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Co-worker with adsense
Fearing to get banned by association
thegreatpretender




msg:3125061
 3:20 am on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Just recently, one of my co-workers was approved for adsense. The guy doesn't stop boosting his website and how he's gonna make money with adsense to everybody, despite of his site being really sucks.

He is using computers in our office to login to adsense and update his website, which I also use to login to my adsense account. There is a lot of possibility that he will get banned sooner or later base on his behaviour towards adsense. I am fearing now that my account is being associated by google to his and when he get banned, I will also get the kick.

Should I tell google about this for the record?

Thanks

 

Chapman




msg:3125098
 4:18 am on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

This is a great opportunity to inform/remind AdSense users about the inherent dangers of account access using shared computers. Your account is a precious entity and should be treated as such.

There have been a number of Webmaster World posts about spouses, girlfriends, boyfriends, co-workers, and relatives said to have compromised an AdSense account simply by using a shared computer or the same IP address as had been used for account login. Don't allow this to happen!

When you find yourself wanting to access your account on an insecure machine... think about the fact that the computer and network identification is going to added to your account information and will very likely cause a problem if the shared computer is misused.

Unfortunately, thegreatpretender, since this is a situation already "under the bridge"... it would probably be in your best interest to inform Google BEFORE there's a problem rather than AFTER.

Chapam

thegreatpretender




msg:3125552
 1:29 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

That's so true Chapman! I didn't realize that until just now. It just that I couldn't resist peeking on my stats since I'm sitting there all day, everyday. I have been using these computers to logon into my adsense account for more than two years now without any problem. Though there's still no problem I have this feeling of discomfort that someone, all of a sudden, would ruin my source of income. I go write google now.

Thanks

Khensu




msg:3125577
 1:43 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

I would totally stop using you work computers to login or go to your site. I don't think you have to watch things that much if you are established. (that is if you have a home connection)

I would let that IP fade off your Google records (if there is any) and favor safety over luxury.

[edited by: Khensu at 1:49 pm (utc) on Oct. 18, 2006]

Pengi




msg:3125582
 1:51 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Khensu
surely you know you have to pull all those clicks in by checking on the stats. Its not just serendipitous that the money turns up you know.

The great pretender:
Seriously though - you are asking for trouble - especially if your co-workers know of your site.

[edited by: Pengi at 1:52 pm (utc) on Oct. 18, 2006]

Khensu




msg:3125622
 2:07 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

thegreatpretender

And I hope you buddy doesn't know your site? You did not inspire him to this end? Did you?

We don't want you to get Goognookered (&%$#*! by Google).

thegreatpretender




msg:3125649
 2:24 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

He he khensu... no, i did not inspire this guy. My problem is, I have a lot of free time in the office and so little at home to at least update some pages on my websites. So, I would still be using those computers with my sites. I hope the letter I wrote to google is enough to disassociate my account with this little fellow.

Chapman




msg:3125676
 2:35 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

I would let that IP fade off your Google records

I'm thinking that IP addresses that get attached to your account are not likely to fade away!

Pengi-

That's the second time you've used 'serendipitous' today! That's the most I've encountered that expression since the 60's. :-)

Chapman

Khensu




msg:3125678
 2:36 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

I was just saying that would be an extra precaution.

If you do you thing from there then you don't have that option.

It is unbeknownst to me if the IP can fade, I was making a quasi-assumption. (quasisump)

[edited by: Khensu at 2:43 pm (utc) on Oct. 18, 2006]

Chapman




msg:3125696
 2:43 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

thegreatpretender-

I don't think there is any problem with you using work computers to update your website (although your employer may have a different opinon on that) it's your account login you want to keep off an insecure machine.

How your website is updated or where it's updated from is no concern to Google. They ARE interested, however, as to where you login from as that's the information they use to determine false (fraudulent) clicks!

Chapman

trillianjedi




msg:3125700
 2:45 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Run a VNC server on your home PC to access your account from the office?

Either that or just have google email you daily reports (that's what I do - I hardly ever login).

TJ

OptiRex




msg:3125703
 2:45 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

That's the second time you've used 'serendipitous' today!

And an interesting connection too, from Wikipedia:

According to M.K. Stoskopf, it should be recognized that serendipitous discoveries are of significant value in the advancement of science and often present the foundation for important intellectual leaps of understanding.

Most apt for many AdSensers' conundrums:-)

trannack




msg:3125706
 2:47 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

I believe that someone recently posted re getting banned because of an associated IP. He did, if I recall, get re-instate after a battle with Google, explaining that he was not the sole user of an IP. But I would think, it is just not worth the aggrevation if this should happen. Notify Google asap of your concerns and explain why. If they reply to you, keep a copy.

Chapman




msg:3125707
 2:48 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Khensu-

It is unbeknownst to me if the IP can fade

It's 'unbeknownst' to me as well!

From the G perspective, however, it's just such a "useful" piece of information... my bet is that it sticks around for quite some time!

Chapman

Chapman




msg:3125714
 2:54 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Run a VNC server on your home PC to access your account from the office?

An easy and cost effective alternative might be WinXP's 'Remote Desktop'.

Chapman

farmboy




msg:3125721
 2:58 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

He is using computers in our office to login to adsense and update his website, which I also use to login to my adsense account.

Your employer must be thrilled with this activity. :)

FarmBoy

thegreatpretender




msg:3125725
 3:00 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

My other frustration was that how could google allow the kind of website like his. It doesn't even have any useful content at all! It's just like a personal homepage with pictures of him and his friends, many links are dead or under construction. I wonder if google is still reviewing new applications. Do they just let everybody in and hope that some of them brings money in?

thegreatpretender




msg:3125727
 3:01 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Farmboy, don't worry, we are being tolerated with this kind of activity :)

thegreatpretender




msg:3125736
 3:07 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)


Run a VNC server on your home PC to access your account from the office?

An easy and cost effective alternative might be WinXP's 'Remote Desktop'.

Unfortunately, I couldn't use any of them.

curlykarl




msg:3125739
 3:12 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

There are three of us at work with Adsense accounts; I had the same paranoia so I disabled ads using the hostís file on all p.c's with Internet access.

127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com

thegreatpretender




msg:3125741
 3:13 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

I tried it but couldn't edit our computer's host file.

Content_ed




msg:3125755
 3:17 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

It is unbeknownst to me if the IP can fade

I've got to believe the Google has more sense than to believe in guilt by IP address. Most of us have IP addresses that are assigned at random by our Internet provider, and reset at regular intervals or whenever the modem/router power is cycled. The same is true for anybody using broadband wireless to run a business from the road or spending time on local wireless connections at coffee shops, etc.

I'm at least as paranoid as all the people out to get me, but I can't see a one time crossing of IP addresses with a bad guy being a meaningful piece in Google's puzzle. If there was sharing on a day-in, day-out basis of IP addresses and computers as the original poster was worried about, that would be another matter.

djulien




msg:3125843
 4:17 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

thegreatpretender, try passing the connection through Sockscap from work to access your home PC.

I have to use that in combination with Remote Desktop to check my stats during the workday -- RDP by itself doesn't work behind my corporate proxy server.

trillianjedi




msg:3125848
 4:21 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

I tried it but couldn't edit our computer's host file.

You could do that server-side.

if ( ip!= myoffice ) {
ShowAds()
}

TJ

plumsauce




msg:3126322
 11:00 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)


anybody here work for the government?

swa66




msg:3126355
 12:05 am on Oct 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

You could use Tor to get more anonymity, but I suspect you'd get in the mix with much worse offenders.
Better not check stats from the office.

ciscoforum




msg:3126521
 4:34 am on Oct 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Could always steer him towards yahoo ads or click on his :p

Thaparian




msg:3126576
 5:32 am on Oct 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

It would be better not to login from that place again, and inform google about it.

thegreatpretender




msg:3126577
 5:42 am on Oct 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

I got a response from google saying that they have noted my situation and that I am welcome to access my account from different computers. This makes me comfortable now.

swa66




msg:3127913
 3:22 am on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

So next post is from the co-worker being banned for no reason whatsoever ;-)

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