Google Wins $75,000 In Click Fraud Case
Google won $75,000 in a Click Fraud case back in May according to Mediapost. I'm surprised it wasn't trumpeted at the time, it's a small case, but anything that might put Google in a good light with regards Click Fraud is good for them, particulary in light of recent click fraud embarassments.
OOGLE QUIETLY WON A $75,000 judgment in May in a click fraud case against former AdSense participant Auctions Expert International and its two founders. Google's lawsuit, filed late last year in Santa Clara County Superior Court in California, charged that the Houston-based Auctions Expert "artificially and/or fraudulently" generated clicks on the ads Google served to the company's Web site.
I wonder if they've had this one sitting there waiting for an ill run of luck, to pull out of the bag and balance the press up a bit?
You've gotta love Google's comment on the case:
"We are vigilant in protecting our advertisers and the integrity of our programs... This lawsuit against Auctions Expert demonstrates the success of our anti-fraud system and that we will take legal action when appropriate."
I added the emphasis...