Yesterday Google announced that the click measurement systems utilised in Adwords have now been accredited by the Media Rating Council (MRC).
This means that Google’s click measurement technology adheres to the industry standards for counting interactive advertising clicks and that the processes supporting the technology are accurate. It also covers how invalid/fraudulent clicks are detected and handled.
The audit was conducted by an independent firm on behalf of the MRC.
This is excellent news for advertisers who are concerned about click fraud, (when ads are deliberately clicked upon over and over again, simply to cost an advertiser money) as this accreditation demonstrates Google’s commitment to accurately reporting clicks, and handling fraudulent clicks appropriately.
Read Google’s statement on the Inside Adwords blog.