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8:23 pm on Oct 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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How long can the double click penalty last? And has anyone dealt with it recently? Please let me know
8:57 pm on Oct 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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10:04 pm on Oct 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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There wouldnít be a point bringing that topic back up now that Iíve made this one. Does anyone know how long this penalty usually lasts?
2:24 am on Oct 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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It just very random how it happens, I think I have figured out what caused it and have made the necessary changes. Does anyone know how long this penalty can last after the changes are made that has dealt with this before? Please let me know.
2:32 am on Oct 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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AdSense in not very forthcoming in terms penalties. No one really knows what is or isn't a penalty, when they start and when they are lifted. Even if others have had the penalty lifted there is no guarantee that their experience is representative of yours. It is a frustrating situation for sure.
3:25 am on Oct 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I have had the penalty in dealing with now before and it has been lifted, but I am trying to find what others experiences may be with it. Can anyone chime in that has dealt with this recently?
8:02 am on Oct 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I think I have figured out what caused it and have made the necessary changes

May be you can explain what you did, it can help others in the same situation.

I have had the penalty in dealing with now before and it has been lifted,

How long did it take to be lifted the previous time(s). May be you know the answer to your own question.

Also, I assume that, the more a site / publisher has recurring "penalties" (which in that case, would mean recurring violation of Adsens's terms and guidelines) , the less Adsense is subject to lift them quickly ...



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2:03 pm on Oct 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Well from what I hear there are people who have the penalty many more times than me. And it always lifts around the same time frame. Iím just looking to see if anyone has dealt with it recently.
7:50 pm on Oct 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Hello Grapeimes I'm having this issue too

And this is the 3rd time that Im dealing with this...

In the past year was the first time, and I think you reported here too right?
10:21 am on Oct 22, 2018 (gmt 0)

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How do you know ads require a "double click"? Do you click your own ads? Or have friends clicking them to check?

Also, why do people not validate the "second" click ? If their intend was really to click / tap the ad, they would approve the second click. If they do not, it means that this was accidental.
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Well that argument is widely used by some "wise users", but clearly they don't understand the problem.

I do not click on my ads, I know this because is the fourth time that Im facing it, I know that when ctr drop sudenly, I contact support and they tell me that im penalized, but they don't know why is happening this, because an automated robot is on charge and they only apologizes me.

the people don't validate because this penalization also drop the coverage to 20% or less... so now you can see.
I'm working with adsense 10 years and I know the rules, but this is a thing that even they cannot answer me.
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the people don't validate because this penalization also drop the coverage to 20% or less... so now you can see.

Ah! Okay then. So it's more like the coverage which is causing your loss of CTR/Earning than the double click itself. That's different.

So if there is effectively a global penalization, then there are several reasons, that I guess you were already exploring.

Before this penalty, was was the "normal" CTR and coverage?

Penalty can come because of a high bounce rate. People clicking on ads, and coming back, or closing the browser. There are several reasons for this:
- accidental clicks,
- misleading placement (both can be related),
- too many ads, (dilute the quality of ads)
- misleading ads,
- low quality advertisers. (deceptive)
- profile of your visitors,

For accidental clicks and misleading placement, be sure to review your page layout, or better, have your pages reviewed by an outside eye. You may feel your ad placements are fine, but you are not objective about your own work, and also because you are used to see your own pages.

You also have to control the quality of ads showing at your site. Misleading ad creatives can account for higher bounce rate, and let Adsense believe your site not delivering quality visitors or has misleading placement. So everyday, use the ad review center of Adsense, to check each creative, and do not hesitate to block those which are misleading, clickbait, or anything of low quality and uninteresting.

If a give ad creative is "too" appealing, lot of people will click on it, but, if the landing page is deceitful or unrelated to the creative they'll bounce back. This is a vicious circle, because, lot of clicks (good CTR), will make adsense to serve this ad more often to your site, which in return will cause an increase of bounce back, and downgrade your adsense quality score.

The profile of your visitors is also important, by profile, it means both the tracking history that Google has about them, as well as their behavior. You can have a site with millions of visitors, if they are not in the target audience of advertisers this is not going to work. Also, if visitors are experienced Internet users (using the internet all the time), they 'll be blind to ads and will no longer pay attention, then they will not click, and Adsense will consider that the profile of your visitors is not of enough quality for its advertisers.

Penalty can also come because of the nature of the content of your site(s).
- low quality content,
- clickbait,
- fake news,
- unhealthy related content,
- ...
 

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