| 6:46 pm on Apr 10, 2011 (gmt 0)|
search for "block google adsense via hosts file" leave the quotes on ..look for the most recent date on the results..clue..;-) it may have the word "gizmo in it .
It's been discussed here before ..but a while back now..also depends which OS you run ..
| 7:41 pm on Apr 10, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I suspect that the odd accidental click will not be tracked back to you. Adsense have better things to do.
| 8:07 pm on Apr 10, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Yes, they look for patterns. An accidental click once in a while will just show up as a click with no earnings. If there's a pattern of them though, that's when you get in trouble.
| 8:14 pm on Apr 10, 2011 (gmt 0)|
You could always ad AdBlocker to Firefox to do this.
| 9:41 pm on Apr 10, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Go to your "host" file
windows >> system32 >> etc >>. Or just search for it.
add an entry "googlesyndication.com" or something like that to point to 127.0.0.1.
But remember you don't and can't get punished for clicking on ad on other sites, just your own.
Remember it's all about stopping idiot from trying to make money by clicking on their own ad, not people who accidentally click on them.
| 11:47 am on Apr 14, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I think its a mistake. You need to know what ads are showing on your site. I have often blocked ads I have seen when looking at the site for some other reason.
Adsense support have told me that they are not concerned about occasional accidental clicks.
|..also depends which OS you run |
Pretty much the same on Windows and Linux. MacOS use Netinfo which has a GUI to configure it. Mandriva Linux and its derivatives have a GUI for configuring the hosts file.
| 1:42 pm on Apr 14, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Like graeme_p I like to keep an eye on what ads are showing. I have occasionally clicked accidentally without problem (and without payment of course).
| 3:53 pm on Apr 14, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I don't worry about it.
However, when I'm developing a site (or getting ready to relaunch an old one with a new design) I have a set of JPGs in all the ad & link sizes that I use just for placement, so I can get an idea of what might work best where.
| 3:01 am on Apr 15, 2011 (gmt 0)|
|Every time I am browsing my website I am so scared and careful not to click on any ad by accident |
Google expects an odd click from a site owner from time to time. Just don't do it often and you'll be okay.
| 4:04 am on Apr 15, 2011 (gmt 0)|
|Pretty much the same on Windows |
Hosts..lives in different places depending on which version of windows you have ...
Following "advice" as vague and inaccurate as
|add an entry "googlesyndication.com" or something like that to point to 127.0.0.1. |
Will get you into trouble .. an old thread here [webmasterworld.com] on the subject ..there are others.
If you have a static IP at home you can also use SSI or PHP on the site itself to block your own IP from seeing adsense.
Search for "block adsense with SSI"..you' ll find some old threads here in the results ..or "How to block IP address on Google Adsense adverts" will get you some more info.
| 5:21 am on Apr 15, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Many thanks to all!