click fraud

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click fraud (uncountable)

  1. (Internet) A type of fraud in which a computer program is used to simulate mouse clicks on advertisements, driving revenue to the advertiser, who is paid per click.
    • 2001 June 18, Bast, Robert, “Re: Re; Pay per click affiliates”, in alt.www.affiliate, Usenet[1], retrieved 2016-09-13, message-ID <>:
      Regardless of whether CJ have / haven't been accurate with any accusations of click-fraud - soon it won't matter either way!