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in another thread a user was afraid that since his wife clicked an Ad he would be subject to fraudulent clicks.
I decided to take an offensive approach. Immediately after my AdSense account was enabled, I replied to the mail by Google and asked them that even though I advised my colleagues NOT to click on AdSense banners, if they could simply ignore my IP address at all from being counted for my Ads.
They replied this:
[edited by: Laisha at 9:57 pm (utc) on Aug. 12, 2003]
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I wonder if we will see a "block these IPs from recording clicks/impressions" in the future. It shows there is something in place for them to use this information.
Thanks for sharing pmkpmk. And I bet AdSense will be bombarded with "please ignore this IP from being counted" emails over the next 24 hours or so :)
Of course your are right. I'm in the good position that my whole network masquerades behind a single, fixed IP.
Maybe a DynDNS service is an option for you? I don't know whether Google can block only by IP or by Hostname as well. If they can block hostnames, then DynDNS might work. Just ask them!
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wonder if we will see a "block these IPs from recording clicks/impressions" in the future. It shows there is something in place for them to use this information.
blocking specific IP addresses is definitely needed!
even if it is not resolving all problems (nowadays even some ADSL providers provide quite often dynamic IP only)
Dear Google, please do it! Add such option to AdSense control panel!
They then gave obvious advice on how to check on the ads without clicking on them.
So I guess we are not going to get IP blocking / discounting as standard.
Here it is:
I sent an internal announcement to our staff NOT to click on any Google-banner. However I can't make sure nobody does.
Can you exclude our internal network (masqueraded as xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) from counting?