Suspected Adsense Abuse

Jump to Last Post 1-9 of 9 discussions (13 posts)
  1. thooghun profile image81
    thooghunposted 8 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 image81
      IntimatEvolutionposted 8 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 image81
        thooghunposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'll do that, thanks!

    2. Ultimate Hubber profile image62
      Ultimate Hubberposted 8 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 image70
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

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

  3. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 8 years ago
    1. thooghun profile image81
      thooghunposted 8 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 8 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 image87
    lovebuglenaposted 8 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 image70
    1974posted 8 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 image59
    Mrvoodooposted 8 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 image67
    brettbposted 8 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 image96
    wildernessposted 8 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?


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)