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Fraudulent AdSense Clicks

  1. Fiction Teller profile image61
    Fiction Tellerposted 5 years ago

    HubPages and Fellow Hubbers,

    Anybody else get hit by a rash of invalid clicks today or recently?  Like, 10-30 clicks on one hub on the same day, from a single visitor from India...where the visitor found the hub from a topic page on HubPages, rather than the search engine?  Or am I the only unlucky one...?

    (That's one sign of fraudulent click activity, for those who don't know...the visitor doesn't originate from a keyword search via the search engines, but from a browsing page, and clicks multiple times on AdSense ads.  If it catches the activity, AdSense will boot the recipient and the clicker both for life. Not fun.)

  2. Fiction Teller profile image61
    Fiction Tellerposted 5 years ago

    bump - am I the only one, then?

    1. Stacie L profile image87
      Stacie Lposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      does Google adsense tell you this?

  3. Fiction Teller profile image61
    Fiction Tellerposted 5 years ago

    No contact from Google.  In this case, AdSense reports and Google Analytics show what's happening.

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I've not had that, but have you taken pro-active measures like contacting Google to say you are aware of the invalid click activity and asking them to not pay you, as you want no part in this obvious fraud attempt?

      It might be in your interests to do so.

      1. Fiction Teller profile image61
        Fiction Tellerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, Izzym, definitely. smile

        So...anyone?  Nobody else had an overenthusiastic clicker yesterday?

        1. noenhulk profile image57
          noenhulkposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I haven't notice it yet. Maybe we have to be aware of this. Google might shut our account without fault on us.

  4. CASE1WORKER profile image84
    CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago

    No , not at all, I would notice that many clicks !

 
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