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  1. em_saenz profile image57
    em_saenzposted 6 years ago

    What happens if you click your own ad by mistake. Do you get thrown off Google right away?

    1. Just Ask Susan profile image89
      Just Ask Susanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Many of us have done this exact same thing. Try not to do it again and all should be okay. smile

    2. Pcunix profile image91
      Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Not likely.

      I have done it once on my iPad accidentally because a click with your finger is a lot easier to do than one with your mouse. 

      Over all these years, I've accidentally done it a few times with a mouse when I hastily forgot I was on one of my own sites or when I was trying to cycle through closing  too many open windows too quickly.

      But when I say a "few times", I mean maybe 2 or 3 times in eight years of running Adsense and making them and me a fair pile of money from real clicks. 

      The very first time I did it, I wrote to Adsense, apologizing.  They sent back a rude response, but didn't ban me.

      I suggested to them that they ought to have a way where we could report accidents like that.  They sent back a rude response to that too :-)

  2. em_saenz profile image57
    em_saenzposted 6 years ago

    Sorry they're so rude, but thanks for the info!

  3. QuestionMaster profile image83
    QuestionMasterposted 6 years ago

    Directly from the Adsense website:

    Although publishers are not permitted to click on their own ads for any reason, we do understand that accidental clicks may occur. We therefore don't require that you contact us every time you click on your ads. Rest assured that your account is being properly credited for all clicks and impressions we consider to be valid.


    https://www.google.com/adsense/support/ … r=62472#q1

    1. Pcunix profile image91
      Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's much nicer than what they sent me years back :-)

      1. QuestionMaster profile image83
        QuestionMasterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        big_smile

        I wonder who has the worst customer service out of all the online monopolies? Google? Facebook? Microsoft? lol

        1. Pcunix profile image91
          Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Google, for sure.

          1. QuestionMaster profile image83
            QuestionMasterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Haha you're probably right. Facebook is actually pretty good when it comes to things like taking down dupe content etc.

            1. Pcunix profile image91
              Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              They are definitely the most arrogant.   Microsoft may want money, but they are always nice about it.  Google can be nasty.

              Apple is very good, especially in the stores.  But they can be arrogant too.

        2. Lisa HW profile image65
          Lisa HWposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I don't think there's a "worst".  Those you mentioned, the phone companies, banks, government agencies, insurance companies, dentist's offices, Internet providers, and you name it...     Most of them are "prize-winners" as far as I'm concerned.   (Customer service is SO 1970's. )

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
            Uninvited Writerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            That must be why so many companies are renaming their customer services departments customer experience...

  4. nicregi profile image77
    nicregiposted 6 years ago

    At times, it can't help it but do not try doing it. Simply because, you might get banned by Google and you will have a hard time later getting back.

    Better be safe than sorry right?

 
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