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ad sense clicks, should I contact google?

  1. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    Today I found a hub that I really liked, I found it well written and interesting and on a topic I would love to know more about. I left a message on the hub to that effect and decided to fan oops I mean follow (sheesh) this new user. They only had the one hub but it looks like they are likely to write more on the subject and if so I would like to read. So I left a comment on their profile to that point. I got an email from the user saying he was really excited by my comment and that in effect I had made their day and that in return they would check out my hubs and click on stuff. I immediately wrote back saying that I wasn't sure if they meant the google ads or other but if they did mean to click the google ads that they could put themselves and myself at risk of being banned. I also stated that I think about it like this: if I can't get organic clicks from searching traffic then I need to write more and better. Google is annoying sometimes with their strict rules but its their program so their rules. I then went back to the work I have been doing today, like back linking etc. I just realized I have not checked my affiliate stats all day, I usually check often cause I am obsessive lol. Anyway I noticed that I had 10 clicks which is not usual for me! I just don't get that many clicks from the traffic I pull in (hence the back linking work today). I suspect that this user has tried to do me a favor by clicking some ads and am not sure if they have gotten my email and stopped. I wonder should I contact google right now and say that I think those clicks might not be 'legit' or should I wait and see if more come in? I cannot say for sure that this member was the one clicking, could be I am having a really lucky day lol but I think its not likely. Would you guys go to google now or wait and see what happens?

    1. oderog profile image45
      oderogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wait and see what happens, sometimes the person might be waiting for such favors from you and if you don't return the favor they will simply stop. Never give back the favor, its that simple

  2. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    BTW 10 clicks equalled a whopping £1.38 lol impressive eh?
    I picked a few good keywords me-thinks yikes

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image73
      EmpressFelicityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's about the size of my clicks too lol

  3. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    I agree Empress wait and communicate with them again and tell them that you appreciate what they are doing, but it might backfire and google doesnt like that one, it is risky on your part too, they might terminate your adsense account, maita

  4. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    Its a situation that is likely to come up again and again, for me or for someone else. It is really encouraging when you are new to have someone complement your writing, I got hooked on this site because someone left a nice comment on my first hub in the first half hour! After trying blogging and having no clue if anyone liked what I was doing to have such a supportive community it was VERY encouraging. I can understand that this person probably felt very similarly and had the best of intentions. I do think they have stopped clicking (tho I am not sure how often ad sense refreshes its stats). Maybe I should publish a hub on the best ways of showing fellow hubbers your appreciation for their work big_smile.