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Confirm click feature activated by google adsense

Confirm click feature activated by adsense, and nobody know why

     
8:57 am on Oct 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Hello,
I have serious problem with adsense, I do not know who can help me. My problem is, people needs to confirm the click on google ads on mobil devices because of the invalid click. So according the system I have many invalid clicks. This problem started on 1 website 2 weeks ago then yesterday started it on my another 2 websites. I wrote to the support, but they can not help me, because it is automatic. And they checked imy websites, and they coluld not see any problems on my websites. From this point who can help me? What if somebody do it with bot or something?

And I have this problem in every 2 month, for 1-2 weeks.

Please advise
11:26 am on Oct 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Hello-

and nobody know why

In fact, the system claims it's from "invalid clicks". What "humans" might not know, is why there are invalid clicks, which is a different question.

Now, as I said at another topic, this shouldn't be a problem, because if someone taps an ad, on purpose, he'll confirm his wish to visit the advertiser's page.

By the way, there is no real answer to your question, just common, basic things. I am sure you already checked, but there is nothing to loose reminding them :

- misleading ad placement, visitors thinking the ad is part of the navigation,

- too large ads, on mobile device, if there is no place to put your finger, to scroll the page, it's easy to accidentally tap an ad,

- page layout shifting, elements which are loaded asynchronously (ads, images, dynamically injected DOM, etc...) can produce a reflow of the page layout, which can lead to tap an element which was not there the fraction of second before,

- block bot activities, as much as you can, this involves identifying suspect requests, and blocking Server farms IP ranges,
1:15 pm on Oct 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Hi lacika012345 and Welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com]

The AdSense "double click penalty" has happened to many webmasters and there are various causes as JorgeV suggests. To read how others have worked to find relief you could use our Search feature.

In general you want to ensure that the places where your ads are shown that they will have enough room to be shown without interfering with navigation. Your visitors will be happier if they are not accidentally clicking on ads and are able to visit the ad destination with a single click.

Learn to understand your traffic and keep unwanted traffic from your site. This means learning to read your access logs and sorting out unwanted traffic.
4:33 pm on Oct 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for your answer. I chercked everything, and google support checked everything, and nobody see any problem. That is why I think it is some kind of bot. But I do not know what to do with it, I have no experience about it. Anyway suddenly became ok all of my websites this afternoon, in the same time. SIs it how possible? I did not change anything on my websites, so it means maybe tomorrow will became wrong again...
5:39 pm on Oct 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Some of these difficulties could be due to AdSense being in the process of changing methods and policies. There have been some bizarre observations on other users' sites. Hard to pin down or resolve. I hope that it will get sorted for you soon.
5:43 pm on Oct 7, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I have no idea what to do, nearly 3 weeks without solution. Google do not answer... I can not find any specialist because nobody heard about this problem.
Now 2 of my websites every changing every second day. 2 days ok, and 2 days not good. and I do not changing anything on my websites.
And I do not share my third website on facebook, so I have only 3-5 online visitors, and the website never good. How possible so much invalid click if there is no online people?
7:04 pm on Oct 7, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I do not know why you say "nobody heard about this problem" because there have been dozens of discussions on this same topic in this forum. Some people call it the AdSense double click penalty but it has affected many people, not just your sites. Try using the search here (upper right dropdown) to see what they did to make it stop.

There are solutions, but you will need to spend some time to look at what kind of traffic you have visiting your sites. Download your raw access logs and examine your traffic. Every webmaster should be familiar with their traffic. It may take a day or two of your time, but yes, you can see when there is unwanted traffic and bots on your sites. And you can prevent it.

This is what you do after you make sure that you are not causing mistaken clicks by not allowing proper spacing of the elements of your site. At a minimum, visit the w3.org jigsaw [jigsaw.w3.org] validators to make sure that basic errors aren't the cause.

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Thanks for your answer, I wroted from Hungary, here nobody know about it, but yes, online I can find it, and really there is no solution. Today I had 32 click one of my website. How possible from this small number that many invalid clicks? Maybe a specialist could do anything, but not me. If I can not solve this I will find a google alternative, but I know these are good for nothing...
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32 invalid clicks in one day might inspire you to look at your logs to see what kind of visitors might be causing such distress. I sincerely wish to offer suggestions that can help, but if not, I can wish you good luck.
11:01 pm on Oct 7, 2019 (gmt 0)

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What % of your revenue is adjusted for invalid traffic in your payments tab? 1-2% of revenue is where you want to be.

It's hard to answer your question without looking at the page/ad layout.

Just don't do shady stuff, don't encourage clicks, don't create mobile units that are too big.

Also make sure your code is solid and you aren't causing accidental clicks.
8:20 pm on Oct 9, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I have the same problem on my highly visited site. I have margins 30px, ad units isn't placed near navigation block and isn't place on the first screen. But I get this penalty every week and after two weeks penalty is lost. If somebody could help me, I would be grateful.
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It seems there is no solution. I spend my days to find something, but nothing. Support just give me the basic answers. I think it is google error, or they do it directly. I share my websites to facebook, and from last month they gave me more traffic (I do not know why) and since that date I have problem with google. When I started to earn better many, they just penalty me. I changed themes, ads insert plugin, places many times but these are not helping. I am sure, the problem is not at me...
10:50 pm on Oct 14, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Sent you a message.

I'm guessing this is a implementation problem with your mobile pages since the penalties don't exist on desktop.
9:17 am on Oct 15, 2019 (gmt 0)

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If you are getting confirmation clicks on mobile only then test your site on as many devices as you can. Pay particular attention to two issues that we see causing 90% of the problems on mobile:
1 . Menu navigation - particularly mobile flyout menus that overlap ads and don't leave sufficient inactive space
2. Content shifting - when the layout suddenly jumps as ads appear

Don't assume this is "Google error". I would bet significant money that it isn't and you have just missed the issue. Find the issues, fix them, play super-safe for now. You'll then need to wait for Google to collect enough data to be satisfied that the issue is resolved. When traffic levels are level this usually takes around 3 weeks.