It happened while I checked out the backlink I just made on Snipsly. I clicked back before the page could even load, as it was obviously an accident. But I just checked my adsense account and I have 1 cent more than before. Since I hardly ever earn anything, not even 1 cent per day, this is probably from my own click. Is this a problem? I mean google should understand it can accidently happen right? I never clicked on my own ads before.
You are fine just don't make it habit but Google knows everyone makes a mistake. I hope you can breathe now.
Oh No............ You have risked your whole life and reputation for .01c and all by mistake??
Have you been asked to execute a loan document from google yet?
Did you try to Unclick the mistake????????
Are you afraid to sleep at night or feel the need to always check outside to say if google are following you?
Were you aware that with google earth, they can find you anywhere?
Did you paint an IOU to the google satellite on your front lawn in red paint?
Were you aware that this thread can be used in evidence to confirm that you weren't entitled to that .01c???
I hope that you have considered the above points and that you realise that you don't have to worry about any of these things if you just don't click on your add cents account ads.
Be Brave.... Do Nothing... Don't even worry! Let the google fraud squad come to you! And if they do.... then bribe them with a smile and a peanut brownie!!!
Good Luck.... Hope they don't sue you or seize your pets!
I'm just soooooo happy I could help you Mieka!!
Oh good, thanks so much! I scared myself a little there. It was only 1 cent, but still...
I'll try not to do it again
Thanks Faybe Bay! I've been working on the hubs on Sydney for a while, it took me a lot of time The last one in the series of three will follow soon, and then I will move on to other parts of Australia!
I'm going to have a look at yours now
No worries all of us have done it and if someones says they have not ever clicked at least once, there nose is going to grow, lololo .
I think it's pretty obvious that you're going to have to send google a penny to balance out the universe.
I agree with AEvans. I have been here 18 months, and I have clicked on my accidently quite a few time. I wasn't penalized.
Relax Google is not going to come knock on your door - I have done it many times not even realizing it because I saw an ad that caught my interest. I think problems occur when it is in excess and seems like it is being done to boost your pay amount. No need to worry and just do not make a habit of it.
yeah, I panicked so badly when I did this, just don't do it again. They know people make mistakes
Over the years I have done it quite a few times. As long its a very low % of the overall clicks I'm sure Google understands its an honest mistake.
Do like my friend who lives in Milwaukee who thought he could go to his work in the same city he lives and click his own ads because the IP was different and you will get banned forever like he did.
I told him and told him dude they aren't stupid and are going to catch you, then your screwing up one of the best ways to make money online. He wouldn't listen... Dumb***
Dont worry. So many people think Google are tyrants because everyday accounts are being closed.
Adsense has always been one of my passions and the one thing I always notice is when people have their accounts closed its never there fault.
No one ever admits to click fraud or something else.
Google doesnt want to close accounts and they wont for a mistake.
I too had a friend who thought they could get away with putting their blog on traffic exchanges. The blog had adsense. I warned them but to no avail. In about 7 days his account was closed and to this day he still blames Google and not himself
Thanks everyone for all your replies. I know now I will be ok, and I won't go clicking my adsense on purpose
(scratches head) You mean, you're not supposed to click your own adsense ads? Dammit!!
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