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Reporting Suspicious Clicks

I might have done the wrong thing...

     
7:49 pm on Jun 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Just last week I had the biggest day Since joining Adsense in October. The total was $500 for the day thanks to the high EPC & CTR and it continued up to Father's day. I checked my channels and found some to have EPC as high as $3x.00 and eCPM in the $xx,#*$! which I reported to google.

Of course, Father's day traffic dropped but EPC and CTR remained high. The high earnings pattern came back on Monday.

Today, I got a response back from google that they appreciated the heads up and is monitoring any suspicious click patterns or activities. I also noticed that my stats are about 2-3 hours behind.

Could this be the result of google holding back some clicks for investigation? Which leads me to think that I should not have reported these spikes in earnings.

kz

8:10 pm on June 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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maybe,

But you are on the safeside as you wrote to them before they write to you.

8:16 pm on June 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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For what it's worth, my stats seem to be way behind today june 21, eastern U.S.

Haven't seen anyone else complaining about it here or on other boards.

c

8:36 pm on June 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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yeah, now they are investigating your clicks. Now that you reported to them, it could take them up to 3 weeks to disable your account (if they find any invalid clicks).
8:44 pm on June 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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FYI - I operate Strictly by the book. I don't even click on ads from any site whether they are from yahoo or adsense.

kz

8:45 pm on June 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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kempozone,
then you have nothing to worry about.
Sleep tight!
8:49 pm on June 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm not concerned about getting the boot from google.

I'm just worried that they may start applying "smart pricing" that will ultimately ruined my best month so far.

kz

2:37 am on June 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I never wake the sleeping giant...If there are invalid clicks, they have the software to track it.

I told them a long time ago that I had something weird happen. I went from about $1 a day to about $15.00 then back to $1.

I told them about the weird day and then responded about a week later saying they found over $50 in invalid clicks...then deducted that from my account...