One of my hubs has an absolutely ridiculous CTR, today it has 5 views and 4 clicks!(it happens frequently for this specific hub) I suspect that someone is deliberately trying to get that specific hub flagged, and compromise my account.
This issue is related to a specific hub only.
Should I contact adsense? Has anyone had a similar issue before? I'm getting a little worried about my adsense standing.
P.S: I've never even looked at my own ads, forget clicking them!
I'd contact hubpages staff. I had that happened, and they helped me out a lot with the matter.
This seem like normal click activity. However, people have tried clicking my ads in order to get me banned but nothing happened. Google is smart!
Does not look like abuse to me. Yet it could be the case when one wants to be better safe than sorry.
Thanks everyone for you helpful feedback, I feel a little better already. Relache, I havent recieved a policy violation notification, nor have I clicked on my own ads and have fully abided by their TOS. But I have heard some horror stories, which lead me to ask for some feedback.
That specific hub may be getting a very attractive advertisement from Google that is irresistible; it happens and yours look normal.
I don't think there is anything to worry about. It is possible to get ad clicks even when your views are low. I've had that happen and everything was fine.
If someone was trying to be malicious and compromise your account, I would expect to see a lot more page views than 5 and more clicks than 4. An 80% CTR would be phenomenal, but given the extremely small sample that you have provided, the CTR is irrelevant and should even out over time.
On a site of mine currently an ad block that usually gets 5-10 clicks a day has started receiving hundreds. I like you was initially worried. Until I checked the page and saw how perfectly targeted a new ad that had appeared there was.
As others have said, these things happen from time to time. And it seems to be commonly believed that the days of that kind of click fraud are long gone, with Google now being smart enough to discount such activity, or even punish the person (if they have their own Adsense account) attempting to get you banned.
I quite often see multiple clicks and only one visit, especially in the finance niche. I think it is the page or ad being slow and the clickee being impatient. It's annoying as it messes up your CTR reports.
Some of the ads are slow sometimes - I've even clicked on some before and the destination page hasn't actually existed!
Now you've got me worried, too. About two hours ago I suddenly showed up with 5 clicks on adsense with about $1 income. I just cheered and didn't check it out even though that seemed a little low for 5 clicks.
Now I have 5 clicks with no income and analytics shows one click, no income and no data on the single click. I think analytics often lags adsense and often doesn't match anyway, so not too concerned about that end of it, but what happened in the adsense end? Are they detecting some kind of foul play, maybe?
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