"I don't know that I don't even know."The blind spot.If something falls in this category we wouldn't know but which might be very obvious for others.This is where our community could help.
I was going through all the posts,personally I would like to avoid any confrontation with google.I was just looking at what all we could avoid,if a site is recieving fraudulent clicks from competitor who just kept on clicking on my site to get me booted by google then,what happens.!
I have no way of knowing this,if we all formulate rules for ourselves these are the basic things to be kept in mind.Then it would be a great help and I can atleast breathe free that I am not under radar for some idiot clicking on my adsense.
>>IP's does matter.Yes clicks from so and so IP is good starting point.
>>Industry specific CTR helps.
>>CTR coupled with volume and type of Business does go a long way in detecting fraud.
>>On the contrary: they're trying to avoid delivering "junk traffic" to advertisers who pay by the click.
I belive this is true,I have just tried adwords on test basis for adsense ,I got very high clickthrough rate of 2.5% I got above average response , my add in less than half hour might have gone to hundreds of sites which would have taken me ages to setup,and hence the clickthrough wentup also did the mails I recieved for the same amount of time.
Hence looking at timeinvestment point of view I guess I am saved with lots of time.Which is one of the driving forces of internet.
>>>Google could limit AdSense participation to sites that have been in Google's main index for a certain period (say, three months or even six months). This would make it harder to create disposable "click farm" sites, and it would make AdSense fraud less appealing to get-rich-quick types who haven't the patience to wait months for a payoff
This is a great suggestion.It does stop lot of fraud.
>>Patterns that aren't apparent when looking at a single site's activity may become obvious when looking at aggregate data.
This is again my point, these patterns if we post here it helps lot of people a relief.Just to keep away the fear factor of some competitor is clicking on my adsense to get me away from it.This fear is the precise reason I thought our game of FraudRank will help.