Frequently Asked Questions

About Click Fraud

Click fraud is when someone repeatedly clicks on your pay per click ads in attempt to deplete your advertising budget. If your daily advertising budget is successfully depleted your ads will no longer show for the remainder of that day, handing a huge advantage to your competitors.

Click fraud is a global problem that at one time or another is highly likely to affect you. If the level of abuse goes undetected by Google then it’s up to your to collate information and present a case to Google to recover the results of fraudulent clicks.

With no official statistics advertised by Google it’s difficult to provide exact statistics that confirm the extent of the problem. However, the model that pay per click works on is subject to abuse by anyone, whether that be a competitor or a malicious individual trying to deplete your advertising budget.

Google do have systems that detect click fraud but do not prevent fraud in the same way that Click Guardian are able to. If Google detect fraud they will reimburse your account in the form of credits. The problem with this is that the fraud has already occurred, some or all of your budget would have already been exhausted and your ad will not be showing, whilst your competitors ads are.

Using Click Guardian
  1. Click Guardian requests an AdWords Account Link via email
  2. Once approved by you we can track all paid traffic that enters your web site
  3. By using our advanced system we can detect when a click fraud situation arises. This is determined by how many times a visitor clicks on your ad in a 24 hour period. You can alter the amount of times someone is permitted to click on your ad before we automatically block them. This real-time system of blocking a visitor that is detected as fraudulent will save you money and stop the click offender from re-offending!

Our system works in automatically in real-time with Google AdWords meaning we will block the offending visitor immediately once a click fraud situation has been detected. Our system works with all other pay per click engines such as BING/Yahoo that offer IP exclusion.

Click Guardian is the UK’s leading anti click fraud detection and protection service. The advanced features you get with all of our packages means you can rest assured that click fraud is being detected and dealt with in real-time without any need for human interaction. Click Guardian is constantly evolving to new threats and new features are being developed continuously to stay on top of the click fraud problem.

Click Guardian is a fully automated tool to detect and then block click fraud the moment it happens. No other UK anti click fraud service offers the same level of advanced protection and insights as us.

Last but not least, our support is based in the UK and you’ll get a super-fast response should you ever need our help!

To get started now, sign up for a free 14 day trial. Your account will be activated immediately and you will be sent complete instructions via email on how to get started.

Click Guardian tracks a multitude of information including:

  • Unique IP address
  • Geographic Location
  • Browser Type
  • Operating System
  • Device Type
  • Host Name & Port Number
  • Referring Page
  • Exact Date & time of click

With this information we are able to rank the likeliness of the visitor being legitimate or whether a click fraud situation has arisen.

Click Guardian is free for the first 14 days and £20.00 per month thereafter.

Our basic package will only allow the use of one domain. If you need to track more domains, please look at our Professional+ package.

Yes, installing Click Guardian is very easy to setup with WordPress. Simply download our plugin by clicking here. Install the plugin, add the TKEY and Domain that we send in your setup email!

Click Guardian use Stripe & PayPal to process secure, subscription payments. The setup process is performed via a simple, secure online page and takes just moments.

Click Guardian use Stripe to process secure, Credit Card payments. The setup process is performed via a simple, secure online page and takes just moments.


Click Guardian is fully GDPR compliant and committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our visitors. We take this matter very seriously and will always respect your right to privacy. Click Guardian takes every reasonable precaution to ensure that your information is only used in the ways outlined by our Privacy Policy and within compliance of the Click Guardian Terms and Conditions:

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