Advice needed!

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  1. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I was just answering a comment on a hub, and when I clicked the comment box, the page shifted, and I clicked on an ad instead! What do I do? Should I contact Google?? Thanks in advance!

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Don't worry about it...just don't make a habit of doing it smile

      I've done that before.

  2. Rosie2010 profile image74
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    It happened to me too.  My page turned blue and so I clicked on the page to get it back to normal, and just so happened that I clicked where an ad was.  Omg, was I ever petrified!  It's like I got electrocuted or something. lol  That was a few weeks ago, so far I still have my adsense.  Phew!

  3. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Thanks, pals! That makes the third time in two years that I've accidentally clicked an ad, and two of those were on HP.

  4. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    I think you will find that most of us have done that.  I've clicked an ad, thinking it was another hub.  I backed out before it even loaded and it never showed up in adsense or analytics.

    I even had my cat click one once by stepping on the mouse.  That one loaded before I figured out what had happened, but never caused a problem, either. 

    Google knows that these things will happen - if repeats are few and far between they don't seem to take offense.

    I even had a hubber announce they would help me make payout and I immediately got several clicks from an obscure hub that no one ever visits.  I notified google about that one, but the clicks went through anyway, for several dollars, and they never said anything.  Couldn't believe that anyone would actually do that, but it happened.

    1. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Love it - the cat did it!! Bet my Great Danes could click on a bunch of ads - especially those for doggie treats! lol

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I dunno, Habee - they might end up eating the mouse!

  5. theherbivorehippi profile image78
    theherbivorehippiposted 7 years ago

    Go sit in the corner habee!  NOW! lol smile  I've done it too....and panicked.  I'm sure Google can tell the difference between an "oooops" and something that happens all the time.

    1. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Can I take my coffee with me to the corner??

    2. SueShepard profile image57
      SueShepardposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      HAHA! That's funny!

  6. Howard S. profile image88
    Howard S.posted 7 years ago

    I think they make you pay for it after the third time. cool And the fourth time you pay double! lol

    The cat licked the mouse tongue love it--oh, you said clicked. Now, back in my day, they used to say the dog ate their homework. wink

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe I should give him free rein around the computer; he could produce his own share of the household income. Buy his own catfood and litter! lol

  7. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Hey Habee, I wouldn't worry about it. It happens from time to time. tongue smile

 
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