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Is page hit generator illegal ?
thinkdj




msg:1357667
 6:10 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)


I started using a hit generator to boost traffic to my site. I surf someones site and in return someone sees my site.
My friend recently told me that it was illegal and google would find it out and disable my account. Is it so? Have you heard of such a thing? Please help.

 

Jafo




msg:1357668
 6:13 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

It is not illegal, but whether it is against Googles TOS, I suggest you read the TOS.

thinkdj




msg:1357669
 6:16 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks Jafo! It really got me for a second ..phew

abbeyvet




msg:1357670
 6:32 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

If in the course of this mutual surfing you are clicking ads on each others pages, then you should stop NOW. These are fraudulent clicks and put you at risk of losing your AdSense account.

thinkdj




msg:1357671
 6:36 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Nopesy . .No mutual clicks .. I dunno whoz surfing at the other side :)

abbeyvet




msg:1357672
 6:39 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

No clicks or no mutual clicks? If it's just for traffic, that's ok, if its purpose, implicitly stated or not, is to increase your AdSense earnings, then it is pushing the line enough to be very risky.

I am not trying to be picky, basically, if this is a click ring, even if masquerading as something more innocent, then it is high risk.

ken_b




msg:1357673
 6:42 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Did you read the Adsense TOS?

thinkdj




msg:1357674
 6:49 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

No no .. Just a Hit generator that gives hits. Just to increase TRAFFIC to your site.. Not at all related to Adsense or Click-rings.

But when 1000 ppl see my site, 3-5 click on the ads ( NOT PROMPTED OR Promoted ) .. Is that ok?

It is basically a Traffic generator sytem that works like this .. you surf someone else's site and in return someone else surfs your site ..

abbeyvet




msg:1357675
 6:51 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Personally, I would not go there. But it's your decision.

humblebeginnings




msg:1357676
 6:53 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

It's not that simple. You better read the TOS and draw your own conclusions.
I would never join a program like that...

larryhatch




msg:1357677
 6:55 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

I used to have one of those. Not any more. -LH

larryhatch




msg:1357678
 7:01 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

There are any number of scripts which will scroll small sectios of text
abd/or make them flash.

The main thing with flashing text is to have the text conotrast with its background.

This may take a while to load, creepy music could help as long as the files aren't too long.

Throw in some hokey flying saucer images and guess what?
You could be near the top of the listings. -Larry Hatch

humblebeginnings




msg:1357679
 7:03 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Larry, what the...?

thinkdj




msg:1357680
 7:06 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

guess that wasnt for this thread :p

jeepers




msg:1357681
 7:28 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

If this system of yours is intended to boost traffic artificially, so that you indirectly get more clicks, then I would be very careful.

Some of my adsense ads, generate revenue based on number of impressions, and I see revenue from some channels with no clicks.

To be honest, I'm not sure exactly what your talking about, but maybe your efforts would be better spent working on your site and getting more traffic that way.

We've had people report being banned after traffic surges. Although I'm not sure that it was ever proven, that the ban related specifically to increaed traffic.

MamaDawg




msg:1357682
 9:10 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

I believe the program policies specifically mention services that generate page impressions... (as something that is not allowed).

encyclo




msg:1357683
 9:36 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

[google.com...]
Prohibited Clicks and Impressions
Any method that artificially generates clicks or impressions is strictly prohibited. These prohibited methods include but are not limited to: repeated manual clicks or impressions, incentives to click or to generate impressions, using robots, automated click and impression generating tools, third-party services that generate clicks or impressions such as paid-to-click, paid-to-surf, autosurf, and click-exchange programs, or any deceptive software.

It's all in there really... Ask yourself whether the scheme you are in really respects the above policy (it is not just fake clicks but fake impressions which are prohibited). If you are not 100% certain, either stop or ask Google.

PowerUp




msg:1357684
 11:10 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

"Any method of generating invalid clicks or impressions is strictly prohibited by our Terms & Conditions and program policies:"

The keyword here is impressions. Though you or your visitors do not click on the ads, however, you are still generating "invalid impressions".

yolkman




msg:1357685
 5:01 am on Jun 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

It is illegal. I was told by google support few weeks back.

I don't use any traffic generator, but my competitor did it on my site. So, I have to review all my traffics referrer and block those which are coming from traffic generator site.

Green_Grass




msg:1357686
 5:25 am on Jun 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

What will you do with increased traffic?

Obviously you will try to monetise it with adSense. As the source of traffic is suspect, your adSense earnings are illegal and not valid. Google will get to you sooner than later.

Avoid unnecessary complications and shortcuts. Stay safe. Remember, you have only one chance at this program..

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