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I was wondering if you have ever heard of people being banned from Adsense just because the Publisher was recorded as viewing the ads on his/her site too many times. I mean, I have Adsense on my site but I also participate on my own site; forums, blogs, checking information, etc....will those impressions by myself get me banned?
What precautions do you place on your computer to guard against faulty clicks, etc...?
Does anyone use the option where you place like the Google server address into your hosts file, to stop ads from showing up?
joined:Aug 12, 2004
Its called hosts
no file extension.
open it up with Notepad and you should see a line that says:
Start a new line below that and put:
Save the file.
This is what mine looks like:
# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 184.108.40.206 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 220.127.116.11 x.acme.com # x client host
You will have to start a new browser window, not tab, in order for the changes to take effect. I use IE7 (and proud of it) but as mentioned before, there are plugins out there for both IE and FF.
joined:June 3, 2007
I know just enough to be dangerous!
Why not just disable javscript, it's easy enough to do in Firefox and Opera?
The only way to stop me viewing my own adverts would for google to give a much better solution than their current preview tool (now a list of all adverts displayed in the last 24 hours would be a dream come true, + rate and - rate them to fine tune the algo...)