Is it OK to click on ad on hubs other than my own?
I know I'm not supposed to click on ads on my own hubs, but can I click an ad on someone else's hub? I've seen some conflicting opinions on this. Sometimes I see some pretty tempting ads.
It has been suggested that clicking on other hubbers ads has negative results for the entire HubPages site. Google could easily interpret this as fraud. It would jeopardize your account, the authors ad you clicked, and the HP community in all. Personally, I would NOT recommend this practice, even when those ads are really tempting! And I agree with you, some ads are very tempting!
This is what the owner of Hubpages said 10 months ago: I haven't heard anything to suggest that has changed.
"We've thought a bit about this and we do reduce the number of ads for logged in people.
Clicking on other people's ads is a big no,no and will likely result in getting banned from AdSense and HubPages."
If you are using Affiliate Trackers then there is a chance that YOUR Google affiliate code can be in another person's Hub at the time you are looking at it. This is why Hubbers should never click ads at all. Because you might just be clicking your own ads without realizing it.
If you don't know what Affiliate Trackers are then go to Account -> Earnings -> Affiliate Trackers. Then click the green help button near the top right of that page.
Thank you for asking this i was wondering that, but i think the general consensus is too avoid clicking on an ad on someones hub.
I'm glad I read the answers given here to your question as I would have thought it was okay to click on ads on other hubs than your own. Now I know better. Thanks for asking the question.
My opinion is , occasionally google can fine wrong words in searching , It is easier to google to find click from the same ip addresses .Keep careful, Be Won google
I have heard of people losing their account because of it. I agree entirely with what K9keystrokes said. If I see an ad I am interested in I write down the info then search Google.
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 Daniel 5 years ago
Here's something for you guys to consider, and I am simply reiterating a comment I made on another post. You need organic traffic to your Hubs! Why? If you are using adsense, or any other monetization method on Hubpages, you will not, I repeat, you will NOT get credit for clicks on your ads from...
by Amanda S 6 years ago
I have seen mixed messages as to whether or not this is legal. Please help me sort this out. Thanks.
by Jerrico Usher 10 years ago
If I go to one of my fellow huber's articles and see an ad I'm interrested in is it ok to click it? or is it only not ok to click your own (duh).. I ask because I dont completely know the rules about this toher than dont click your own (duh).. but I was reading a fans hub and saw a link I wanted to...
by Juliette Kando FI Chor 3 years ago
I know we are all here to make some money, but having 10 ads on a page slows down loading time to such an extent that readers just don't have the patience to wait for a page to load. So they click away without reading our pages. To prove my point that the very high number of ads is to...
by Carrie L Cronkite 5 years ago
Is it OK to click on ads of interest of other hubbers. I have never done that before because I'm afraid of being penalized by google since I have a google adsence account. Today I saw a great ad on someones hub for a free coupon offer for Tide Pods but was afraid to click on it.Thanks,Creativelycc
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