I heard over the forums, can admin please set me straight?

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    sandra rinckposted 9 years ago

    I read in some of the forums that hubbers are not allowed to click on other hubbers ads?  Is this true?

    I understand that it might be a good idea to make sure you know who signed up through you so that you don't make an accidental click on your own ad.

    But other than that, are hubbers closed off to other hubbers hub ads on accounts of being on the same network? 

    It's out of curiosity from reading several hubs this morning about dry scalp.  I figured I would check within hubpages first for the answers I was searching for but it popped into my head that someone or many people said that you aren't supposed to click on other hubbers ads, so I didn't.

  2. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 9 years ago

    Its not a hubpages issue, its an adsense issue

    Forum Posters are frequently so terrified of losing their adsense account due to clickfraud that they say things that would suggest your belief.

    If you as a visitor are genuinely interested in a link, click it, thats what its there for, to bring exposure to an offer,service etc.

    Are you less of a viewer because you are also a writer and publisher?

    I think a lot of this fear comes from all the posts people make about losing their adsense accounts "for no reason" ..they are lying

    Your correct in being careful about your own referrals as you could theoretically click on your own ads.

    1. lrohner profile image79
      lrohnerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Um...they're not lying. They're legitimately terrified.  Google doesn't always play well with others in the sandbox... smile

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    sandra rinckposted 9 years ago

    Thanks sunforged. So are you saying that these people are losing their accounts because of something else and blaming it on clicking on other hubbers ads? 

    I really don't know.  It wasn't something I was too concerned about until it came up in the forums.

  4. relache profile image84
    relacheposted 9 years ago


    Paul Deeds recently cleared things up as to what the actual risk is in clicking on other's ads.

  5. darkside profile image78
    darksideposted 9 years ago

    Do you NEED to click on ads?

    If that answer happens to be yes, there is a way to visit the page. I described it in a recent thread.

    It's a good habit to get into to NOT click on ads.

    No clicking means no chance of accidentally clicking on your own ad on your own page.

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Do I need to click on ads, no.  But if I am looking for something specific that I cannot find in the hubs then yes because it might be what I am looking for. 

      I rarely click on ads on other sites as well unless it is something that I just have to see.  But I do understand the referral reason.

      And I am not a click happy person but it just seems a little unfair to other hubbers that if I am looking for something that I try here first because after all, they are working for this.

      1. darkside profile image78
        darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        When success comes it'll be in the form of traffic from outside of HubPages.com clicking on ads. Missing out on a click that might be worth all of one cent is hardly unfair. What people are working for is a stream of passive revenue, and it's something that won't come from within the community.

  6. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 9 years ago

    See I dont agree with there overly sensitive approach, my adsense account(s) are several years old, ive accidently clicked on my own ads many a times - but hundreds of thousands of other people have too, so my mistakes dont prob make any flags raise

    People get brand new adsense accounts, hub for 3 months, get no clicks than start clicking their own ads..thats a much bigger ratio of unusual activity and hits from the same IP

    Then they make a big noise in the forums (hubpages/adsense/dp/warrior) etc. , we know that most of them are full of it

    But yes, google doesnt play well with others in the sandbox, agreed

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      What's the sandbox?

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

        Well, in both the uses in this thread its just a term referring to "children playing together in a sandbox"

        but Google and sandboxed together usually means when your site is deindexed from Google -

        neither of us were referring to that "sandbox" though

        What we meant (or at least I) is that Google isnt always fair ..and not EVERYBODY is lying about unfair loss of accounts

        But i think most of the new hubbers were lying- they were impatient and try to game the system and cheat us adwords users - the high frequency of this happening suggests this to me


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