The security of our advertisers is important to FireFightingNews.com, and we have dedicated a number of resources to protect your account against invalid activity.Detection and filtering techniques: Each click on an ad is examined by our system. FireFightingNews.com looks at numerous data points for each click, including the IP address, the time of the click, any duplicate clicks, and various other click patterns. Our system then analyzes these factors to try to isolate and filter out potentially invalid clicks before they ever reach your account reports. This detection and filtering occurs over a number of levels including the following:
In addition to our automated click protection techniques, we have a team that uses specialized tools and techniques to examine individual instances of invalid clicks. When our system detects potentially invalid clicks, a member of this team examines the affected account to glean important data about the source of the potentially invalid clicks.
One of the goals of our team is to make invalid activity very difficult and unrewarding for unethical users, thereby decreasing their chance of success. Additionally, if we find that invalid clicks have been charged in the past six months, we'll credit advertisers' accounts.
FireFightingNews.com defines invalid clicks as:
We closely monitor these and other scenarios to better protect you from receiving invalid clicks.
Not necessarily. There are several legitimate reasons that you could receive multiple clicks from the same IP address:
Our system uses sophisticated detection and filtering techniques to automatically filter out likely invalid clicks before you are charged for them.
However, if you believe that a campaign is receiving invalid clicks beyond those already filtered out by our system, please contact us.
We investigate invalid click activity on a case-by-case basis. The verification and research process can be time consuming, and we appreciate your patience while our investigation team reviews your account.
You can help speed up the process by including the following information:
Payment is through PayPal, Google Checkout, credit card, or by check.
Advertisers are required to pay in advance (prepay) before receiving any activity. As you accrue advertising charges, we deduct the cost from your prepaid balance. Your ads run almost immediately after we receive your payment. Your ads continue to run as long as there are adequate funds in your account, so be sure to regularly check your account balance. To help you keep your account balance up-to-date, we'll email you when your funds run low and when your balance draws down to zero.
Yes. $100 USD
There are no contract requirements after your $100 USD balance draws down to zero. You can cancel your account at any time thereafter.