Just had a thought about Adsense and my hubpages.
I have 8 published hubs and let's say I have a 12% CTR (click thru rate).
That's 1 click out of 8 views. What if 4 visitors out of the 8 had clicked on an ad. That would have been 50% CTR!
How likely would I be banned from the google adsense program? If this was a normal website with 8 pages and it received 10 to 40% CTR, and if I were google, I'd be very suspicious.
This is a scary thought.
I guess everybody who's been with AdSense for a while can remember a CTR of 100% and even 400%. It happens sometimes, but not often. I believe Google estimates CTR on a monthly basis or so, but it's next to impossible to have a consistent CTR of even 20%. The average at Hubpages is about 2 to 5% in my experience, so there's nothing to worry about.
Google have many means of determining click fraud. A high CTR alone would not be the sole factor.
I doubt you could get consistently high CTR, higher than say 10%, from hub pages on a regular basis. If you do, then yes, it will probably trigger some checks and like darkside said, they could be investigating. If they find out it's something like you having a link somewhere asking your friends and family to visit and click the ads, they will ban you. They just need to suspect as much, that's all, looking at the click-through patterns.
Don't worry about that. The Adsense Team knows how to recognize click fraud these days. Legit CTR's can be "sky high" and nothing happens except a larger paycheck
I don't think that will matter, because google has many methods of determining click fraud with cookies, ip address, etc.
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