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What if most clicks are from the same geographic area?

     
9:48 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have been mulling over starting a local site where most of the interest and visitors would be from one city. Adsense might be one of the income streams on this site. But since the site is of mostly of local interest, a lot of the clicks on adsense ads would be from the same range of IPs.

This makes me a little nervous because it might appear to Adsense that there is some monkey business going on with the clicks. I wondered if anyone else has a similar site where a lot of the visitors are from a local area. And whether that has gotten them dropped from Adsense?

10:22 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have several "regional" sites and dont have any such problems.

Remember, there are many different IP numbers due to different ISPs. Unless you live in a small town that only has access to one ISP for everyone, this should not be an issue.

AOL has a block of IP numbers
DSL has a block of IP numbers
Cable has a block of IP numbers
Netzero has a block of IP numbers.
etc.

 

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