Get to a shell prompt or somewhere you can run a WHOIS query, and run it with a -a variable -
whois -a 184.108.40.206
It might not tell you anything useful, but then again, it might.
220.127.116.11 = Google
18.104.22.168 = FDCservers.net IL US, server farm
22.214.171.124 = greatnet.de server farm
126.96.36.199 = pinspb.ru likely another server farm, I didn't check
I don't run Adsense but I would guess that some scraped your page with your adsense code on it
Maybe if you go through your log files you may find these ips (not sure though)
OH wow - see, this is why I posted this question here. Because everyone is smart and happy to help.
Thank you so much for these tips and the info. At least I have a little more ammo now for figuring out this kind of stuff.
If it's not my site, I don't authorise it. Not even google.com...
I went through the same sort of crap a couple of days ago and am still going through it now.
But if someone is showing my ads a couple of times a day why worry? Above that level I check it out.
The question still remains though, why is site "#*$!dating.co.uk" showing my ads? Why?
|If it's not my site, I don't authorise it. Not even google.com |
It all depends upon your niche. I have authorised heaps of Googles world wide because they're translation sites.
I agree.... it's maddening. But what's worse is NOT knowing what the site is. NOT being able to see it.
These three IPs:
Are in my top FIVE for referring sites - I'm getting a lot of traffic from them - WHO are they?
I see that Staffa was nice enough to look them up and let me know they are server farms - but I really don't even know what a server farm is - I'm thinking a hosting service?
So now I'm really concerned that there are three copies of my entire site out there somewhere or something.
I've tried putting in my pub code and seeing if it comes up anywhere - dead end.
I've tried putting in some of my content and seeing if it shows up anywhere - dead end.
Do they have MY IP blocked so that I can't "see" them?
I'm at a loss.
And of course GOD forbid anyone at Adsense help you?
I don't want to authorize any of these unless I know for sure who they are because you can get your account disabled for their actions.
What is so complicated to decide ?
You only authorise the ones you own and control..
If the other sites or places are running your ad code..what would you do if they were running pron?
Good blackhat way to kill your account ..and thus your site..and one way to eliminate competitors ..just put their code on sites that are against TOS ..and count on them not bothering to notice..or on them thinking any revenue is good ..and authorising any IP addy that appears to be bringing in money..
One of those IPs is linked to wahoha..and they run many categories of video ..many of which are against google adsense TOS..your code may not be on their home page..but it may be scraped and being used somewhere in their network..why? ..because scrapers are by definition lazy..and thus don't always clean up the code from what they scrape
You'd lose your adsense account is what would happen first..second is you'd post here asking what to do..
Adsense can't be expected to hold your hand..why on earth would you want your code on pages where you have no control over them..
Frost_Angel, a server farm is indeed a hosting service, but 'hosting service' is applied to clean hosts where 'server farm' is applied to hosts that don't care what their users do as long as the bill gets paid and where the users usually run bad bots and scrapers and all the stuff that a hosting service would not allow ;o)
|Adsense can't be expected to hold your hand..why on earth would you want your code on pages where you have no control over them.. |
Just pure curiosity makes me want to know why on earth my adsense code is there. Pure SEO reasons.... has my content been scraped? Has my site been scraped?
It's not a question of SHOULD I authorize IPs I don't know - it's how do I find out WHO these IPs are and why my adsense code is there.
Maybe I'm wrong, but I would think any web owner would want to know this.
|One of those IPs is linked to wahoha |
I didn't even find that much information when I was looking.... that's why I started this thread. How do you guys find the info....
I don't need hand holding from adsense - but it would be nice for there to be some communication in situations where you could have your account closed. There could be more IPs out there that I am unaware of that are running my adsense code - and my account could get banned. Banned because I just didn't know. But there would be no discussion, no anything. My account would be closed and that's that.
I guess I'm retarded because I think a little customer service would be
a good thing. Hell... just human decency is a nice thing now and then.
|How do you guys find the info.... |
If we told you that, we'd have to... ;-)
I knew there was a Secret Squirrel Uber Geek Club :-)
|has my content been scraped? Has my site been scraped? |
I would suggest that you start keeping a sharp eye on your raw log files. You'll quickly see who are human visitors and who is trash.
Get yourself a cup of coffee, sit back and read through the [webmasterworld.com...] forum you'll be surprised
Another thing you can do, Frost_Angel, is to put your pub-id into Google. Sometimes that will show sites that have taken your code and content.
Holy Crap Batman!
I will need a couple pots of coffee! But thank you for the link and info.
Can I ask.... ALL OF YOU a question?
How do you know all this? Did you go to school for it? Take classes? You're part of underground smartical seo super hero group that has trained you since you were a child?
How do you learn what you KNOW?
|How do you know all this? |
Actually we don't, we just think we do.
To me, it's just time wasting BS, as opposed to real content sites subsequently crafted with Adsense in mind.
Not your usual KRAP MFA sites which should be expunged from the earth.
Just my .05c worth.
[ADDED] Just my usual short, perfunctory answer.
|I've tried putting in some of my content and seeing if it shows up anywhere - dead end. |
When I set up analytics, I set a separate profile with a filter that shows only page views where the hostname is not my site. This profile shows Google Cache views, Google Translate views and sites where the content has been copied and they left the analytics code in place.
You'll likely see a bunch of views via Translate where someone translated multiple pages of your site. A few days later you might see that your content has been posted in some foreign language on other sites. That's why you can't find your content elsewhere via a normal search at present. It's likely to have been translated by the spammers before being used.
Thanks for that info. I bet you are right. I might try to do the same and see
just where my content is.
I'd like to have as much of it removed as possible - IF I can.
Looking at the analytics gives you a clue as to which language you're looking for. It is detailed in the URL of the Google Translate page they looked at. I see languagepair=en-ru in a heck of a lot of those cases.
Also put your adsense publisher code into blekko ..you may be surprised..
|How do you know all this? |
You read WebmasterWorld every day for six or seven years and you'd be surprised what you pick up. Seriously. I never took a class in any computer or web related thing in my life.
Noob alert! LOLOLOL :)
Seriously, read as many tutorials and manuals as you can. More importantly, have a go yourself. You'll soon spot that most tutorials have a few errors. When you're correcting their code, you've arrived.
Does anyone know if kproxy.com should be authorized? I'm kind of confused on this one because I guess it's a site that lets you get to sites you've been blocked from? Or that your ISP won't let you get to?
So adsense is asking if I should authorize kproxy.com - and although kproxy is not MY site - apparently people are using it to GET to my site.
Or am I way off?
It's not necessarily sites you've been blocked from, but also if you just don't want anyone to be able to trace you from their log files.
I can't imagine you're going to get a ton of legitimate visits from proxy servers such that it's going to make a dent in your income if you don't authorize them. I wouldn't. (Most of the proxy servers I've seen don't display ads anyway)
Thanks Netmeg :-)
I was leaning toward not authorizing. Anything my guy feels "unsure" about - I say no. But thought I would ask in case I was totally missing what kproxy is.
If it helps, you can also look up IPs here, based on the region: (Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe)