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I created about 100 page impressions on my site while doing this, from my ip address, is this a violation?
This is what google says about it.....buy I dont really understand it.
How do you prevent invalid clicks and page impressions?
Google strictly prohibits any method used to artificially generate clicks or page impressions and closely monitors activity using engineering systems and human analysis.
Google's proprietary technology analyzes clicks and impressions to determine whether they fit a pattern of use intended to artificially drive up an advertiser's clicks or impressions, or a publisher's earnings. Our system uses sophisticated filters to distinguish between clicks generated through normal use by users and clicks generated by unethical users and automated robots, enabling us to filter out most invalid clicks and impressions. Advertisers are not charged for the clicks and impressions we filter out.
In addition to our automated system, we have a team dedicated to detecting invalid activity using several specialized tools and a wide variety of techniques based on extensive experience tracking and monitoring user behavior and analyzing scenarios. We continually upgrade our detection mechanisms to proactively combat invalid activity.
That being said, I have not done either of those things while working on my site and google has never questioned me.
What I tend to do for every article I write is not put the adsense code in. I have images (screenshots of my ads in gifs) that are the correct layout for testing what each ad style would look like. Then when I'm done I wack the adsense code in and launch.
You could be even more clever and have a page that was page.asp?admin=1
and in your page have
if querysubmit(admin)=1 then
display adsense code.
If that makes sense?
except in my case i often write articles live and view them live, editing them on the fly, fixing typos and changing sentences etc. this can lead to many, many page views of the pages i'm working on, i've done this since the first month adsense launched.
... I consider it completely normal use of my own website, google have very sophisticated methods of analysis - i believe they are seeking out people who are trying to cheat adwords customers not people who are legitimately using their own sites.
(by many, many i estimate in the order of 50-100 views of the same page - which is a lot as being a new page it would not be indexed and would attract no search traffic only users that took the link from one of my own pages)
I thought you might be interested in another recent WebmasterWorld thread, which addressed many of the same issues:
I believe you'll find answers to your questions there :)