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ARG! Friend clicked my ads from here!

A friend spending the night, clicked my ads on my forum!

     
7:48 pm on May 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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So I get up today and noticed in my stats that I had a spike in forum ad hits, which was odd, because they forum ads werent much on CTR---- and i realized my friend was on my computer last night while I was sleeping--

I asked him if he clicked the ads and he said yeah-- he clicked "a few of them" --I thougth I had told him NOT TO CLICK ON ADS ON MY SITE! -- I know I did. but he said he forgot---

I immediately just now e-mailed google to let them know that any hits coming from here be deleted.

I hope they have a recording system that would show an abnormal performance like that.

I swear to god if I get kicked out of the program, I am going to strangle my friend. I make VERY little money from Adsense as it is, but have built up a couple hundred bucks I dont want to lose.

7:56 pm on May 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I swear to god if I get kicked out of the program, I am going to strangle my friend.

We'll get you a good lawyer and all be character witnesses for you. If there is such a thing as "justifiable homicide," this is CLEARLY a prime example! We're with ya!

8:05 pm on May 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Do a search for "Friend clicked my ads" ... you'll find a 1001 other topics/disscussions that cover the same question.

No need to re-hash this subject every-other-day... :(

8:36 pm on May 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I make VERY little money from Adsense as it is, but have built up a couple hundred bucks I dont want to lose.

Great oxymoron ...

8:37 pm on May 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My doughters become older and will soon have their own notebooks.

Any good AdSense blocker software to install on their notebooks?

Maybe an AdSense filter filtering out all the ads with my publisher id?

8:56 pm on May 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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if you use firefox, the adblock extension will kill adsense ads.
8:58 pm on May 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Do your daughters know your websites? You can just set up some software on their computers to block your URLs.
8:59 pm on May 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Norton internet security will also block them.

Mack.

10:43 pm on May 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, I've read the other threads here on this, thats how I knew to get it on record fast with Google.... I was just posting my frustrationw ith this topic... heh.

I installed that Firefox extension and it works great. Thanks folks.

10:44 pm on May 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Or you can open your hosts file in Windows and just add:
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com
10:47 pm on May 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Contractor is dead on. You can use that "hosts" file technique for your site too if it is something you don't want them to see (i.e. especially pr0n).
10:52 pm on May 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi
Today accidentally I click AdSens add from my own computer. This mistake was done because that adds was my own add (alternate add) and there were no mark that it is a google add. I know that it was an alternate add like public service add and will not pay me for this click.
Now please give me suggestion may I inform google about this mistake or leave it now?
10:59 pm on May 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If you're saying it was your own alternate ad, Google don't know or care about those clicks. If it was a PSA, I'm sure Google doesn't look at those either. Why would they?
11:07 pm on May 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi jomaxx

thank for comments.

It was not PSA. It was an alternate add (new feature of google). It was my own add and after click open my own page.

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Installing the mentioned software, editing the HOSTS file, etc works well for boxes that you control.
Here's another one of many ways to block AdSense from boxes that you don't control (ie. a friend's computer) via cookies.

Instruct those who you want to block AdSense from to the following page:
<html>
<head>
<script language="javascript">
<!--
document.cookie = 'BlockAdsense=yes; expires=31-DEC-2023 00:00:00 GMT; path=/'
//-->
</script>
</head>
<body>
Thanks... you're great!
</body>
</html>

On pages with AdSense (via PHP in this example)

<?
if ($BlockAdSense == "yes") {
echo "Why not have your cake and eat it too - it's cake, what else are you going to do with it?";
} else {
echo "<!-- AdSense code here -->";
}
?>
3:23 am on May 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Clicks on alternate ads don't even reach Google. So no need to inform them :-)