Click Bots and Fake Traffic Cost Online Advertisers $35 Billion via @sejournal, @BrianFr07823616
The world of pay-per-click advertising depends on traffic to keep it running. But almost as long as there have been PPC ads, there have been bots to “click” them and game the system. An open secret, this problem is much more widespread than many digital marketers might assume, with some estimates claiming fake users make up almost 40% of all web traffic. PPC Fraud is Big Business A study by the University of Baltimore estimated ad fraud costs businesses $35 billion globally in 2020 alone. One of the most common ways it is perpetrated is via PPC fraud, in which […]
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