LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.--Does click fraud have a sense of humor?
Just type in: "earn rupees clicking ads" (or ruppies, for that matter) in a Google search box. The results turn up Google ads for a slew of businesses promoting--and likely making money from in order to advertise--the practice of fraudulently clicking on text ads in Google search results in order to inflate commissions paid to marketers.
Ironic, no doubt, but David Smith, CEO of ad-buying agency Mediasmith, said it highlights a complex and ongoing problem that the search giants won't properly divulge. Smith, who spoke at … Read more