'suspicious clicks'

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  1. karpouzian profile image60
    karpouzianposted 9 years ago

    Hey folks, I'm paranoid, so I thought I would ask this.  I got more clicks on my ads yesterday than I have combined so far, and I was wondering if I could see where the clicks originated from (IP or at lease geographical area).  I noticed my income doubled (from about 50 cents to a whole dollar) and I'm concerned...  Can I track this in adsense?  If not, can I track it in analytics?

    1. beautyrose profile image60
      beautyroseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes it is seen in analytics but my analytics have not tracking down of who and where does my clicks comes from.

      1. sunforged profile image72
        sunforgedposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Sure it does! Theres a big map of the world, click on the continents that are highlighted, then it shows little circles of where visitors came from, click on those and it gives you city names and numbers of people(amount of)
        from  those cities

        1. karpouzian profile image60
          karpouzianposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks!  I don't know WHY I didn't think of that, but I didn't.  Just what I needed smile

    2. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You can track a LOT of things in Analytics.

      1. beautyrose profile image60
        beautyroseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I followed the instruction already but how come it only shows zero zero visit and clicks. I don't know whats wrong.

        1. LVM profile image60
          LVMposted 9 years agoin reply to this
    3. anjalichugh profile image71
      anjalichughposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Analytics gives you most of the details about the traffic sources, visitors etc but I don't think you can figure out who clicked on your ads. How does it matter as long as you are not losing anything? smile

      1. karpouzian profile image60
        karpouzianposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        It was just a large number of clicks for one day, and I wanted to make sure none of my friends were 'helping'...  If you know what I mean sad

        1. profile image0
          ryankettposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          You are probably just having a good adsense day, dont worry too much.

    4. LVM profile image60
      LVMposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Isolated fraudulent clicks won't probably trigger the adsense program to flag your account.

  2. karpouzian profile image60
    karpouzianposted 9 years ago

    Well, I am less worried now.  2 seem to have come from google searches, 2 from yahoo searches, and 1 from site I have never heard of...

    1. beautyrose profile image60
      beautyroseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You don't have to worry about it as long as your not the one who clicks your ads.

      1. Misha profile image70
        Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Your friends and relatives count, too.

  3. WeddingConsultant profile image65
    WeddingConsultantposted 9 years ago

    Speaking of suspicious clicks, I had one visitor to one of my hubs, and 4 clicks...!

    Either that person is really stupid or they're trying to get me banned. Hmm, not cool.

    1. BristolBoy profile image71
      BristolBoyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I believe that Adsense ads are automatically displayed in a new window, so they may have clicked on it and opened up a new window, only to decide after closing that window that they liked another ad.  Whilst it is weird to have more clicks than page views, it has also happened to me on a couple of days on particular hubs when I may have one page view but two clicks.

      1. WeddingConsultant profile image65
        WeddingConsultantposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I hope that was the case for me- customer clicking around trying to find the right thing, using my hub as...er....a hub of information.

        A 4-to-1 ratio just smells fishy to me. Hopefully it's all good and no foul play is at hand.

 
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