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user see clicks but no money

account does not seem to work

     
7:06 pm on Jun 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have a user with an adsense account (funny but that person never
recieved anything in the mail about activating the account, they just
signed up and went back to in 2 days and it was okay'd....I wonder if
that is the problem). So the user see's where people click on the ad
but no money shows up, why is that?
7:14 pm on June 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have a user with an adsense account

I assume user means friend, in which they shouldn't be sharing their Adsense stats with you.

But anyways...how long has the account been active? Are these actual ads or temporary public service ads?

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Yeah, if they look at stats the current day they are going to be confused. Google doesn't update each of the components (clicks, money) at the same time. It might show a few clicks, a bit later some money might show up, then maybe more clicks. Just give it some time, best bet for bottom line is to check stats the day after.
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The friend is my wife. I'm trying to see if her adsense account works since she doesn't own a website. I created the account for her and am now trying to figure out why it does not work. I just created it this weekend and Monday she was able to get in but she didn't have an email go to her from google saying she was accepted, I just logged her in and there it was...she had an account. The I clicked 5 times thought two days and the clicks show but no money or stats.
7:37 pm on June 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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these are actual ads
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you could check the site out to see that in order to show ads you have to place a publisherid and ad slot number in your profile for the ads to show on your profile.

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i needed a user to test to see if the ads work on profiles, my user works because I own the website
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Welcome to WW. You're not allowed to post your URL here, so the mods will likely remove it soon.

Let me see if I'm understanding you -- You have a website which contains Adsense ads (from your Adsense account). You setup an Adsense account for your wife, and you're not placing her account ads (with her publisher ID) on the same site?

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"Then I clicked 5 times thought two days and the clicks show but no money or stats."

Am I right that YOU clicked? Then most likely Amazon detected that those clicks came from the same location as the account owner and automatically treated them as invalid clicks.

Do NOT do that again. AdSense will ban you for clicking on your own ads, and for all intents and purposes that is what you did. Since it was only five times, you may be OK, but you may have already done the damage and the banning just hasn't arrived yet.

Read the AdSense rules before you do something else you shouldn't.

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I have a website that allows users to place their adsense id and ad slot number in their profile. Once they do this, the advertisement for them pops up in their profile. When another user comes along and sees the ad, that user can click on the ad and the owner of the ad (the profile user) will see money in his/her account.

I delete my website name from the board....thanks

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Sorry but I needed someone to use for testing. I hope they don't ban me for that
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that sounds like a very bad business plan to me. if they are using their own ID, then how does that benefit you?
your site will be showing their ads.

you might get into trouble with google too -- because it sounds like people will be encouraged to click on each others ads. and even though that wouldn't directly affect you (because it's someone else's ID that is being clicked) google will recognise that it's always your site which is serving the ads. you might get blacklisted through association.

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Why should the advertisers pay for your testing?
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The I clicked 5 times thought two days and the clicks show but no money or stats.
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Oh, Christ... you just lost your wife's account and maybe your own. What a goofball.

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well, I won't be trying this again. I just wanted to see to make sure users with adsense accounts would be able to place ads on their profiles. I did the test so that I don't go running around telling people about the website and then it doesn't work for them and their mad at me.
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Actually it doesn't sound like a bad business plan, I don't care about the money for the ads, I have my own ads in other various locations on the website. I figured giving users a way to put their advertisments on my website will generate more traffic
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when was the last time you visited a site to see your own ads?

the only people it will tempt to click will be the people who own the actual ads - and they are the very people that you don't want clicking them.

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The I clicked 5 times thought two days and the clicks show but no money or stats.

Looks like Adsense is smarter at click fraud detection than you realise.

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Is there a chance he could save himself by sending a message to Google now?
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I don't care about the money for the ads
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Evidently he does not care about his account or saving it.

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I think it may be wise for qneal to find a new line of work. It sounds like he may have fell victim to one of the make thousands of dollars a day from adsense websites.

It really bothers me when someone posts such a stupid question on a message board of professionals. Any true professional should read through the terms of use and program policies before launching any type of ad solution on their website. Its one thing to ask for help when you are starting out, but this thread is really a waste of everyone’s time.

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okay folks I messed up. I didn't fall for one of those make thousands of dollars schemes but there are site with adsense share revenue where people without adsense accounts get paid for posting blogs, etc. Man, this was a rough day for the ole Q. You can stopped ragging on me now, I've learned my lesson. All I wanted to do was bring traffic to my website by allowing people with adsense accounts to put there ads on their profiles. Looks like the code was done for nothing.
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All I wanted to do was bring traffic to my website by allowing people with adsense accounts to put there ads on their profiles

Personally I would never put my Adsense code on another site I didn't have control of because I wouldn't want to risk losing my Adsense account. I assume I'm not the only one who feels this way.

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I would go to bed and hopefully when you wake up tomorrow you see that today was just a bad dream.
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Look at it this way - you found out (presumably) the error of it before anything too terribly bad happened. I've seen plenty of people come to their senses a lot later in the process and lose a lot more.
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There are very large, well established websites (like forum communities) that allow for adsense revenue sharing. It's been working for them for years.

I don't know if the adsense revenue sharing business model was qneal's biggest concern here.

The biggest concern is that he was clicking his wife's ads 5 times to "test" them. My biggest suggestion to qneal would be take some time today to stop and (re)read the Adsense Terms of Service and Guidelines to make sure you fully understand what you're agreeing to when you use the service.

You may want to contact Google to let them know about your clicking as well. If you have 2 adsense accounts in the same houseshold, this may throw up red flags on their end as well.