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logging in from hotels, motels, airports etc would log a bunch of different ip logins.
can it backfire on me? what would you suggest? how do you track your adsense account when on the road?
Some people do check their stats when on the road. I am one of those that do not even when on long 4 or 5 week trips.
Reason I do not, is me checking the stats won't make any difference to them at all, and gives me a nice surprise when I get back home.
The only time it gets tough is when you see the Payment Approved threads and of course you want to check yours has been approved as well.
If you do check on the road then I would suggest using your own laptop, rather than a public computer where you do not know the security settings or other stuff.
I'm just not getting the darkside concept to different login IP's that would cause concern at G. I don't think there is a darkside and I don't think there is any problem whatsoever.
I think people get banned for many other reasons, but I don't this one would be a big deal, unless there were other additional contributing factors.
If anything I would guess they are using cookies or (unlikely) a background process to monitor a session for a period of time after accessing stats. Or possibly a combination of IP and cookies. I base this supposition on how a few of G's other products apparently work. Thus, I'd be wary of using the same PHYSICAL computer to access stats as others may be using to access your site. If this is true there could indeed be some advantage in say using your own laptop with a hotels' wireless network, as opposed to an internet cafe, as the cookie would be on your own device ONLY. If I MUST use a shared terminal and there is a possibility others could visit my site in the next 24 hours I would ALWAYS manually clear ALL cookies before leaving it and delete all temp files.
I would also suspect a LOT of ad clicking on your site with cookies turned OFF (or, if _I_ was programming for G, with a recently new/reset Adsense cookie) rings some bells at G.
But I would definitely only check from my own laptop as that is the only computer you can be sure does not have spyware or other malicious stats on them.
But that's not what hanuman is getting at. The implication in this thread is that Google will for some reason ban you because of logging in on different IP's, that's absurd.
1. Google will ban you if click on your own ads.
2. Google has various techniques for finding click fraud - none of which we know, but we can take a guess. However, it is logical that IP addresses, other computer info available (eg Browser version, OS) or cookies may play a role. Maybe it's a mix.
3. To get banned while on the road, someone will have to look like your computer according to Google (eg same IP address, computer profile or cookie), but critically - and this next point is always missed in these discussions - while having this profile they would then have to visit your site AND click on your ad, probably more than once.
BTW As a matter of security, I always flush out cookies, history and cache files after using public computers.
That's why I always head back to my home country to check my Adsense stats. before taking up another step on an around-the-world tour.
1. Don't check your stats from other computers.
2. Read 1 again.
I have checked my stat from a few different computers before. But I think those days are over for me. If I travel and I really need to check stats I will only use my laptop. IMHO it's not even worth the chance to me. I don't want to ever end up in the G banned me and I don't know why section.
I just can't believe how paranoid people are becoming.
My last post was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek, but don't suppose anybody got it because paranoia seems to be sitting in on the WW community this Yuletide.
I have used GoToMyPC for over a year with absolutely no problems. That way I'm actually logging into AdSense from my home computer regardless of where in the world I happen to be at the time.
Even though I think it's overkill, I wanted to refer everyone to an alternative similar to what birdstuff mentioned, that would allow publishers to check their AdSense reports from the same IP every time. I do what I describe in the posts referred to below in order to access servers of mine which I firewalled to restrict access to a handful of ports to a couple of IPs.
Logging into AdSense account remotely [webmasterworld.com] (msg #2)
Hotel Connection [webmasterworld.com] (msg #16)
I am wandering if logging in into the admin area while traveling abroad is
allowed. I will be using my own laptop and will connect from hotels. Does
checking the adsense statistics while on the road is in compliance with
Adsense TOS? Any suggestions or guidelines on the issue?
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