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KNOWN ISSUE Invalid clicks: You can report to Google AdSense

  1. Anurag2008 profile image89
    Anurag2008posted 2 years ago

    I am part of the HubPages ad program, so the amount I earn via adsense is lower than what I usually earn via HP ads. But yesterday, 19 April 2015, I noticed invalid click activity. On an average, my hubs get a total of 1 or 2 clicks max, but on the 19th of April the report showed 50 clicks and the total impressions were 1000. Today (20th April 2015) the Adsense performance report showed 30 clicks with only 188 impressions. IMO, this is a clear case of click bombing and someone is targeting those articles that are getting less page views. I have reported this issue via the Invalid clicks report. Google will take time and may or may not reply to my complaint, and until then should I disable Adsense? If I do, I won’t earn a cent from the HP ad program. Help!

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

      This is an issue that Google Adsense is aware of. Read this forum. http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/130081

      1. Anurag2008 profile image89
        Anurag2008posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Barbara. But I am part of the HP ad program and my pages are still getting click-bombed. sad

    2. colorfulone profile image89
      colorfuloneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Your avatar picture is showing up as a different pic on my feed.
      * Have you checked this thread in your feed? 
      * Do you see a different avatar too.
      * I reported the difference on this thread: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/130083#post2726723
      * She is reporting her avatar picture has changed.

      1. colorfulone profile image89
        colorfuloneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Now, your avatar pic on my feed and on this thread are the same.

        Something funny is going on.

      2. Anurag2008 profile image89
        Anurag2008posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I changed my profile pic a few minutes ago.

        1. colorfulone profile image89
          colorfuloneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I was wondering if that was what you did.
          Thank goodness.

    3. Matthew Meyer profile image77
      Matthew Meyerposted 2 years ago in reply to this
  2. robhampton profile image89
    robhamptonposted 2 years ago

    If Google is aware of this, Do I need to do anything?

  3. robhampton profile image89
    robhamptonposted 2 years ago

    Umm, ya I sent feedback and a screenshot to google because at these rates that they are showing that I am earning, both my wife and I could quit our jobs and retire... No kidding, something is really wrong here

  4. robhampton profile image89
    robhamptonposted 2 years ago

    I also noticed earlier today on analytics real time, was showing something from San Fransisco blowing up my profile page, almost like someone kept opening like 50 browser windows. weird

 
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