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Adsense question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by laidback, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. laidback

    laidback Newbie

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    I may be paranoid, but I have noticed something lately. I had a friend click on a couple of my ads to check a theory of mine.

    He clicked on them and when I checked, g00gle never registered the clicks.

    I am using a cracked template for my Wordpress theme and my ads are placed in the text widget. Do you think the person that cracked the theme could of placed something in it that switches our adsense pub ids. If so how do I find out?

    Now, don't get me wrong I am generating revenue from clicks on this site, I just am worried I am not getting all the clicks I should. I have checked the source code of my site from several different computers, from several different IPs and every time I only seem my pub id.

    Is this just me being paranoid?.
     
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  2. laidback

    laidback Newbie

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    I should add, that he was using his computer on a public wifi at a restaurant. Is it possible, g00gle don't register clicks from these type of wifi access points?
     
  3. freemoon

    freemoon Registered Member

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    the best thing is check your ad code.just open your webpage and check the page source code and check google adsense ad code if the ad is same like your other ads then ok otherwise change it.2nd thing if code is ok then try to click on ad from some other computer.use computer where you never login using google?
     
  4. Zeopro

    Zeopro Junior Member

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    I was thinking maybe a cookie or something along that line giving it away.
     
  5. jerzydawg

    jerzydawg Supreme Member

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    Go to your website, view page source and make sure your pub ID matches and is correct. If it is, you are just getting paranoid.

    There are many reasons why the clicks possibly did not register. The click could have been marked as invalid by a advertiser and Google refunded the advertiser for that click is just one example.

    Best thing is: Stop being paranoid and get some real traffic. You'll start to get legitimate clicks from there and you won't have to worry about this.
     
  6. laidback

    laidback Newbie

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    Thanks for the fast response guys.

    The computer used to test this was one I never logged on before. Source code check reveals it is my pub id. I guess I am just over reacting. I read the thread about the phpremoteview and it got me over thinking things.lol

    Also, I still wonder if google don't log clicks from public access wifi. Finally, On a different not (my mind wanders), when researching this i discovered that the new firefox browser (6) does not have an option to view source code. It is not in the "view" toolbar anyway.
     
  7. jerzydawg

    jerzydawg Supreme Member

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    The click more than likely was marked as a invalid click by the system and the $$$ was reversed to the advertiser. It does happen. That is why Google says that at the end of your payout, your total amount may be slight lower than expected.

    This is because Google removes any invalid clicks from the system.

    Same concept here.

    In all honestly, don't worry about it man. Just get traffic and you'll clicks come with it.
     
  8. yerrot1

    yerrot1 Junior Member

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    Bro, as someone who got his adsense account disabled, I'd advise you to stop "testing theories" and clicking your own ads. I honestly would only click my own ad no more than twice when I actually was physically in another town on travel and I still got banned. Literally never gave myself more than 2 clicks from a hotel lobby in wherevertown U.S.A. and got smacked. Don't do it.

    Although I don't actually think that had anything to with my ban though, they just said my site didn't fit the criteria of their program at the time, this is after 3 years of consistent advertising on my site. But my point is, keep EVERY aspect as clean as possible.