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Is there any system by which google can trace those competitors through IP's?
What action will google take if they find such kind of manaul clicks?
Will they inform me about this?
I've personally never given any thought to whether people are clicking my ads for any reason other than the fact that they're interested in the content being displayed.
I mean really, what makes people think that anyone has the time to sit there and click other people's advertisements? What purpose would it serve other than to INCREASE the advertisers click-through rating and cost them a couple more bucks? Big deal.
Anyone who would actually DO that is probably so unsuccessful with their OWN adwords campaigns that they won't be a competitor for long.
And nobody will like to get kicked just because other person is clicking on your site to throw you out.
A couple of different times I've seen crazy click levels...32 clicks in less than a minute on the same ad, for instance.
I tested this in IE myself (not on an Adsense ad). If I just start clicking repeatedly on a link, it causes the page to refresh very rapidly, but the browser doesn't actually go to the new page until I stop clicking. I'm sure something like that would only be counted once.
If this continues like it has in the past, I would expect some other adsense like content matching ads by large companies (MSFT maybe) to grow stronger.
I was kind of disturbed at the big adsense advertising campaign when some major issues are still unresolved.
I guess google should improve the statistics for PUBLISHERS so they will not have to suffer big tension. If publisher can find out same IP's of fradulent clicks, he can deny that IP for website. I guess since many people have suffered from this kind of competitors who want to kick opponents out of google adsense program that's why this question is raised again and again.
So Google should consider of improving REPORT STATS for Publishers soon...