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Banned for invalid clicks - But when ?

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by arjunprabhu, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. #1
    When does one get banned invalid clicks?.. is it...

    1. As and when the invalid clicks numbers reach a threashold (say %age or number)
    2. When the accumulated amount is more then $100, they analyse the number of invalid clicks.
    3. Only at the time of payment they analyse the invalid click?
    4. Mixture of 1, 2, 3 (mentioned above).
    SEMrush
    What has been the trend?
     
    arjunprabhu, Sep 30, 2005 IP
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  2. SEbasic

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    Generally it's just before they approve payments.
     
    SEbasic, Sep 30, 2005 IP
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    #3
    normally it is just b4 approving the payment but in some cases i have see it happen b4 that.
    i.e. - only few days after of invalid clicks, like the guyz who got banned and having only 7$-20$ in their account.
     
    The Webmaster, Sep 30, 2005 IP
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    Keep in mind that athough the email you get cites clicks, it can be for any violation of the TOS. THis means you can get a ban at any point in the month.

    However 95% of those banned, get their notification right before payments are processed
     
    yfs1, Sep 30, 2005 IP
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    i think now you got the answer of your question. that my answer also
     
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    I'm surprised why you're interested in analyzing "invalid-clicks"
    Don't do something you may regret later, okay?

    [​IMG]
     
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    I think, we better talked about how to avoid invalid clicks than to study how Google detects it. Because learning the way Google detects it will only encourages some of us to click on our Ads without getting detected.
     
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    No mate, learning it will also help to avoid invalid clicks and other myths too.
    this is only the point of view, Soldiers use gun to kill and defend the country, Criminals use gun to kill and...you know what.
     
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  9. arjunprabhu

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    True.

    What about clicks made from behind a corporate proxy? All the clicks seems to have come from a single ip. but from different people who might have clicked the ad's legitimately. (normal clicks......NOT asked to click)

    I am sure google would be smart to identify that they are all different, but inputs from experienced people would be very helpful.
     
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    Proxy Vs Cookies
    No probs
     
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    I have just had 2 emails from Google claiming that my sites are generating invalid clicks.

    I have not been doing this, nor do I know anyone who has done this on my behalf.

    I wrote back telling them this, they tell me that nonetheless invalid clicks have been generated; they won't tell me where or when.

    I would note that the average number of clicks in total that my sites generate are no more than 5 per day (tops!)

    Thoughts/advice welcome

    Thanks
     
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    this is generic mail they send, whenever they detect any violation of TOS.
    and they wont tell you anything about it.
     
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    Thanks, I got that feeling.

    So, if they won't tell me anyhting, what am I meant to do if I am not generating false clicks?
     
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    so if you clicked your own ads like a noob, the first day you had adsense, and you reach 100 $ , G can still ban you?
     
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    #15
    fear speaks..

    in a nutshell....yes
     
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    That's just stupid , then all the effort you did and the oney you made is gone because they didn't warn you after the first week..
     
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    Ahem....Would anyone care to explain this to me, PLEASE.
    err You dint click on your own Ads, Did you?
     
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    You don't click your own ads, that's just daft... no wonder you get banned for it! Always read the terms of service, folks :)
     
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    Do google folks respond back if we mail them ask if our Account is in OK state? ie, no problems with invalid clicks etc..?

    Bcoz, If we get a confirmation, its really helpful so that our future efforts dont go waste.

    Has anyone done this and got a response back from google?
     
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    If someone clicked their ads the first day they had adsense on their site, because they didn't know anything about TOS and stuff, but after that they never did it again, will google burn their cheque?
     
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