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How to know if someone using my Adsense code at their sites?
Suspecting someone copy my web contents including my adsense script
burntan




msg:1452482
 6:48 am on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have all my sites and page/directory track by Adsense channels, so that I know where the clicks come from and which page generate more profit.

Lately I noticed that some clicks recorded by Adsense not belong to any of my channels. I can't identify where these clicks come from. I am suspecting someone copy my web contents together with my adsense script without even changing the Adsense ID and put in their site.

If this is true, is there anyway for me to trace which site is using my Adsense ID?

 

jetteroheller




msg:1452483
 7:17 am on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

At the christmas wish list,
I wrote AdSense log files would be great.

Just right now, there is no method to find it out.

littleprince




msg:1452484
 7:31 am on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

If they copied your code straight including adsense code, than it would show up in your channel report as long as the page they copied had channel code as well.

I occasionaly get the same thing where my channels don't add up to the total clicks. Not sure where the extra views and clicks come from either.

MarkWolk




msg:1452485
 11:24 am on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

This has probably been done accidentally by some inexperienced webmaster who wanted to copy your content - not your Adwords.

Assuming that this is the case, and that your content is unique, copy a random sequence of 10-15 words from your page's content and paste it into Google's search box between quotes. You should find whoever copied your sites... and the Adwords as well.

krod




msg:1452486
 12:44 pm on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

If they copied your content and your adsence code, and they are producing revenue, and doing nothing illegal. What is there to worry about, just more money for you :)

Mr_Fern




msg:1452487
 6:32 pm on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Someone actually took my adsense code and tried to get my account terminated by putting tons of iframes with the code and "Please click ad to continue" over some of them. I didn't find out until they e-mailed me saying one of my pages was in violation.

Perhaps you could e-mail support and ask them, giving them a list of sites you put your code on and ask them to inform you of any unmentioned sites that are getting logged with your code.

dr_rizwan




msg:1452488
 9:54 pm on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Two months back I found 20-25 click daily more than total of our three website channel. I was afraid due to mysterious click so I mail Google to tell me about the source of these mysterious click. Google answer me that all these click are normal and belongs to my three website. They give me explanation in some technical word about the difference b/w www and http. Though I cant understood the reason but relax that all these click are from my three websites.

Luddite




msg:1452489
 10:16 pm on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)


If they copied your content and your adsence code, and they are producing revenue, and doing nothing illegal.

Last time I checked violating copyright was illegal.

miedmark




msg:1452490
 1:53 am on Nov 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

What is there to worry about, just more money for you

I'd be worried they're doing this to have you kicked from adsense. Are you 100% sure that the clicks are not coming from your site? If so, I would email Adsense and ask if they could trace where the clicks are coming from.

Maybe you have some pages on your site you forgot about?

dr_rizwan




msg:1452491
 9:26 am on Dec 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

I also face the another problem now a day. 5 days back my total page impressions were around 37000 pages per day. But since 5 days it suddenly increases to around 50,000 but no increase in click on G add. I have checked the report and I found that the total shows much more the total of all channels. Our visitors read average 10 pages per visitor but this also increases 16 pages per visitor since five days. In this way 30% bandwidth also increased. I think that someone is displaying my pages in frame.

Alioc




msg:1452492
 2:00 pm on Dec 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

It is so simple to solve on Google's end but they still did not implement this solution.

A tab under account settings named "my domains" or "my sites" where you list the domain names you are responsible from. All click and impression counts from other domains will be excluded.

No headaches, no nightmares.

For your attention Adsense Advisor.

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dr_rizwan, I suggest you use a frame breaker. The best way is via .htaccess. Search the forum there's the answer.

Roadkill




msg:1452493
 3:40 pm on Dec 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

I had this happen to me about 2 months ago. I disovered it by checking my logs on a regular basis. Via the refering sites section. It was a free webhost that the theives were with, so I contacted them and adsense. The host shut the site down. Adsense never replied.

The biggest concern with this type of theft. Is that they dont know what they are doing. They are likely to click what they think are there own ads repeatedly and cost you your account.

Check logs........ good luck

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