Adsense and being banned because of high CTR

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  1. gbrgn profile image68
    gbrgnposted 10 years ago

    Just had a thought about Adsense and my hubpages.

    I have 8 published hubs and let's say I have a 12% CTR (click thru rate).

    That's 1 click out of 8 views. What if 4 visitors out of the 8 had clicked on an ad. That would have been 50% CTR!

    How likely would I be banned from the google adsense program? If this was a normal website with 8 pages and it received 10 to 40% CTR, and if I were google, I'd be very suspicious.

    This is a scary thought.

  2. charlemont profile image78
    charlemontposted 10 years ago

    I guess everybody who's been with AdSense for a while can remember a CTR of 100% and even 400%. It happens sometimes, but not often. I believe Google estimates CTR on a monthly basis or so, but it's next to impossible to have a consistent CTR of even 20%. The average at Hubpages is about 2 to 5% in my experience, so there's nothing to worry about.

  3. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 10 years ago

    Google have many means of determining click fraud. A high CTR alone would not be the sole factor.

  4. anne.moss profile image61
    anne.mossposted 10 years ago

    I doubt you could get consistently high CTR, higher than say 10%, from hub pages on a regular basis. If you do, then yes, it will probably trigger some checks and like darkside said, they could be investigating. If they find out it's something like you having a link somewhere asking your friends and family to visit and click the ads, they will ban you. They just need to suspect as much, that's all, looking at the click-through patterns.

  5. mrizos profile image63
    mrizosposted 10 years ago

    Don't worry about that.  The Adsense Team knows how to recognize click fraud these days.  Legit CTR's can be "sky high" and nothing happens except a larger paycheck tongue

  6. knslms profile image70
    knslmsposted 10 years ago

    I don't think that will matter, because google has many methods of determining click fraud with cookies, ip address, etc.


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