anyone have experience with pchmail.com

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  1. damian

    damian Active Member

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    i have a list with a few emails from this domain (Publisher Clearing House?)

    I've sent 3 emails total today and each campaign netted me from this specific domain, 129, 125 and again 125 clicks(different offers). I've been sending to this list a few times last month and I never got this many clicks from that domain before. And my platform isn't showing that many bot clicks (about 5-8 but not more than 10)

    Just wondering if anyone has seen this domain be this clicky.
     
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    I always put a tiny hidden image in my ads that is clickable. Obviously there is no reason why it should ever be clicked. Any clicks I get, I record the IP and then in the future any clicks from those IPs, I just block from getting sent to the offer page.

    They are also always bullshit clicks, as my conversion rates are always pretty constant and when I get clicks from those IPs, my conversions rates plummet.

    I'm sure it's not the answer you were looking for, but that's what I do, so I have something to check against when I have an abnormal bump in clicks.
     
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    some ghetto php for you h4x0rs. list of botty useragents and ip ranges they come from.
    PHP:
            $bad_ua = array('EasouSpider''MJ12bot''Baiduspider''SynHttpClient''Jakarta Commons''GoogleBot' 'LinkWalker' 'bingbot''spyder/Nutch',
                            
    'aiHitBot','thunderstone','oBot','Genieo','RU_Bot','meanpathbot','YandexBot','Wayback Machine','ips-agent','nutch','DotBot','A6-Indexer',
                            
    'JetBrains''TurnitinBot' ,'FeedBurner''curl' 'wget''SurveyBot''DomainTools''AppEngine-Google''BacklinkCrawler''Apache',
                            
    'SISTRIX''Exabot''ia_archiver''Feedly''mapping experiment''Synapse','CATExplorador''Google favicon''SEOstats''bot-pge.chlooe',
                            
    'LSSRocketCrawler''Who.is Bot''icarus6''PhantomJS''AdnormCrawler''RelateIQ Crawler''Airmail''PM\/3''Embedly',
                            
    'Microsoft Internet Explorer''SpamBayes''Python''urllib''Java\/1.7''msnbot''4\.1\.249\.1025''Synapse''MSIE 5\.01',
                            
    'DirBuster''Nmap Scripting Engine''Browserlet' 'CRAZYWEBCRAWLER''MiniRedir''libwww-perl''User-Agent''MSIE 6\.0',
                            
    'facebookexternalhit''libfetch''UrlRedirectResolver''HaosouSpider''MSIE 8\.0; Windows NT 5\.1;''MSIE 8\.0; Windows NT 6\.1;',
                            
    'Feedfetcher''DotBot''K7MLWCBot''msnbot-media''OpenfosBot''BLEXBot''CCBot''Superfeedr''RU_Bot''TwitterFeed''SpecialAgent',
                            
    'Clever Internet Suite''Java\/1\.6\.0_22',
                            );

            
    $bad_cidrs = array(
            
    '5.9.0.0/16','5.39.93.201/32','5.104.224.246/32','8.18.144.0/23','8.28.16.254/32',
            
    '8.37.217.0/24','12.23.241.151/32','12.201.11.70/32','14.17.18.0/24','14.17.29.0/24',
            
    '14.17.34.0/24','23.20.0.0/14','23.246.197.248/29','37.130.227.133/32','37.187.115.20/32',
            
    '37.221.161.234/32','37.252.238.50/32','38.64.174.0/24','38.70.17.0/24','38.74.138.0/24',
            
    '38.81.65.32/27','38.100.21.0/24','38.100.25.0/24','38.105.109.0/24','38.117.98.192/26',
            
    '38.124.168.112/28','38.127.197.64/26','46.4.0.0/16','46.235.152.0/22','46.235.157.0/24',
            
    '50.16.0.0/14','50.23.252.160/29','50.23.253.0/24','50.57.68.14/32','50.57.104.0/24',
            
    '50.112.0.0/16','50.117.87.0/24','50.201.228.202/32','52.0.0.0/11''177.71.128/17',
            
    '54.64.0.0/11','54.144.0.0/12','54.160.0.0/11','54.192.0.0/12','54.208.0.0/13',
            
    '54.216.0.0/14','54.220.0.0/15','54.224.0.0/11','60.242.43.138/32','61.58.46.0/24',
            
    '62.67.194.0/24','62.149.226.208/32','63.88.92.153/32','63.245.192.0/20','63.251.175.208/28',
            
    '64.34.170.150/32','64.39.96.0/20','64.64.212.15/32','64.74.215.0/24','64.75.15.132/32',
            
    '64.90.164.110/32','64.113.34.4/32','64.235.144.0/20','64.246.160.0/19','65.17.253.220/32',
            
    '65.49.54.0/24','65.117.69.230/32','65.123.142.176/28','66.150.9.128/26','66.150.14.0/24',
            
    '66.235.184.99/32','67.137.36.66/32','67.202.0.0/18','67.227.165.8/32','67.227.165.223/32',
            
    '67.228.17.184/29','67.228.18.80/29','69.25.45.42/32','69.84.207.128/25','69.129.45.227/32',
            
    '69.167.149.80/29','69.167.149.88/30','69.174.58.0/24','69.174.87.0/24','69.174.113.0/24',
            
    '70.39.157.192/27','70.39.176.0/23','70.39.231.0/24','70.98.34.0/24','70.102.86.0/24',
            
    '71.39.17.86/32','71.251.206.3/32','72.5.231.0/24','72.5.239.0/26','72.37.171.0/24',
            
    '72.37.244.0/24','72.37.248.0/23','72.44.32.0/19','74.86.19.24/29','75.101.128.0/17',
            
    '76.19.47.29/32','77.74.176.0/21','77.247.181.164/32','78.46.0.0/15','81.7.10.131/32',
            
    '81.91.253.250/32','82.116.120.3/32','83.0.0.0/13','83.24.0.0/13','83.223.122.0/24',
            
    '85.10.192.0/18','85.24.215.0/24','86.111.216.0/21','88.198.0.0/16','89.36.26.183/32',
            
    '89.145.108.0/24','89.234.68.0/24','91.103.64.0/21','91.121.83.0/24','91.208.173.0/24',
            
    '91.212.136.0/24','91.219.237.244/32','91.220.49.0/24','91.233.8.0/22','92.11.58.45/32',
            
    '93.159.224.0/21','93.174.90.30/32','94.75.208.0/24','94.210.56.161/32','95.25.218.0/24',
            
    '95.76.156.0/24','95.85.8.0/21','95.130.15.98/32','96.127.0.0/17','101.226.89.123/32',
            
    '103.9.96.0/22','103.246.36.0/22','104.129.192.0/20','104.131.0.0/16','104.236.0.0/16',
            
    '107.20.0.0/14','108.171.128.0/19','109.195.53.0/24','112.90.78.22/32','113.108.70.13/32',
            
    '116.50.58.0/24','136.176.200.115/32','136.243.0.0/16','138.201.0.0/16','144.76.0.0/16',
            
    '148.251.0.0/16','150.70.0.0/16','150.243.160.93/32','152.179.23.218/32','161.69.0.0/16',
            
    '162.216.127.0/24','163.177.69.0/24','165.138.42.38/32','165.212.128.0/17','166.70.8.0/24',
            
    '167.182.67.89/32','173.192.120.184/29','174.129.0.0/16','176.9.0.0/16','176.10.100.226/32',
            
    '176.14.36.0/24','176.14.225.0/24','176.34.173.164/32','176.102.168.0/21','176.195.0.0/16',
            
    '178.33.28.0/24','178.63.0.0/16','180.180.240.0/21','183.60.35.0/24','183.60.62.0/24',
            
    '184.72.0.0/15','184.169.128.0/17','184.173.210.0/24','184.173.214.240/29','184.173.216.64/30',
            
    '184.173.227.136/30','184.173.241.0/24','185.12.64.0/22','185.30.176.0/24','185.50.120.0/23',
            
    '188.40.0.0/16','188.138.17.248/32','188.165.0.0/16','188.244.32.0/20','189.208.190.0/24',
            
    '192.132.210.0/24','192.156.97.8/32','193.25.170.0/23','193.110.6.0/23','193.223.77.0/24',
            
    '194.42.180.0/22','194.42.184.0/22','194.145.226.0/24','195.27.181.0/24','195.141.89.0/24',
            
    '197.242.84.0/22','198.23.103.64/26','198.87.209.251/32','198.135.124.0/23','199.19.248.0/21',
            
    '199.38.248.53/32','199.43.185.0/24','199.43.186.0/23','199.43.188.0/22','199.43.192.0/23',
            
    '199.43.194.0/24','199.91.135.0/24','199.116.168.0/21','199.127.232.0/22','199.187.122.0/24',
            
    '199.231.180.140/32','199.255.192.0/22','203.246.168.0/24','204.13.200.0/22','204.15.64.0/21',
            
    '204.185.90.5/32','204.236.128.0/17','205.166.218.67/32','207.8.175.0/24','207.45.157.133/32',
            
    '207.106.190.64/29','208.65.144.0/21','208.65.156.43/32','208.80.192.0/20','208.81.237.128/25',
            
    '208.84.64.0/22','208.87.232.0/21','208.90.56.0/21','209.50.152.222/32','209.66.70.0/24',
            
    '209.133.77.0/24','209.147.123.5/32','212.114.58.0/23','213.133.96.0/19','213.169.144.0/22',
            
    '213.239.192.0/18','216.8.159.0/24','216.68.106.23/32','216.82.240.0/20','216.88.196.0/27',
            
    '216.99.128.0/20','216.104.0.0/19','216.129.105.0/24','216.182.224.0/20','216.189.129.120/32',
            
    '81.209.177.0/24''81.209.178.0/24''23.27.229.0/24''50.118.136.0/24''209.73.154.0/24',
            
    '69.46.68.0/24''190.112.192.0/23''46.137.0.0/17''72.21.192.0/19''208.83.136.0/22',
            
    '198.52.131.0/24''192.161.236.0/24''192.171.240.0/23''190.112.200.0/23''23.96.0.0/16',
            
    '200.35.152.0/24''66.135.200.200/32''194.88.228.0/23''209.235.254.0/24''64.111.113.6/32',
            
    '79.172.242.0/24''81.161.59.0/24''204.101.161.0/24''66.171.121.0/24''208.91.112.0/22',
            
    '23.249.48.0/20''96.45.32.0/20''173.243.128.0/20''64.38.116.0/24''63.118.185.96/28',
            
    '110.75.0.0/18''62.209.50.0/23''91.207.212.0/23''91.209.104.0/24''208.86.200.0/22',
            
    '212.71.88.0/24''216.38.216.0/24''217.11.148.0/24''178.43.120.0/24''184.173.227.0/24',
            
    '221.6.27.0/24''46.19.21.0/24''95.175.97.0/24''50.201.125.0/24''69.163.200.0/24',
            
    '208.42.251.0/24''216.10.193.0/24''143.127.0.0/16''192.92.94.0/24''193.109.254.0/23''194.106.220.0/23',
            
    '198.6.32.0/20''198.6.50.0/24''89.234.68.0/24''103.245.44.0/22''161.69.8.0/21''203.118.48.0/20',
            
    '81.161.59.0/24''121.108.68.132/32''66.230.196.63/32''66.230.194.130/32''107.178.192.0/18',
            
    '46.166.184.0/21''5.39.93.0/24''91.121.83.0/24''95.26.250.0/24''95.165.0.0/16''176.192.0.0/15',
            
    '95.84.192.0/18''189.208.192.0/20''50.177.200.87/32''188.244.32.0/20''176.14.49.0/24',
            
    '84.177.15.0/24''83.31.65.0/24''95.175.97.0/24' '104.207.136.0/24''45.32.242.0/23',
            
    '107.191.58.0/24''104.156.228.0/24''208.167.254.0/24''108.61.210.0/23''64.237.37.112/28',
            
    '209.157.66.224/27''169.57.0.0/24''208.43.251.0/24''108.168.227.0/24''91.199.104.0/24',
            
    '23.239.196.0/24''85.115.52.0/22''198.52.141.0/24''192.230.43.0/24''198.52.149.0/24',
            
    '198.52.140.0/24''66.19.204.247/32''178.43.107.0/24''178.43.122.0/24''83.31.187.0/24',
            
    '83.31.34.0/24''83.24.166.0/24''95.49.235.0/24''107.152.154.0/24''172.245.48.0/24',
            
    '37.203.209.0/24''199.168.151.0/24''8.34.34.0/24''8.35.35.0/24',
            );

     
    // if REMOTE_ADDR matches in list of bad CIDRS, return a 404.
            
    foreach ($bad_cidrs as $bad_range) {
                    if (
    cidr_match($_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'], $bad_range)) {
                            
    //display_404();
                            
    http_response_code(304);
                            exit;
                    }
            }
      
    // if HTTP_USER_AGENT matches a bad_ua, return a 404.
            
    if (regex_array($_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'], $bad_ua)) { 
                    
    http_response_code(304);
                    exit; 
            }

    function 
    cidr_match($ip$range)
    {
        list (
    $subnet$bits) = explode('/'$range);
        
    $ip ip2long($ip);
        
    $subnet ip2long($subnet);
        
    $mask = -<< (32 $bits);
        
    $subnet &= $mask;
        return (
    $ip $mask) == $subnet;
    }

    function 
    regex_array($needle$array) {
            foreach (
    $array as $item) {
                    if (
    preg_match("/$item/i"$needle)) { return true; }
            }
    }

     
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  4. DoldGigga

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    The city outskirts but not quite the suburbs version of that php.

    PHP:
    # Bad stuff array
    $bad['ip'] = array('list of IPs you will block, either individual IPs or cidr blocks');
    $bad['ua'] = array('list of UAs you will block, text only, values should be all lowercase');

    # Returns TRUE on match, which would mean you should block that click
    function click_check() {
      
        
    # The array to check against
        
    global $bad;
      
        
    # Check UA first because list is smaller
        
    $check_ua strtolower($_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT']);
        foreach(
    $bad['ua'] as $ua)
            
    # Avoid using regex when a simple string match works; can remove strtolower() if original array is made all lowercase as suggested
            
    if($check_ua == strtolower($ua)) return true;
      
        
    # Check IPs
        
    foreach($bad['ip'] as $ip) {

            
    # Check CIDR notation
            
    if( strpos('/'$ip) !== false) {
              
                list(
    $check_ip$cidr) = explode('/'$ip2);
                if(
    ip2long($_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']) >> (32 $cidr) == ip2long($check_ip) >> (32 $cidr)) return true;
      
            } else {
                
    # Check single IP
                
    if($_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] == $ip) return true;
            }
        }
      
        
    # No match, send click to landing page
        
    return false;
    }
     
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    No, that's not normal. If you haven't see conversions from them within the last, say, 90 days or so you may want to move them to a de-prioritized Q.

    You can also avoid bots by using javascript to check and see if relatively large image is loaded on the redirect page first, before sending them along.

    HTML:
    <img src="some_250kb_img.jpg" id="test_image" alt="">
    Code:
    document.getElementById("test_image").complete;
    This adds a 2-3 second delay, but since most bots will not load images while most browsers do, figure 90% of the clicks that do not load images are probably not human clicks. To make it work, you can have timer on the javascript image loader function that gives it 5 seconds to load a 250KB image. If 5 seconds elapse and the image is not loaded, you can send them to a 404 error page or something else.
     
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    Good Stuff! Much appreciated
     
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    They are watching you, Damian. As simple as that, sir.
     
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    good thread to use the forums bookmark feature on :)
     

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