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Accidentally clicked one of my own ads.

  1. dwelburn profile image96
    dwelburnposted 2 years ago

    I just clicked one of my own ads by accident. Has anyone ever done this? Do you know if I will get an instant ban or is there a degree of tolerance to this? Surely it happens occasionally to many people. Am a bit worried about it. Thanks.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
      DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      It happens.  I've done it once or twice.

      No worries.  It will be ignored as long as it is very infrequent.

      Have too many "accidents," though, and you'll have a problem at that point.  You might just get a warning at first.  Don't know for sure; I've never had that happen enough times to trigger any kind of alert.

    2. SpaceShanty profile image92
      SpaceShantyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Don't worry, Google has good systems to detect accidential clicks and they won't ban you for just one click you made.

      1. dwelburn profile image96
        dwelburnposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks; good to know Google has it covered smile

        1. SpaceShanty profile image92
          SpaceShantyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Here is the official blurb http://adsense.blogspot.co.uk/2007/05/a … appen.html

          Even if it wasn't an Adsense Ad I'm sure all the Ad networks employ simliar systems.

          1. dwelburn profile image96
            dwelburnposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            OK thanks; I've had a look at that. Very interesting and it makes sense.

  2. dwelburn profile image96
    dwelburnposted 2 years ago

    Thanks DzyMsLizzy. As far as I know it's the first time I've done it. Certainly was not deliberate; in fact I was shocked when I realized what I'd done. I'm always very careful, but obviously not enough today. Appreciate your reply; I feel a bit better now.

  3. Pico Triano profile image81
    Pico Trianoposted 2 years ago

    I did it accidentally because of a lagging computer. It was my first click here on Hubpages. It didn't count for me but I didn't get banned either. There has to be some tolerance or a lot of us would be in trouble.

    1. Jean Bakula profile image96
      Jean Bakulaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I've done it too, we all make mistakes. Don't worry about it. It would only be a problem if you were clicking your own links all the time. Frankly, I don't think anyone bothers to click anymore.

  4. swilliams profile image82
    swilliamsposted 2 years ago

    I agree with Jean, I tried to tweet out an Article and clicked on an Ad by mistake. I did not know what was going on because the site did not look anything like twitter. I was worried when I realized what I had done. However as Jean said you don't want to go click happy. It's a mistake. Now if there is a knock at your door it could be the Hub Pages or Ad Sense Police. Just Kidding :-) Mistakes happen.
    However, I do wonder, are we supposed to contact someone to notify them of this accident?

    1. Barbara Kay profile image86
      Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I wouldn't think so. It would keep the Adsense Administration busy 24 hours a day. I'm sure it happens to everyone at some point.

  5. Hackslap profile image80
    Hackslapposted 2 years ago

    It has happened to me on a few occasions but its nothing to worry about.. you only fall under the spotlight if Google notices that someone's been clicking on the ads placed on your hubs or profile far too often and the clicks are coming from handful locations/computers

  6. Maggie.L profile image86
    Maggie.Lposted 2 years ago

    This has happened to me too. One of the cons of having a touch screen! My very inquisitive child leans over and says "What's that Mummy?" Next thing I know, she's touched an ad.

    I was a bit worried about it too so glad to hear so many hubbers have clicked on an ad by mistake too.

  7. Chinaimport profile image86
    Chinaimportposted 2 years ago

    Google will not penalize you for accidental clicks.  Please read this https://support.google.com/adsense/answ … 1348720#q1

  8. dwelburn profile image96
    dwelburnposted 2 years ago

    Thank you all for your comments on this. Good to know that many other people have had this happen to them too. And comforting to know that it was all ok.

  9. Hendrika profile image73
    Hendrikaposted 2 years ago

    I have also clicked one or two in my time by accident. Nothing happened.

  10. incomeguru profile image83
    incomeguruposted 2 years ago

    One need to be extra careful to avoid clicking own ads. Since Google has estimated and finalized earnings, I don't think your own click will add up to your earnings.

  11. Valeant profile image90
    Valeantposted 2 years ago

    I've done it.  Fanagrams has some cool looking gear.