I just had a look at my Adsense finalised earnings for Oct (in the "my account section") - and it is about half what it says when I pull up the October advanced report which shows "estimated earnings" (in the Reports section).
I've never had a discrepancy before. Is anyone else seeing this?
My understanding is that the finalised earnings are what we get paid on.
You can block your publisher ID from being used on other websites. As Relache mentioned, it protects you from having your ID scraped and plastered, bombed and banned. You'll still have to scan individual channel CTR's now and then to be sure (and report unusually high activity), but it's a good way of being in control.
Under Home tab, go to Account Settings, on the left navigation menu. Scroll down to Access and Authorization,there are some options. First option is Sites authorized to show ads. Check the box. It is going to open a tab where you can put the sites you want.
Thanks everyone! The only domain I share my adsense account with is Hubpages. The others are my own blog and websites. But how would one get invalid clicks on Hubpages when its not yourself clicking on your own hubs?
I do have allowed domains specified (I think it may have been you who advised us to do this on the forums two years ago!)
I've no idea what this is about, as Google hasn't issued a statement.
With invalid clicks, they usually close people's accounts down. But this seems to be different - either they caught a bunch of people random clicking to disguise their invalid clicks, and all the clicks had to be invalidated, or the clicks are valid, it's just the CPC that has been reduced.
I notice hubpages haven't said anything, but if it's affecting some of us, it's bound to be affecting them too as they get 40% of the impressions
I'm sorry successfulblogger, but your hub and account in general indicate very little knowledge of earning online.
(Psycheskinner, the hub says in 300 word basically nothing other than "Enabling the ad program will decrease Adsense clicks" - something which is the mostly commonly agreed/talked about fact about the program.)
Successfulblogger, you have less than 100,000 views across 200 hubs after more than 2 years. That's one sign that you don't know a lot about traffic and SEO etc.
Another sign is that you've got a hub entitled "How to reach 100,000 hubbers". This is misleading firstly because you obviously haven't, since you're still under 100,000 views, but also because other hubbers don't earn you money at all - external traffic (from search engines) is what you should be pursuing!) Also, the fact you're promoting Shetoldme as a way to double your traffic is... amusing.
I'd very highly recommend learning more about SEO before proclaiming that you have all of the answers.
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