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I have AdSense and Analytic linked and url setups for each of my Hubs.Is there any way to determine if I see a massive spike in ads clicked if they came from the same person or not? I haven't had much luck in figuring out the break down in Analytics and would like to rely on more than just seeing I had x amount of clicks on this hub on this date. I want to know if it's one person or many.
So is there a way to do it in Analytics and break it down or some other method or am I stuck with just number of clicks on this hub on this day?
Why do you bother? If it is a click fraud Google will check it.
Enjoy your clicks and earn.
N.B. Do not engage yourself or ask any body to click the ads. Google will ban you.
I respectfully disagree. If you suspect click fraud, it is better to take preemptive action and contact Google a.s.a.p.
Absolutely! If you wait for Google to contact you the news won't be good!
Whenever you notice a large spike in clicks you need to consult Google Analytics the next day to determine if they are natural or malicious. If you determine they are malicious, contact Google right away.
Also, and I offer this advice out to all hubbers, *never* tell anyone you know that you make money by receiving clicks on your ads. Instead, tell them that the ads are posted on your articles to pay for the site hosting them (in a sense that is true) and do not lead anyone to believe that these clicks pay *you*.
If you let friends in on how you get paid they might seek to help, and their *help* will get you banned from adsense. As such, you write articles on someone else's site and the site uses these ads to pay for itself.
Also, for anyone who thinks they will solicit several thousand *friendly* clicks and clean up before Google notices ... know this ahead of time ... Google will lay claim to all of those clicks and you won't see a penny of that money in your pocket.
As such, clicks gained through fraud will do nothing to help your wallet. This, I promise you, is true.
And as a final note ... If someone is clicking all of your ads with the hope of tanking your adsense, know that by notifying Google right away they will catch the villain and ban them from adsense forever.
And why is Google so virulent about fraudulent clicks? Because advertisers count on every click to at least have a remote possibility of being real and generating some income. As such, for advertisers to trust Google, Google must do something that leads advertisers to believe they are serious about removing fraud from the system.
And the more virulent Google is against fraud, the more advertisers trust Google - and more profit is made available to affiliates who play it fair.
If you go into detailed reports in Google Analytics, you can see both physical location, entry paths, and keywords for each hub. This should give you a pretty good idea.
by healinghands16686 years ago
So, I've heard about click fraud, and I know not to click my own ads, but when it comes to friends and family, how broad does that go? Is there anyone in particular I should tell NOT to click the ads on my hubs?
by nakmeister7 years ago
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by WordofMouse7 years ago
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by James Bowden6 years ago
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by Instgtr7 years ago
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