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Contacting Google After Suspicious Activity
Why is this recommended?

 9:24 pm on May 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

What in the world is the point of contacting google after a spike in earnings or clicks. As long as you had nothing to do with it, in my opinion you should just let it slide and take it as a good day brought on purely by statistical chance.

Emailing google might just put them on alert to look at your account more closely. Also, they might reduce earnings from clicks that were probably legitimate. You are basically putting yourself at risk. My advice, don't e-mail google. Let them e-mail you.

If they find a problem, and it was not your fault, I'm sure you would have no problem proving this to them.



 9:41 pm on May 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

So close... I was with you right up to that last sentence, but if Google see fraud they'll kick you out without explanation or conversation. At that point it's unlikely that you can get their decision overturned. Not impossible, but very unlikely.


 2:35 am on May 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've had a couple of situations where there were excessive clicks on a given page. I suspect it was students as a lot of teachers use my site in their classrooms. I wrote to Google but they said they have ways to catch things like that and my account is in good standing. So I guess there is no need to contact them.


 3:37 am on May 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

I was under the impression that there were one or two posts on WW where an Adsense member was booted and then reinstated (out of the scores that weren't).

I've got a long standing relationship with Adsense, no fears of fraudulent activity at my end. If someone beyond my control has decided to make trouble for me with fraudulent click activity I would think that the only thing I have going for me is my cooperation offered to Adsense.


 9:06 am on May 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have emailed G before when I have noticed strange things happening and they normally have got back to me within 24 hours saying "nothing to worry about" Yesterday I noticed a bunch of clicks that came from a school and there was no revenue for any of those clicks. I chose not to email them this time and I'm now sat here worrying myself to death that maybe I should have done


 9:17 am on May 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

I just contacted google yesterday, after I haad a CTR that was 5 times the normal. They emailed me back very quick to inform me everything was fine, and that they would have noticed themselves if anything was wrong.
So between the lines they actually said, don't bother us with this, we'll decide on our own if and when something is wrong.
I'm going to stop emailing them when ever I think there is something wrong. Not that I email them a lot, but I kinda get the idea it's not necessary and even kinda frowned upon.


 9:30 am on May 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've had the odd day with extremely high ctr.
I've had the odd day on some channels where CTR has been in excess of 100 and 200 % (low traffic channels obviously). I've never been tempted to contact Adsense support.

No problems....so far.


 9:54 am on May 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

Ferraristi"Yesterday I noticed a bunch of clicks that came from a school "
please can you tell me how can you track who clicks on your adds
thanks in advance


 9:56 am on May 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just a couple of weeks ago I installed a great tracking program. I'll sticky you with the link.


 12:24 pm on May 13, 2005 (gmt 0)


Sure, the clicks were on a really low traffic site so it was easy to see that a lot of unexpected traffic was coming from a particular IP address in my server logs around the same time that the clicks turned up in Adsense. A simple reverse lookup told me the IP belonged to the school



 5:08 pm on May 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

How do you find out who is clicking on your adsense powered website?


 5:30 pm on May 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

I noticed a bunch of clicks that came from a school and there was no revenue for any of those clicks. I chose not to email them this time

I got the impression from Google that we don't need to write to them every time. I can tell they caught it because they don't have any earnings listed for them.

I am certain my clicks like this are from a school. Kids just start fooling around with things like that. I've had them signing up for my newsletter with crazy named emails. Kids will be kids and I think AdSense understands that.

If they start canceling the accounts for everyone who has sites that are used in schools they will be dropping a lot of good content sites.

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