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The secret army of ad clickers

My friend Steve thinks there's a bit of a house of cards over at Google.

If you're cost per click doesn't match your yield, perhaps it's because there are thousands of people getting paid to click on your links...

My favorite smart 11 year old had the same question. "Why don't they just pay people to click the links?" he wants to know.

Link: Google Search: earn rupees clicking ads.

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