Friends clicking on Adsense - fraud?

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Hey guys,

Some of my friends are aware that I make money per click from google adsense and they purposely click on the ads every once in a while because they know I benefit.

How frequently can they click on these ad without Google thinking that I told them to click on my ads. In other words, how does google know if the clicks are from people you told to click or whether they are genuine clicks....

Thanks,
#search engine optimization #adsense #clicking #fraud #friends
  • Profile picture of the author captivereef
    More then one time can raise suspicion with Google. I would tell them to never ever click the ads. Google is not stupid and has ways to detect this activity like logging IP addresses for one, it will bit you in the ass eventually if you do not stop it.
  • Profile picture of the author mbealmear
    That is not a good idea. Google will figure out what is going on....then you will probably be banned from using adsense.
    I would tell them to stop asap!
    Like captivereef said it will come back to bite you in the butt!
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    • Profile picture of the author itistime
      But what if someone wanted you to lose money per say, and decides to constantly click on your ads in the hope that you don't make any money?

      How does google differentiate between someone doing that to you or your friend clicking on your ads?
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  • Profile picture of the author captivereef
    your friends live in the same area as you. Looks real fishy. Bottom line is do not try to fool Google for a extra buck or two, they will ban your account and you will lose much more in the long run!
  • Profile picture of the author remodeler
    Not to mention what it is costing advertisers. It's fraud plain and simple. Don't worry...Google will close your account down pretty quickly.
  • Profile picture of the author Redcheeks
    I've had an adsense account for 2 years and I've never had a problem with friends clicking on my ads too much or even at all because we know that it's a great risk of getting banned for life.

    I have a friend that was banned due to click fraud, but he reapplied and opened another account.
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  • Profile picture of the author Internet Stores
    Yeah, I would definitely make sure my friends wouldn't click on my ads. Actually, I would make it a habit of NOT even telling my friends the URL of my Adsense websites, so they wouldn't be inclined to click away! Then again, if you have friends who live in different countries than where you live, maybe, it may be possible to get away with it if your friends click on your ads? Although, the best thing to do is just don't tell your friends your URL, so don't encourage it either.

    Thanks
  • Profile picture of the author captivereef
    i go as far as to block my freinds and families IP address's. And never log into your adsense account from any computer but your home PC
    • Profile picture of the author Internet Stores
      Originally Posted by captivereef View Post

      i go as far as to block my freinds and families IP address's. And never log into your adsense account from any computer but your home PC
      Yeah, that's a really good point you make! Right, never log into your Adsense account from any computer but your own home PC. I hadn't even thought about this one.

      Thanks
  • Profile picture of the author Oling
    Never ask your friends to click on your adsense ads cause Big G would eventually see what you guys are ddoing.

    I will never recommend my friends to click on them so I can keep my adsense account with them

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  • Profile picture of the author Evita
    Look, we're all here to make money.
    How cool is it to have friends clicking on ads that the advertiser has to pay for?

    Not cool. Not ethical. Not OK.

    Maybe Google will shut you down... or should I say should?

    I've been an adsense advertiser and the thought that someone keeps clicking on my ad to make money for the site owner is not a very good one. I can see how Google have to protect their advertisers.

    Evita
    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      What this seems to be really saying:

      I gave my friends the url of my website and told them that when someone clicks on my ads, I make money. How often can they do this without Google knowing about it?
      You are not smarter than google - accept that. You are risking your adsense account for a few cents (not to mentioning cheating those who are paying for the ads) - and google doesn't listen to excuses after they ban you for violating the terms you agreed to.

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    • Profile picture of the author Rich Currie
      Originally Posted by Evita View Post

      Look, we're all here to make money.
      How cool is it to have friends clicking on ads that the advertiser has to pay for?

      Not cool. Not ethical. Not OK.

      Maybe Google will shut you down... or should I say should?

      I've been an adsense advertiser and the thought that someone keeps clicking on my ad to make money for the site owner is not a very good one. I can see how Google have to protect their advertisers.

      Evita
      Well said! Bottom line....Just don't do it. Do you really need the money that bad to be banned? I think not.
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  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    Exactly as Kay said. You are risking the potential to earn many thousands per month in future just for the sake of a few fraudulent clicks.

    I do not give my urls out to any friends or relatives just in case they think they will help me by clicking on my ads.


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  • Profile picture of the author sophiewarne
    I used to get my first couple of dollars that way to feel like I achieved something but don't ask since.
    • Profile picture of the author markanthony04
      Three years ago I was banned by Google because my daughter thought she was helping me out by clicking on my adsense ads from her laptop in her bedroom. It took a lot of begging emails to Google to get me re-instated and I am absolutely paranoid about it to the extent that I do not tell anyone about my sites anymore (well,friends and family anyway!)
  • Profile picture of the author PRandContent
    I guess it depends on where your friends are from. If they're in another country and they just click on the ads once or twice and if they click on the ads that are RELEVANT to them, then perhaps that can be an exception. Still, it's a big risk.
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  • Profile picture of the author inspir700
    It may seem like a "high" to earn that money and see that $1.00 you made that day but trust me.. when you get $1000 deposited in your bank account from google each month then you will realize that "high" is much better
  • Profile picture of the author captivereef
    Yes it does feel good!
  • Profile picture of the author Justinmg77
    I wouldn't ask them to do this for you. In time this could be identified as fraud, although probably not likely, it is not worth the extra couple bucks. Just work on re targeting your adsense to your coentent so you get some genuine earnings, and work on some seo and link building to get more traffic!
  • Profile picture of the author captivereef
    plus it makes Google go after honest publilshers that much harder.
  • Profile picture of the author henzy
    Do not adopt this kind of practice as this one is against the TOS of Google. Why you are taking the risk with your accounts for few clicks. Just start building your own websites and you will get benefit more and more once you will start getting organic traffic.
    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      In time this could be identified as fraud, although probably not likely
      In fact, it is highly LIKELY google will identify it as fraud. And it doesn't take long at all.
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    Google knows everything.
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      Originally Posted by annoyedgirl View Post

      Google knows everything.
      rumer has it even god works for them
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