Fair Isaac Corporation ... today announced preliminary results of its research study into click fraud in pay-per-click [PPC] advertising. Early results indicate that fraudulent clicks can amount to 10-15 percent of advertisers' billed click traffic. The study applied Fair Isaac's market-proven artificial intelligence and fraud-fighting technologies to assess the scope of the problem and test effective ways to expose fraudulent clicks.
The announcement was made at Fair Isaac's annual InterACT conference in San Francisco, where Fair Isaac presented a session on its research into click fraud. The company launched the study in summer 2006 with support from the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO). SEMPO members and non-member pay-per-click advertisers contributed anonymous click-stream data to the study in exchange for analysis of their search engine advertising and potential click fraud.
If anyone has the full paper, or the company's presentation slides from the InterACT conference last week, please send them by.