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Personally, I'd like to see an IP blocker feature, so that you can specify IPs from which clickthroughs are not recorded. That would save us publishers from the guilt of accidentally clicking on our own ads, plus the Google guys would save much time answering e-mails of "OMG sorry I clicked on my own ad plz don't kick me kthx!". Also, a worthy measure to prevent griefing.
Something that would be less necessary, but still good, would be more information on the clickers - location, time of day, how many clicks for each user, possibly even matched to IP number, etc. That could feed back in to the IP blocker if you see a suspiciously high amount of clicks from one user.
One other thing is automatic channels for color schemes which are seperate from your other channels. Currently you have to setup a new channel to track a different color scheme, which means if you are tracking something else (say the on page position of an add, or a section of your site) you have to turn it off.
Sure, you might lose some valid clickthroughs if you block ranges, but better that than getting kicked out of AdSense altogether.
Each day my provider gives me another IP address. The first three numbers of my IP address are always the same but the second three numbers already have like five different possibilities.. We can't just block a few thousands of people.
if you can't resist clicking ads on your pages why don't you just not serve ads to your own computer there are many ways eg.
write a script to block you own ip from seeing ads
set a unique cookie to your own machine and block ads if that cookie exists.
give your browser a unique user agent string and block ads to that UA
and so on.
...all very easy to do
You should definitely contact Google regarding that method, but I have seen it posted several times that clicks w/o pub IDs are not counted in any way (nor is the advertiser charged).
I would be happy to protect my Adsense income by having G simply ignore clicks above x number per day from a specific ip (or machine-level identification).
Or, more preferably block clicks using a cookie after so many clicks per day. I don't want to hear another story like SuzyV's and I don't look forward to telling such a story myself.
... if you can't resist clicking ads on your pages ...
Sometimes this happens by accident. Are you never extremely tired and spaced out? Does your screen saver never lock up on you? Do you have no click-happy children around the house? Cats who walk across your keyboard and mouse? ... Do you never make a simple honest mistake?
About the suggestion to write scripts and employ other technical methods to block ad showing or accidental ad clicking: Not everyone is adept at this. And what if you make a mistake in your implementation? Ever write buggy code? Misplace a semi-colon?
There should be a simple, straightforward, fool-proof, Google-sanctioned means to stop accidental ad clicks. Google provides us with advertiser URL filters. I don't see why providing us with IP filters is such a big deal.
If anyone doesn't see the point, ignore the feature if offered. The rest of us will gladly use it.
Maybe that would work...
Then if I want to modify a page and need to check the layout of the ads, just add a # prior to the 127
This just makes it so that your computer cannot resolve the address the adsense ads are served from.
Got the tip from a previous post here. Stops the chance of a child clicking on your site, or an accidental click.