Adsense Problem - is somebody Click Bombing me?

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  1. 2besure profile image81
    2besureposted 10 years ago

    I just to 1 Adsense click for $37.54.  I have gotten the occasional 10 or $12 once or twice a year; but these feels like, someone is trying to hurt me.  What advertiser would pay that much for 1 click?  The article only has twelve views and one click.  Can someone please talk me down!

    1. nufoundglory profile image60
      nufoundgloryposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That's not click bombing. Click bombing is when someone's "continuously" clicking on your ads. Looks like you only got 1 click and that one click gave you $37.54. If it's click bombing you might've had like 188 clicks and 5 page views, doesn't matter how much a click gives u.

  2. faythef profile image70
    faythefposted 10 years ago

    that's awesome...Why would anyone want to hurt you ?..I certainly hope they would not..

    1. 2besure profile image81
      2besureposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      My website, is  about a free program for low income families and individuals.  I also have a youtube video, with the site link on it.  Sometimes I get very ugly comments about poor people and people receiving government assistance.  These are the type of people might want to hurt the site.

  3. lovebuglena profile image86
    lovebuglenaposted 10 years ago

    Some keywords have a very high competition and if someone is desperate to come up on top of the Google Search results, maybe even the first one on the first page, they may pay a ridiculous amount of money per click. I don't think you have anything to worry about that the CPC is so high. Google always says that earnings may change once they are finalized so maybe this number will be different. Still, i wouldn't worry about it. If you had endless clicks from same IP address and the user didn't stay on the page the ads took them too for even a few seconds then I'd worry.

  4. 2besure profile image81
    2besureposted 10 years ago

    Oh, that is comforting to know.  I was  concerned.  I guess if is was only 1 click, that would not constitute click bombing.  How do you track the ip addresses that come to you site?  Thanks lovebuglena

  5. SpaceShanty profile image93
    SpaceShantyposted 10 years ago

    I think you are just lucky!  If you were being click bombed then you would see more than just 1 click.

    The most expensive CPC words are insurace at around $54 Per click, Loans at $44 and mortgage at $47

  6. yansky23 profile image66
    yansky23posted 10 years ago

    But there's a risk there. If Adsense detected false clicks, they might ban your Adsense account.

  7. yansky23 profile image66
    yansky23posted 10 years ago

    suspicious clicks is an Adsense no no.

    1. 2besure profile image81
      2besureposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I am clear concerning these types of things. I never ask anyone to click my ads or click myself.  This is stealing, and yes, a no, no!

  8. yansky23 profile image66
    yansky23posted 10 years ago

    If they have detected and ip adress that consistently clicks Adsense ads, Adsense will investigate that. Just saying.

  9. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
    mistyhorizon2003posted 10 years ago

    If you are really concerned (although it doesn't sound like 1 high paying click is too much to be concerned about) then go to your Adsense reports page and report that you suspect 'unusual activity' via their contact link ( under help at the top right of page if I recall correctly). I believe it is the following link to make a report: … t&rd=2

    Once you do this you cover yourself, and if anything dodgy is detected by Google Adsense they won't blame you because you already raised a concern over it. If all is well you will get paid as per normal.

    I still reckon you are better off on the HP Ad program for decent earnings though (unless you already are and just happened to get this click on the one Adsense paid ad block left on your hub).

    1. 2besure profile image81
      2besureposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      mistyhorizon2003, you are right, it sounds like I just got lucky.  I am aware of that link you posted.  I will use is if I am ever 'really' clicked bombed.  I done use the HP Ad program,  I only use Google, but always make payout.

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
        mistyhorizon2003posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Have you ever tried the HP Ad program? The reason I ask is that most people do much better on it because it is paid on views (impressions) rather than clicks. I make payout on the HP Ad program at least 6 times over each month, whereas on Adsense I very much doubt I would do more than half of that. It is well worth periodically swapping between the two for a month just to see if one is performing better for you than the other.

  10. pinappu profile image79
    pinappuposted 10 years ago

    If you had not clicked it yourself then why are you worried? You got paid a huge bill for a click and it is not your fault.

    1. 2besure profile image81
      2besureposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      No pinsppu, I never click on my own ads.  I know that is against Adsense TOS, and considered click fraud.

  11. nakmeister profile image78
    nakmeisterposted 10 years ago

    Lucky you, well done for getting it- that's brilliant! And gives me some hope for the future!!

    1. 2besure profile image81
      2besureposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!  Adsense gods, bless nakmeister with a hugh click!

  12. snlee profile image69
    snleeposted 10 years ago

    By the way, what's your article about to get such high dollar click?

  13. profile image0
    Ethan Greenposted 10 years ago

    Don't forget that the ads are first chosen based on the reader's search history, not the topic of the page. So even if you were writing about something with a low CPC topic like vegetables, if the viewer has been recently looking into choosing an online spread-betting company, then they might see adverts based on spread-betting, forex, gold trading etc on your page. And then if they click on one of those ads, you are going to get that massive payout.
    So don't panic and just keeping hoping your hub attracts more people who are searching for high competition terms!

    1. 2besure profile image81
      2besureposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Ethan, I didn't know this.  That explains it.  I am glad I turned back on my interest based ads!

  14. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 10 years ago

    One thought...

    Two or more advertisers might have showed up on your page with their ads set to bid instead of fixed. Their problem, not yours. Enjoy the gift and bask in the glory. big_smile

    1. 2besure profile image81
      2besureposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, that was a gift!  Good, I need a root canal, that will add a little more to the kitty!

  15. Mark Johann profile image51
    Mark Johannposted 10 years ago

    I agree that you don't need to worry. Let us see if Adsense will give you some notice or something.

    1. 2besure profile image81
      2besureposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      OK Mark!  You know you kind of get used to it coming in, in  drips and drabs and then, wham!  This sky is falling, the sky is falling!  LOL!

  16. jdw7979 profile image73
    jdw7979posted 10 years ago

    Sounds like a decent little pay grab and nothing shady! Kudos and keep on hubbing..

    1. 2besure profile image81
      2besureposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, jdw7979!


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