credit this morning on $180,000 spent during the period the suit applied to.”

“I got back 0.1% of my total spend during the relevant period. Some estimates of click fraud are as high 20% and even the most conservative estimate would be around 5%. But 0.1% is an absolute joke.”

ok enough you get the point. If you expected a financial windfall from Google, you better think twice, and hope for enough to get a happy meal!


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