I have absolutely no intention of ever doing so, but has anyone any idea what does count as click fraud? i.e. 1 click, 2 clicks or lots? I can imagine it isn't that difficult if you do adsense long enough to at some point accidentally click on one of your own ads then your future earnings could be wiped out in a careless moment. I once accidentally clicked on one of my own ads when using Adwords to promote a site I had (I doubt Google would be bothered about that!) - cost me 15p but accidentally clicking on your own adsense ad could cost a lot, lot more.
There is no such thing as accidental click fraud. I hope that helps.
cags, with some of the flashing advertisements that are being used now days, when your moving your cursor around the screen quickly I think it can easily happen. It certainly worries me when i pass my cursor over them.
I've read on the forums from the "old pros" that if you accidentally click one of your owns ads once in a great while, Google will understand. I think I did it once when I first started on HP.
Absolutely.I have done it two or three times over seven years. Accidents happen and Google are not idiots.
"not not" hmmmmmmmm.........does that mean that they are idiots?
I thought it was possible it was a typo, was just checking LOL
Tiny keyboard, big fingers, small brain, weak vision.
It all works against me.
I find myself using the zoom in feature more and more. I feel your pain.
I have enough trouble adjusting down to a laptop keyboard - ye gods! ...an iPad! I'd need one of those embroidery magnifiers on a stand.
I did it once by accident and nothing happened. What happened is that I was looking at one of my hubs and I really wanted to know what a particular ad was and clicked on it...not thinking about it and then after I looked at the ad I realized what I had done. But nothing happened and it was only once.
Once in a blue moon is ok. It is when they start to see a click from you every day, multiple clicks from you in a week, or a bunch of clicks from the same IP address. I heard a while back to watch out for friends going to your website or hubs and start frequently clicking on your Google ads just to help you out. An unusual spike in ads without an unusual spike in traffic raises a red flag.
An occasional click probably wont get you banned, but once you lose your adsense account you wont ever get it back, dont even try to play that game!
What about Amazon fraud? I regularly use a stolen credit card to make purchases just to get the commission. When the stuff arrives I either throw it away or put it on Ebay. Shame is most of what I advertise is rubbish, I mean who would want it?
Maybe I should write an iPad hub. I'd like one of those.
Anyway - I hope that's acceptable? Probably some busy body will say it's not.
A couple of times I've wanted to click on something, the page has scrolled of its own accord (probably because it wasn't fully loaded), and I've ended up clicking on a Google ad instead of what I'd intended to click on. Of course, I clicked the back button immediately (in complete panic), but I'm pretty sure it makes no difference - I have still clicked on my own ad ...
But, if I understand correctly (and I hope I do), our accounts are assessed monthly, and such invalid (accidental) clicks (earnings) deducted.
Yes, the odd accidental click is no problem. It happens millions of times. There is no income either, Adsense just ignores it. Imagine how many people are writing, creating websites and clicking on slow pages that suddenly refresh in the wrong places. It must be a lot.
Still is scary when you do it though!
by Kerry43 9 years ago
Oops... I accidentally clicked one of the adsense ads on my own hub. I know someone else must have done this and already asked the question, but I think the panic is making me blind since I can't see it anywhere.Should I expect google to zonk me or are my own as only seen by others.Thanks:)Kez
by Ghost32 10 years ago
I accidentally clicked on one of the ads on a Hub of my own tonight--did that one other time, more than a year ago (I think), and that time I went through the whole rigamarole of notifying Google what a bad boy am I. Since then, though, I seem to recall seeing a "post or three"...
by borge_009 9 years ago
What would I do? I accidentally clicked one of the ads when I was editing something. I did not clicked in intentionally.
by Justin Aptaker 7 years ago
I just accidentally clicked on an ad in my own hub! Will Google Adsense ban me for one click?!I'm a little bit freaked out right now. I accidentally clicked on an adsense link in my own hub. Would Google ban me for that one mistake? Have other Hubbers done this by accident and their accounts been...
by Liz Elias 4 years ago
Yesterday I was showing my husband something in one of my articles, and he accidentally clicked on one of the ads on my page.I was not logged in to Hub Pages at the time, as I was showing him how to find my pages as any other member of the public would find them.Would this count against me, or...
by bangingbeauty 8 years ago
I am a writer and has a few sites that I write on. I enabled Google Adsense on all my sites. Last week, when I was checking out my sites, I might have accidentally clicked on one of the advertisements. I panicked and immediately closed the window that popped up.Anyone has the same experience...
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