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omg u're right! the bloody cheek of them.

They've been doing it for a while. Take it as a compliment hah Or think how ****** their sites are that they have to advertise off people looking for us What makes it more insulting is that there's several that automatically scrape the deals that members post here!

They've changed that rule now MoneySavingG

I thought they had changed it in favour of the tm owner? I've got a few emails along these lines from merchants recently:

[FONT=Arial]In light of Google’s change in trademark policy, please note t … [FONT=Arial]In light of Google’s change in trademark policy, please note that bidding on Phones 4u brand words is prohibited. [/FONT][FONT=Arial]When promoting Phones 4u products, please do not bid on the trademarks of their competitors. [/FONT]

I'm with Gary, lets all click away :-D

No they changed it to allow bidding on TM's whereas before you couldn't. The emails you are getting I am guessing are from affiliate networks where the merchants are saying the search affiliates cannot bid on the TM even though Google allows it now.

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Shengis;2020929

I'm with Gary, lets all click away :-D


Yeah, if we can stop them, then lets click them!

Technically that one ad is in breach of Google's policy as it has a misleading url and statement but Google is pretty poor at enforcing their policies.

Shengis;2020929

I'm with Gary, lets all click away :-D



how do i do this?

Admin;2020945

No they changed it to allow bidding on TM's whereas before you couldn't. … No they changed it to allow bidding on TM's whereas before you couldn't. The emails you are getting I am guessing are from affiliate networks where the merchants are saying the search affiliates cannot bid on the TM even though Google allows it now.



Yeah that makes sense, I suppose the marchants they are picking up the slack from Google.

kippy;2020961

how do i do this?



Do a search for HUKD and click on each sponsored link. It costs them money and eventually they run out of links so stop appearing ;-)

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kippy;2020961

how do i do this?



Click my link in the top post, then click on both of the advertising links.

Shengis;2020973

Do a search for HUKD and click on each sponsored link. It costs them … Do a search for HUKD and click on each sponsored link. It costs them money and eventually they run out of links so stop appearing ;-)



Emphasis on SPONSORED right? not actual HUKD weblink.

are we going to bankrupt them?

kippy;2020988

Emphasis on SPONSORED right? not actual HUKD weblink.



As Gary said, click on his link in post #2. If you do hit a valid link it won't cost HUKD anything as they're not sponsored. Hit the vouchercodes ones ;-)

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kippy;2020997

are we going to bankrupt them?


No... but should be able to make their google credit run out!

Actually I may join their forum :evil:

Oh how I fondly remember the fun we used to have back in the day.......

I see they use webspider spamming techniques too :x

myvouchercodes.co.uk/for…31/

What a bunch of losers.

Countdown to ban.....10. 9. 8. :lol:

yeah let's sink 'em!

look above:
Mark @ MyVoucherCodes
Senior Member

By the way you don't need a valid email address to post over there:whistling:

shouldnt be allowed should it!!


got 2 comps clicking away -

By the way you don't need a valid email address to post over there oooh might join!!! thanks ha ha ha

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I think you can only click one per day? for it to cost them money.

can some HUKD geek write a script to auto-click them to kingdom come? lol

drats i just got a paper cut and running a bath!

Well they deleted my post pretty quick, I suppose it was Mark as he's online. To be honest, having looked into it a bit...

Threads: 4,483, Posts: 4,836, Members: 10,359, Active Members: 1,480

Not worth my time or effort.

gary_rip;2021127

I think you can only click one per day? for it to cost them money.



Not 100% sure if it's per click or per IP address tbh. I have a feeling adwords works on a per click basis.

Clicked.

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thesaint;2021246

Clicked.



Thats what we like! thanks

They won't know that the clicks are coming from people here though, so all they will see is that using HUKD keywords works at bringing in traffic and do it more...

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ummm.... im sure they get tracking info on it tho....

Exactly, and the tracking info will say that someone clicked the link from google using HUKD keywords - not that someone from HUKD clicked it just to cost them money hehe

The only way it might work is if everyone makes sure they exit straight back out of the site again, then that will show them the traffic they get from the ads have a high 'bounce rate' - but it all seems like a bit of a hassle, when it's probably better to just ignore it lol

Starlet;2021414

They won't know that the clicks are coming from people here though, so … They won't know that the clicks are coming from people here though, so all they will see is that using HUKD keywords works at bringing in traffic and do it more...



It doesn't really matter does it. If they are aware that it is people coming from here, they can't stop us wasting their credit, if they don't know it's coming from here then it wastes their credit.

If they think it's working when it isn't, then the result is the same.

Banned

Starlet;2021414

They won't know that the clicks are coming from people here though, so … They won't know that the clicks are coming from people here though, so all they will see is that using HUKD keywords works at bringing in traffic and do it more...



Thats a fair point. They will know the search criteria that got them the hit.

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ok, well lets click it loads for a few months, and then il sign up to their site and PM the mod/admin to let them know what we have been doing.

Starlet;2021543

The only way it might work is if everyone makes sure they exit straight … The only way it might work is if everyone makes sure they exit straight back out of the site again



Well having had a look, there's nothing to keep you there.

gary_rip;2021578

ok, well lets click it loads for a few months, and then il sign up to … ok, well lets click it loads for a few months, and then il sign up to their site and PM the mod/admin to let them know what we have been doing.



I think this is considered click fraud so not very ethical ... , Google will filter it anyway ASAIK.

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ethical... what about what they are doing then!

Google wont filter if they all are from different users!
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