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8:27 am on Jul 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This is getting really annoying.

I have a tracker on my site, it tells me when someone clicks on an ad. It had 3 adclicks for a particular page yesterday, google had 0.

This has been happening all week. In total we're talking about 20 clicks "missed".

Any reasons?
Is there a 1 week click recognition delay?

8:34 am on July 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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how does this "click tracker" work exactly?
8:38 am on July 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Right clicking on an add (with some 'trackers') will show as a real click.
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This is getting really annoying.
I have a tracker on my site, it tells me when someone clicks on an ad. It had 3 adclicks for a particular page yesterday, google had 0.

Possible causes:

- Your tracker does not work properly.

- Invalid clicks are not counted (this includes double clicks and other "white" invalid clicks).

- Other (contact AdSense support).

8:43 am on July 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Not sure if i'm allowed to mention the tracker I use, but here goes - <snip>.

Before (been using it for about 5 months now) it always recognised about 90% of the clicks adsense picked up (ie. it recognised 90 clicks, adsense said 100) this made sense, because sometimes the tracker may have missed clicks.

The thing is...Adsense is missing clicks. Tracker missing clicks I can live with, but Adsense should not be missing clicks.

[edited by: Jenstar at 9:10 am (utc) on July 12, 2005]
[edit reason] Please no tool names, as per tos. [/edit]

8:47 am on July 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Just possible that your tracker is stopping the clicks. Or that the way your tracker is working is causing them to become invalid. If I were you - remove your tracker ASAP and see if the clicks/day increases.
3:25 pm on July 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I can tell you from experience that just because someone clicks on the link on your site doesn't mean they can reach the IP address of the destination server. I ran a bunch of direct CPC ads for a large ad campaign once and we had 3 way ad tracking and there was more than a few instances where from the time the banner was served the visitor on my web site couldn't reach the destination server due to internet glitches.

The setup was like this:

MY SITE > MY AD SERVER > 3RD PARTY AD TRACKER > DESTINATION WEB SITE

The number of clicks counted at MY SITE and MY AD SERVER was more than counted by the 3RD PARTY AD TRACKER and that was more than the log files showed at the DESTINATION WEB SITE.

It wasn't a huge problem, but the destination server was maybe missing 10 clicks out of a thousand.

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My CTR and CPM has dropped by 25% from July 1. I think they are not adding all the clicks due to some changes which they are implementing. Are clicks from CPM ads counted?
I do not include image ads due to low CTR, but would like to implement them if they are CPM ads. How do we know that they are CPM ads?
4:45 pm on July 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Adsense, some days, depending on the side of the bed or the sun position, don't count some clicks.

I also have a tracker, and the tracker is ALWAYS under the Adsense count, this is logical, because the tracker needs JS and only works with IE.

But, why some day, the tracker is far beyond Adsense, let's say like 50% more clicks? So, suddenly, had I a burst of invalid clicks?

Adsense suffers lags every each other day, that's a fact. I'm more likely to think that some of these lags never return all the clicks during the lag time.
Or something similar.

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Just possible that your tracker is stopping the clicks. Or that the way your tracker is working is causing them to become invalid.

Yes, that could happen too.
It is very valid in software that sometimes some bytes got messed and the program begins to behave exactly to the opposite of the purpose it was created to.

I remember one time I open msword and instead of the showing the blank page, it has a grid with cells to type in. That has never happen again since I stopped to smoke funny things.

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I have a tracker on my site, it tells me when someone clicks on an ad. It had 3 adclicks for a particular page yesterday, google had 0.

This has been happening all week. In total we're talking about 20 clicks "missed".

I don't know enough about G's internal setup so I'll just speculate that from past experience, internal (to the SE) reporting may fall behind external reporting due to delays in database updates, down/unreachable machines holding the click data, etc.