I've read here about how not to click Adsense ads.. In the beggining I clicked a few mostly because I thought they would have built in a way to audit out clicks from me.
Well anyways.. I was reveiwing my site and one of the ads caught my eye that I hadn't seen before.. Now get this, believe it or not I actually forgot that I was on my site and before I knew it I had clicked and gone to the site in the ad.
Should I shoot an email to Adsense support? Surely they don't have time to field respones every time someone accidently clicks on a link.. but I'm just so pleased with this program I don't want to take any chances.
One click isn't going to send up the red flags, I think Google are more interested in finding site owners who are forever clicking on adverts for the purpose of making money from them. As far as Google will know it was a unique click from someone interested in the advert.
Now get this, believe it or not I actually forgot that I was on my site and before I knew it I had clicked and gone to the site in the ad.
Has happened here to. And as a result I now have a much better, much faster, much cheaper and much more security oriented web host for 4 of my sites. Just perfect!
Actually, I think that in many cases site owners with true content sites are the perfect target for the ads displayed. We publish around the stuff that we are truely interested in, and when great offers and new providers show up in the ads, it can be really hard to restrain ourselves from finding out more as soon as we can.
think that in many cases site owners with true content sites are the perfect target for the ads displayed.
Very true. Most of the ads on my site are very well targeted for those interested in my site, and that includes me. In fact, I am probably more interested in the stuff on my site, including Google ads, than anyone else. So I see many ads that interest me. So far, I have avoided clicking on them.
Often I will enter relevent keywords in the google bar search, find the same ads on the google search results, and click there. That way google gets paid and I get to go to the site I am interested in.
I could right click on the ad, "copy shortcut", and past in the navigation bar above. I do that when I am not really interested in the site or product advertised but just checking that it is relevant. But when I am really a prospective customer of the advertiser I let Google collect.
You can't just right-click and copy/paste the URL. If you look at the URL though, you can see the target. I wrote a quick script that takes out the cruft and makes a link to the site without first going through Google's servers. If you want the link, sticky me.