joined:Feb 23, 2012
We have a non-profit site that will support itself via AdSense. We will do our best to educate members that clicking on ads should only be done when there is genuine interest. However, we are very keen to not get banned for invalid clicks.
I believe it's possible to use JQuery to monitor ad clicks. I'm wondering if this is ok. It seems to be unmentioned in the TOC.
Then I'm thinking there are two things to catch: 1) too many clicks by a user 2) too many clicks from the site.
Too many clicks by a user:
* Several close together
* Weekly average exceeds a limit
Too many clicks from site:
* Determine an expected CTR and flag when it is exceeded. Possibly switch over to alternate ad network.
Have others attempted this? Any ideas on what these and other tripwire events? Any best practice tips on what to do when tripwire is tripped unintentionally?