Friends clicking on Adsense - fraud?

by itistime 60 replies
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

    Thanks,
    oling
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