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i have no idea where my traffic is coming from.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by SleepieGirl, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. SleepieGirl

    SleepieGirl Regular Member

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    i was logging into old gmail accounts looking for a specific email and i found it.
    a little bit later i went to my adsense bookmark and it showed i have 90k impressions for march.
    i was like WTF.
    then i realized i was in my old adsense account and its making $1.60 a day atm.
    i looked through its history and this just started in march.

    my question is how do i find out where this traffic is actually coming from.
    any domains i had when i had this adsense account should be long gone.
     
  2. spaceinvader

    spaceinvader Regular Member

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    lol.. lucky you!. well ive just looked through my adsense account and i cant see any way to find the site where your traffic is coming from. Do you have a lot of domain names or hosting accounts? maybe you could search your inbox to look up old accounts?
     
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    premiumsource Senior Member

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    Put a tracking code on your site and you will be able to see where the future traffic is coming from.
     
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    kieranadvert Newbie

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    The thing is she doesn't know which of her websites or campaigns this is coming from so she can't do that.
     
  5. SleepieGirl

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    yeah this adsense is from 2005 or 2006 and the only domains i had were for 1 year.
    im thinking someone tried hand editing adsense code & accidentally used mine or my site(s) were scraped and now they put them back up somewhere and my adsense is still in there.
     
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    The bad thing about this is if someone is using your adsense id by mistake and the site owner violates G's TOS your account will be closed. You might want to ask G to look into this issue for you if you don't want to risk your account (if you're still earning money on a site that does not belong to you).

     
  7. seoconsultant2005

    seoconsultant2005 Junior Member

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    Well whats the risk in it. She doesn't even remember about this account and now she is earning something which is like royalty for her. So just sit back and start collecting as much as you can .... lol
     
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    enjoy the free money :p
     
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    it is easy you can make a list of allowed websites...then you can see which website is not in you allowed list and uses you adsense code...

    have fun :)
     
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    I would keep it on the down low, try searching for your publisher id, it may come up somewhere, also remember stuff like revenue share on DP, you get paid some adsense cash for that, I have got about $2-3 per week not much but you need to remember stuff like that, it can all build up.
     
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    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    did you ever join something like a revenue sharing site?
     
  12. SleepieGirl

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    i never joined any sites.
    i never made anything but personal websites before december 2008 when i actually decided to try to make money online.

    my husband had a dj site back in the day which is one of the 2 sites that adsense would have been used on.
     
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    most probably there someone scrapped your content from the site ( maybe from Wayback Machine ) .... and he's using the content not changed that means .... I found loads of things nice on wayback machine most of the things '' lost and forget '' ... loads of tutorials which actually none have them saved and so on ... if for you is ok the money free which come on adsense just keep the moth closed and collect them , if you wanna use on the future adsense and don't wanna risk it contact adsense team to can trace down the traffic .