An interesting commentary on why adverts on websites get blocked and just how many adverts actually get seen. You may be surprised....
http://www.socialmediatoday.com/marketi … nfographic
It certainly has relevance for a site like HubPages which carries adverts on a routine basis.
I didn't write it! However this is how Google defines Invalid Traffic https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/16737
"Invalid click activity includes any clicks or impressions that may artificially inflate an advertiser's costs or a publisher's earnings. Invalid activity covers intentionally fraudulent traffic as well as accidental clicks.
Invalid activity includes, but is not limited to:
* Clicks or impressions generated by publishers clicking their own live ads
* Repeated ad clicks or impressions generated by one or more users
* Publishers encouraging clicks on their ads (examples may include: any language encouraging users to click on ads, ad implementations that may cause a high volume of accidental clicks, etc.)
* Automated clicking tools or traffic sources, robots or other deceptive software
Clicks on Google ads must result from genuine user interest, and any method that artificially generates clicks or impressions is strictly prohibited by our programme policies. If we observe high levels of invalid activity on your account, we may suspend or disable the account to protect our advertisers and users. Due to invalid clicks, you may also see a difference between your estimated and finalised earnings.
We understand that a third party may generate invalid activity on your ads without your knowledge or permission. However, ultimately it is your responsibility as the publisher to ensure that the activity on your ads is valid. For this reason, we highly recommend that you review our tips for preventing invalid activity."
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by Anurag Ghosh2 years ago
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by johnshade7 years ago
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