Msg#: 5876 posted 12:43 am on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)
My site gets one or two invalid clicks a few times a week. This seems like a too-frequent occurrence for my low-click-volume site, but Adsense hasn't sent me any warning letters. (I recently emailed AdSense about possible invalid clicks because my CTR skyrocketed, but they said that everything was hunky dory, so I'm not just going on supposition.)
My questions are: Is this a normal level of invalid clicks? What could be causing them? And should I be concerned?
Are there other reasons for $0.00 clicks? Are there countries from which G will not accept traffic? What if an ad is clicked when the page is displayed in the cache of a search engine -- do they pay for that?
last week i also recieved invalid clicks on one of my channel and i sent email to google . after 2 days i again notice invalid clicks on same channel.i have not yet recieve response from g .but it is very rare to see 00 earning in channel reports.
just curious: how you determine invalid clicks by channel reports?
If there's only one click and $0.00 in a channel at the end of the day, then the click was probably invalid.
Slightly dodgier method: If there's, say, 3 clicks in a channel and $2.00 at the beginning of the day, and stats update regularly, then at the end of the day, if there are 4 clicks in that channel but the money hasn't gone up, there's a chance that the fourth click was worth $0.00 and thus invalid.
Could be charity ads for a small part of your traffic.
Good point. They do pop up here and there when Google's algorithm burps.