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6:10 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I started using a hit generator to boost traffic to my site. I surf someones site and in return someone sees my site.
My friend recently told me that it was illegal and google would find it out and disable my account. Is it so? Have you heard of such a thing? Please help.
6:13 pm on June 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It is not illegal, but whether it is against Googles TOS, I suggest you read the TOS.
6:16 pm on June 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Jafo! It really got me for a second ..phew
6:32 pm on June 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If in the course of this mutual surfing you are clicking ads on each others pages, then you should stop NOW. These are fraudulent clicks and put you at risk of losing your AdSense account.
6:36 pm on June 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Nopesy . .No mutual clicks .. I dunno whoz surfing at the other side :)
6:39 pm on June 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No clicks or no mutual clicks? If it's just for traffic, that's ok, if its purpose, implicitly stated or not, is to increase your AdSense earnings, then it is pushing the line enough to be very risky.

I am not trying to be picky, basically, if this is a click ring, even if masquerading as something more innocent, then it is high risk.

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Did you read the Adsense TOS?
6:49 pm on June 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No no .. Just a Hit generator that gives hits. Just to increase TRAFFIC to your site.. Not at all related to Adsense or Click-rings.

But when 1000 ppl see my site, 3-5 click on the ads ( NOT PROMPTED OR Promoted ) .. Is that ok?

It is basically a Traffic generator sytem that works like this .. you surf someone else's site and in return someone else surfs your site ..

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Personally, I would not go there. But it's your decision.
6:53 pm on June 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It's not that simple. You better read the TOS and draw your own conclusions.
I would never join a program like that...
6:55 pm on June 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I used to have one of those. Not any more. -LH
7:01 pm on June 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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There are any number of scripts which will scroll small sectios of text
abd/or make them flash.

The main thing with flashing text is to have the text conotrast with its background.

This may take a while to load, creepy music could help as long as the files aren't too long.

Throw in some hokey flying saucer images and guess what?
You could be near the top of the listings. -Larry Hatch

7:03 pm on June 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Larry, what the...?
7:06 pm on June 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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guess that wasnt for this thread :p
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If this system of yours is intended to boost traffic artificially, so that you indirectly get more clicks, then I would be very careful.

Some of my adsense ads, generate revenue based on number of impressions, and I see revenue from some channels with no clicks.

To be honest, I'm not sure exactly what your talking about, but maybe your efforts would be better spent working on your site and getting more traffic that way.

We've had people report being banned after traffic surges. Although I'm not sure that it was ever proven, that the ban related specifically to increaed traffic.

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I believe the program policies specifically mention services that generate page impressions... (as something that is not allowed).
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[google.com...]
Prohibited Clicks and Impressions
Any method that artificially generates clicks or impressions is strictly prohibited. These prohibited methods include but are not limited to: repeated manual clicks or impressions, incentives to click or to generate impressions, using robots, automated click and impression generating tools, third-party services that generate clicks or impressions such as paid-to-click, paid-to-surf, autosurf, and click-exchange programs, or any deceptive software.

It's all in there really... Ask yourself whether the scheme you are in really respects the above policy (it is not just fake clicks but fake impressions which are prohibited). If you are not 100% certain, either stop or ask Google.

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"Any method of generating invalid clicks or impressions is strictly prohibited by our Terms & Conditions and program policies:"

The keyword here is impressions. Though you or your visitors do not click on the ads, however, you are still generating "invalid impressions".

5:01 am on June 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It is illegal. I was told by google support few weeks back.

I don't use any traffic generator, but my competitor did it on my site. So, I have to review all my traffics referrer and block those which are coming from traffic generator site.

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What will you do with increased traffic?

Obviously you will try to monetise it with adSense. As the source of traffic is suspect, your adSense earnings are illegal and not valid. Google will get to you sooner than later.

Avoid unnecessary complications and shortcuts. Stay safe. Remember, you have only one chance at this program..

 

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