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 ?
The staff have officially said that we should not click other hubber's adverts:
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.
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.
I was wondering about this, too. What if we're just editing??
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.
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.
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
Its very funny google deducted the money at the end of tghe month. It only means one thing, google is thrifty.
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.
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.
by Bible Studies 7 years ago
I got into an interesting discussion on another thread, and thought it would make a good thread itself. The question of the day is how do you feel about other hubbers clicking on an ad in your hubs?Personally I really don't see a problem with it as long as the ad interests them from a good quality...
by Steve Andrews 7 years ago
Can it go against Google rules if they have deliberately done this thinking they are helping you? I am worried because I just had a comment posted saying "thumbs up and adsense."
by Susannah Birch 7 years ago
I don't know if this is workable or not, it's just a suggestion.However I was just reading a thread about hubbers "rewarding" other hubbers by clicking their adverts. My suggestion: Since we cannot see Kontera adverts while logged in, could the same be applied to Adsense?Obviously there...
by Dorsi Diaz 8 years ago
Something just occured to me, not only are we writers here but we are ALSO CONSUMERS. I see nothing wrong with clicking on a fellow hubbers google ad if it's something we are interested in. I am getting the feeling that some people are afraid to do this for fear of reprisal for being click happy...
by Carrie L Cronkite 5 years ago
Is it OK to click on ads of interest of other hubbers. I have never done that before because I'm afraid of being penalized by google since I have a google adsence account. Today I saw a great ad on someones hub for a free coupon offer for Tide Pods but was afraid to click on it.Thanks,Creativelycc
by Amanda S 6 years ago
I have seen mixed messages as to whether or not this is legal. Please help me sort this out. Thanks.
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