I have a website where I create ads for clients. They are not AdWords or similar, they are custom ads I create. All ad links go through a count-clicker before being sent to the advertiser's URL (ex.
http://example.com/countclicks.cfm?adid=671). I'm trying to figure out the best way to block any bot from "clicking" on the ads to prevent false click-through counts.
In addition, it would be NICE if the advertiser can still get SEO link value as our website has a high Page Rank, which is why I'd rather not use
nofollow. This would be lovely but my first priority is to get rid of the "fake" clicks by bots.