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Google AdSense: What to do When Other Sites are Using My Ad Code

     
4:44 pm on Jan 6, 2017 (gmt 0)

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This question has been asked many times, and that's perhaps why Google has clarified what you should do if you've discovered someone using your ad code.

What to do when I discover another site using my ad code.

It's quite clear that you should verify your own sites and turn on authorization. Once on, you will still see the unverified sites, along with impressions and clicks, but advertisers won't be charged, and you won't be earning anything from the unauthorized sites.

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4:30 am on Jan 7, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I've had numerous sites still my content and code along with the it. Never had a problem with Adsense because I use the authorized sites feature. One of the best things they've devised, I think.
6:15 am on Jan 7, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Great topic as the problem is being reported more & more. It actually prompted me to check the sites I manage & found I hadn't verified 2 of them.

I'm also making sure canonical meta tags are properly installed on all pages using ad code. In case of page hijacking this can help the SE's authentication.
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An added perk - seeing an unknown domain in your sites list is a handy way to find out who has scraped your page code and is using your content without permission. Now you can take appropriate action :)
4:56 pm on Jan 7, 2017 (gmt 0)

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What's the point of scrappers, if they leave "our" adsense code, it sounds silly. I would have assumed scrappers were taking the content, and replacing adsense (or other ad platform codes), by their own ads ...

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4:14 pm on Jan 8, 2017 (gmt 0)

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The issue for me is when you get massive numbers of page views on unauthorised sites - this can significantly deflate you eCPM figures making it very difficult to determine Year on year trends.
12:13 am on Jan 11, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Yes IanTurner is right... the pageviews get messed up. Even though you verify your own sites in adsense.