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Adsense shaving

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by RedOctobre, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. RedOctobre

    RedOctobre Regular Member

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    Hey folks,

    How much do you usually see Adsense shave off of a finalized payment for "invalid click activity"? I've had payments come in of $1,500+ that only had around $150 taken off, but I've also seen one just recently that had $250 taken off of $650. Kind of steep.

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  2. TayaX

    TayaX Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Have you analyzed your traffic to see if bots or weird users came ?

    It would also be because of a high & fastbounce rate after click, due to a shitty page/site/server/product
     
  3. back2basics

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    Yeah, make sure it's not bots or your next thread is going to be about how adsense screwed you and you got banned.
     
  4. RedOctobre

    RedOctobre Regular Member

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    Thanks, guys. I've been doing Adsense for a little while and run from a crapload of accounts, so I'm not too concerned about bannings being an issue. Thankfully it's only one of my accounts that's having the shaving problem.
     
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    There are some people that click on an add 20 times, maybe competion or stupid people, Adsense doesn't shave, It's the world biggest ad agency, also they can be bots.
     
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    From my experience if you are being shaved 20%+ of your estimated earnings, you will be banned within the next month.
     
  7. RedOctobre

    RedOctobre Regular Member

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    I kinda meant "shave" colloquially - just as the general term for them docking your earnings. I don't think it's anything malicious on their part; I'm sure that those clicks had a good reason to be removed. However, there are always ways to reduce it.
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Less than 1% of my earnings are lost due to invalid clicks. Surprisingly, I've never had anyone make any type of attempt to harm my Adsense site through click fraud (or even harm the site itself).
     
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    Strange. I get practically 100% of the reported values.
     
  10. RedOctobre

    RedOctobre Regular Member

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    My usual shave rate is around 5%. It's just this site and one other that are behaving oddly.
     
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    TayaX Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Just checked and I get about 99,1% of my estimated revenues. Something's off with your sites.
     
  12. RedOctobre

    RedOctobre Regular Member

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    Well it has to do partly with my method. It's to be expected. Works like gangbusters, though.
     
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    I don't know about you but for me they usually add like few more $, as other have said you probably have lot of invalid clicks.
     
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    5000€ - 35€ for this month