IMHO, and 54-55% of my earnings are from AdLinks, Joe Public surfs AdLinks with the knowledge that they are, for my sites, 99% spam and MFA free and two clicks is nothing compared to the tens one sometimes has to go through.
They are ads pre-qualified by Google for want of a better description.
Would that be a fair assumption?
The more users I have, the more use AdLinks once they find out what they are. I don't try and disguise them as anything else, I make sure they are evidently Google ads.