The AdSense Game

Joel Comm has created a pretty neat AdSense game. Basically, it’s a game focused on making money with your website through AdSense.

I thought it would be fun to put together an online game focused on making money with AdSense, and I’m pleased to invite you to come and try out The AdSense Game now!

Be sure to follow the instructions so you can get the hang of it quickly. Realize that it is just a simulation and not real life. It’s there for fun, but you may learn a thing or two along the way!


Joel has a post on his blog about the game in which he gives a few useful links to those who enjoy playing the AdSense game.

Looks like it could be pretty fun, but I think I’ll stick with the real AdSense “game”, this site. The AdSense game is comparable to games like Lemonade Tycoon and Rollercoaster Tycoon.

[via BlogNews Channel]

Google’s Click Fraud Analysis

So, yesterday, Google released an analysis of click fraud. Basically, Google says there’s many flaws in how click fraud consultants determine a click is fraudulent.

A rigorous technical analysis by Google engineers has found fundamental flaws in the work of several click fraud consultants – flaws that help explain why widely quoted estimates of the size of the click fraud problem are exaggerated. We would like to share this research so that advertisers can be aware of these problems and so these consultants can use the information to improve their services.


You can download the entire PDF here. It’s 17 pages and is about 165KB. The post at the Inside Adwords blog is pretty lengthy, so go read the details. The analysis done by Google included a case study on 3 of the major click fraud firms: AdWatcher, ClickFacts, and Click Forensics. Google is worried that advertisers may be making changes to their campaigns based on inaccurate data provided by these third party firms. Which could adversely affect the performance of their online marketing campaigns. Boo!!

Adotas has a good post on the subject too.