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Overall my CTR is about the same as it's always been.. i'm getting my click per visitor info from Adlogger, which i know is not 100% accurate..
Should i be worried about these multi-clicking visitors? will they set off any red-flags at the googleplex? The more successful i get, the more paranoid i get that G will send me "the email" ..
[edited by: Tearabite at 12:43 am (utc) on Sep. 8, 2006]
I was also very suprised to see that is is very common for user to click on 2 or 3 ads in one sitting...so I wouldnt worry about it too much.
I wish they'd do it more often:-)
I had a string of such events in one week, and I was nervous enough to email Google to ask if they were all coming from the same IP. Of course, Google would not release such information, but they didn't deem all these clicks invalid either. So, I'm guessing that such click patterns are fairly common.
I once brought it up here at WebmasterWorld and people thought it was unusual, but it has never gotten me in trouble with adsense and still very active with it.
I think it happens more now because many of the ads are links to crappy sites a lot of times. You click on an ad thinking it's gonna be something you are interested in, but instead takes you to ebay or a site just designed to click on MORE adsense ads. So you hit the back button and check out the next ad.
Seems normal to me. I do it a lot myself on sites I visit.
Seems normal to me.
Me too, I worried at first but the practice is just too common for it not to be built into G's fraud detection algo.
It is common to return to the same site several times and use the same route over and over while shopping. It is also common for brain-dead surfers to pass out on their keyboards while clicking.
You could squash the competition, just go to their blog and click all their Adsense links.
Suppose it isn't the OP's competition? There are people who click on ads because they hate them and want to drive these people off the web. And even if it is the competition, this type of behavior could get someone kicked out of AdSense if they figure out who's behind it.