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Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by cdx, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. #1
    Hey all...

    I am a bit afraid to get kicked from Google Adsense. I tried to see my compititors to get them into the filter and suddenly I saw google reports a lot of clicks...

    How can I make sure I am not going to be banned? What other ways I should use to follow my competitors URL in order to put them into the filter.

    I appriciate any help ...

    Thanks!
    SEMrush
    Guy.
     
    cdx, Jan 2, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Seiya

    Seiya Peon

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    #2
    If all those clicks are on your own ads e-mail them immediatly, apologize say its a mistake and make them cancel those clicks... tough luck dude shouldnt have done that.
     
    Seiya, Jan 2, 2006 IP
  3. tflight

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    #3
    AdSense has a great Help system which includes many FAQs. Including one about Competitive Ad Filters which the whole bottom half of the page is dedicated to 'Finding the Ad URL'.
     
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  4. real

    real Peon

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    #4
    If it is not too late yet, login to your account from another isp and visit sites you visit often.
    It is not the end of the world anyway. Try ypn, or change your name, address, ssn, site, gender, lifestyle..
     
    real, Jan 2, 2006 IP
  5. Jackson_Hu

    Jackson_Hu Peon

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    #5
    Just mail google and tell them the truth .this is the only way .
     
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  6. Dixie Normous

    Dixie Normous Guest

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    You can use the Google preview tool. It will display ads likely to be shown on any given page, you can click those links without fear.

    I'd email AS support and tell them what you have done and beg for mercy. :)
     
    Dixie Normous, Jan 2, 2006 IP
  7. wentworth

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    :rolleyes: That's a lot of trouble to go through only to be kicked out again in a few months if it happens again...

    Are sex changes reversible?:eek: :D
     
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  8. austinandrew

    austinandrew Peon

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    I clicked on an ad by accident once. Honesty is the best policy. I quickly emailed them and they were cool about it.
     
    austinandrew, Jan 2, 2006 IP
  9. devin

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    #9
    for square and syscarper, the URL is listed on the ad itself. other than that you can use teh ad preview thing (works only in IE).
     
    devin, Jan 2, 2006 IP
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    jazzylee77 Peon

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    #10
    You're a big filthy liar, cheater and stupid and your mother wears army boots.

    Being honest with google is easy. Telling the truth to this group...now that takes guts! :)

    You'll probably be ok if you fess up...goodluck
     
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    naqiboy Well-Known Member

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    I agree with them all. I had onced made 2 clicks and also freaked out. Sent them an email . That is the best way.
     
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  12. Friend

    Friend Peon

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    #12
    Mr. Cdx...
    You have 112 posts.. and you joined aug 2004...
    I think you read this forum and banned stories much....
    Then why did you click on ur ads...?
     
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  13. Seiya

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    I'd never email them about 1 click... i mean come on they know mistakes happen. Click fraud is when you do it repeatadly over and over.... Ie my brother clicked on an ad today. I told him id kick his ass if he ever did that again so he promised he would never. See, all good :)
     
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    threats solve things, eh, seiya? ;)
     
    devin, Jan 2, 2006 IP
  15. cdx

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    Thanks to all about replying .

    I emailed them and I hope for the best. I told the truth. It's the best I could do.

    Well, I do mistakes from time to time, I just hope this will not cost me anything ;) . It's just a $1.79 but I was afraid it will be too easy to triger the fraud system....

    I will report as soon as I get email from them. Thanks again for the help.
     
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  16. cdx

    cdx Peon

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    I promised to let you know about google's reply :

    Hello,

    Thank you for your notifying us of the clicks that have been made on your Google ads. Please note that clicking on your own ads for any reason is prohibited, as it has the potential to inflate advertiser costs. We appreciate your efforts toward avoiding such clicks in the future.

    For future reference, to check the destination of ads on your page without the risk of invalid clicks, we suggest using the AdSense Preview Tool, available here:

    https://www.google.com/support/adsense/bin/topic.py?topic=160

    Sincerely,

    The Google AdSense Team


    Well, I am very happy with Google's reply. I am happy that I chose not to ignore it and to let them know about it . Anyway, it's not fair to do anything else...

    Thanks for helping me here... as always...

    Guy
     
    cdx, Jan 4, 2006 IP
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    #17

    Damn. They always ruin all the fun. This would be more funny:

    "Dear publisher you are kicked out because of 2 cents. Goodbye."

    :p
     
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  18. cdx

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    and than I am going ......... :eek: !
     
    cdx, Jan 4, 2006 IP
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    #19
    You shouldn't have to worry about accidentally clicking on your own ads. A few months back I wrote a Greasemonkey script for Firefox which actually prevents you from clicking on your own ads. You can find it by Googling for prevent accidental adsense clicks (and it's free/open source). I'd post the URL, but I guess I'm too new to this site... Enjoy and stop worrying! :)
     
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  20. TheSyndicate

    TheSyndicate Prominent Member

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    #20
    I do not have the same problem i never clicked on my ads. My freinds clicked on thier ads got 300 in month and got kicked out. I have another problem now after new year my profit have skyrocket! I am up on 40 $ a day not from 20 $ i do not know if this is beucase some one trying to click and kick me out or what. How can i check and is google cool about it??
     
    TheSyndicate, Jan 5, 2006 IP