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The problem now is, do I dare visit my own site? Will Google have something set up to not count hits from my ip? I was planning on doing some work on the site today and will want to visit the pages online to take a look at them and check that everything is ok.
I visit my site everyday because i edit contents online. I do not think this is a problem. Google's tracking software is not that lame to not know who the webmasters are.
SO i think it is perfectly safe to visit your site everyday, even every hour, what the heck, it's my own site and i cant even visit it? :>
I'm just wondering about possible alarm bells if a site receives MANY impressions from its owner.
"Many" is a relative term. You hitting the site "many" times to view updates, check content, stare at how pretty your design is, etc. is probably not many impressions to Google. For them, I assume, "many" would be some sort of bot that loaded the page hundreds or thousands of times an hour for a period of time from the same IP. That would be pretty easy to spot.
At a $5CPM, if you loaded the page 100 times a day, that's only $.50, I doubt that's going to raise any suspicions... And that's only if they don't already filter you out, which I would bet they do.
Looks like hunderdown already answered your question, but just to provide further reassurance, I recommend reading the following thread which addressed some of the same issues :).