Hub Pages ad clicking question

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  1. Ritsos profile image43
    Ritsosposted 7 years ago

    I believe if we click our own Adsense ads or too many Hubbers do that then we could get banned by Google ..... Not advocating doing this with HP ads but wonder if the same applies to them too .... Certainly, we shouldn't click our own but hubbers are a legitimate taget audience for the ads too as long as it isn't abused .... any thoughts ?

  2. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    The staff have officially said that we should not click other hubber's adverts:

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/67737#post1483104

    It's against Adsense ToS to click your own adverts.

    As for the new Ad Program, this is an excerpt from section 9 of the Hubpages ToS:

    HubPages reserves the right to withhold payment from You if You have, directly or indirectly, engaged in activity that is deceptive or fraudulent in nature, as determined by HubPages in its sole discretion. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, HubPages shall not be liable for any payment from the use of HubPages Ad Program based on: (a) any fraudulent or deceptive activities; (b) invalid activities generated by any person or automated means; (c) requests for end users to click on advertisements on Your Hub or repeatedly reload Your Hub to generate additional page impressions.

    1. wizbitz profile image59
      wizbitzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I sometimes repeatedly reload my page when some of my images wont show, also when I edit an article it counts on my page impression.

      1. habee profile image93
        habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I was wondering about this, too. What if we're just editing??

        1. Karanda profile image76
          Karandaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I have accidentally clicked on an ad on my own Hub while editing. Google added the cents but then deducted it a the end of the month.

        2. WryLilt profile image91
          WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I think it's fine if it's just one or two page views per hub. However if you've viewed a hub say 30 times they might start to get a big suspicious, especially if it was in a short period of time.

          1. Karanda profile image76
            Karandaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Definitely. Mine was a genuine, once off mistake.

  3. Ritsos profile image43
    Ritsosposted 7 years ago

    Thanks ... thought they would have covered themselves :-) .... I guess it's unavoidable but also a bit of a shame .. I;ve seen a couple of ads on people's hubs I was curious about but witheld so as not to 'hurt' them even though they were genuine .. still I guess computers can't yet tell our intentions ... and maybe a good thing too

    1. WryLilt profile image91
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Most adverts display the website name on them - you can just type that into your browser.

  4. gifty1 profile image58
    gifty1posted 7 years ago

    Its very funny google deducted the money at the end of tghe month. It only means one  thing, google is thrifty.

    1. wizbitz profile image59
      wizbitzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol

  5. Ritsos profile image43
    Ritsosposted 7 years ago

    Actually they say

    "requests for end users to click on advertisements on Your Hub"

    This indicates that if we encourage HP Ad clicks by Hubbers in the Forum or in Comments then we'll be 'punished' but it doesn't, to me anyway, indicate that we will be punished if Hubbers click on them unless for eg one hubber clicks a lot of them .. As long as it isn't abused, it would indicate that some clicks from Hubbers is acceptable and in payable and wouldn't be punished or do others read that differently.

    1. Cagsil profile image80
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Read the whole sentence, and not just part of it. wink

  6. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    If you make it a habit to be clicking ads, and not even your own, don't be surprised if the Google Adsense Team disable your account.

    There's plenty of people who have been banned and they have no idea why, but they never consider the ramifications of their own clicking patterns.

 
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