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Now they accused him for massivle clickings which is untrue from his side and I know he is honest.
So my question to all is how do we avoid situations like this and also frauds?
I of course know that I never shall click on my own banner and suggest people to click.
Also, sometimes friends blab too much to their friends and family (and then possibly lie about doing it to save face).
There is a perpensity for some to "show off" and "blab too much" that usually haunts them in the end. I know I have done it at times (and kicked myself in the butt for doing so).
If these are not the case, then a nice, professional, well-documented (in regards to the possible click situation) e-mail to Google may help (include log files and any suspicious concerns/possiblities). It has helped some.
Also there should be possible to make a script which from the serverside detect if someone from one IP is going through very many pages and when detected removed the ads to protect from too many clicks.
Also, many clicks from an IP could be valid (i.e. AOL users).
It is best to not tell folks about your site. It is the easiest way to prevent some issues.
You always run the risk if someone is persistant and upset with you (they can go trhough proxy servers with different IPs).
If it was toolbar driven maybe.
Being kicked off the adsense program is harder than you think - other wise I'd be on my competitors sites and clicking their ads all day (no not really but you see my point)
I would have though that they actually check the I/P of the last adsense loggin with the ads that have been clicked. So unless you're friend has his ads running on a very small network (the same external ip for all users) and many people have clicked the ad on that network thats the only way I could think he would be banned.
It may e worth looking into.
it would be: [mysite.com...] google adsense clicked url here]
That had to be a premium publisher, because you'd need to modify the code which is not allowed.
Here's what helps me sleep at night:
1) I too have had a long relationship with Adsense. I would hope that a clean slate for an extended period of time would carry some weight.
2) I would imagine that the more traffic you provide and the more you earn then:
a) Any minor fraudulent activity will be diluted.
b) Adsense might be less inclined to quickly terminate a big (moderately big, whatever) earner.
Towards the latter, for me the best way to improve traffic is to add more content, so that's what I spend my time doing. That's something I have control over.
If anyone is doing redirection, then (as another mentioned) it is probably a premium partner with a custom setup.
If anyone knows any such scripts both for serverside or clientside I would be happy.
If I dont get any I will most certainly start developing some kind of controlscripts WITHOUT modifying Google Adsense code of course.