click fraud

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click fraud

n
(Computer Science) computing repeated clicking on an online advert for fraudulent purposes, esp to charge the advertiser for fictitious traffic to their website
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Having added in custom developments on its platform that multi-m dollar affiliate solutions like Cake and HasOffers don't provide, it has also mitigated the affiliate fraud and low-quality traffic risks that typically put similar lead generation companies out of business.
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