If you check your stats on a machine then someone else clicks on your ads from the same machine Google sees this as click fraud.
As I said above Google keeps a record of every machine IP address used to look at your account.If you trawl through the AdSense message boards you can’t help but come across tales of woe from AdSense publishers that have had their account banned by Google. Worth bearing in mind when thinking of checking your stats from somewhere like an Internet Cafe.
As above Google will have your IP address and that of every AdSense publisher. It’s theft.
Do monitor your visitor and AdSense figures
Check your account at least once a day. Google has the IP address of the computer/s that you’ve used to create and check your AdSense account. These include methods like Traffic exchange, Socks Knitting Machine Suppliers PTC advertising, Auto surf etc. A proxy server with ONE IP ADDRESS.
Don’t do it.
Don’t log in to your AdSense account from work. 100 clicks later from the same visitor and your account is screaming Click Fraud
Receiving clicks from illegal traffic
Check the AdSense TOS for sources of traffic that aren’t allowed by Google.
Don’t click on your own ads
The obvious one but still people do it.
Apart from getting in trouble with the company that employs you there’s also a further real risk.
If you click on one accidentally (which does happen) you’re probably be ok but it’s worth dropping a quick email to Google with an explanation and apology
Don’t log in to AdSense from a shared computer.
If you want to go to a site advertised by one of your ads don’t click on it look at the URL of the advertising site at the bottom of the ad and type it into your browser.
Don’t get into an I’ll click your ads if you click mine agreement with another Webmaster. If you see it’s all come from the same IP address you could have been the victim of a malicious attack inform Google via email and offer them access to your logs. Most companies use a proxy server to access the Internet.
Don’t tell friends and family. If they see these IP addresses consistently clicking on each other ads it’s goodbye for both of you.
Telling friends and family about your money making websites can lead to problems. Problem is if there are 1000 people in your company it is the same IP address for them too. If it sees that this IP address clicks one of your ads you’re in trouble. Google can’t differentiate between you and the other 999 employees in your company. Even if you tell them not to click on your ads there’s always the chance that Auntie Maud will think it’s a good idea to make some extra money for her favorite nephew. If you see a massive spike coupled with a massive increase in Page CTR investigate using your visitor stats website. If one of these 999 clicks on one of your ads its ban time. Therefore you checking your ads from work means this proxy IP address being recorded by Google as one that you use. Not from Google but from the AdWords advertisers. Below is a list of ways people have been banned from AdSense and information on how to avoid it happening to you.
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