Noticed a click on my adsense a/c with a CPC of $0.00
Looking around i noticed this (see below) and am wondering if it explains this:
"Site authorization is an optional feature that allows you to identify only specific sites that you wish to display your ads on.If a URL displaying your AdSense ad code is not on your list of authorized sites, ads will still show on that URL, and impressions and clicks will be recorded. However, advertisers will not be charged, and you will not receive any earnings for that site.
If you don't add a site to the authorized sites list, and you place your ad code on it, ads will continue to appear on the site but you won't earn from them. So please enable this feature with caution to avoid missing out on valid revenue."
If i go into my adsense 'Account Settings' and scroll down to the bottom section 'Access and authorization' and look at the 1st line here 'Sites authorized to show ads' i see 'Allow any site to show ads for my account'. This appears to be the default setting.
Do i need to follow the advice in the pasted,parenthesized paragraph above to ensure i'm paid for any clicks on my adsense ads?Assumed would be paid for any legit clicks automatically.
Why would there even be a default 'Allow any site to show ads for my account' if you wouldn't get paid for said clicks.
Sorry for the lengthy post but bit confused and would like to understand and be sure everything is set up properly.
Some ads shown are Public Service Announcements for which you don't get paid.
I have tried playing with that setting, with the result that nothing happened or my CPC went down slightly.
A click or two with no earnings is nothing new; google occasionally puts public service ads up that pay nothing and there is always the possibility that they will decide that any particular click should not be paid for as it was cheating in some way. A very few clicks pay less than one cent as well.
If it is a bunch of clicks that have 0 earnings I would be concerned, though.
Thanks Wilderness & Uninvited Writer - I wasn't aware of the Public Service Announcements. It's only the one click but wanted to be sure i don't need to add sites to authorised list as implied and whether others have had to do so.
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