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Googlebot generating adwords click throughs

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I installed the osc Afilliate contribution a few days ago, solely to monitor the performance of click through advertising. I've been looking at the click throughs and found something a bit concerning.

 

There have been a number of click throughs with a browser of 'GoogleBot/2.1' with an ip address to match.

 

This would suggest that the GoogleBot is in effect, clicking through on adwords links.

 

I haven't checked as to whether I'm being charged for this yet, but why is the Googlebot even following the adwords links?

 

Anyone else notice this?

 

Am I misreading the information?

 

Jon.

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