joined:July 3, 2015
Here is my current problem. Adsense is fully aware of the issue, but the reps I've been dealing with have not really given me a solution.
For the last month, every day, I'm getting a mountain of views coming up in my daily reports from Vietnam and India.
This traffic is NOT real.
What I mean by that is this - there is little to no traffic from Vietnam or India being recorded by Analyitics or my servers.
I blocked both countries (via Cloudflare) from even accessing my site, but the views from Vietnam and India continued to grow every day.
I tried the same blocking method by way of my server settings and the same result, the views from Vietnam and India continued to grow every day.
Here is the rub. I tried a simple test by taking down our Adsense ads for 2 hours. And yes, the views from Vietnam and India continued to build at a rapid rate.
There are no clicks involved, because they are not actually seeing the ads. This some type of hack that is taking place off-site.
Because of the blocking methods that I used, I'm convinced that they are directly pinging my Adsene server with my publisher IP.
Besides being very annoying since my RPM number is much lower than it actually is, I'm worried that these views are affecting my overall CPC.
The Impression RPM is 0, Active View is 0 for these fantasy views from India and Vietnam.
The Adsense reps I spoke to believe someone is using my ad tags somewhere off-site. I only see one "unverified" site coming up that scrapped certain sections of my site and is using my ads, but they will NOT respond to any requests to take down the ads. Adsense is aware of the offending site.