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Updated on September 17, 2012

People Claim They Can Beat the System

So, after doing plenty of research over the past few months on how exactly to make money working at home with Google Adsense I have stumbled upon plenty of forums and discussions of how to cheat the system. These are the ways that I have found but I find it hard to believe that anyone is actually attempting this!

1. Basic clicker cheat - This person pretty much knows nothing about web technology. They will click on their own ads daily and probably have not even read the Google Adsense terms and conditions. This is also probably the same person in forums claiming their account got closed down and they swear they didn't do anything! This is also probably the idiot that starts their blog or website and immediately is clicking on if they would even be found in search engines yet.

2. Proxy clicker cheat - This person knows a little basic information about how the web works. They have probably read up on IP addresses and cookies so they think if they use an IP hider and cookie crumbler then they can get away with clicking their own ads.

3. Multiple computer clicker cheat - This person is a step smarter than the Proxy clicker cheat. They don't want to risk clicking their ads from their own computer so they have their family, friends, neighbors, pets, etc clicking. They also click from the library and work. If they thought this through then maybe they would realize that Google is a bit smarter than this and can track if all of their clicks are coming from the same city.

4. Software clicker cheat - These are the buyers of the clickbots. This is a specialized robot software to click on Adsense ads. It browses around your site and clicks on ads every few minutes. This website is popular around the world and the clickbots browse the advertiser's site also.

5. Paid clickers cheat
- This person pays $50 per month to professional Adsense clickers. These are specialized internet surfers hidden away in places like China and India who personally click on your ads every few minutes. They also brown the advertiser's site and sign up for offers and newsletters.

6. Click-rings cheat - These people join hands with people with similar agendas and form groups to distribute Adsense clicks amongst themselves. Joining the click-ring network means your web address is made known to members who browse their group's website and click on ads. Some groups use mail list for communication and some are foolish enough to use forums like Yahoo.

7. Other medium cheat - This person is pretty slick and very comfortable with computers. They write or design signatures, tool bars or Firefox extensions, screensavers, etc. These are offered for people to download for free, of course their Adsense code is hidden in the click.

8. Visitor cheat
- This is the person that puts on their site 'visit our sponsors' or 'check the ads above' so viewers are tricked into thinking it is not an advertisement but rather a part of their page.

9. Spam cheat - This is the highest level of all click frauds. This person spams millions of emails regularly offering something that is 'too good to be true' if the reader clicks on their ads.

10. Click through rate cheats - This is the super 'smart' cheater. They know that if the CTR exceeds a certain percentage it raises a red flag with Google. Therefore they design a few pages that will bring in super high traffic like offering freebies. They use these pages to lower their CTR by having more page impressions.

I'm not really sure why people even try or seek out these options. Google is not some mom and pop operation. I believe you will get caught. I guess with every job there is always a cheater. I personally would rather watch my earning slowly go up legitimately. Do you really want to 'watch over your shoulder' every day wondering if this is the day that Google shuts you down? I don't!  So my thoughts are this, instead of spending all the time you're spending trying to be deceitful, why not put that energy into promoting your blog or site! it may take a long time to make any money but think what a rewarding feeling it will be when you do!


Are you having fun or making money with Google Adsense?

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    • smlikesu12 profile image


      8 years ago

      great job

    • icciev profile image


      8 years ago from Kuwait

      Great article, thanks for sharing

    • shailesh549 profile image


      9 years ago

      Thanks very much for article, It was worth a read, I have had friends who are highly talented in blogging, and knows a lot about software and how web works, but the thing is Google is too smart to get cheated, really not possible to cheat Google though

    • LuisEGonzalez profile image

      Luis E Gonzalez 

      9 years ago from Miami, Florida

      Good info. learned something today.

    • tnvrstar profile image


      9 years ago from doha, qatar

      tank you very much for your article. the way you explained i enjoyed reading the whole article. Yes i am also earning very less with adsense bu still working hard :)

    • idreesfarooq profile image


      10 years ago from fiverr dot com/idreesfarooq

      You provide really good information. Keep on posting

    • theherbivorehippi profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Holly, MI

      Oh my gosh I know right???!! Ewe! lol

    • debwalker profile image


      10 years ago from New England USA

      Really good information. Can you imagine being a professional Adsense clicker?! What a job. Crazy..........

    • theherbivorehippi profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Holly, MI

      OMG me too!! It was when I first started my vegan running website long before hubpages and I specifically remember it was an ad for some type of vegan cheese I hadn't heard of yet and without even thinking I clicked on it and didn't realize it until later in the day and then I panicked. lol These people that cheat are crazy....they are always going to get caught eventually.

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      Holle Abee 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      I'd be too scared to try and cheat! I accidentally clicked one of my own ads soon after joining HP, and I nearly freaked out!

    • theherbivorehippi profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Holly, MI

      I'm so glad you mentioned about that hubber! I just don't know why people would want to try to cheat and then they have to live looking over their shoulder all the time wondering if they're gonna get the boot. It's just not worth it! Thanks so much for your comment!!

    • BkCreative profile image


      10 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      It's amazing - what ever is put out there - someone always thinks they are smarter because...well, because they are them! And this is how they go through life.

      The clickbot you mentioned - I know a hubber who did it and was bounced off of AdSense. And yes, this was a person who was constantly telling me how I could make a fortune - a person who was barely functioning here.

      I'm checking out all your google related hubs - great information.

      Thanks a million!

    • theherbivorehippi profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Holly, MI

      Exactly!! I mean, I'm sure there are people getting away with it and making some money but do you want to be nervous every time you log on to see if you've been banned?? Geez! That's a lot of stress!

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      Alfreta Sailor 

      10 years ago from Southern California

      Very good information. I never knew there were so many ways to TRY to beat the system. It stands to reason if you are "earning" an inordinate amount of money that Google will look into it. As you said, "who wants to continually look over your shoulder afraid of getting caught." Very good hub.

    • Manna in the wild profile image

      Manna in the wild 

      10 years ago from Australia

      Very well done. Well explained and well written. Good luck!

    • profile image


      10 years ago

      google is talented and it finds cheats and kick them. so cheating is just foolish thing to do

    • theherbivorehippi profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Holly, MI

      Thanks for reading!

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      search engine guide 

      10 years ago

      Thanks for posting there are many different things to learn on this subject, im happy to have come across your information

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      10 years ago

      higly impossible to cheat the big G i believe

      i never thought abt this too

    • Peter Dickinson profile image

      Peter Dickinson 

      10 years ago from South East Asia

      Again a very well researched hub. I learned a lot. I don't cheat or lie in life so I certainly won't do it on the internet. Honest money feels better. Thanks.

    • theherbivorehippi profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Holly, MI

      Thanks! may take another year before I ever see a check but it's a good feeling seeing my earning raise even a few cents a day! :)

    • Midasfx profile image


      10 years ago

      Good hub, definitly worth the read. Learn about what to stay away from. Glad to see you don't participate in any of these cheats you have listed. Good luck with growing your earnings the honest way like the rest of us here :-)

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      10 years ago

      google is not dumb :D so you can't cheat


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