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I just moved a site about one of my passions to a new server, and I had forgotten to move the blockfile. So I bring my site up to check it out and what pops up? A whole mess of incredibly clickable ads for stuff that I desperately need that I never knew existed! Oh what a wonderful Christmas I could give myself.
I wasn't even noticing the site, and was moving my mouse pointer over the first link before I realized what I was doing. That's how close I came to losing the ability to claim that I never clicked my own ads.
How can anyone run a site about one of their hobbies or passions without blocking the ads? I wouldn't be able to do it.
Also I remember that once I really wanted to visit a site advertising on my site so I checked the url in the preview tool and voila! There are some secure ways to visit the sites advertising on your sites.
google "hostman" thats a good tool to manage hosts.
I insist on it on all the computers in my home. Put all the google addresses in it (just search, not hard to find a list) and your adsense ads will never show.
Hey, once you are a publisher you can't click those ads. Bummer yes, but that's the rules...
I've just caught myself in time on one occasion - having been genuinely attracted by an Ad.
Of course, had I clicked it, it should have been acceptable morally - it may even have converted for the advertiser - but I don't expect G would have seen it that way.
I was scanning my site, an Ad caught my eye and I though Ooo - that looks interesting ... and I nearly clicked the same way I might have done had I been surfing.
The Ad worked well! It would have been a genuine click. Had I thought, as I later did, I would know how to follow it up.
I don't believe the preview tool shows every ad on my site necessarily - just a sample of those that may be available.
joined:Sept 20, 2004
Works for me:-)
For firefox the easiest way to achieve this for me is to use the "NoScript" add-on.
Still google expect the odd mistake. They dont expect multiple or repeated ones!
to avoid all those windows crashes
that would either be your applications software, virii, or the *way* you have set up windows.
it is not windows in and of itself.
Actually, I think it's due to the low RAM I have. I've had this computer for almost 6 years now, and it has 128 MB, pretty slow. When I open Dreamweaver, Word, Firefox, and Photoshop at the same time... it's a nightmare. I dunno but it seems to me that Windows waste lots of system resources, many people out there with 2GB in ram may not notice that but poeople with less than 256MB sure had.
I think its time to consider buying a new laptop.
Actually, I think it's due to the low RAM I have. I've had this computer for almost 6 years now, and it has 128 MB, pretty slow. When I open Dreamweaver, Word, Firefox, and Photoshop at the same time... it's a nightmare. I dunno but it seems to me that Windows waste lots of system resources, many people out there with 2GB in ram may not notice that but poeople with less than 256MB sure had.trying to open that lot on 128 megs of RAM is like trying to take six adult elephants to market in a ruk tuk in a headwind ..