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My Adsense id only on certain websites
To prevent fraud
theobeest




msg:3407637
 11:35 am on Jul 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'd like to have an option to select the domains on which my Adsense ID is shown.

I hear a lot of stories about adsense ID's put on websites by competitors, and then they usually generate a lot of false clicks.

 

Quadrille




msg:3407671
 2:22 pm on Jul 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

It does happen; I had my adsense code placed on a freebie site with an 'invitation to click' by an idiot. Google were not best pleased, but luckily I was able to demonstrate that the idiot was a fraud - the fact that he set up the site and reported it within hours was a help, but Google had a few tricks of their own to catch him out.

There's no total defense; just be utterly honest with Google when it happens, and they'll try to clear it up.

I've suggested - more than once - that we be allowed to register sites we intend to place code on; our id would then fail to work on all other domains. Hopefully, it'll happen one day, and remove an avoidable problem.

[edited by: Quadrille at 2:23 pm (utc) on July 29, 2007]

ken_b




msg:3408028
 6:58 pm on Jul 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

that we be allowed to register sites we intend to place code on; our id would then fail to work on all other domains.

I think there's a thread around here somewhere about Google running a test on something like that with a few publishers now.

Hopefully they'll release it to the rest of us soon.

greatstart




msg:3408116
 9:52 pm on Jul 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

I think there's a thread around here somewhere about Google running a test on something like that with a few publishers now.

New "Allowed Sites" option - [webmasterworld.com...]

Quadrille




msg:3408130
 10:28 pm on Jul 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

Isn't that about access to password-protected pages?

greatstart




msg:3408188
 1:18 am on Jul 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

Isn't that about access to password-protected pages?

Now that I read the entire thread all the way through, yes it's about password-protected pages. Thanks for pointing that out Quadrille.

ken_b




msg:3408191
 1:26 am on Jul 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

ASA posted the following in that thread...

...we're starting to test a new feature that would let publishers choose between allowing any site to display ads with their pub-ID (no change from the current system), and authorizing only a specific list of sites to display their ads. This is separate from the existing Site Authentication feature.

Quadrille




msg:3408353
 9:20 am on Jul 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

Something to look forward to!

incrediBILL




msg:3408384
 10:27 am on Jul 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

Something to look forward to!

I'll believe it when I see it.

I've reported my adsense ID on foreign scraped sites a few times so you think I'd have this feature but NOooooo.......

Quadrille




msg:3408397
 10:48 am on Jul 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'll believe it when I see it.

I always wonder what's preventing it; if they can do it for password pages, it can't be rocket science to do it for plain vanilla. But Adsense publishers are always trumped by the Adwords agenda, which keeps prices low by maximising outlets. Even if they're scrapers or MFA.

However, this feature will come; my 'incident' took a fair few minutes of human time, and I doubt Adsense 'identity theft' scams are rare.

Sooner or later, someone at Google is going to recognise the logic of automating to reduce the wasted time of 100% avoidable disputes.

Hopefully before Christmas ;)

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