[On-Demand Webinar] The Ugly Truth: Affiliate PPC Fraud

David Igelsias May 30, 2024

Affiliate PPC fraud is a growing problem plaguing every type of digital marketer across every vertical and often lurks undetected until significant damage has been done. This type of fraud involves bad-acting affiliates who use pay-per-click (PPC) advertising to siphon off unearned commissions from brands. The deceptive practices range from creating ads that mimic legitimate brand advertisements to using sophisticated techniques like masking referral links through multiple redirects. These ill-intended activities not only increase the cost per click for the brand but they also dilute the effectiveness of genuine affiliate marketing efforts. But the result is always the same: substantial financial drain and a skewed understanding of campaign performance.


The repercussions of affiliate PPC fraud extend beyond immediate financial losses. Brands suffer from distorted analytics, making it challenging to assess the true impact of their marketing strategies. Moreover, the erosion of trust between brands and their affiliate partners can lead to long-term damage to otherwise successful affiliate marketing programs. In some cases, fraudulent ads can redirect traffic to third-party or scammy websites, further tarnishing the brand's reputation and eroding consumer trust. To combat this ever-present threat, brands would be wise to invest in advanced monitoring tools and establish rigorous oversight mechanisms to ensure all of their affiliate marketing activities are both transparent and effective.

Watch our on-demand webinar right here where we examined some of the biggest affiliate PPC fraud risks facing even the biggest brands including:

  • Ad-hijacking
  • Unauthorized Brand Bidding
  • Non-compliant ad-copies
  • Misleading landing pages


Learn how leading brands like Adidas, Lego, Debenhams, and more—may all be exposed to vulnerabilities due to a lack of monitoring. In this session, we dissected real-life examples and provided actionable insights to safeguard your brand's reputation and revenue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and protect your brand from the perils of affiliate PPC fraud.


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