I posted a question the answers of which are upsetting me. Background: I RARELY click on ANY ad ANY where and it occured to me that many people are just like me. What if, on hubpages, we started noticing other people's ads more and when we read ANOTHER person's hub, we clicked on an ad that ATTRACTED us. I'm not saying we should click for the purpose of clicking, but I'm saying NOTICE ads and if they're of interest, click. People seem to think that that would be against TOS. OF COURSE, you don't click on your own ads, but if I notice an ad on YOUR hub, am I supposed to log OFF of hubpages and try to find that ad somewhere else??? So last night, I was reading a hub by another member. I told myself, I'd start NOTICING ads. There was one there for an air freshner even though I'm a total fragrance addict. I thought, "Let's see what's here." I clicked and found those diffuser reeds that normally come only WITH the fragrance. This site sold them separately. That's all I'm saying. I've had a website since 1995. I TOTALLY understand not clicking on the ads of my own site; however I just don't see why we should notice ads on other hubbers pages and IF we like what's there, explore. TV has worked that way and now, yes, we can get other services, but revenue must be brought in either ads, donations (like on NPR), subscription or some other means. I'm just saying let's just NOTICE each other's ads and if we're truly interested, click. SURELY that can't be against the TOS
My guess as to HP and Google policy on this...
One shall not only not do a no-no, but one shall not even do the appearance of a no-no.
So you have a follower that is a trifle overzealous on this and clicks a few too many of your ads. Google takes notice that they are doing so, notices you are clicking their ads as well (just not as many) and decides it's click fraud in the making.
You both lose your adsense account, forever.
Making a dollar or two isn't worth the risk, thanks. I do not click ads on HubPages, and will certainly not join any group that thinks it's fine to click ads on another's site.
by Dorsi Diaz 8 years ago
Something just occured to me, not only are we writers here but we are ALSO CONSUMERS. I see nothing wrong with clicking on a fellow hubbers google ad if it's something we are interested in. I am getting the feeling that some people are afraid to do this for fear of reprisal for being click happy...
by Bible Studies 7 years ago
I got into an interesting discussion on another thread, and thought it would make a good thread itself. The question of the day is how do you feel about other hubbers clicking on an ad in your hubs?Personally I really don't see a problem with it as long as the ad interests them from a good quality...
by Carrie L Cronkite 5 years ago
Is it OK to click on ads of interest of other hubbers. I have never done that before because I'm afraid of being penalized by google since I have a google adsence account. Today I saw a great ad on someones hub for a free coupon offer for Tide Pods but was afraid to click on it.Thanks,Creativelycc
by Amanda S 6 years ago
I have seen mixed messages as to whether or not this is legal. Please help me sort this out. Thanks.
by catgypsy 6 years ago
Hi! I was wondering what the number by my name (at the top of the page) means. I was also wondering if we are allowed to click on any ads in other hubbers hubs? Not randomly, but if we are interested in something. Is that allowed because I know you can't click on your own ads. Thanks,Catgypsy
by Ultimate Hubber 9 years ago
Someone is clicking my ads to get me banned!How do you deal with this crap?Should I take my ads down?
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