Okay--good to know. Hubby seems to be of the impression that each of our separate computers has its own ip address, and I don't see how, since we're running off the same cable from the same ISP, just using a switch/splitter.
Once upon a time, we used to have what was explained to me as 'anonymous login,' in which the IP address rotated and was never the same any time you were online..supposedly to prevent hackers. This was back when we had our own server and were running a website to sell products. Even though the ISP was the same, we had what they called "static lines" (5), and from the explanation I got, it seems like it would be the opposite of 'static,' ...I don't get technology. LOL
As others have kindly mentioned here, clicking your own ads once in a while by accident is unlikely to have any negative consequences (do your best to avoid them, of course, but one or two clicks aren't a big deal).
Just to add to this - I have accidentally clicked on my own ads a few times in the three or so years that I have had my AdSense account. Although, strictly speaking it is against Google policy to do so, if it only happens very occasionally, it shouldn't be an issue.
'I accidentally clicked on my own ads. Will this cause a problem for my account?
Although publishers are not permitted to click on their own ads for any reason, we do understand that accidental clicks may occur. We therefore don't require that you contact us every time you click on your ads. Rest assured that your account is being properly credited for all clicks and impressions we consider to be valid.'
Thanks for your reply, Matthew. I didn't plan to click on any ads, so no worries there. I was just wondering how it all worked because I was under the impression VPN meant everything was encrypted and you would therefore be anonymous.
My dear, there are a lot of tracking software being used by most platforms on hubpages , however, they might not penalize you as they know mistakes do happen.. Don't worry about it. Trust me they will know for sure..
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