Some idiot has been multiple clicking ads on one of my hubs (I can tell it was a hubber because the only visit to that hub was from "hubpages.com" according to the stats for that hub). And of course the value of the clicks was zero.
I wish hubpages would make ads invisible to hubbers. The current situation just means that our Adsense accounts are at risk of being closed down, due to those abusing the social side of this site.
That's a great idea, but it'd probably have to be to logged in hubbers. I don't know if they'd be able to prevent all hubbers from seeing whether logged in or not. It'd probably have to be like the Kontera ads.
In this case the hubbers can still click when not logged in to their account.
In your case, the person whom you feel is a hubber that spam-clicked your hub, could have just as easily logged out and still done the same thing if the ads weren't visible to hubbers.
I do like the idea of logged in hubbers not being able to see the ads. I know I've accidently clicked some when the page didn't load all the way, and I was trying to comment on a hub. Then the ad at the bottom pops up at the last minute when I click the box to type.
AdSense actually has a procedure for reporting click-fraud. You might want to do that.
There are some sites where you can't see ads if you're logged in. I think it would be a good idea too.
Great idea, so sorry to hear about that, Silver Rose. Very uncool. It does bring up a great suggestion, however.
by Susannah Birch 7 years ago
I don't know if this is workable or not, it's just a suggestion.However I was just reading a thread about hubbers "rewarding" other hubbers by clicking their adverts. My suggestion: Since we cannot see Kontera adverts while logged in, could the same be applied to Adsense?Obviously there...
by Lasantha Wijesekera 8 years ago
Although I have enabled Kontera Ads on all my Hubs, I cannot see any Kontera ad on any of my hub. I visited my account page on Kontera's web site and everything is perfect according to my knowledge.
by Dorsi Diaz 8 years ago
Something just occured to me, not only are we writers here but we are ALSO CONSUMERS. I see nothing wrong with clicking on a fellow hubbers google ad if it's something we are interested in. I am getting the feeling that some people are afraid to do this for fear of reprisal for being click happy...
by Simone Haruko Smith 7 years ago
Hello everyone!Another update on HubPages ad layout changes - Jason just published a blog post (http://blog.hubpages.com/2011/03/ad-layout-changes/) detailing the changes, but the gist is illustrated in the images below:The change for those who just have AdSense:The change for those who are a part...
by David Hunt 2 years ago
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by Liz Elias 3 years ago
Yesterday I was showing my husband something in one of my articles, and he accidentally clicked on one of the ads on my page.I was not logged in to Hub Pages at the time, as I was showing him how to find my pages as any other member of the public would find them.Would this count against me, or...
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