I think my adsense days are over

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They havent banned my account but I get the feeling they will be. For the past 2 days they have refunded a lot of money after getting clicks. I submitted an invalid click form to report that someone could be click bombing me or what not and for the past 3 hours I haven't made a penny. I hope this is just me being paranoid but... son of a beetch!
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  • Profile picture of the author InternetJon
    Originally Posted by Sillysoft View Post

    They havent banned my account but I get the feeling they will be. For the past 2 days they have refunded a lot of money after getting clicks. I submitted an invalid click form to report that someone could be click bombing me or what not and for the past 3 hours I haven't made a penny. I hope this is just me being paranoid but... son of a beetch!
    Doesn't sound like it, if you reported that somebody was in fact commiting fraud on yout ads, then they probably just removed them.

    They have a pretty good system in place to find out what is/isn't legitimate.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
      Originally Posted by InternetJon View Post

      Doesn't sound like it, if you reported that somebody was in fact commiting fraud on yout ads, then they probably just removed them.

      They have a pretty good system in place to find out what is/isn't legitimate.
      Ah man hope your right. I am always weary about getting banned because even though I feel like Im doing everything right I read stories all the time people getting banned even though they didnt do anything wrong. I just rather not take the chance and sit there while they keep refunding money from clicks, so that is why I reported it. Hopefully that will make the google gods happy.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      No reason to report invalid clicks. They don't care.

      Invalid clicks will not, repeat, will not get you banned.

      Everybody and their brother that uses adsense gets
      invalid clicks. The more clicks you get, the more
      invalid clicks you'll get. I would dare to guess that
      everybody who makes anything decent with adsense
      always, and I mean always, gets less as finalized earnings
      at the end of the month then what it first says.
      Those are deemed invalid clicks.

      Click fraud is not an invalid click. Too many people just
      fall all over the words "invalid clicks," because they
      don't know any other reason. I mean, it can't be their
      stupidity, right? SO it must be those mean people clicking
      ads. Well, it's not.

      Now before some people get red, I always say, that if you
      get 100 clicks a day, and 80 are invalid, that's means
      you are not watching your site. 80 out of a 100 bad clicks
      is bad for google. Nothing to do with invalid clicks, but the
      fact that adsense on your site is pretty futile.

      In fact, what's funny, is that click fraud is with to "valid"
      clicks, not invalid clicks.

      Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        No reason to report invalid clicks. They don't care.

        Invalid clicks will not, repeat, will not get you banned.

        Everybody and their brother that uses adsense gets
        invalid clicks. The more clicks you get, the more
        invalid clicks you'll get. I would dare to guess that
        everybody who makes anything decent with adsense
        always, and I mean always, gets less as finalized earnings
        at the end of the month then what it first says.
        Those are deemed invalid clicks.

        Click fraud is not an invalid click. Too many people just
        fall all over the words "invalid clicks," because they
        don't know any other reason. I mean, it can't be their
        stupidity, right? SO it must be those mean people clicking
        ads. Well, it's not.

        Now before some people get red, I always say, that if you
        get 100 clicks a day, and 80 are invalid, that's means
        you are not watching your site. 80 out of a 100 bad clicks
        is bad for google. Nothing to do with invalid clicks, but the
        fact that adsense on your site is pretty futile.

        In fact, what's funny, is that click fraud is with to "valid"
        clicks, not invalid clicks.

        Paul
        I average almost $200 a day in adsense, but I hardly see refunds though at the end of the month the finalized earnings are usually 10-15 bucks less than the ending amount. As I said in my original post, I was concerned about click bombing, if I used the word invalid that wasnt to your liking, then sorry, but fraud clicks, invalid clicks, whatever you want to call it I saw something that didnt look right that I thought could harm my adsense status and that is why I reported it. Doesnt matter at this point i guess since because google will do what it pleases.
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      • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        No reason to report invalid clicks. They don't care.

        Invalid clicks will not, repeat, will not get you banned.

        Everybody and their brother that uses adsense gets
        invalid clicks. The more clicks you get, the more
        invalid clicks you'll get. I would dare to guess that
        everybody who makes anything decent with adsense
        always, and I mean always, gets less as finalized earnings
        at the end of the month then what it first says.
        Those are deemed invalid clicks.

        Click fraud is not an invalid click. Too many people just
        fall all over the words "invalid clicks," because they
        don't know any other reason. I mean, it can't be their
        stupidity, right? SO it must be those mean people clicking
        ads. Well, it's not.

        Now before some people get red, I always say, that if you
        get 100 clicks a day, and 80 are invalid, that's means
        you are not watching your site. 80 out of a 100 bad clicks
        is bad for google. Nothing to do with invalid clicks, but the
        fact that adsense on your site is pretty futile.

        In fact, what's funny, is that click fraud is with to "valid"
        clicks, not invalid clicks.

        Paul
        One other question, why does google call its form the "Invalid Clicks Contact Form" instead of fraud click contact form? Just to generalize it so we can all understand it?
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        • Profile picture of the author johnwilliam686
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          • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
            Originally Posted by johnwilliam686 View Post

            If your account is banned, I will give you fully approved Adsense account $5 only..

            Oh yeah, that's a good idea. Now you will not only have a banned AdSense account, you will also be running the risk of having your websites banned too when they catch your bogus AdSense account.
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          • Profile picture of the author Oranges
            Originally Posted by johnwilliam686 View Post

            If your account is banned, I will give you fully approved Adsense account $5 only..
            Here we go......
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  • Profile picture of the author avirdi1987
    How many sites are you running OP?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tanya E
    I have friends who had Adsense sites and used to depend on them for a living. Later they realized that they need to diversify into other modes of businesses as well. It makes sense to have an alternative source of income just in case Google decides to penalize your account even though you may not be at fault.
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  • Profile picture of the author dp40oz
    I wouldn't worry too much. Similar thing happened to me and I never got banned or anything. Just make sure if the bad clicks keep happening that you ban the IP's and let Google know when you submit the form the actions you took to reduce the click bombing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
    Just to give an update, I did not get banned. Never heard from Google, however I continue to earn money without issues. I still find "refunds" here and there but not like before. Actually been doing pretty well, I have 10 total adsense sites now and for the past week I have averaged almost $400 a day. So just concentrating on building more traffic to the current sites, though I plan to build a couple more sites in the near future. I will assume the daily earnings will go back down to what I have been averaging the past month, which is around $200 a day. I also think the increase was due to switching from shared hosting at Godaddy to a more beefed up vps server.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Youtube/Adsense gets hit with click bombers every now & then, all they do is refund the money.

    Lol, at the $5 Adsense account comment.
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