Did you ever click on an ad on your own hub?

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  1. Barkley Rosehill profile image80
    Barkley Rosehillposted 12 years ago

    Did you ever click on an ad on your own hub?

    It's ok, you can admit it. The adsense police are not here. When I first started writing online in 2007, I was amazed at how the whole thing worked. If I posted new content I wanted to make sure the ads on that page worked. I knew it was wrong, but I didn't care. I wasn't doing it to cheat google, I just wanted to test out the links, and make sure everything was working.

  2. Right On Time profile image60
    Right On Timeposted 12 years ago

    I admit it, I have clicked on someone else's ad purely by accident...only joshing, when I had ads in one of my hubs I did try it and ended up on a pretty informative website actually. But I wasn't linked to Adsense then.

  3. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 12 years ago

    When you sign up for AdSense, one of the things they tell you if you take the time to actually read all the rules is that you are not supposed to do this, even if you are just testing.

    Sadly, some people have lost their AdSense accounts from clicking on their own ads.

  4. Karonher profile image62
    Karonherposted 12 years ago

    Once when I actually wanted to read the website. I was on for some time, so if it was wrong they may have realised I did want to read the details.

  5. Axas profile image60
    Axasposted 12 years ago

    No I haven't. I just read a couple of articles about adsense before actually registering an account, and found out that it's not one of the good things to do.

  6. CYBERSUPE profile image59
    CYBERSUPEposted 12 years ago

    No---not legal---Adsense is watching--Relache knows the rules very well and her answer is correct. Thanks Relache

  7. eddiecarrara profile image95
    eddiecarraraposted 12 years ago

    I almost did by accident, then I heard that little voice saying, You can't do that smile

  8. profile image0
    Mr Tindleposted 12 years ago

    No, I don't want to bring on the wrath of Google!

  9. RocketCityWriter profile image75
    RocketCityWriterposted 12 years ago

    Google is always watching...smile And why would you not think that the ad links were working? Not enough patience to let natural hits come to them? Don't do it!

  10. Vaiebhav profile image76
    Vaiebhavposted 12 years ago

    I have been using AdSense since 2004. Two points: AdSense is much developed now, and it can identify self-clicks which are then discredited from your account. Second, if the activity persists, then the account can be suspended.
    I have once clicked on a link on my website, because the link said "download", and I was curious to know what download it was asking my readers to do. It took me to a page where I could download a trial keyword software. I wanted the software, so I downloaded it. So, essentially the advertiser who is paying for that click to get people to download the trial software got a conversion from my click. Nothing wrong in that.
    But yes, I would highly recommend people from staying away from self-clicking. I use AdWords and I would hate to be paying money for self-clicks.

  11. kcreery profile image61
    kcreeryposted 12 years ago

    I try not to as it's against the rules.  No need to artificially prop up my numbers and then Google would kick me out of Adsense..

  12. plogan721 profile image80
    plogan721posted 12 years ago

    I do not, because google said no.   I do not want to risk losing my account over seeing if an ad works.

  13. Silver Poet profile image70
    Silver Poetposted 12 years ago

    There were ads I was truly interested in, but I remembered not to click them.  I'd go look for them on someone else's hub!

  14. lrbee profile image56
    lrbeeposted 12 years ago

    No. Why would I do that? I want to know that my hubs are drawing unique traffic. I also want to know what monetization methods are working. If I click on my own ads I distort my earnings and my statistics.

  15. htodd profile image60
    htoddposted 12 years ago

    Never click on your ads because it may get to rejection of your Adsense account .In Google policy it is written that you never click on your ads ,So beware of doing that ..

  16. daravuthz profile image59
    daravuthzposted 12 years ago

    No I never and never click on ad on my own hub. but I test to click on my own blog when beginning join adsense program and then I get ban from Google adsense.

  17. rachellrobinson profile image82
    rachellrobinsonposted 12 years ago

    I did on accident the other day, it freaked me out because I just knew that one click by mistake was going to cost me my adsense account.

  18. F.B. Spannigan profile image60
    F.B. Spanniganposted 12 years ago

    No. The ad is probably a scam. Duh.

  19. doodlebugs profile image93
    doodlebugsposted 12 years ago

    I once did by accident because I was really interested in a product being advertised but I have been much more careful since then.

  20. Iggy Falcone profile image59
    Iggy Falconeposted 12 years ago

    Google says 'Don't be evil.'... And when a huge, powerful, multinational corporation says so, you sure as hell better listen to them!

  21. Maria Cecilia profile image82
    Maria Ceciliaposted 11 years ago

    will I be punished? I was reading my hubs when I saw this ads about Sony Smart watch, I totally forgot about that I was on my own page because I love unique watches so I clicked on it trying to know the price and more features, stayed there longer. then I realized I was on my own page and remember the rule of google adsense.... in case google spotted it, will they automatically cancel your account and won't give you the benefit of the doubt for the first offense at least?


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