Sunday, November 4, 2012

"Invalid Clicks - Adsense For Content"

very sad

Imagine my surprise when I looked at my Adsense details today and saw the above titled information in my account details!

I did some checking around and found some very good online articles on this subject:

Invalid Traffic Adsense For Content


Google Adsense Answers.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What Are "Adsense Pirates"?

What are "Adsense Pirates"? Well these are people who will contact you - usually via email - and tell you that they will cause invalid clicks on your Adsense site unless you contact them.

Once you contact them they will say something along the lines of if you don't give them a piece of your adsense earnings then they will put invalid clicks on your site and then that will cause Adsense to cancel your adsense account. (Which by the way is very hard to get back once your adsense account is cancelled - especially for invalid clicks!)

I have been to a number of forum sites where people will ask - even beg - people to click on the ads to their adsense sites (so that they will earn more adsense money). I sometimes wonder if Adsense themself have seen these kind of forum sites where people are begging people to click on their adsense ads.

I do remember seeing where Adsense prohibits this kind of thing on sites that have Adsense ads on them but I don't think that they are aware of these forum sites where people are begging others to click on their adsense ads.

This adsense "pirate" thing was in the news a while back but recently others have been posting about it. For example someone reported that they got a comment on their blog where someone said that if they didn't want invalid clicks on their blog then they should contact them. Fortunately this person knew about the Adsense "pirate" thing and they simply ignored the comment. (Another good reason to have your blog comments moderated!).

Personally, I have a stats tracker on my sites and I have seen instances of invalid clicks on some of my sites and I have seen that Adsense simply discounts them as invalid BUT Adsense did NOT disable my account!

However, if you do get this kind of message then you should send it to Adsense as I am sure that they would be very interested in this kind of thing and the people who are sending you this kind of message!

Monday, August 6, 2012

How long does it take to get my site / blog approved by Adsense?

How long does it take to get my site / blog approved by Adsense?

When I submitted my site to adsense to get approved it took them less than a week to email me back to say that my site was approved. Now some people have said that it took longer for them to get notified of approval and yet still others said it took less than a few days.

If you are waiting for your approval and you think that it is taking longer than it should here are some things that you can do.

  • you can check your "junk" email just in case to see whether or not your approval was sent to your junk email box by mistake

  • you can send a 2nd email to adsense (with an optional 2nd email address that you can give them) to check on the status of your approval

I hope that this answers your question but if not you can always contact me again.