Google Adsense - Will Clicks from Hubbers Get Me Flagged?

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    girly_girl09posted 14 years ago

    First off, I reached 1/2 of my payout today, so that is very exciting! Thank you all for the advice so far, but I am in need of more. smile

    I am a little concerned, because I earned from two clicks this morning from a very low traffic hub. I thought that was really weird when I saw how much I had earned from it so I looked under this hub's stats and the only traffic for the day was 1 HubPage view. There were two clicks on the same page (obviously) from one reader. These two clicks were worth quite a bit! I am quite certain that it is VERY rare for readers to click on two ads.

    Does this stuff raise red flags? I really hope that there aren't hubbers out there going around clicking on a few ads on a page just because they like the article and are "trying to help me out".

    1. Zeta Sfico profile image60
      Zeta Sficoposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      my suggestion, report to adsense team if this repeated again again and again. publishers should cooperate with google if something like this happens so that google will not ban you. google always think something like this as a group click.

    2. ngureco profile image80
      ngurecoposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Girly_girl09, I think this issue is more complex to make a good conclusion.

      Suppose I may ask you, do you think you will earn the same in the two cases below?

      1. A reader from an IP in India comes to hub A and then navigate to your hub and click adsense ads B

      2. A reader from an IP in US comes to hub A and then navigate to your hub and click adsense ads B

  2. darkside profile image68
    darksideposted 14 years ago

    Google have plenty of measures in place to track and measure illegal click activity.

    I'm a strong advocate of NOT clicking on ads as a form of reward. I avoid them completely.

    If anyone made a habit of it, or even did so for the wrong reasons, they'd need to be aware it's not just the Publisher at risk. Google have their details too, and are aware of the clickers IP address. So there is a very likely chance that the excited clicker gets flagged, and if they have an Adsense account they could get banned before their intended target does.

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    girly_girl09posted 14 years ago

    Ok, thanks so much for the info! I know, personally, I never click on HubPage ads on other Hubber's pages because it's on the same website that my work is hosted on. I'm just really paranoid about it!

    Again, thanks...I will sleep better tonight! smile

    1. charanjeet kaur profile image61
      charanjeet kaurposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Thats the real question isnt it, hub traffic is great for appreciation of your writing but does the hub traffic create revenues in adsense? I wanted to ask this but glad you brought it up should we or should we not hubbers click on other hubber ads when viewing thier hubs.

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      badcompany99posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Don't worry about it GG because google can spot an ip that would give repeat clicks. I have read hubs onn here and spotted an ad that interested me so it's nothing to lose sleep about, rest easy and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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        girly_girl09posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        thanks! smile I definitely feel better now, after all it was only two clicks. Just hope it doesn't keep happening. smile

    3. Paper Moon profile image59
      Paper Moonposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I clicked on one on someones hub from actual interest before.  It was a really good add.

      1. 1enigma profile image57
        1enigmaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        after i wrote a few hubs, i told all my friends and family to check them out. I did not tell them to simply "click my ads" but i did ask them to View any ads that they were interested in because i could possibly be rewarded. now i am scared that they might start trying to 'reward me with clicks' if they catch on to exactly how it works. Ive only been on for three or for days and have gotten about 50 clicks. I'm in the process of telling everyone not to click them at all unless they are truly interested in what they are clicking on, due to the fact that I'm now terrified of being kicked of AdSense. Should I be worried?

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          girly_girl09posted 14 years agoin reply to this

          50 clicks is a lot in 3 or 4 days. I get around 5-20 clicks a day, with 60 hubs. Your CTR must be astronomical and it should definitely raise some flags with google.

          Definitely tell them to stop clicking immediately.

        2. HubPolice profile image57
          HubPoliceposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Yep, you should be worried, but if you tell them ASAP to stop you'll probably be OK, probably best to tell them to stop full-stop even if they find them interesting.

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    girly_girl09posted 14 years ago

    I don't think that hubbers typically click on ads.

    Personally, I think it's a very bad idea because you could risk your personal account or another's account being reviewed by google.

    If you're constantly clicking on ads on various hubs, remember that they are all hosted on one main site and it could raise some red flags for you. At least that is how I view it. For example if you were on, and clicked on a bunch of ads each day, I'm sure google would review your account. How is hubpages any different than clicking lots of ads on another site?

    1. BristolBoy profile image64
      BristolBoyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      It can't be too bad getting clicks from the same readers, as long as it isn't excessive or anything.  For example in the UK many of the main daily newspapers have Adsense on their webpages (I assume it may be the same in the US).  I expect with something like traffic to a newspaper website a large proportion is repeat traffic, and so they are more likely to get clicks from the same person more than once.  I expect though that banning for excessive Adsense clicks also depends on the size of the website and it's traffic.  If not Hubpages could end up getting their Adsense ID banned by one overenthuastic hubber clicking on his own adverts (as hubpages take 40% of the impressions).  In addition, it would be a good way for large companies to reduce a competitors revenue stream and potentially give the excess clicker an unfair financial advantage.

  5. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 14 years ago

    What happens if you click an ad  on another hubber's hub-- and actually buy something-- because you want the item?

    Is that bad for either person?

    Is it inadvisable?

    1. darkside profile image68
      darksideposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Adsense ads are Pay Per Click (PPC) so buying something isn't going to make much of a difference. And some people running a PPC campaign are after visitor traffic. They might not have anything to sell. They want you to subscribe to their newsletter, forum or become a seller. Or just read and bookmark their site.

      As for Amazon and Ebay ads, it doesn't matter if people click on them or even if you click on it yourself, as you're not getting paid for the click. You do get a commission though for a sale. If hubbers did buy off each other there would be nothing wrong with that at all. If you did click on one of your own Amazon ads and bought an item you wouldn't get the commission anyway. Amazon track all traffic and sales of course, but they won't pay an Associate for stuff they've bought through their own links. I assume that Ebay is the same.

      1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
        pauldeedsposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Most Google AdSense advertisers use Google's conversion tracking code to register sales, newsletter signups, or whatever.  So, I suspect conversions are part of their fraud analysis calculation, and most likely the aggregate conversion rate also affects how much they pay you per click.

        It's probably better to err on the side of caution, but I don't think you're going to create any problems clicking ads on other people's hubs once in a while, when you have genuine interest.

        1. freelanceworld profile image61
          freelanceworldposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Completely agree smile

    2. johnr54 profile image47
      johnr54posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      No one will get upset if you click on an ad and buy something.  It's when you repeatedly click on ads and then do nothing and bounce off the site that alarm bells go off.

  6. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 14 years ago

    Thanks for all of that. Very helpful.

  7. BundleBoy profile image72
    BundleBoyposted 14 years ago

    Very helpful thread! Thank you all

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    girly_girl09posted 14 years ago

    Here is a great article that I found for adsense begginers!

    11 Reasons Google Can Ban Your Account … r-account/

    The technology to track stuff is truly incredible. I marvel at it all the time! lol


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