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Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by SportsOutlaw, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. #1
    I was editing my home page and as I was trying to change a cell color I realized I was in preview mode in my editor and.... well you know the rest of the story. I quickly closed it before it was able to fully load, but I am sure it registered as a click, as that is how my luck goes.

    Ive never done this before, so I immediately emailed google. Anything else I should do?
    SEMrush
     
    SportsOutlaw, Jan 26, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. INV

    INV Peon

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    Hope for the best.
     
    INV, Jan 26, 2006 IP
  3. devin

    devin Guest

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    you've done all you can and google will thank you for being honest. :) probably a lecture or two too. :D
     
    devin, Jan 26, 2006 IP
  4. Riboflavin

    Riboflavin Well-Known Member

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    No worries, happens all the time. The email sent is all you need :)
     
    Riboflavin, Jan 26, 2006 IP
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    1 or 2 clicks shouldnt be a problem. They will just ignore the clicks.
     
    telecomm, Jan 27, 2006 IP
  6. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #6
    Make sure the advertiser gets his money's worth. Buy something from them or click their ads.
     
    T0PS3O, Jan 27, 2006 IP
  7. Jude Vihervaara

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    Don't worry, it happens all the time. Google just doesn't pay you for that click. They block the IP of the machine you use reading the reports or they use a cookie to do same thing. I'm positive that they were aware of click fraud before they started whole thing.
     
    Jude Vihervaara, Jan 27, 2006 IP
  8. SportsOutlaw

    SportsOutlaw Active Member

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    Impossible. I was shutting that thing down so fast it never got time to fully load :D

    I swear, my heart jumped up in my throat when I did that.
     
    SportsOutlaw, Jan 27, 2006 IP
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    lopes Well-Known Member

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    #9
    I've done it many times. There's no big deal, you just don't get paid for such clicks.
     
    lopes, Jan 27, 2006 IP
  10. blackbug

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    #10
    I did it the other day - in fact I clicked in the space between two ads to bring the browser to the front without realising it was a clickable area.

    I emailed and got the usual canned response from Colm at adsense support. Is there more than one person working there? :)

    I've done it before and they've never stopped a payment yet. Just be DAMN careful in the future (and I will install that Greasemonkey plugin that stops you clicking on your own ads). *Kicks self*
     
    blackbug, Jan 27, 2006 IP
  11. knowvak

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    #11
    I have done it too. Just emailed G and got the standard "Thanks for letting us know and don't click on your own ads" lecture.

    I have a problem that when I'm on my laptop and I touch the touch pad the wrong way (while the cursor is over an ad) it will click the ad. Very annoying but it happens!

    Wouldn't be too worried about it!
     
    knowvak, Jan 27, 2006 IP
  12. editme

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    I've done it a few times. The last time I got a canned response from the form, (but with a person signing), but then a week later, another one from the "team" that was a little more stern. It got me a little paranoid, so, I wonder if it isn't better to not say anything at all.
     
    editme, Jan 27, 2006 IP
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    #13
    wouldnt get worry about it happens all the time
     
    Surfandskimer, Jan 27, 2006 IP
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    Notting Notable Member

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    It doesnt happen all the time to me...:confused:
     
    Notting, Jan 27, 2006 IP
  15. SportsOutlaw

    SportsOutlaw Active Member

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    Happens all the time? No wonder I see so many "I got banned" threads here.

    Here is the response I got, havent checked out the link they advised me to yet though.

     
    SportsOutlaw, Jan 27, 2006 IP
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    WebmasterTradeCenter Peon

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    But I never emailed them and I am still active and getting pad. They just do not give you credit for that click. And that's it.
     
    WebmasterTradeCenter, Jan 27, 2006 IP
  17. SportsOutlaw

    SportsOutlaw Active Member

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    Well, that is fine if you want to go about it that way. As for me, if something ever happens that gets me banned outside of my control, I can at least plead my case with evidence to show I have never purposely cheated the system.

    In the business world, even if it is adsense, documentation is important.
     
    SportsOutlaw, Jan 27, 2006 IP
  18. ly2

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    #18
    no big deal, just email them. i did this before and emailed them right away and they replied and said its cool, just try to not let it happen again.
     
    ly2, Jan 27, 2006 IP
  19. yupsolo

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    #19
    There's not problem there! Few clicks won't ban you, I'm sure.

    Anyway, they'll surely ban only those who abuse...


    Even if they ban you, Google is not the only adsense-like provider...


    Kanoodle is a good one and pays more!
     
    yupsolo, Jan 28, 2006 IP
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    I wish they'd let us click our own ads without fear, even if they don't pay. Obviously, the content on my site is stuff I find interesting, and because AdSense is context-sensitive, I am often presented with ads that I *really do* find interesting, but I cannot click on them due to the TOS. The AdSense advertisers are missing-out on *my* targeted interested because of it.
     
    micsaund, Feb 19, 2006 IP