Originally Posted by chadcharlie
To your other observation about Google being too dumb: they are far from dumb. That's all I can really say about them. Any algorithm will always be a human or machine trying to match just a fraction of human genome, but they are far from dumb!
Frankly, I would go so far as to say that Google is smarter than the average registered voter ;p
But that's why I'm so shocked that click-bombing can work. Again, that this person should have been kicked out for "invalid click activity" after being a good customer for years...seems dumb of Google. You'd figure they'd at least have some kind of algorithm in place that flags such an incident for human review, and the person would be like, hmmm, what's going on, a sudden flurry of "invalid click activity" after years as a good Adsense member...instead, everything was just, "get lost, we've returned your money to the advertisers."