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Suspected Adsense Abuse

  1. thooghun profile image82
    thooghunposted 7 years ago

    One of my hubs has an absolutely ridiculous CTR, today it has 5 views and 4 clicks!(it happens frequently for this specific hub) I suspect that someone is deliberately trying to get that specific hub flagged, and compromise my account.

    This issue is related to a specific hub only.

    Should I contact adsense? Has anyone had a similar issue before? I'm getting a little worried about my adsense standing.

    P.S: I've never even looked at my own ads, forget clicking them!

    1. IntimatEvolution profile image80
      IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'd contact hubpages staff.  I had that happened, and they helped me out a lot with the matter.

      1. thooghun profile image82
        thooghunposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'll do that, thanks!

    2. Ultimate Hubber profile image60
      Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This seem like normal click activity. However, people have tried clicking my ads in order to get me banned but nothing happened. Google is smart!

  2. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Does not look like abuse to me. Yet it could be the case when one wants to be better safe than sorry.smile

  3. relache profile image89
    relacheposted 7 years ago
    1. thooghun profile image82
      thooghunposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks everyone for you helpful feedback, I feel a  little better already. Relache, I havent recieved a policy violation notification, nor have I clicked on my own ads and have fully abided by their TOS. But I have heard some horror stories, which lead me to ask for some feedback.

  4. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 7 years ago

    That specific hub may be getting a very attractive advertisement from Google that is irresistible; it happens and yours look normal.

  5. lovebuglena profile image88
    lovebuglenaposted 7 years ago

    I don't think there is anything to worry about. It is possible to get ad clicks even when your views are low. I've had that happen and everything was fine.


  6. 1974 profile image72
    1974posted 7 years ago

    If someone was trying to be malicious and compromise your account, I would expect to see a lot more page views than 5 and more clicks than 4.  An 80% CTR would be phenomenal, but given the extremely small sample that you have provided, the CTR is irrelevant and should even out over time.

  7. Mrvoodoo profile image60
    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago

    On a site of mine currently an ad block that usually gets 5-10 clicks a day has started receiving hundreds.  I like you was initially worried.  Until I checked the page and saw how perfectly targeted a new ad that had appeared there was. 

    As others have said, these things happen from time to time.  And it seems to be commonly believed that the days of that kind of click fraud are long gone, with Google now being smart enough to discount such activity, or even punish the person (if they have their own Adsense account) attempting to get you banned.

  8. brettb profile image72
    brettbposted 7 years ago

    I quite often see multiple clicks and only one visit, especially in the finance niche. I think it is the page or ad being slow and the clickee being impatient. It's annoying as it messes up your CTR reports.

    Some of the ads are slow sometimes - I've even clicked on some before and the destination page hasn't actually existed!

  9. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    Now you've got me worried, too.  About two hours ago I suddenly showed up with 5 clicks on adsense with about $1 income.  I just cheered and didn't check it out even though that seemed a little low for 5 clicks.

    Now I have 5 clicks with no income and analytics shows one click, no income and no data on the single click.  I think analytics often lags adsense and often doesn't match anyway, so not too concerned about that end of it, but what happened in the adsense end?  Are they detecting some kind of foul play, maybe?