Someone is clicking my ads to get me banned!
How do you deal with this crap?
Should I take my ads down?
Good question, Nelle.
Regardless, you sure don't want anyone giving you illegal clicks. If you get banned from G, you can't get your account back.
If you know for sure this is going on UH, I don't know what else you can do except to remove your publisher's account ID. Maybe somebody more knowledgeable about AdSense can suggest other options.
I received a click this morning that I didn't make any money on, as well. That's the second time for me. Just 2 clicks total, though. I don't understand this stuff fully.
That click might be on a CPM ad. If a click is on a CPM ad then you don't get paid for the click. You get paid for the impressions.
Same is with PSAs. You won't get anything if someone click those ads. But I am experiencing more than normal clicks.
Oh, I see. Thank-you for the explanation, I appreciate that. I was afraid that I had been 'smart priced' or something. Since I only know a little, I'm always afraid that I'm going to somehow shoot myself in the foot.
I've started reading up on it, just waiting for it to 'click' and sink in.
Just received another click. A total of 12 for the day!
Taking the ads down now.
I know for sure who it is, but don't want to take the name.
There should be a way to inform Google about the person who is their publisher also and is trying to get me banned so that she/he should get banned instead. Of course they can double check the IP etc data.
Dude, I hope it's not who you think...That's just wrong (if my suspicions are correct).
That was sad to hear UH and I hope Google can do something about it.
If you take your ads down, can you get them back again? What about the earnings that you got prior to this incident?
I will be removing my publisher's ID from my HubPages settings, which means only HubPages ads will be displayed and not mine. I can always put them back up.
The earnings won't go anywhere. The only problem with doing this is than as long as my ads won't be on a display, I won't be earning and I am taking ads off of my sites also as that ugly thing has found them too and clicking.
I thought your removed the ads. I just checked your hubs and they're still showing ads.
I am going to remove them but my hubs will still be showing ads, although the ads will be those of HubPages and not mine.
BTW congratulations on such HIGH hubber score!
I have read on Google's site when I was trying to report this and they have said that they will figure out the invalid clicks and pay only for the valid ones. No need to report them. That seems good.
I don't think you should worry too much, I had 20 clicks one day and made nothing , so I guess they were all invalid and I'm still here
but i guess its best to be safe than sorry
Sometimes CPM ads can be shown, and if they get a click, it won't earn anything. It's usually noticeable when you have no clicks and revenue.
Keep an eye on the behaviour. I did get a terribly high amount of clicks a couple of weeks back at another site and notified Adsense, and also the site admin, who noticed the same trend. So we removed my Adsense code until it was sorted.
I haven't heard back from Adsense yet though.
Thank you for the reply Darkside!
Yes I know about CPM, PSAs. Read my post above in this thread. While I was trying to contact Google, I read somewhere on the page that we(Google) will figure out invalid clicks and won't credit you for them, so no need to contact them about invalid clicks. How did you contact them?
In the email it said they wouldn't get back to me unless they felt the need to.
If you go to here: https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/request.py
Then choose "Invalid Clicks or Unusual Account Activity"
* You'll have these to choose from:
* I accidentally clicked on my ads
* Reporting unusual activity on my account
* Protecting my account from invalid clicks
* Predicting a significant change in my account activity
* Concerns about IP addresses
* My account has been disabled for invalid click activity
The clicking spree has apparently stopped. No click for the last two hours almost.
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