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Why adverts get blocked

  1. makingamark profile image76
    makingamarkposted 5 months ago

    An interesting commentary on why adverts on websites get blocked and just how many adverts actually get seen. You may be surprised....

    http://www.socialmediatoday.com/marketi … nfographic

    It certainly has relevance for a site like HubPages which carries adverts on a routine basis.

    1. Solaras profile image91
      Solarasposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      Can you better explain Invalid Traffic?

      1. makingamark profile image76
        makingamarkposted 5 months ago in reply to this

        I didn't write it! However this is how Google defines Invalid Traffic https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/16737

        "Invalid click activity includes any clicks or impressions that may artificially inflate an advertiser's costs or a publisher's earnings. Invalid activity covers intentionally fraudulent traffic as well as accidental clicks.

        Invalid activity includes, but is not limited to:

        * Clicks or impressions generated by publishers clicking their own live ads
        * Repeated ad clicks or impressions generated by one or more users
        * Publishers encouraging clicks on their ads (examples may include: any language encouraging users to click on ads, ad implementations that may cause a high volume of accidental clicks, etc.)
        * Automated clicking tools or traffic sources, robots or other deceptive software

        Clicks on Google ads must result from genuine user interest, and any method that artificially generates clicks or impressions is strictly prohibited by our programme policies. If we observe high levels of invalid activity on your account, we may suspend or disable the account to protect our advertisers and users. Due to invalid clicks, you may also see a difference between your estimated and finalised earnings.

        We understand that a third party may generate invalid activity on your ads without your knowledge or permission. However, ultimately it is your responsibility as the publisher to ensure that the activity on your ads is valid. For this reason, we highly recommend that you review our tips for preventing invalid activity."

        1. Solaras profile image91
          Solarasposted 5 months ago in reply to this

          Thanks; that's what I thought it would mean!