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AH! I clicked on my own ads!

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by david_sakh, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. #1
    I clicked on one of my own ads. I reported this to google 3 minutes later, but they still haven't replied and its been about 3 hours.
    SEMrush
    anyone been through this situation before? What can I expect?
     
    david_sakh, Apr 4, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. nullbit

    nullbit Peon

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    #2
    I really wouldn't worry about one accidental click, it probably costs them more to respond to your query, than the value of the click.
     
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    mopacfan Peon

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    #3
    I did, back when I first started, because I wanted to see the stats update. They did not. Only later did I find out in an email w/ Google asking why the stats did not update did I find out they are not in real time. Anyway, I told them I had clicked on an ad and they said, not cool, just don't do it again. Nothing more was ever said.
     
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    l234244 Peon

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    I have clicked a couple of times by accident on my own ads when previewing a page in Frontpage, I didnt contact google about it, just presumed they would not charge for it. I think you should be ok David, expect a response saying try not to do it again etc etc or else.
     
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  5. Rik

    Rik Peon

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    #5
    I clicked twice by mistake abt 3 months ago. And i didn't report it to Google coz I thought as I did it by mistake and only twice so it won't be a big prob. And I'm still publishing Adsense without any problem. But reporting to Google always makes u worrieless and thats better. Just don't click even by mistake :p
     
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    #6
    david you die google will kick you immediately :D
     
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  7. kaptain

    kaptain Peon

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    #7
    i did the same and also told google about it and they told me no problem.

    funny thing (is was when they sarted the adword search results) and i got paid for the click.

    See honesty does pay.... Just not as much! :)
     
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  8. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    #8
    I clicked on an ad by accident and dutifully reported that I had clicked on an ad by accident.

    They responsed with "Thanks for notifying us of the invalid clicks."

    That one letter really pissed me off.

    Since then, I've accidentally clicked my own ads about a half dozen times, but I am certainly not going to report myself again.
     
    Will.Spencer, Apr 4, 2005 IP
  9. Infiniterb

    Infiniterb Well-Known Member

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    #9
    David, didn't you get banned from adsense once before, and then get reinstated?
     
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    #10
    One click isn't going to get you banned, with or without writing a letter to Google.
     
    dirvish, Apr 4, 2005 IP
  11. david_sakh

    david_sakh Peon

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    yes. That's why this especially worries me. I have been running for months and this is the first time I clicked. I have been very careful to keep my mouse away from the Adsense bar, but my damn laptop mouse caused this.
     
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    Solicitors Mortgages Well-Known Member

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    #12
    just tell them Will.S does it all the time, ...and you should be OK :D :D
     
    Solicitors Mortgages, Apr 4, 2005 IP
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    #13
    I wish there is a way to put in some of your own IPs to let Google know not to count clicks from these IPs.
     
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  14. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    Bahahahahahahaha! :rolleyes:
     
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    david_sakh Peon

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    #15
    seriously.
     
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    I clicked on my own ad by mistake some days ago, and mailed them.

    Then , I got their replay after 2 days.
     
    hanyixin, Apr 4, 2005 IP
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    nriweb Well-Known Member

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    #17
    hehehe .. if you have tap clicking enabled on ur laptop, be careful when you move ur cursor across the adsense ad on ur own pages !! I clicked once last week .. but dont worry google wont kick you out if you are earning a sizeable amount and have been around for some time, if you click once or twice. They also get money because of your account (not that they would want their money through invalid clicks).

     
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  18. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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  19. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #19
    I've recommended a simple script elsewhere that prevent the ads from even showing if it's you. A search should bring it up. If ur lucky I'll hunt it down and paste the link in a bit.

    You're lucky...

    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showpost.php?p=124809&postcount=24
     
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  20. www.AmCy.org

    www.AmCy.org American CyberSpace®

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    #20
    That's a good idea.

    It's like walking on thin ice when I'm developing a new site that has AS ads. An self-imposed IP block would be a great option.

    AmCy
     
    www.AmCy.org, Apr 5, 2005 IP