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Consensus on Click Shaving?

Is it more aggressive or just more visible to us?

12:15 am on Mar 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Used to be back in the day - like a month ago - that I'd log in and see a earned revenue amount. When I'd log in later in the day, the amount might the same or probably higher. Now I when I log in, the amount is often lower than it was earlier in the day, which is very disconcerting.

I know there has been a lot of discussion about this, but is there a consensus about whether this click shaving has always happened but we just were not aware of it because adsense did not display invalid clicks to us? And now they are deliberately making us aware of it as it happens? Or are they being that much more aggressive with click shaving?

I tend to think that we were just not aware of it before because my earning have stayed relatively stable, even though it seems that I'm earning less when the amount goes up and down throughout the day.