Thursday, March 6, 2008

What Is An Invalid Click and How Will It Affect You?

More than anything, an invalid click is a big no-no and it will get your account terminated faster than anything else. Having said that, what are invalid clicks? The following scenarios generate invalid clicks.

  • When publisher clicks on their own ads for any purposes, an invalid click is recorded.
  • When publisher asks others to click on their ads for any purposes, an invalid click is recorded.
  • When someone uses robots or automated software to generate click, an invalid clicks is recorded.
  • When any deceptive practice is used to generate clicks, those generated clicks are invalid clicks.

Google AdSense has state of the art technology to monitor its AdSense program. They know whether or not a particular AdSense site is generating invalid clicks. Invalid clicks raise the advertiser’s costs and hence Google won’t tolerate this. Invalid clicks are unnecessary as there are plenty of money-making opportunities with valid clicks. With an optimized website, useful content, and attractive ads, there’s no reason for anybody to even entertain the idea of using invalid clicks.

Protect Yourself From Invalid Clicks

You are aware that clicking on your own AdSense ads will lead to the termination of your Google AdSense account. However, because you are constantly working on your AdSense web site, you fear that someday you may click on the AdSense ads accidentally. There are two simple ways that can protect you from clicking on your AdSense Ads accidentally. Please read How To Protect Yourself From Clicking Your Ads Accidentally.

You can also find a list of Don’ts for Using the Google AdSense Program that may give you some ideas on how you can protect yourself from invalid clicks.

Google AdSense Account Terminated For Invalid Clicks

There are few honest Google AdSense website owners have their AdSense accounts terminated for Invalid clicks. These honest webmasters certainly did not click on the AdSense ads themselves and they certainly did not violate any Google AdSense terms and conditions. Their accounts were terminated unfairly. They managed to get their account reinstated. If your account is terminated unfairly, you can follow this detail guideline on how to get your Google AdSense account reinstated.

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